Jessica Halonen

Jessica Halonen has taken several new approaches in her recent body of work, which comprises a range of material including paper, canvas, linen, wood and felt while also incorporating aspects of painting, sculpture and installation. The imagery of her work consists of representational renderings and distilled details of forms inspired by personal encounters. Halonen uses elements associated with dysfunctional biological systems to address issues of balance and control, in both a personal and a formal sense.

Jessica Halonen received her MFA in Painting in 1999 from Washington University, in Saint Louis, MO. Recent solo exhibitions include Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio; David Shelton Gallery in Houston and the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, notably at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Austin Museum of Art, Park Project in Los Angeles, University of Texas Dallas and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TCU. Her work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Art Museum of South Texas and Fort Wayne Museum of Art. She was an Artist-In-Residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2015). Halonen was a fellow in the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2000-2001) and MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. Halonen lives and works in Austin and San Antonio where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Trinity University.

Jessica Halonen; A Clock Stopped (Flowers After Manet), 2017; acrylic on linen; 48 x 136 in.
Jessica Halonen; Remnant (Blue Weave), 2015; felt on linen; 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.
Jessica Halonen; Untitled (Pedestal II), 2015; gouache on paper; 28 x 20 1/2 in.
Jessica Halonen; Untitled (Invisible Ink), 2015; oil and colored pencil on panel; 30 x 24 in.
Jessica Halonen; Untitled (Elaine's Block), 2015; oil on panel; 14 x 11 in.
Jessica Halonen; Untitled (Black Bunting), 2015; oil on panel; 11 x 14 in.
Jessica Halonen; Untitled (Relic, Lapis Lazuli), 2015; oil on panel; 10 x 8 in.
Jessica Halonen; Untitled (Empty Frames), 2015; marble, beech, pine; 22 x 17 x 4 3/4 in.