JESSE FLEMING IS AN ARTIST, DIRECTOR, AND EDUCATOR USING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE THE NATURE OF BEING.
FLEMING's body of work is a focused conflation of augmented sensing, media art, filmmaking, and teaching in which he structures a selective attention toward witnessing and mutating self-other dichotomy.
Fleming HAS EXHIBITED INTERNATIONALLY IN CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, PUBLIC SPACES, NON-PROFIT GALLERIES, COMMERCIAL GALLERIES, ART FAIRS, and film festivals INCLUDING MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BORUSAN CONTEMPORARY OF ISTANBUL TURKEY, NATIONAL FILM MUSEUM OF FRANKFURT GERMANY, the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, THE COLBURN SCHOOL OF MUSIC LOS ANGELES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES, LANDMARKS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUSTIN TEXAS, HAMMER MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CREATIVE TIME NEW YORK CITY, LA FREEWAVES, THE WEST HOLLYWOOD PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION, and 356 MISSION ROAD LOS ANGELES. Fleming is REPRESENTED BY FIVE CAR GARAGE, LOS ANGELES.
HIS WORK IS IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BORUSAN CONTEMPORARY OF ISTANBUL TURKEY, AND THE RUTTER FAMILY ART FOUNDATION. IN 2012 HE WON THE MOVING IMAGE FAIR AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL VISION AND ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT. IN 2014 HE WAS LISTED BY ARTFORUM MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES. HE HAS BEEN A PARTICIPANT OF INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES, with an upcoming 2019 residence at copenhagen university's center for subjectivity research.
As a filmmaker in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Fleming has directed film projects with musicians Sigur Ros, Lykke Li, Fools Gold, PeeL'D, KID606, and Explosions in the Sky. Fleming also directed or Shot works with artists Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney, Kerry Tribe, Francesco Vezzoli, Cyprian Gaillard, Mark Lecky, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Merce Cunningam, Daniel Arsham, and for institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Guggenheim New York, the Getty, the Hammer Museum, MOCA TV, NY Times, and Bloomberg TV.
A FORMER LECTURER AT UCLA, FLEMING WILL BE A LECTURER AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY in spring of 2019. HE HAS AN MFA FROM UCLA'S DESIGN MEDIA ARTS DEPARTMENT, A BFA FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE IN NEW GENRES, AND A TEACHING CREDENTIAL FROM UCLA’S MINDFUL AWARENESS RESEARCH CENTER AT THE SEMEL INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR.