Jessica Taylor Bellamy - ANAT EBGI GALLERY (2024)

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Born in Whittier, CALives and works in Los Angeles, CA

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Jessica Taylor Bellamy American Airlines Passenger Ticket 2 (after Warhol), 2023

About

Jessica Taylor Bellamy is an artist of juxtapositions: image and text, abstraction and figuration, handmade and mass produced, reality and fantasy, sunshine and noir. A native Angeleno, born and raised in Whittier to an Ashkenazi Jewish mother and an Afro-Cuban father, Bellamy’s practice considers this particular familial history to address notions of home, homeland, and landscape. The artist’s work is rooted in her observations living at the edge of a precarious paradise of shifting ecological tensions.

Jessica Taylor Bellamy (b. 1992, Whittier, CA) received an MFA from the Roski School of Art at the University of Southern California in 2022 and a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California in 2014. A recent solo exhibition Endnotes for Sunshine marked her debut with representing gallery Anat Ebgi. Bellamy’s work has also been featured in exhibitions with UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA; GRIMM, New York, NY; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Make Room LA, Los Angeles, CA; Superposition Gallery hosted at Ochi Aux, Los Angeles, CA; and Lyles and King Gallery, New York, NY. Bellamy lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Images

Jessica Taylor BellamyProphetess of the Region, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyAmerican Airlines Passenger Ticket 1 (after Warhol), 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyAmerican Airlines Passenger Ticket 2 (after Warhol), 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyTonight's Entertainment (Stormy combination pill pack), 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyA Subspecies of Journalism, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyPlaya Larga (Coquina Combination Pill Pack), 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyWarm Light, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyEndnotes for Sunshine, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyLand of the Sundown Sea, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyProving Ground, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyLight of the Ledge, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyFloods in a Desert, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyEndnotes for Sunshine, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyAssisted Migration, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyNo Trick of Light, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyLooking Backward, 2023
Jessica Taylor BellamyA Slight Exaggeration, 2023

Exhibitions

The First Taste January 19 — March 2, 2024, 372 Broadway, New York City, NY 10013, USATribeca Vampire::Mother January 27 — March 2, 2024, 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 5, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USAWilshire Jessica Taylor Bellamy: Endnotes for Sunshine January 21 — February 25, 2023, 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USAWilshire

News

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Unknown Landscapes: Jessica Taylor Bellamy Explores the Wetlands

Bellamy tells both macroscopic and microscopic stories about agency and oppression, collected and constructed from her lived experience and intimate observations. She helps instruct us on how we might feel the ground exhale. —Lauren Guilford

artillery, May 2023

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Frieze Week: Meet Four Artists Exploring the “Sunshine and Noir” of L.A.

“I have this huge pile of [newspapers] in my studio. A lot of the things I’m collecting are specific stories that might be about the climate or they might be visual indicators of change like temperature maps.” —Jessica Taylor Bellamy

The Hollywood Reporter, February 2023

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Jessica Taylor Bellamy: Endnotes for Sunshine

Los Angeles is a city of paradoxes, where the fantasy and glamor of Hollywood often overshadows the grimy reality of daily life. Artist Jessica Taylor Bellamy, who grew up in Los Angeles, isn’t interested in the public’s obsession with celebrity. Instead, she tunes into the ordinariness of everyday occurrences and captures the strange truth of L.A.'s many contradictions. — Sahir Ahmed

office Magazine, January 2023

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Exploring Identity Through Place: Artist Jessica Taylor Bellamy’s Love Letter To L.A.

"Conceptually, the screen plays a role as an interruption, as this actual veil that either you need to see past part of the painting to see what could be the rest of the screen or you need to confront the screen before seeing the rest of the painting." —Jessica Taylor Bellamy

Curate LA, January 2023

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Jessica Taylor Bellamy and Suzanne Lacy Channel the Topography of Los Angeles

Ahead of Jessica Taylor Bellamy’s first solo show, the emerging painter and multidisciplinary artist connects with her friend and mentor, the artist Suzanne Lacy, for a conversation about archiving the city, social practice, and car culture. — Annie Lyall Slaughter

Cultured Magazine, January 2023

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Bonus Round: ‘Jessica Taylor Bellamy: Endnotes for Sunshine’

This native Angeleno juxtaposes stunning Southern California landscapes with daunting realities —displayed through newspaper clippings with headlines about the effects of catastrophes like global warming. —Steven Vargas

LA Times, January 2023

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Jessica Taylor Bellamy focuses on LA’s changing environment, politics

Jessica Taylor Bellamy uses screen printing, animation, and video to look at LA’s political, social, and environmental structures. — Steve Chiotakis

KCRW, January 2023

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Jessica Taylor Bellamy | Interview

"I try to see if my color palette can escape the sunset, and it can’t. Even if it’s a sunset of smokey skies, and there’s a warning and it's bad, or polluted, that is something that is always going to come through in my work." —Jessica Taylor Bellamy

CF Hill, October 2022

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A New Dawn Rises

More concretely delineated but no less magical are two works by Jessica Taylor Bellamy, her ethereal resin and wire “Palm Veil” suspended over “Ecology IV: Horizons of Manic Striving and Photogenic Decline,” an impressive sculpture of a repurposed BMW bumper, video projected images of city scape, and dried wildflowers. —Diversions LA

Diversions LA, June 2022

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The Art of Optimistic Nihilism: Jessica Taylor Bellamy’s Beautiful Destruction

Jessica Taylor Bellamy is finding the grotesque beauty in impending doom. Bellamy’s best pieces capture the unfettered 21st-century anxiety of living through ever-worsening ecological disaster, and all the contradictory feelings that come with it. —Wesley Stenzel

Ampersand, May 2022

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Rejection of the Monoculture – Statement And Paintings By Jessica Taylor Bellamy

"By portraying them on fire or as alternative bouquets, for example, I attempt to re-contextualize, individualize and personify this highly recognizable form." —Jessica Taylor Bellamy

Mixed Life, April 2020

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Meet Jessica Bellamy of Jbellzamy in Playa Del Rey

"The social and political insanity that I feel from a distance is frequently explored with the image of a burning palm tree." —Jessica Taylor Bellamy

Voyage LA, December 2018

CV

Jessica Taylor Bellamy

1992
Born in Whittier, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

2022
MFA, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2014
BA, Political Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023
Vanities Come to Dust: From Havana to Los Angeles, With Love, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Endnotes for Sunshine, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2022
Present Myth, Future Fantasy, MFA Thesis Exhibition, USC Roski Graduate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Tender Haze, Curtain of Sky, Superposition, Ochi Projects Aux, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024
Navigating with Nature, Ngã Artspace, Hanoi, Vietnam
Vampire::Mother, Curated by Jasmine Wahi, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
The First Taste, Anat Ebgi, New York, NY
2023
Ahorita!, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Well June, Moosey Art, London, UK
The Moon and I, GRIMM Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Distinguishing Us, Soho House, Los Angeles, CA
LA WOMEN, Phillips, Los Angeles, CA
2022
Unsettling California, Glass Box Gallery, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Lascape, PRJCTLA, Los Angeles, CA
LA Currents, The Big New Projects, Los Angeles, CA
LA Dreams: Light Touch, CF Hill, Stockholm, Sweden
Resilience, Superposition, Eastville Museum, Sag Harbor, NY
YOU ME ME YOU, Nicodim, Los Angeles, CA
Killer Cute: In Two Parts, De Boer Gallery, Los Angeles CA
The Tale Their Terror Tells, Lyles & King, New York, NY
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer, Make Room, Los Angeles, CA
Radical Dawn: Solid Forms & Paradigm Shifts, Luna Anais Gallery, Inglewood, CA
California Dystopia, USC Doheny Library Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA
GLAMFA 2022: Connectivity, California State University, Long Beach
2021
Urban Whispers part 2, Make Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Urban Whispers part I, WOAW Gallery, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2020
In Cahoots: Artists and Curators at USC Roski, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles CA
Celebrate Longevity, Superposition Gallery, Amagansett, NY
Going Home, TZ Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Made In California, Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
Parallel Realities and Unpopular Truths, Superposition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019
Boiling Point, Superposition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Save Mr. Wisdom’s Auction (Keep Slauson Fresh), Nous Tous Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Global Inheritance: TRASHed Coachella, House of Machines DTLA & Empire Polo Fields; Indio, CA
GIFC, The Costume House; Toronto, ON, Canada
2018
GIFC LA, 0-0 LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

2022
Macomber Travel Grant, University of Southern California. Destination Cuba

Selected Press

2023
Guilford, Lauren, "Unknown Landscapes: Jessica taylor Bellamy Explores the Wetlands", Artillery, May 9, 2023 (Link)
Pener, Degen. "Art That Looks at L.A.: 'Full of Substance and Surface'." The Hollywood Reporter, February 15, 2023.
Holcomb, Shelley, "Exploring Identity Through Place: Artist Jessica Taylor Bellamy’s Love Letter To L.A.", Curator LA, January 20, 2023 (Link)
Amed, Sahir, "Jessica Taylor Bellamy: Endnotes for Sunshine", Office Magazine, January 21, 2023 (Link)
Slaughter, Annie Lyall, "Jessica Taylor Bellamy and Suzanne Lacy Channel the Topography of Los Angeles", Cultured Magazine, January 19, 2023 (Link)
"The rainbow after the storm: Dance Camera West and more events for your rain-free weekend", Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2023 (Link)
Chiotakis, Steve, "Endnotes for Sunshine’ exhibition focuses on LA’s changing environment, politics", KCRW, January 11, 2023 (Link)
2022
“UNSETTLING CALIFORNIA”, The Current, October 24, 2022 (Link)
“10 MFA GRADS ON THE RISE IN 2022”, Artsy.com, August 11, 2022 (Link)
“THE ART OF OPTIMISTIC NIHILISM: JESSICA TAYLOR BELLAMY’S BEAUTIFUL DESTRUCTION”, Ampersandla.com, May 5, 2022 (Link)
2021
“MIAMI ART WEEK ARTILLERY REPORT: DAY 3”, Artillery, December 3, 2021. (Link)
“A POLITICAL SCIENCE ALUMNA SPEAKER HER MIND ON THE CANVAS”, USC Dornsife Magazine, June 28, 2021. (Link)
“RESHAPING THE NARRATIVE”, Roski Mag Issue 11 Metamorphosis, Spring 2021 (Link)
2020
“IN CELEBRATION OF SUPERPOSITION GALLERY’S SECOND ANNIVERSARY: NOTES ON THE HAMPTONS, SUPERPOSITION AND SANS," Cultured Mag, September 18, 2020 (Link)
“REJECTION OF THE MONOCULTURE,” Mixed Life Media, April 13, 2020 (Link)
2019
“ART NEEDS AND READS ISSUE 10: IN THE STUDIO WITH JESSICA TAYLOR BELLAMY,” Penske Projects, November 13, 2019
“SUPERPOSITION ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY,” PARISLA, August 22, 2019
“Meet Jessica Bellamy of Jbellzamy in Playa del Rey”, Interview in Voyage LA, December 11, 2018 (Link)
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