2018 Shade Garden, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2015 Underwater Highway, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2012 Jessica Labatte, Golden Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Jessica Labatte: 12 x 12 New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
NADA Art Fair, Golden Gallery, Miami, FL
Solo Show: Jessica Labatte, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Lazy Shadows, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bright Branches, Scott Projects, Chicago, IL
2018 Picture Fictions: Kenneth Josephson and Conceptual Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2017 The Newest Romantics: Sculptures of the Botanical in Photography, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA
Indecisive Moment, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Underlying system is not known, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2016 Indecisive Moment, Suwon Photography Festival, Suwon, South Korea
Tetrachromat, Metropolitan Capital, Chicago, IL
How High, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
Materials and Processes, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Habeas Corpus, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Aperture Summer Open: Photography is Magic, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
Pdf Objects, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Workshop in Light and Color: The Legacy of the New Bauhaus, University of New Mexico Taos, Taos, NM
Auction Preview, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Foto Filmic 15, Space 22 Gallery, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
2015 Paper-thin, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Works from Around our State, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Foto Filmic 15, Sous Les Étoiles Gallery, New York, NY, traveling to Burrard Arts Foundation Vancouver, BC, Canada
Biennial 28, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Ducks LA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Shaping New Worlds, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA
Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
Mimic, Air Circulation, Brooklyn, NY
2014 New Cats in Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY (Curated by Jon Feinstein and amani olu)
Expo Chicago International Art Fair: Trudy Benson & Jessica Labatte, Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery, NY
Fragments of an Unknowable Whole, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH
Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Nebraska, Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Duck Show, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Gurl Don’t be Dozen, The Donut Shop, Chicago, IL
This After That, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Spectacular, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb, IL
NIU Faculty Show, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
2013 Think First, Shoot Later, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Color Acting: Abstraction since 1950, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Fractured: Sampling the Modern, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Art Brussels, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
Jessica Labatte/James Hyde, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
Fractal Semblance, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL
2012 Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
duckrabbit, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
Dramatic Chromatic, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
Sense & Sensibility, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Kipper and the Corpse, Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Anagram City, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Always the Young Strangers, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Notes on Notes on “Camp”, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Fact of the Matter, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, UK
Color: Fully Engaged, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Wax Apple, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
2010 P’s & Q’s, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL
Partisan, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Days of Plenty, Hyde Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fast Hands, Elephant, Los Angeles, CA
The Triumph of Patience, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
2009 Antler Necklace, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
Second Stories: Artists Making Do & Fixing Up, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Fools Paradise, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 New Batch, Plane Space, New York, NY
Items May Have Shifted, Plane Space, New York, NY
2004 The Summer Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Awards, Grants, Residencies
2016 Artist Residency in Motherhood, Winfield, IL
2015 Artist in Residence, Latitude, Chicago, IL
Artist in Residence, ACRE, Residency, Steuben, WI, August 5-10
2014 Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2013 Loretta Grellner Scholarship, Video + Glass: The Optics of the Lens Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2012 Chicago Artist Assistant Program Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
2010 Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2010 Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Master of Fine Arts Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008 James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Publications and Bibliography
2018 Labatte, Jessica. Circularity. In How Color Works: Color Theory for the Twenty-First Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
2016 Connell, Kelli. “The States Project: Illinois (Jessica Labatte)” Lenscratch, September 24, 2016.
Cravatts, Sara, “Photography is Magic: Aperture’s Exhibition Plays on the Mystique of the Medium.” Americanphotomag.com. August 4, 2016.
American Chordata. Issue Four: Fall 2016. Print.
Lazarus, Jason. Pdf Objects. October 2016
Shaw, Kurt. “Photographers look beyond the stock image.” Tribune Review. September 10, 2016
Shaw, Kurt. “Silver Eye Center for Photography exhibit has eye for the abstract.” August 31, 2016
Furman, Anna. “Pushing the outer limits of photography.” NYmag.com. July 25, 2016
2015 Garcia, Larissa and Jessica Labatte. “Threshold Concepts as Metaphors for the Creative Process: Adapting the Framework for Information Literacy to Studio Art Classes.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Vol. 34 No. 2 Fall 2015: 235-248. Print.
Johnson, Paddy. “Return to the Real? A survey of the Analog in Photography.” Artfcity.com June 24, 2015.
Cahill, Zachary. “Critic’s Pick (Jessica Labatte)” Artforum.com. April 7, 2015.
Morris, Matt. “Stand in the Sun.” Newcity.com April 2, 2015.
Hegert, Natalie. “New Peers in Contemporary Photography.” HuffingtonPost.com April 22, 2015.
Labatte, Jessica and Michael Milano. “Underwater Highway” Chicago, IL: SAIC Service Bureau, Mar. 2015. Print
Davis, Jeff. Foundations of Color, Tempe: Tempe Digital, 2015.
Lightwork. Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual, New York: Lightwork, 2015
Deluzen, Robin. “Critic’s Pick: Chicago,” Art Ltd. March 2015
Kail, Ellyn. “ ‘Radical Color’ Exhibition Features Eye-Popping Hues” Feature Shoot. 24 February, 2015
Alleti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Jessica Labatte.” The New Yorker. 21 May 2012: 11.
Alleti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Always the Young Strangers.” The New Yorker. 3 June 2011: 24.
Alleti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Notes on Notes on Camp.” The New Yorker. 9 May 2011: p 13.
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Always the Young Strangers.” The New York Times. 9 June 2011. C23.
Del Rio Ortiz, Alan, and Ben Poster. “Jessica Labatte,” thisartist.tv. 6 Jan. 2011.
Di Nardo, Arianne. “Jessica Labatte: Surface Effects.” Fantom Photographic Quarterly. Winter 2011: 3-11.
Feinstein, Jon and amani olu. The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, New York: Humble Arts Foundation, 2011.
Ise, Claudine. “12 x 12 x 100: An Assessment of the MCA’s Emerging Artist Series.” Bad at Sports.com. 3 Jan. 2011.
Johnson, Paddy. “Art Basel, NADA, PULSE and SEVEN, Miami.” Art Agenda.com. 5 Feb. 2011.
Kahn, Yasmin and Michael Worthington. “Print’s 20 under 30: New Visual Artists 2011.” Print Magazine. Apr. 2011: 49+.
Miller, Leigh Anne. “The Lookout: Always the Young Strangers.” Art in America. 16 June 2011.
“Poppy Sebire Brings Together Material and Materialism: Ali Bailey and Jessica Labatte.” Artdaily.org. 19 Feb. 2011.
Skvara, Peter. “Through the Lens of Jessica Labatte.” Jettison Quarterly. 6 Feb. 2011: 28-34.
Bailey, Madeleine. “Jessica Labatte at Golden.” Chicago Art Magazine. 12 May 2010.
Barni, Selva and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz. “The Cover, From our Next Issue: Jessica Labatte.” Fantom Photographic Quarterly. Autumn 2010: Cover.
Christian, Ryan Travis. “Jessica Labatte.” Beautiful Decay.com. 14 June 2010.
Cochran, Jessica. “Power Up! 10 to Watch in the Chicago Art World.” CS Magazine. Dec. 2010: 54.
Feinstein, Jon. “Solo Show: Jessica Labatte.” Humble Arts Foundation.org. 15 June 2010.
Foumberg, Jason. “Breakout Artists.” Newcity. 29 Apr. 2010: 5.
Gunn, Dan. “Frustrating and Metaphorical Relationships: Pʼs & Qʼs.” Art Slant.com. 8 Mar. 2010.
Ise, Claudine. “Critic’s Pick: Jessica Labatte.” Art Forum.com. 14 May 2010.
Johnson, Paddy. “ All Heart, NO INTERNET!” Art Fag City.com. 3 Dec. 2010.
Liberty Nichols, Thea. “Ps & Qs: Hyde Park Art Center.” Newcity. 22 Mar. 2010.
Ptak, Laurel. “Jessica Labatte.” I Heart Photograph.blogspot.com. 17 Apr. 2010.
Schneider, Bret. “Gradients.” Chicago Art Criticism.com. 7 July 2010.
Steciw, Kate. “Jessica Labatte and Wyne Veen Will Seduce You.” The Photography Post.com. 14 June 2010.
Weber, Candice. “Jessica Labatte.” Time Out Chicago. 20 May 2010.
Gunn, Dan. “Bright Branches.” Art Slant.com. 8 Sept. 2009.