Jon Kessler is a mixed media artist known for kinetic sculptures that expose their mechanics to the viewer. These sculptures are often amalgams of analogical and digital technology that have political implications. He received a B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1980 and completed The Independent Study Studio Program at The Whitney Museum of American Art in the same year. Kessler has been a professor at the Columbia University School of the Arts since 1994. More recently, he has focused on developing immersive installation pieces. Recent solo exhibited included: Century Pictures, New York (2017); Jon Kessler’s Gifts, Salon 94,
Freemans Alley, New York (2015); The Web, Swiss Institute, New York (2013); Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Beacon, New York (2012). Kessler has participated in a group shows at ICA Boston (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2017); Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton (2016); Gerald Peters Gallery, New York (2016); MOSTYN, Wales (2015); Red Bull Studios, New York (2014); Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (2013); MACRO, Rome (2011); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2008); Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2005); Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York (2004); Bronx Museum, New York (2003); CRP Gallery, Brooklyn (2000); Galleri K, Oslo (1999). Kessler's work is now in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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