Jon Kessler

Visual Arts, 2015

A chance reconnection with a friend from summer camp in 1983 precipitated the start of Jon Kessler’s artistic career with a show at Artists Space. An exhibition at White Columns followed soon after, where his work was seen by Kynaston McShine and subsequently included in the 1985 exhibition A Recent Survey of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, Kessler’s work has been exhibited at Luhring Augustine in New York, the 1985 Whitney Biennial, Deitch Projects, Salon 94, and a number of European and Japanese museums and galleries. His first immersive video installation, The Palace at 4 AM, was shown at PS1.