Education 

 

2013  MFA in Sculpture.  Southern Illinois University

 

2006  Certificate of Anaplastology.  James J. Peters Veterans Medical Center in conjunction with Columbia University

 

2004  BFA.  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

1997-98  Non Degree seeking .  The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

1999-2000  Non Degree seeking.  Pima Community College

 

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

Directors Choice Award:  

1st Annual Ruthie A. Preston Wildlife Art Exhibition:  International Wildlife Museum, Tucson, Arizona

 

2015  Semifinalist:

One 5:  5th Annual Manifest Prize:  Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

http://www.manifestgallery.org/about/schedule.html

 

2014  Double Page Feature Award:

2014 Direct Art Magazine: SlowArt Productions, Hudson, New York

http://www.slowart.com/damag.htm

           

2014  Semifinalist:

2014 Thermal PHX : Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

http://monorchid.com/

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th   2014 Showcase Winner:  

Artslant Prize:  http://www.artslant.com/ny/showcases/showcase

 

Best in Show:  

2014 Steam Punk:  The Gallery at Indiustria Studios, Tucson, Arizona.  Juried By Marc Leviton.

 

 

2013  Windgate Graduate Scholorship:

Windgate Foundation in conjunction with Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried By Jerry Montieth.

 

2013 First Prize In Graduate Category: 7th Annual C4 Juried Exhibition:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried By David Freeman.

 

2011  Silver Egg in Student Category:

Art Over Easy 7:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried By Barry Blinderman.

           

2009  Best in Mixed Media:

2009 Pima College Juried Exhibition; Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Juried by A. T. Willet, Michael Contreras, and Jude Clark.

 

2009  Arizona Designer Craftsmen Award For Art in Craft Media: 

Pima College Juried Exhibition; Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson. Presented by the Arizona Designer Craftsmen Southern Arizona Chapter.

 

2008  Best in Sculpture:

2008 Pima College Juried Exhibition; Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, Arizona. Juried by Frances Murray, Susannah Maurer, and John Salgado.

 

 

Exhibitions (*solo exhibitions, ** received award)

 

2016

 

2016 Tucon Erotica:  The Sculpture Resource Center, Tucson, AZ. Co-curated by myself and Dianna Taylor.

 

6th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival 2015:  The Sculpture Resource Center in conjunction with Borderlands Brewery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Paul Whitby.

 

2015

 

Misshapen*:  Wee Gallery, Tucson, AZ. Self-Curated

 

1st Annual Ruthie A. Preston Wildlife Art Exhibition**:  International Wildlife Museum, Tucson, AZ.

 

2015 Tucon Erotica:  The Sculpture Resource Center, Tucson, AZ. Co-curated by myself and Paul Whitby.

 

Conjoined V:  Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Chet Zar.

 

5th Annual Tucson Sculpture Festival 2015:  The Art Gallery in conjunction with the Drawing Studio, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Tanya Rich.

 

2014 

 

Jesse Berlin Retrospective*:  Red Sky, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Sean

 

Thermal PHX:  Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.  Curated by Justin Germaine.

 

Steampunk**:  Industria, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated and judged by Marc David

            Leviton.

           

5th Annual Tucson Sulpture Festival 2014:  The Art Gallery in conjunction with The Sculpture resource Center, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Tanya Rich.

 

Conjoined IV: A new Beginning:  Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Chet Zar.

 

2013   

 

Small Works Invitational:  Sacred Machine Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Paula Catherine Valencia.

 

Show of Heads:  Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York.  Curated by Tim Slowinski.

 

Arizona Biennial 2013:  Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.  Juried By René Paul Barilleaux.

 

Art Prize:  DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI.  Curated by Eddie Tadlock.

 

Specimen*:  SIU Museum, Carbondale, Illinois.  Self Curated.

 

Mad world:  Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Natalie Domchenko.

 

7th Annual C4 Juried Exhibition**:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried by      David Freeman.

 

 

2012   

 

Art Over Easy 8 Auction and Juried Competition:  Surplus Gallery,      Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried By Buzz Spector.

 

New Works By Critical Forum:  Jacoby Art Center, Alton, Illinois.  Curated by Critical Forum

 

6th Annual C4 Juried Exhibition:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried by Ivy Cooper.

 

Transformation:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Curated by the School of Art and Design at SIUC.

 

 

2011   

 

Third Annual Nude Juried Exhibition:  Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Curated by Jason Franz. Manifest Jury Committee. (catalogue)

           

Art Over Easy 7**:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Juried By Barry Blinderman.

 

Function?: Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Curated by Critical Forum.

 

First Year Chopping Block:  Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois.  Curated by the School of Art and Design at SIUC.

 

Night of the Living Doug: The Douglas School Art Place, Murphysboro, Illinois.  Curated by Jason Wonnell.

 

2010   

 

New Work*: The Vergette Gallery at SIUC, Carbondale, Illinois.  Self-curated.

 

 

Erotica Invitational: La Malinche Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Martin

Quintanilla.

 

2009   

 

Salon Des Refuse Invitational: Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by David Aguirre.

           

           

Summer Invitational: La Malinche Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Martin Quintanilla.

 

Second Thursday Event:  Sculpture Resource Center, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Mathew Woodhall.

 

Winter Invitational: La Malinche Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Martin

Quintanilla.

 

Pima College Juried Exhibition**: Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Juried by A. T. Willet, Michael Contreras, and Jude Clark.

 

2008   

 

2008 Pima College Juried Exhibition**: Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson,   Arizona.  Juried by Frances Murray, Susannah Maurer, and John Salgado.

 

Mythopoeian Perspectives: Two-person show, Art Culture Partnership Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.  Curated by Xotchitl Gil.

 

2004  Senior Exhibition: Gallery 2, Chicago, Illinois.  Curated by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

 

Collections

 

Douglas Nielson Collection, Tucson, Arizona

 

Bibliography (*reviews)

 

Kathleen Allen, "Arizona Dailey Star: 1/29/2015 Caliente," 2015 Sculpture Fest showcases a variety of styles, media," insert: "Jesse Berlin, by Daniel Burkart,"

http://tucson.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/sculpture-fest-showcases-a-variety-of-styles-media/article_42ae0967-f088-5415-84a2-20054e088cab.html

 

Ken Carr (producer), “KGUN 9 Morning Blend: 12/22/2014," 5 minute segment: "Jesse Berlin - Sculptor," http://www.jrn.com/kgun9/shows/the-morning-blend/video/jesseberlin-286607211.html

 

Tim Slowinski (editor), “Direct Art Magazine: Vol. 21, 2014-2015,”  2 page spread, 2014-2015

 

David Franklin AKA Phlegm Buoyant, “The Artfest Show: Episode 8,” television interview, April 2014.  http://www.accesstucson.org/programming/program/69153/

 

*Howard Salmon, “Arizona Biennial 2013: Gutsy Art,” Tucson Art Echibits Reviewed, http://tucsonartexhibit.blogspot.com/2013/07/arizona-biennial-2013-music-meat-food.html, July 2013

 

*Fran Watson, “Take It Off (‘Nude’ at Manifest Gallery),” ÆQAI, September 2011 and Express Cincinnati, September 2011

 

Jason Franz, Manifest Volume 56: 3rd Annual Nude|Go Ahead...Touch Me!, Exhibition Catalog, 2011

 

Rhihannon Helms and Tom Speer, Ph.D., Sand Script Art and Literary Magazine,

Visual Art Portfolios, 2009.

 

Julie Farstad, Oral Report: The International Museum of Surgical Science, Mouth to Mouth Magazine, curatorial interview, Winter, 2004.

 

Conferences

 

National Conference on Cast Iron Art, 2011, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

 

International Anaplastology Conference, 2006, Chicago, IL

 

International Conference on Cast iron Art, 2002, Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, NJ

 

 

 

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