Curriculum Vitae

Born
1972, Atlanta, GA

Lives/Works
Brooklyn, NY/Catskill, NY

Education

2000
Columbia University, New York, NY; MFA
1996
The New School for Social Research, New York, NY; BA in History of the Sciences
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; BFA Painting, with Honors

One Person Exhibitions

2018

  • The Mahavidyas and Fields of Ice, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Gowanus, New York, Curated by Zahar Vaks

2016

  • Jesse Bransford: Nomina Magica, The Seligmann Center, Sugarloaf, New York, Curated by Olivia Baldwin

  • Jesse Bransford and Max Razdow: The Veil of Dreams, Spring/Break @ Moynihan Station, New York, NY, Curated by the Sphinx

2015

  • Jesse Bransford and Max Razdow: The Veil of Dreams, IDIO, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Lynn Maliszewski

2013

  • Aqua/Sal (for David Shaw), Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Δε Σοφíα (Towards Wisdom), PS/IS 281, % for Art commission, permanent installation, New York, NY

  • The Fourth Pyramid, Galveston Artists Residency, Galveston, TX (brochure)

2010

  • “The Jungle” (for Norma), Feature Inc., New York, NY

2009

  • IV = 369 (Luna), Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami FL

2008

  • 3.646944°, -79.378611°→ , Brookfield Place, Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada

2007

  • III = 260 (Mercurius), Feature Inc, New York, NY

2006

  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (brochure: text by Casey McKinney)

  • II = 65 (Mavors), Gallerie Schmidt Maczollek, Köln, Germany

  • Feature Inc., New York, NY

2005

  • I = 111 (Sol), Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami FL (brochure: text by Gean Moreno)

  • Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2004

  • Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Jesse Bransford/Lorenzo De Los Angeles Collaborations, Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Jesse Bransford/Lorenzo De Los Angeles Collaborations, M du B, F, H & g, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2003

  • Locust Projects, Miami, FL

  • Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami FL

2002

  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (brochure: text by Elizabeth Thomas)

  • Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2001

  • UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (brochure: text by Claudine Isé)

  • Feature Inc., New York, NY

2000

  • The Void-Pit (Re: Jupiter and Beyond), site specific wall painting, Feature Inc., New York, NY

1998

  • Feature Inc., New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • Wind-Scoured Scribes, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY, Curated by Kari Adelaide

  • Scorpio Rising, Presented by Best Western, Ridgewood, NY, Curated by Carl D'Alvia, Alicia Gibson, Anthony Miler and Rachel Schmidhofer

  • Untouchable, a Momenta Art Exhibition, 40 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY, curated by Eric Heist

  • Sun Worship and Solar Machines, Assemblage, the FPAC Space at the Envoy Hotel, Boston, MA, curated by The Sphinx Northeast

  • Gateways In the Void, Wild Embeddings, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Josh Kil

  • Mist Wreathed, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, Curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow

2017

  • BLACK MIRROR: Magic in Art, The Gallery at Arts University Bournemouth, UK, Curated by Dominic Shepherd

  • Life’s Rich Pageant, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York, Curated by Jeff Bailey

  • She/Ritual, Westchester Community College Arts Center, New York, Curated by Liz Insogna

  • Season of the Witch, Spring Break/Art Show, New York, Curated by Sarah Potter

2016

  • Geo Necro, Ada Gallery, Richmond, VA, Curated by Ryan Browning and Casey Jex Smith

  • Pacts and Invocation: Magic and Ritual in Contemporary Art, Spartanburg Art Museum, Curated by Erik Waterkotte

2015

  • Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, 80WSE, New York, Curated by Pam Grossman

  • Island Time: Galveston Artist Residency – The First Four Years, CAMH, Houston TX, Curated by Bill Arning and Eric Schnell

  • Lesser Dieties of Summer, Underdonk, New York, Curated by Kari Adelaide + Max Razdow

  • The Green Room, 34 Stuyvesant St., New York, Curated by Hugh O'Rourke

  • Spring Break/Art Show: <> TRANSACTION <>, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, Curated by Kari Adelaide + Max Razdow

2014

  • Spring Break/Art Show, Old School Mott Street, New York, Curated by Kari Adelaide + Max Razdow

  • I:MAGE 2014 - Travelling with Unfamiliar Spirits, Cob Gallery, London, Curated by Fulgur Esoterica

  • Let’s Go Let Go: In Memoriam Hudson, 33 Orchard, New York, NY, Curated by Jane Kim

2013

  • Verbal, Somatic Material, NYU Commons Gallery, New York, NY

  • I:MAGE, The Store Street Gallery, London, Curated by Fulgur Esoterica

  • Metaphysical Interventions, The Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, Curated by Matthew C. Wilson

2012

  • Swamp, Edgar Allen Poe Park Visitor's Center, Curated By Kari Adelaide

  • The Black Lodge, Interstate Projects, New York, Organized by Tom Weinrich

  • Sigils & Signs, Observatory, New York, Curated by Pam Grossman/Phantasmaphile

2011

  • In The Outside, Independent, New York, Curated by Hudson

  • Alchemically Yours, Observatory, New York, Curated by Pam Grossman/Phantasmaphile

  • Put Up or Shut Up, New York Academy of Art, New York, Curated by Catherine Howe

2010

  • BAM Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Dan Cameron

  • Divide & Conquer, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT, Curated by Robert Szantyr

  • One and Three Quarters of an Inch, The Former Convent at St. Cecelia's Parish, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Peter Clough

  • The Perseids, The Custer Observatory, Southold, New York, Curated by Kari Adelaide and Sörine Anderson

  • The Audio Show: Podcasts @ Triple Canopy, www.canopycanopycanopy.com, Curated by Seth Kelly

  • Vision Quest, Observatory, New York, Curated by Pam Grossman/Phantasmaphile

2009

  • Trance, Chance, Dreams & The Unconscious, Southfirst, New York, Curated by Maika Pollack

  • Art At Straus: NYU Steinhardt Artists at the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, 22 Washington Square North, New York, NY, curated by Nancy Barton and Michael Cohen (Brochure, Catalog)

  • The Audio Show, Freidrich Petzel Gallery, New York, Curated by Seth Kelly

2008

  • Sonata For Executioner and Various Young Women, André Schelechtriem Contemporary, New York, Curated by Nicholas Weist

  • Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan, Korea, Curated by Nancy Barton and Michael Cohen

  • Harry Smith Anthology Remixed, curated by Rebecca Shatwell, tour:
    Sensoria Festival, Sheffield, UK
    The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, UK

  • The Sound Of Music, NYU Commons Gallery, New York, curated by Jan Van Wonsel

2007

  • Le Regard bleu d’Arthur Rimbaud, Musée Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville-Mezieres, France, curated by Alain Tourneux (brochure)

  • don’t torture the rotten ducklings, Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Organized by Gean Moreno and Nicholas Frank

  • Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Keith Mayerson

  • Harry Smith Anthology Remixed, alt.gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, curated by Rebecca Shatwell

  • Oblique Views of Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Gabriel Cifarelli

2006

  • Block Party, An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Big Juicy Paintings (and More) – Highlights From the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Miami FL

  • A Certain Likeness, Gallery W 52, New York (brochure: text by João Ribas)

  • The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2005

  • The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves And Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; curated by Trinie Dalton

  • The Most Splendid Apocalypse, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jason Muirson

  • Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

  • ATOMICA: Making the Invisible Visible, Esso Gallery and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

  • The Sun Rises in the Evening, Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Trade, White Columns, New York, NY, curated by Matthew Higgs (brochure)

  • Especial: Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Köln, Germany

2004

  • Impact: New Mural Works, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jason Muirson

  • AXXXPRESSSUNIZM, Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, curated by Mark Beasley and John Russell

  • AXXXPRESSSUNIZM, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, curated by Mark Beasley and John Russell

  • I LOVE MUSIC, Creative Growth's 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Creative Growth, Oakland, CA, curated by Matthew Higgs

  • Skulls, HaNNA, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Hanna Fushihara

2003

  • Warped Space, CCA Wattis Institute For contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; curated by Ralph Rugoff (brochure: text by Ralph Rugoff)

  • Cult Camp K48, Dietch Projects Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY; curated by K48

  • Now Playing, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY; curated by John Connelly Presents, K48, and Daniel Reich Gallery

  • Paradise/Paradox, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY; curated by Sue Canning (brochure: text by Sue Canning)

  • Container Exhibition at Basel Miami, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami FL

  • Faking Real, Leroy Nieman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; curated by Stephen Hilger

  • Drawing Conclusions, Buena Vista Building, Miami, FL; curated by Nina Arias

2002

  • K48-3: Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, NY; curated by Scott Hug

  • Off the Grid, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

  • Guide to Trust No. 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; curated by ANP (brochure)

  • The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Norman Dubrow

  • Les Fables de La Fontaine, tour: Centre pour l'Art et la Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France; The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; The Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Exhibition Space of Temple University Rome, Italy

  • The Fourth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, tour: New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Clifford-Smith Gallery,and O-H+T Gallery, Boston, MA; Art Center/South Florida, Miami, FL; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2001

  • Not a. Lear, tour:
    Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY;
    Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston MA; curated by ANP

  • Dear Dead Person, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Banks Violette

  • Ghost Stories, Sandroni Rey, Venice, CA; curated by Casey McKinney

  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2000

  • Greater New York, PS1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY (catalogue, CD-ROM)

  • Not a. Lear, tour:
    Torch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
    Art Process, Paris, France;
    Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; curated by ANP

  • Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Jonathan Horowitz and Rob Pruitt

  • Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral, Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • 2002, M du B, F, H & g, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; curated by Hudson

  • Paper Trail Pt. 2, Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

1999

  • Drawings, Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Would have had., Cabinet Gallery, London; curated by Hudson

  • Science Fictions, White Columns, New York, NY; curated by Lauren Ross

1998

  • Drawers, Feature Inc., New York, NY

1997

  • Group Show, Feature Inc., New York, NY

  • Among Ourselves, www.sevenseven.com

1995

  • Epicycle/Motorcycle: an Exhibition on Technology and Humanity, Parsons Gallery, New York, NY (brochure)

1994

  • The Freed Weed, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Dennis Cooper (brochure)

  • Drawings, Fine Arts Gallery at Parsons, New York, NY; curated by Ken Tisa

Bibliography

2018

  • Storesund, Eirik. “Galdrastafabók: "A Book of Staves" by Jesse Bransford,” Brutenorse.com, 14 May (reproductions)

2016

  • Sparrow. “Do You Believe In Magic?”, Chronogram, December (reproductions)

  • Johnson, Ken. "‘Language of the Birds: Occult and Art’ at 80WSE," The New York Times, 4 February

  • Meier, Allison. “Recreating the Magic Circle of a Surrealist Seriously into the Occult,” Hyperallergic, 26 January

  • Kaczynski, Richard. “Language of the Birds exhibition at New York University,” Spiral Nature Magazine, posted February

  • Chidester, Brian. “Strange Magic: Why occult-based art is about to cross your radar (if it hasn’t already)” nightlight.com, posted 14 January

  • Edges, Odd. “Occult Arts A Big Success In NYC,” Eris Magazine, 23 January

  • Frank, Priscilla. “Delving Into The Shadowy World Of Occult Art,” Huffington Post, 28 January 

  • Disser, Nicole. “A Little Bird Told Me: Aleister Crowley and Genesis P-Orridge in Occult Art Show,” Bedford + Bowery, 22 January

  • Staff Writer. “Exhibitions: The Lookout (Language of the Birds)” ART IN AMERICA, 4 February 4

  • Staff Writer. “MUST SEE (Language of the Birds)” ARTFORUM 16 January

2015

  • Cotter, Holland & Smith Roberta. “The Best in Art of 2015: 10. ‘The Magic Flute,” The New York Times, 9 December

  • Cotter, Holland. “Vaginal Davis’s Feminist Wall Reliefs Pledge ‘Open Revolt,” The New York Times, 10 December

2013

  • Johnson, Ken. "David Shaw: ‘Eat Out’/Jesse Bransford: 'Aqua/Sal," The New York Times, 31 October

  • EXHIBITIONS THE LOOKOUT, Art In America, (http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/), 01 November

  • Keres, Alana. “The Fourth Pyramid – Galveston Artist Residency,” Glasstire, 26 March

  • Glentzer, Molly. “Art that casts a spell, really,” Houston Chronicle, 2 March

  • McGowan, Josephine. "LeRoy Neiman Gallery gets metaphysical in newest exhibit," Columbia Spectator, February 7

2012

  • Colucci, Emily. "Visiting 'The Black Lodge' In Bushwick," Societe Perrier (http://societeperrier.com/), November 13

  • Adelaide, Kari. "Artist Interview: Jesse Bransford," Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com), April 24

  • Pescovitz, David. "Occult art show in Brooklyn," Boing Boing (www.boingboing.net), June 1

2011

  • Pescovitz, David. "Alchemy-themed art show in Brooklyn," Boing Boing (www.boingboing.net), April 13

2010

  • "Jesse Bransford Interviewed by Joshua Freydkis," Saachi Online (www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk), June 19

  • "Jesse Bransford," New Yorker, May 3

  • McKinney, Casey."Jesse Bransford: The Jungle (For Norma)," Fanzine (www.thefanzine.com), April-May

  • Grossman, Pam. "Jesse Bransford show!" Phantasmaphile (www.phantasmaphile.com), April-May

2009

  • Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. “Jesse Bransford moons Miami at Kevin Bruk Gallery” Miami New Times, September 29, (reproduction)

2008

  • Falvey, Deirdre. “An Illuminating Spectacle”, Irish Times, 25, June

2007

  • “Jesse Bransford/Huston Ripley/Dike Blair,” Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 2 July, 13

  • Baird, Daniel. “A Society of Seers,” The Walrus, December/January, 83 (reproduction)

2006

  • “Jesse Bransford/David Moreno/Gina Magid,” Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 15
    May, 17

  • Woddard, Josef. "Weird Sciences," Santa Barbara News Press, 12-18 May (reproduction)

  • Helfand, Glen. "The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves And Sarcastic Hippies", Art on Paper, Janurary/February, 78-79

2005

  • Turner, Elisa. "Critic's Pick", The Miami Herald, 14, October, 38 (reproduction)

  • Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. "Stargazing: The Sky is Just the Beginning", Miami New Times, October 13-19, 53 (reproduction)

  • Andruff, Ombretta Agró. "The Making of 'Atomica: Making the Invisible Visible'", Inside, Autumn 2005, 48-55 (reproduction)

  • Cotter, Holland. "Trade", The New York Times, 25, February, E36

  • Tranberg, Dan. Review. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 27, 2005

  • Lewis, Zachary. Review. Cleveland Scene Magazine, June 1, 2005

  • Young, Stephanie. "The Cosmological Eye," Blender, Fall/Winter, 32–33 (reproductions)

2004

  • Moreno, Gean. "Jesse Bransford @ Kevin Bruk Gallery", artUS, January-February, 19 (reproduction)

  • Stone, Matt. “Mixed Paint,” Flash Art, November/December, 89 (reproduction)

  • Church, Amanda. Review, Flash Art, March/April, 62

  • Johnson, Ken. "Impact; New Mural Projects," The New York Times, 30, July, E35

  • Moody, Tom. "Paradise/Paradox", Sculpture Magazine, March, 71-2

2003

  • Ocaña, Damarys. "Artseen / Geek Art: Gifted Duo Jesse Bransford and Pablo Tomayo Set the Curve For Innovation," Street Miami, October 10-16, 51 (reproduction)

  • Turner, Elise. "Technology plays starring role in artist' eye-catching work," The Miami Herald, 29 September, E6 (reproduction)

  • Davis, Nicole. "Letter From Miami," www.artnet.com, posted 19 September (reproduction)

  • Weinstein, Joel. "Miami Roundup," www.latinarts.com, posted 29 June (reproduction)

  • Ocaña, Damarys. "Artseen / Strange Fiction: Jesse Bransford's new mural is out - way out - there," Street Miami, May 8-15, 56 (reproduction)

  • Ocaña, Damarys. "On your mark ... draw!" The Miami Herald, Feb 16

2002

  • Kerr, Merrily. Review. Tema Celeste March/April, 85 (reproduction)

  • Thomas, Mary. "Wall painting navigates patrons through Carnegie's images, ideas," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 9 March, B6 (reproduction)

  • Shaw, Kurt. "Mural unites Carnegie Museums of Art, Natural History," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 17 March (reproduction)

  • Venkatasubban, Sharmila. "The Writing on the Walls," Pittsburgh City Paper 13-20 March, 31 (reproduction)

  • Bonetti, David. “40 Artists, One Subversive Writer,” San Francisco Chronicle, 27 February, D1

  • Hoffman, Leslie. "Taking you places: Artist Creates Mural," The Pitt News, 15 March, 16 (reproduction)

2001

  • Cotter, Holland. review. The New York Times 14 Dec., E40

  • Cotter, Holland. review. The New York Times 12 Oct., E37

  • Fox, Catherine. “A ‘Dirty’ Shame,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 28 September, Q6

  • Myers, Holly. “Intriguing Mural Eludes Conventional Interpretation”, The Los Angeles Times, 7 July, F2

  • Hamburger, Susan. review. Waterfront Week, 31 May, V11.11, 6

  • Cotter, Holland. review. The New York Times 25 May, E29

2000

  • Hoptman, Laura. “The Shape of Things to Come: Art and Sci-Fiction.” Flash Art Janaury/February. 86-89 (reproduction)

  • Maxwell, Douglas F. and Gopinath, Gabrielle. “2 Critical Comments: Greater New York at P.S. 1,” http://www.reviewny.com, posted 1 May

  • Zeitz, Lisa. “GroB und artig und kein bisschen langweilig in der altern Schule,” Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung 8 April (reproduction)

  • Saltz, Jerry. “Greater Expectations.” The Village Voice, 14 March, 67

  • Tranberg, Dan. “Bringing the Cutting Edge to Cleveland.” The Plain Dealer, 16 December, 5E (reproduction)

  • Utter, Douglas, Max. “Paper Tigers.” Cleveland Free Times 27 December, 20

1999

  • Williams, Gregory. “Jesse Bransford @ Feature,” frieze January-February, 82

1998

  • Iovine, Julie V. “A Thoroughly Modern Mother.” The New York Times 17 December, F1, 7 (reproduction)

  • Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review.” The New York Times 23 January, E35

  • Schmerler, Sarah. review. Time Out New York 24 September - October 1, 61

  • Szabo, Julia. “Elle Decor Takes on the Small Space.” Elle Decor April, 236-237 (reproduction)

Projects/Lectures

2018

  • Contemporary Legacies of Surrealism, (panel), with Dominic Shepherd, Judith Noble, Patricia Allmer, and Kristoffer Noheden, chaired by Tessel Bauduin, SURREALISMS: Inaugural Conference of the ISSS, Bucknell University, PA

  • A Book of Staves: Galdrastafabók, (presentation), TEXTS & TRADITIONS: A literary colloquium on esoteric thought and practice, Green Wood Masonic Lodge, Seattle, WA

  • Panel Discussion for “Gateways in the Void” (panel), with Lauriston Avery, Jen DeNike, D. Draik, Josh Kil, ONISM and Joan Pope, moderated by Javier Calvo, Wild Embeddings, New York, NY

  • On The Mahavidyas (discussion), with Elizabeth Insogna, moderated by Pam Grossman, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York, NY

2017

  • Art and Magic (panel), Arts University Bournemouth, UK, with Robert Ansell, Willem de Bruijn, and Judith Noble, Dominic Shepherd moderating. In conjunction with the exhibition BLACK MIRROR: Art and Magic at the Gallery at Arts University Bournemouth.

  • The Occult Humanities Conference 2017: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions, co-organized with Pam Grossman, hosted by the NYU Department of Art and Art Professions, New York, NY

  • Alternative Myths (discussion), with Dominic Shepherd, Salon 2017 @ VOLTA, New York, presented by Artnet.

  • The Videos of DEVO (screening), Einstein Auditorium, in conjunction with the exhibition Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia at the Grey Art Gallery.

2016

  • Jesse Bransford: Art/Magic (presentation), The Seligman Center, Sugarloaf, NY, introduced by Olivia Baldwin

  • The Occult Humanities Conference 2016: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions, co-organized with Pam Grossman, hosted by the NYU Department of Art and Art Professions, New York, NY

  • The Magic Flute, Part Two: A Film In Pieces, 80WSE, New York, A film by Michel Auder

  • Art Workings (panel), with Professor Susan L. Aberth, Jesse Bransford, and William Breeze, 80WSE, New York, NY, moderated by Pam Grossman

2015

  • The Magic Flute, Part One: An Opera in Six Steps, 80WSE, New York, NY, written by Vaginal Davis and Directed by Susie Sachsse

  • Art, Ritual and the Occult (panel), IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn NY, With Max Razdow and Lynn Maliszewski, moderated by Pam Grossman

  • Enterprise/Progress: A Brief History of a Form, (presentation), BHQF, New York NY

  • A History of Futures: On the Ships of Star Trek, (presentation), American Medium, Bushwick, NY, organized by GWC Investigators

  • Jesse Bransford Recent Work: Dreams, Signs, and the Paradox of Language, (presentation) Catland Books, Brooklyn, NY

  • It Gets Painted Over: Mural works by Jesse Bransford 1998-2013, (presentation) NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • An Arms Length, A Meter, and A Thousand Pixels: Making Translations Across Real and Virtual Spaces, (presentation) NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014

  • On The Hieroglyphic Monad of John Dee, Conference: The 6th Annual Esoteric Book Conference (presentation) University of Washington Seattle,

  • The Colours of Western Esotericism, (workshop) The Cob Gallery, London, UK

  • The Veil of Dreams: Jesse Bransford on Seiðr, Art and Initiation, with Livia Filotico and Robert Wallis (presentation and panel) The Cob Gallery, London, UK

2013

  • Building the Fourth Pyramid: An Occult Art Installation in Galveston, Treadwells, London

  • The Occult Humanities Conference: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions, co-organized with Pam Grossman, hosted by the NYU Department of Art and Art Professions, New York, NY

2012

  • Visual Languages of the Observable Planets, Conference: Art & Psyche in the City, New York University, New York, (presentation) organized by the Art and Psyche Working Group

  • That Sinking Sense of Wonder, Southfirst, Brooklyn NY, Curated by Jesse Bransford

2011

  • The Magic of Magic Squares, OBSERVATORY, Gowanus NY, organized by Phantasmaphile

2010

  • Notations in the Flicker: Brion Gysin’s Text and Image Now, two consecutive lectures on topics related to the exhibition “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine.” The New Museum for Contemporary Art and NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Priofessions, Both New York, organized by Jesse Bransford

  • A Jungle of Signs, A discussion between Jesse Bransford and Karsten Krejcarek, followed by a lecture by Michael Taussig, In conjunction with "The Jungle" (for Norma), Feature Inc., New York

2009

  • Visual Languages of the Observable Planets, Symposium: How Dangerous is the Irrational, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, Germany, organized by Sladja Blazan

  • Layered Orders: Crowley's Thoth Deck and the Tarot, OBSERVATORY, Gowanus NY, organized by Phantasmaphile

2005

  • Melancholia, a part of Something Else, A Lecture Series Curated by Adam Putnam, The Astrup/Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

  • The Art of Memory, Passing/Time, A Lecture Series Curated by Adam Putnam, 5 Ninth, New York, NY, presented by Tracy Williams Ltd.

Publications

2018

  • Bransford, Jesse. A Book of Staves: Galdrastafabók, Fulgur Limited, UK

2017

  • De Bruijn, William, ed. BLACK MIRROR: Magic in Art, The Gallery text + work, Arts University Bournemouth, UK

2016

  • Browning, Ryan and Smith, Casey Jex, eds. Geo Necro, Ada Gallery Richmond VA. Edition of 250.

2015

  • Bransford, Jesse and Razdow, Max. The Veil of Dreams, IDIO, New York. Edition of 10

  • Bransford, Jesse and Razdow, Max. The Veil of Dreams: Staves and Wells, IDIO, New York. Edition of 200

  • GWC Investigators, eds. New World UNLTD #2, GWC Publications. New York, NY; 2:10-15

2014

  • Ansell, Robert, ed. I:MAGE: Traveling with Unfamiliar Spirits, Fulgur Press, London

2013

  • Ansell, Robert, Grossman, Pam, eds. Abraxas: Issue 3, Fulgur Press, London

  • Bransford, Jesse. The Fourth Pyramid, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX. Edition of 200.

  • Ansell, Robert, ed. I:MAGE, Fulgur Press, London

2012

  • Paper Monument, ed. Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment, New York

2011

  • Jones, Matt, ed. Puppy American 3: I want to believe, New York

  • Hug, Scott, ed. K48 #8, New York

  • Halperin, Ilana, ed. A Geological History of New York, New York/Glasgow

2010

  • Hoptman, Laura, Brion Gysin: Dream Machine, New Museum/Merrell, New York

  • Adamo, Ayesha, ed. Trigger 93, New York

  • Triple Canopy, The Audio Show, Part 2, http://canopycanopycanopy.com/podcasts, curated by Seth Kelly

2009

  • Philbin Ann, Miles Christopher, Elaine James, Bonn Lauren, Hammer Projects 1999-2009, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2008

  • Hug, Scott, ed. K48 #7, New York

  • Dalton, Trinie, ed. MYTHTYM, Picturebox, New York

2007

  • Jeancolas, Claude, Le regard bleu d'Arthur Rimbaud, FVW Editions, Paris

2006

  • Russell, John, ed. Frozen Tears III, London, in collaboration with Casey McKinney

2005

  • Dexter, Emma, ed. Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, New York/London

  • Dalton, Trinie, ed. Werewolf Express, Los Angeles

  • Keegan, Matt, ed. North Drive Press #2, New York

  • Putnam, Adam, ed. Passing/Time, New York, NY, presented by Tracy Williams Ltd.

2004

  • McKinney, Casey, ed. The Dogs, San Francisco

  • Russell, John, ed. Frozen Tears II, London, 779-92, in collaboration with R.A. Bransford, Jr.

2003

  • Putnam, Adam, ed. Into the Abyss, New York

  • Hug, Scott, ed. Cult K48, Fall/Winter, New York

  • Dalton, Trinie, ed. A Touch of Class (Psychedelic State): Sweet California Unicorns, Los Angeles

2002

  • Hamilton, Duncan, ed. Black Diamond, Issue 4: A Little Pain Hurts No Body, Liverpool, 15-16

2000

  • McKinney, Casey, ed. Mall Punk Magazine, San Francisco, 21

  • Hug, Scott, ed. K48, Fall/Winter, New York, 48-49

  • McKinney, Casey, ed. Animal Stories Magazine, San Francisco, 27

1999

  • Estrella, Alexandre, ed. Biblia Goes to America, Biblia #6, January/February, Lisbon, Portugal, 70

  • Greene, Matthew, ed. Pee Stories Magazine, Los Angeles, 28

1997

  • Bransford, Jesse, ed. Epicycle/Motorcycle, New York, 1-6

1994

  • Cooper, Dennis, ed. The Freed Weed, Los Angeles, CA

Institutional Affiliations

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department Chair, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Art and Art Professions

  • Full Member, European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism

  • Editorial Member, Black Mirror Network

Awards

  • Farpath Foundation Residency, Dijon, France, 2004

Collections

  • The Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

  • The New School for Social Research, New York

  • The City of New York Department of Education, New York

  • The Albright-Knox Art Gallery