Born 1975 - Philadelphia, PA
Jesse McLean is a media artist and educator whose research is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behavior and relationships, especially as presented and observed through mediated images. Interested both in the power and the failure of the mediated experience to bring us together, McLean's work asks the viewer to walk the line between voyeur and participant.
She has presented her work at museums, galleries, and film festivals worldwide, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Venice Film Festival, Italy; Transmediale, Berlin; 25 FPS Festival, Zagreb, Croatia; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Interstate Projects and PPOW Gallery, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Gallery 400, Chicago; Impakt, Utrecht, The Netherlands; CPH:DOX, Copenhagen; Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany; and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH.
She was the recipient of the Ghostly Award at the 2011 Images Festival and the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at University of Iowa.
For more information, see this conversation we had with Jesse McLean: VDB asks... Jesse McLean.
Available Titles by Jesse McLean
|The Burning Blue||2009||Single Titles|
|The Eternal Quarter Inch||2008||Single Titles|
|The Invisible World||2012||Single Titles|
|Just Like Us||2013||New Releases, Single Titles|
|Magic for Beginners||2010||Single Titles|
|Jesse McLean Videoworks: Volume 1||2012||New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations|
|Somewhere only we know||2009||Single Titles|