Jesse Sugarmann is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, sculpture and fibers. His work engages the automotive industry as a manufacturer of human identity, accessing automotive history as an index of both cultural identity and social history. Jesse has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Banff Center, Canada; Filmbase, Ireland; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Michael Strogoff, Marfa; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; Drift Station, Omaha; Fugitive Projects, Nashville; the 21c Museum, Louisville; and High Desert Test Sites 2013. His work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, ART LTD, Art Cards, Art Fag City, Art Car Nation, Frieze Magazineand The New York Times. Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, CA.
Awards and Accomplishments
Sugarmann won the Cal Humanities Community Stories Award
We Build Excitement
The American auto industry is a manufacturer of personal and cultural identity. The failure of the American auto industry was therefore a failure of …
Sep 18 2014 – Sep 20 2014
Apr 04 2014 – May 03 2014
Sep 27 2013 – Sep 27 2013