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Jesse Kaminsky
Born in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Lives and works in Boston, MA
get in touch:   jskaminsky at gmail   617 997 8756

selected solo exhibitions/collaborations

A Distant Episode, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
Particle Guardian, The Dirt Palace Front Window, Providence, RI
A Distant Episode, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
Phototrop, collaboration with Vela Phelan, White Walls mobile art platform, Boston, MA
Invasion, at FiveSevenDelle Project Space, Mission Hill, Boston, MA
Bubbleraft 2, MEME Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Imperfect World, The Mills Gallery, The Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Anoxia, collaboration with Dirk Adams, Ark, Boston, MA
New Work, La Movida, Kansas City, MO
Ground, collaboration with Jennie Pakradooni, Student gallery, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Smof Kaplinkeh, shadowpuppet performance with Jennie Pakradooni and Keefe Jackson, Studio 302, Fayetteville, AR
Backwoods Shadow Puppetry, performance and installation with Jennie Pakradooni,
Invitational Outdoor Neon and Light Show, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Shadow Maze, collaboration with Jennie Pakradooni, Hardshare gallery, Fayetteville, AR
Unground, Student Gallery, KCAI, Kansas City, MO

selected group/other exhibitions

Can't Touch This, collaboration with Isabella Koen, Illuminus Boston, Boston, MA
Field Service Radio, at Ricardo De Lima’s “Another Spectacle” gallery at the 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Western Pleasure, collaboration with Isabella Koen and Vela Phelan, Nightshift, Castledrone, Hyde Park, MA
Unlovely: RISD MFA Sculpture 2014, 111 Front St., Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
New Contemporaries, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Heavy, RISD Sculpture Graduate Program Group Show, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
Experimental Short Films presented by Balagan kinodot.com New Contemporaries, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, RI on/sincerity , 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
Packrat, collaboration with Dirk Adams and Helen White at the Bumpkin Island Art Encampment, Boston Harbor, MA
In Motion, Failure 1 and 2 screened at Backyard Bandwith film series, Boston, MA
Kaminsky Family Show, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, AR
Cannytrophic Design Expo 2009, Cannytrophic Design, South Boston, MA
Clex, group exhibit with Stefan Barton and Sandra Cohen, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
17th Annual Drawing Show, curated by Bill Arning, Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
Kansas City Art Institute B.F.A. Exhibition, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
Infect, The Green Door Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Artists Coalition Undergraduate Show, Kansas City Artists Coalition Gallery, KC, MO
Toy and Doll Show, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, MO
En Masse, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Local Number 12, Vox Anima, Fayetteville, AR


MFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
BFA, Sculpture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Residencies and Encampments

Bumpkin Island Art Encampment, Boston Harbor Islands, MA
Artist in Residence, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Artist in Research, Berwick Research Institute, Boston, MA


producer: Kaminsky Kamoutsky on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio

producer: The Intercontinental on WMBR


guest post: Pouran and prerevolutionary Iranian Music, Radio Diffusion, February 7, 2010
review: Bright Futures @ MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 122,
December 21, 2009 [pdf]
review:Sublime Frequencies Films, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 109, June 23, 2009[pdf]

press and mentions

GIF of the Day: Space Sculpture, Michael Anthony Farley, Artfcity.com, August 18, 2015
Boston Art Prize Disappoints by Snubbing Local Artists, Robert Moeller, Hyperallergic, May 28, 2015
ICA Foster Prize show emphasizes action and flux, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, April 30, 2015
New Life for National Landmark, Abigail Crocker, risd.edu, May 24, 2013
WHITE WALLS BOSTON, GODBLED, V-E-L-L-U-M, July 7, 2012, v-e-l-l-u-m.com
Mobile art series hits Boston’s streets, Eric Magnuson, The Art Newspaper, July 2, 2012, theartnewspaper.com
Boston art truck launches summer series, Stephanie Steinberg, The Boston Globe, July 07, 2012, bostonglobe.com
Motion pictures: Art truck brings ‘White Walls Boston’ exhibit to the streets, Tenley Woodman, The Boston Herald, June 30, 2012, bostonherald.com
Label Profile: Adventures In Licensing With Kala Bandar, Lisa Hresko, College Music Journal, November 14, 2011, cmj.com
5th Annual Bumpkin Island Art Encampment, The Evolving Critic, August 1, 2011, evolvingcritic.com
Specialty Show Profile: The Intercontinental (WMBR), Marisa Aveling, College Music Journal, January 6, 2011, cmj.com
Five Special Specialty Shows, Marisa Aveling, College Music Journal, Issue No. 1167, September 2010 [pdf]
Dance Around the Clock Tuesday: Imperialisms, Rachel Kossman, Boston Globe, Boston.com, July 2010
Big Red On-The-Town: Jesse Kaminsky @MEME Gallery, photos by Christian Holland, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 112, August 11, 2009
Jesse Kaminsky: Bubbleraft at Meme Gallery, Elsa Kim, Bostonist.com, August 4, 2009 [youtube]
Jesse Kaminsky, Christian Holland, The Weekly Dig, July 2008 [pdf]
Big Red On-The-Town: The Berwick Research Institute, photos by Bonnie Bastien, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 87, July 15, 2008
The Intercontinental Radio Show, Meredith Yayanos, Coilhouse, May 29, 2008
Kaminsky family combines talents in joint exhibit at Iris Arts, Emily Koscheski, Northwest Arkansas Times, September 12, 2005 [pdf]
Drawing Attention, "Back to the Drawing Board", Christine Temin, Boston Globe, January 18, 2002 [pdf]
Drawing Attention, Joanne Silver, Boston Herald, January 4, 2002 [pdf]
17th Biennial Drawing Show Mills Gallery @ the Boston Center for the Arts, H.L Resnikoff, NY Arts Magazine, January 2002
Getting Active and Renavigating Materials, Michael Schonhoff, Review Magazine, April 2001
'Em Masse' is less than the sum of its parts, Robin Trafton, The Kansas City Star, November 12, 1999


Invasion feature by Videosphere

Bubbleraft 2 feature by Elsa Kim for Bostonist.com