Jesse Siegel is an artist and organizer from Cancun, Mexico currently living and working in Portland, Oregon.
Siegel’s abstract, concept-driven works involve a need to both transmit and obscure information. His controlled experiments in perception, color and movement are dictated by a need to open spaces of interaction between viewer and material.
As an artist he has shown at Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA; Planeta NYC, Surplus Space, Portland, OR, Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland, OR. He has participated in Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs, MOCA in Los Angeles, and MoMA PS1 in New York. In 2016 he participated in Out of Sight, a survey of Pacific Northwest artists running concurrent to the Seattle Art Fair.
He has organized exhibitions at Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA; FM Gallery, Oakland, CA; and Worksound Gallery in Portland, OR and has also hosted radio programming at San Francisco Art Institute’s Tower Radio in 2013.
He is a founding member of the curatorial project Mosshouse and the Basement creative collective in San Francisco, CA and is part of the Worksound International team in Portland, OR. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Zuckerman Museum in Atlanta, GA.
He holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR.