Jesse Pasca

Born: New York

Lives: NYC, Sag Harbor, NY


MA with Honors in Art Education, City College of New York, New York, N.Y.

BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y.

Studied With

Alice Aycock, Connie Beckley, Bruce Boice, Don Eddy, Andrew Ginzel, Michael Goldberg, Tobi Kahn, Donald Kuspit, Marilyn Minter, Faith Ringgold, Paul Ryan, Jeanne Siegel, Paul Waldman, Jackie Windsor, Jack Whitten, Jack Youngerman

Solo Exhibitions

"Star Skin", Galerie Protege, New York, N.Y. May 23 - June 20, 2013

"Pages from History", John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, NY, August 2008

"My Heart as a Stock Market" Mehr Gallery, New York, NY, February -March 2008

Universal Concepts Unlimited, New York , NY: "Project Room" October 2001


"Invitation" New York, NY During 1998. Periodic performances working with the homeless, students, tourists and residents. Participants received disposable cameras to photograph as they wished. Retrieved cameras at assigned times and places.

"Hello My Name is Jesse" October 1996. Month long performance in New York City, wearing a sign: "Hello my name is Jesse, it's okay to talk to me."

"Sit Down and Shut Up" School of Visual Arts, New York, NY March 14th 1989 Materials: Trash, trash can, sponges, soap, mop bucket, towels, baseball mitt, ball, dish-rag, seed, two boards, hammer, nails, poem, and a clean change of clothes.

Group Exhibitions

Silas Marder Gallery, "Bad Jokes", October 13- November 18, 2012, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Creative Time, Gala 2012, May 4, 2012 Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY

Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order, March 21-April 29, 2012

Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY: Microwave Six, July 12- September 15

Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY : "Beautiful Male Objects" June 2004

Hayground School Art Benefit- Lizanne Topps Gallery, June 2003 and June 2004, at Hayground Great Chef's Dinner, 2005-2011

Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" March 2003

The Painting Center, "Repetition in Discourse" Curated by Phong Bui , New York, NY October 2001

Universal Concepts Unlimited, New York , NY: "Project Room" October 2001

Jamaica Center for the Arts: "Artexts", Jamaica, NY April - June 2001

D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY October 1999

City College of New York, New York, NY: "Artist as Teacher" November 1997

S.Cono, Brooklyn, NY: "Works on Paper" Curated by Chris Martin, March 1998

S.V.A. Visual Arts Gallery, Curated by Tobi Kahn, New York, NY Feb.-March 1992


"Boxer Series" paintings featured in Roberta- Moving Parts, LLC directed by Eric Mandelbaum. Feature Film given Official Selection at Sundance, 1999.


Baird, Daniel. "Repetition in Discourse" (Catalogue) The Painting Center, New York October 2001

Kalm, James. "Repetition in Discourse" NY Arts Magazine November 2001

Skvirsky, Karina. "Artexts" (Catalogue) Jamaica Center for the Arts, New York, April 2001 Daniels, Jessica. Re: Performance, "Invitation" Popular Photography. Volume 63, No. 6. June 1999


City College of the City of New York

Honors: Provost Award for Art, 1998


School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Honors: Special Presidential Grant(2)

In Residence Grants (6)

Foundation Grants (2)

Special Awards by Faculty(5)


"Looking at Women" slide set written for the Museum of Modern Art Education Department, New York, January 2000