JESSICA CIOCCI

 

Untitled, 2006
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

"Dog," 2006
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

"Comics Comics," cover, 2006
Ink on paperx 13 1/2" x 9 3/4"

"One Love Love," 2006
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

"Tux Dog: Tux in the City," 2006
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

"Tux Dog: Loud -n- In Town," 2006
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

JESSICA CIOCCI was born in Kentucky in 1976. She attended college in Wellesley, Massachussetts and has since lived in Massachussetts working as a member of revolutionary multi-media artist group Paper Rad, touring the country with music, self-taught animation and videos, distributing home-made comics and publications, taking pictures, and installing art shows at renowned institutions and community art enclaves alike, online at www.paperrad.org


Education

B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1999

Solo Exhibitions

P.E.A.C.E.: Jessica Ciocci at Foxy Production, New York, NY, 2006
Mixtape Clubhouse: Paper Rad solo show, Space1026, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
3D Paper Rad solo show, Foxy Production, New York, NY, 2004
Troll Haven store-front installation, 3 Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004Paper Rad: 10, Canada: 0: Bathroom Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

Cosmic Wonder: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. 2006
Panic Room: Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece. 2006
Take It To The Net: Vilma Gold, London, UK. 2006
The Gif Show: Rx Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2006.
More Artists To Be Announced!!: New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2006
Paper Rad, Chad Hopper, Cory Arcangel: And/Or Gallery. Dallas, TX. 2006
Welcome To The Real World: screening at BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan. 2006.
We Made It: Second Gallery, Boston, MA. 2006.\
Chippendale, Hong, Lyon, Paper Rad: Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI. 2006
Rotterdam International Film Festival: screening of "P-Unit", Rotterdam, Netherlands. 2006Psychic Friends Network: Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA. 2006
WITH US AGAINST REALITY, OR AGAINST US!: Willy Wonka, Inc., Oslo, August 26-Sept. 25, 2005, and at Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway, Nov. 4-Dec. 18, 2005.
Super Mario Movie: Cory Arcangel/Paper Rad solo show. Deitch Projects, New York, NY. 2005
Stay Warm: Atilier Frankfurt Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany. 2005
Ish: Samson Projects, Boston, MA. 2005
Whoever Sees This Will Live Forever: Compact/Space, Los Angeles, CA. 2005
The Art Review 25: 25 emerging artists, Phillips de Pury, New York, NY. 2005
Armory Show: EAI presents Paper Rad, New York, NY. 2005
Miracles: Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. 2005
Reverse Engineers: Carnegie Arts Center, North Tonowanda, NY. 2005
Collage Party: Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY (curated by Scenic in conjunction with Paul Butler and the othergallery). 2004
Big Hand at the Dice Game: Horse Hospital Gallery, London. 2004
Daydream Nation: Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004
The Liverpool Biennial : Liverpool, UK. 2004
Face Off: Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY. 2004
Abracadabra: Worm Hole Laboratory at Rocket Projects Gallery, Miami, FL. 2004
Exit Art, New York. 2004
tuxdog.org: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York, NY (online project and live performance). 2004
Drunk vs. Stoned: Gavin Brown's enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY. 2004
Beaver College (in conjunction w/ Beautiful Losers show at CAC), The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH. 2004
Reverse Engineers: Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH. 2004
Shazam: Contemporary Artists and the Influence of Comics: Creative Alliance Baltimore, MD. 2004
(K-RAA-K)3 Festival Belgie, Hasselt, Belgium. 2004
What's Up With Milwaukee? screening, Ocularis Cinema, Brooklyn, NY. 2004
Golden Limo: traveling art exhibit curated by Frankie Martin. 2004
Project Bookmobile: traveling exhibition of hand-made books/doll across US & Canada. 2004
Microrave: (curated by Paper Rad) Flywheel, Easthampton, MA. 2004
T's 4 Me 2 Wear & U 2 C Tour: traveling exhibition of artist-made T-shirts, at Art Basel & NADA, Miami, FL and San Francisco, CA. (Curated by Jose Diaz, Worm Hole Laboratory). 2004
New Counter-Media-Culture Collectives: Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI. 2003
Blinky 2: The Screening: Tate Britain, London (curated by Foxy Production). 2003
Radical Entertainment: Institute of Contemporary Art, London (screening, curated by Lauren Cornell and Lina Dzuverovic-Russell). 2003
Another Bad Creation: (screening & curated video) Deitch Projects, New York, NY. 2003
Psyche-Out: New York Underground Film Festival 2003, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Blinky: Foxy Production, Brooklyn, NY. 2003
The Stray Show: Chicago, IL (presented by Milhaus Collective). 2003
Project: Bookmobile: various locations across US & Canada. 2003
Paper Rodeo Freak Zone: Space1026, Philadelphia, PA. 2003
A Smiling Hunger: Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. 2003
No Assholes Allowed: Your Face Gallery, Kansas City, MO. 2003
Save The Raves: spotlight on turbulence.org, New York, NY. (online project). 2003
Andrew Jeffrey Wright: De 'Classe: collaborative drawings and exhibition of videos, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2003
The Bedroom Show : John Connelly Presents, New York, NY. 2002
Project: Bookmobile: Spring/Summer Tour 2002: various locations across US and Canada
Boston Underground Film Festival: screening at ONI Gallery, Boston, MA. 2002
Unknown Pleasures: Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY. 2002
Somerville Comix Festival: Washington Street Arts Center, Somerville, MA. 2001

Selected Performances

Albright-Knox Art Gallery : Doo Man Group (& video screenings). Buffalo, NY. 2005VTedious Limbs: Doo Man Group at Anthology Film Archive, (as part of NYUFF), New York. 2005
Transmodern Age : Doo Man Group at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. 2005
Movies With Live Soundtracks Tour: various music/art venues across the Northeast US & Canada. 2004

Year of the Troll Tour : Foxy Production, NY and various other music/art venues across the country. 2004
Free Music Video Freakout: Teen Night at the Whitney Museum of American Art (collaboration with Cory Arcangel/BEIGE and teen participants), New York, NY. 2004
Ever Danced with Garf?, collaborative free music video booth at Pitt University. A part of Pitt/Mattress Factory's Artful Wednesdays. Pittsburgh, PA. 2003
Foxy Production, Brooklyn, NY. 2003
CPaper Rad vs Beige Records Rave Battle
Computer Language and Coding Symposium, Big Orbit Sound Lab, Buffalo, NY. 2002

Selected Publications

"Paper Rad, BJ and Da Dogs": 224 pg color, Picture Box Inc., New York, NY. available September 2005
"Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is": edited & published by McSweeney's, CA. 2005
"Live Through This": edited by Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York, NY. 2005
"Kramer's Ergot 5": compilation of comics, Avodah Books, Beverly Hills, CA. 2004
"Black, White, and Read All Over": free open-source newsprint by Paper Rad. 2004
Paper Rad\: wide selection of hand-made self-published comics, zines, and books. 2001-present
Paper Rodeo; contributions to drawing newspaper of Providence, RI. 2001-present

Selected Bibliography

Apfelbaum, Sue. "Paper Rad: Rainbow Bright," RES magazine, vol. 8 no. 4, 2005
BB. "Jessica Ciocci P.E.A.C.E." flavorpill, July, 2006, issue no. 320, 2006-07-25
\cf0 Cotter, Holland. "Doing Their Own Thing, Making Art Together," The New York Times, 01-19-03
Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: Blinky," The New York Times, 6-27-03
Cotter, Holland. "THE CRITICS/10 MOMENTS," The New York Times, 12-29-2002
Green, Rachel. "Internet Art (World of Art Series)," Thames and Hudson, London, 2004
Johnson, Ken. "Jessica Ciocci: P.E.A.C.E.," The New York Times, July 28, 2006: E30
Kunitz, Daniel and Jo\'8bso Ribas. "The ArtReview 25: Emerging US Artists," ArtReview, Vol. V3N3, 2005
Laster, Paul. \'d2One To Watch: Paper Rad,\'d3 on ArtKrush, www.artkrush.com, issue #13, August 24, 2005
Lyon, Raphael. "What's Wrong With Miss Piggy," Comics Comics, July 2006: 4-5
McPheerson, Jerry. "Crazy Cartoons: Paper Rad Scare The Shit Out Of Cute," Vice Magazine, Vol.9, No.9
"Feel The Heat: What's Hot Now?" Paper Magazine. August 2004.
Papararo, Jennifer "Paper Rad: The Rainbow Graffiti Will Fade," C Magazine, Issue #85, Spring 2005
Smith, Roberta. "The Infinite Fill Group Show," The New York Times, 6-6-04
Venkatassuban, Sharmila. "Rad-Ical Thoughts," Pittsburgh City Paper, 6-12-03
Watson, Simon. "Post Bubble" Issue, Issue #7, Fall 2003
White, Ian. "Hacker\'d5s Delight," ArtReview, September 2003
White, Ian. "Romancing the Black Box," Mute Magazine, Autumn 2003
Young, Terry, "Lost in Space," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6-21-05

 

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