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Bio

D. Jean Hester is an artist and curator based in Los Angeles. She has shown actively in Los Angeles and New York since completing her MFA in Art and Integrated Media at CalArts in 2006. She previously studied Cinema at USC, earning a BFA.


Education

MFA 2006, Art and Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), School of Art

BFA, Cinema, University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television (cum laude)


Solo Exhibitions

2010

"You Know I Love You, Right?"

Project 210, Pasadena, CA

2009

"Said Too Much But Not Enough"

Los Angeles Art Association (Gallery 825), Los Angeles, CA

2007

"You Better Watch What You Say"

South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006

"These Things I Say Out Loud"

L-Shape Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2005

"Risk of Exposure"

South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004

"Secrets"

Gallery A-402, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2003

"Notice"

Slow Motion Pictures Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions & Performances

2010

"The Alumni Show"

Elephant, Los Angeles, CA

2009

"The Artists' Alphabet #1: The Great Recession"

Project 210, Pasadena, CA

2009

"A Day in LA: Washington Boulevard Art Concert"

Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Stephen Van Dyck

2009

"Soundwalk 2009"

Flood, Long Beach East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

2008

"Your Title Here: Your Name Here, A Solo Show"

Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA

2008

"Conventions and Attitudes"

Exchange Rate 2008, Los Angeles, CA

2008

"Conventions and Attitudes"

Habeas Lounge @ CUNY, New York, NY

2008

"Soundwalk 2008"

Flood, Long Beach East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

2008

"Conflux 2008"

Center for Art & Architecture, New York, NY

2008

"Nude Media Night 2.0"

Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA

2007

"Fall Biennial 2007"

LAAA South/Los Angeles Art Association, Hermosa Beach, CA - Juried by Alma Ruiz, Curator at MOCA

2007

"Fountain - Chicago"

Glowlab, Chicago, IL

2007

"Fountain - New York"

Glowlab, New York, NY

2006

"Conflux 2006"

McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006

"Soundwalk 2006"

Flood, Long Beach East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

2006

"Greater LA MFA Exhibition"

Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2006

International Symposium of Electronic Art - "Drift Relay" collaboration with Glowlab

ZeroOne, San Jose, CA

2006

"Collisions & Pileups: CalArts 2006 MFA Graduate Exhibition"

Armory Northwest/965, Pasadena, CA

2006

"Supersonic 2006"

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006

"Biannual"

LAAA South/The Mike Napoliello Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA. Juried by Jeremy Strick, Director of MOCA

2006

"Stars on Vine"

Aiden Riley Taylor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Chris Sicat.

2005

"Glowlab: Open Lab"

Art Interactive, Boston, MA

2005

"Dis/Connect: A Group Show of Video Installations" (also Curator)

South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

"Soundwalk 2005"

Flood, Long Beach East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

2005

"Interchange 3: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation" (also Curator)

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2005

"In The Abstract"

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2005

"Accelerating Sequence"

Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2004/2005

"A New Order"

Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2004

"Petite Works II"

Gallery 825 Bergamot Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2004

"Soundwalk"

FloodOne, Long Beach East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

2004

"Interchange 2: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation" (also Curator)

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Psy.Geo.Conflux 2004

Participate Inc. Gallery, New York, NY

2004

"Synapse"

Terpsichore Group, Los Angeles, CA

2004

"Creation Counts"

Terpsichore Group, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Interchange: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation" (also Curator)

Melrose Light Space, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age"

Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PC

2003

"Transformations II"

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Soundscape 2003"

SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"[sub]URBAN [sub]VERSION"

Zone9 Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age"

SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003

"Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age"

Resource Center for Activism & Arts, Washington, DC

2003

"On Purpose"

Terpsichore Group, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Minor Adjustments"

Terpsichore Group, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"New Members Group Show - LAAA"

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Screenings & Festivals

2005

"No Heroics Please - Recent Film & Video from Calarts"

REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Sunset 3.825 (Jumbotron Broadcast, Sunset Strip)

West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, West Hollywood, CA

2004

Eclectic Evenings

Hollywood + Highland, Los Angeles, CA

2004

International Underground

Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

2003

ULTRA: 2nd Annual Arts & Film/Video Festival

Seattle, WA

2003

LAX: Los Angeles Experimental Film

Los Angeles, CA

2003

Silver Lake Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA

2003

Illegal Art Screening

Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2003

Lost Film Festival

Philadelphia, PA

2003

Illegal Art Screening

River Gods, Boston, MA

2003

Rhythm From The Wreckage

ATA, San Francisco, CA

2003

Illegal Art Screening

Chicago, IL

2002

Illegal Art Screening

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2002

Microcinefest

Baltimore, MD

2002

Ladyfest LA

Los Angeles, CA

2002

Brooklyn Underground Film Festival

Brooklyn, NY

2002

Silver Lake Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA (2 films selected for screening)

2002

Cinemaker International Super 8 Film Festival (in conjunction with the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival)

Austin, TX (2 films selected for screening)

2002

Red Bank International Film Festival

Red Bank, NJ

2002

Super Super 8 2002 World Tour (sponsored by Echo Park Film Center)

Multi-city tour of US, Canada, Mexico


Curatorial

2009

"The Artists' Alphabet #1: The Great Recession"

Project 210, Pasadena, CA

2005

"Dis/Connect: A Group Show of Video Installations"

South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

"Interchange 3: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation"

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2005

"Gallery 825 Student Film and Video Festival" - Juror and Curator

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2004

"Interchange 2: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation"

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Interchange: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation"

Melrose Light Space, Los Angeles, CA


Articles & Reviews

"Sending Messages to the Sky", Megan Ogilvie, Toronto Star, December 11, 2005

"Tune In to the Sounds Around", R.G. Golightly, Long Beach Downtown Gazette, August 15, 2005

"It's the Art of Sharing A Secret", Diane Haithman, Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2005

"When The Lines Blur", Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 7, 2005

"Something Borrowed, Something New", Brigid Alverson, North Shore Sunday (Boston, MA), December 5, 2004

"Street Smart: Taking on the Variable City", Zoe Ryan, Van Alen Report #17, October 2004

"Take Notice: D. Jean Hester", Holly Willis, RES Magazine, July/August 2004 Issue

"Frames Are The Art", Jess Holl, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2004

"Signal to Noise: Interchange 2", Holly Willis, LA Weekly, June 6, 2004 - June 17, 2004

"A New Way of Walking: Artist Explorers Called Psychogeographers Are Changing the Way We Experience the City", Joseph Hart, Utne Magazine, July/August 2004 Issue

"Art Attack", WKCR 89.9 New York, May 14, 2004, Radio interview

"Illegal Art Exhibit", Carrie McLaren, Stay Free Magazine: Copyright Issue/No. 20, Fall 2002


Publications

"SoundWalk" Catalog, 2004, FLOOD

"Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age", Limited Edition DVD Compilation, 2003, Stay Free Magazine


Awards

Small Gauge Award (nominee) - Microcinefest ("container")

Low Budget Film Award (nominee) - Microcinefest ("container")

Best Experimental Film (nominee) - Red Bank International Film Festival ("container")

Award of Excellence - California Works ("container")

Award of Merit - California Works ("dive/awake")