Jesse Sugarmann

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 ArtForumArt Papers, ART LTDArt CardsArt Fag CityArt Car Nation, Frieze Magazineand The New York Times. Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, CA. 

Jesse's online portfolio
Jesse at Fourteen30 Contemporary

Awards and Accomplishments

2012:  

Sugarmann won the Cal Humanities Community Stories Award