Jessica Park

A nationally recognized self-taught artist with autism, Jessica Park was born in 1958 and grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  Passionate about astronomy, Victorian architecture and urban skylines, her detailed acrylic renderings of bridges, buildings, houses and churches have a distinctive and colorful pop art quality and other worldly brilliance about them.

The subject of stories featured in publications such as Time Magazineand  The New Yorker as well as a film by neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, Park was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2003.  In 2008 she shared a Pure Vision Arts Pure Visionary Award with her mother, the late Clara Claiborne Park, an author who has documented Jessica’s life in books.  In 2008 a new book, Exploring Nirvana: The Art of Jessica Park, a Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts book Project was published documenting her dazzling artwork and remarkable life. Her art has been widely exhibited, both in group and solo exhibitions and is included in private collections.

“Flatiron Building”   Acrylic on Paper 16×22  2004

“Brooklyn Bridge #2 with Twin Light Pillars and Egg Nebula” Acrylic on Paper 15.75×23 2003

“Stained Glass Doors in Winter”  Acrylic on Paper 2005

“Duke University Chapel”   Acrylic on Paper   16×20   2008

“The Chrysler Building with Perihelion and Transit of Venus #2”                           Acrylic on Paper   2004

“The Potala Palace in Tibet” Acrylic on Paper 18×24  1990

“Taj Mahal”   Acrylic on Paper   2009

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Selected Exhibition History

 

2016
Birds of a Feather, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Visions from the Edge, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

2015
Somoza Palooza, Metropolitan West, NYC

2014
Savant-Garde, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Clifford Chance Law Firm, NYC
A World Transformed: the Art of Jessica ParkBrattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Drawing Autism, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views About Art,  MCLA, Gallery 51,      North Adams, MA

2013
Personal Space, Pure Vision Arts, NYC

2012
20th Annual Outsider Art Fair, The Mart, NYC
Visions from the Edge,
MCLA, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

2011
Innocence & Experience, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
6th Annual Outsider Art in The Hamptons, Galerie BelAge, Westhampton, NY

2010
Labor of Love
Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Art from the Inside Out,
Visceglia Gallery @ Caldwell College, NJ
Great Expectations
, PS122 Gallery, NYC

2009
Paradise Found, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Pure Vision Arts at Marlborough Gallery, NYC
4th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons, Gallerie BelAge,
Westhampton Beach, NY
The Outsider Art Fair, The Mart, NYC.
Pure Vision Arts at Marlborough Gallery, NYC
Exploring Nirvana: The Art and Life of Jessica Park,
Endicott College Gallery, Beverly, MA

2008
Modern Primitive, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Pure Vision Arts at Marlborough Chelsea, NYC
The Art and Life of Jessica Park, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
Artwork of the Autistic Savant: Don’t Dis the Ability. The United Nations, NYC
World Autism Awareness Day Exhibition, NYC
Exploring Nirvana: The Art and Life of Jessica Park, The Massachusetts
College of Liberal Arts Gallery, North Adams, MA

2007
Colorful World, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Pure Vision Arts at Marlborough Gallery, NYC
Urban Visionaries, Pure Vision Arts, NYC

2006
Pure Vision Arts Group Exhibition, NYC
The Outsider Art Fair. Puck Building, NYC

2005
Pure Visionarie:Artists on the Spectrum. The Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Science and Art. Great Hall Gallery, NYC
Pure Visions in the City. Pure Vision Arts, NYC
The Outsider Art Fair. Puck Building, NYC
Art View. The Carnegie Institute. Washington D.C.

2004
W omen’s Work is Never Done. Lower East Side Girls Club Gallery. NYC
Outsider Art Fair, Puck Building, NYC.

2003
Group Exhibition. Pure Vision Arts Gallery, NYC

2001
Rage for Order. Solo Exhibition. Margaret Bodell Gallery, NYC.

1993
The Great Stained Glass Doors and Other Extraordinary Depictions,
Solo Exhibition. Very Special Arts Gallery, Boston, MA