Solo Exhibitions

2014 // Untitled, Philadelphia International Airport Terminal F, May-November 2014, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // An Education in Yarnbombing, Art in City Hall Gallery, Fiber Philadelphia 2012, March-April, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 // #StreetsDeptTurns5, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2015 // No Sad Stuff, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA

2014 // I Am Here, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013 // San Francisco Art Barrel Showcase and Competition, Herradura Tequila, San Francisco, CA

2013 // Night of a Thousand Strings, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2013 // Lil Bub Art Show, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2012 // Space 1026 Art Auction, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // Fence, Furnessadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // Dirty Pretty Things, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // In Stitches, Long Beach Island Foundation, May-June, Loveladies, NJ

2012 // Connectivity, Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2011 // Design Philadelphia, Pop up Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Windmill, Parking Day, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // LEAP, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Experiential, Environmental, Educational, The Old School Studios, Philadelphia, PA

2010 // Umbrella, Dutch Umbrella Project, HAHA Magazine, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 // Opening Exhibition, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Commissioned work

2016 // Ps & Qs for Her, Philadelphia, PA

2013 // Free People Garden, Free People Grand Opening, Tokyo, Japan

2013 // Monsters, Glammic, San Francisco, CA

2013 // Promotional Video, Fast Company Magazine, Billee Howard Co., New York, NY

2013 // Target Canada Facebook Promotion, Target Inc.

2012 // Globe, Art In Embassies 50th Anniversary Gala, David Stark Design, Washington, DC

2012 // Deer, Individual Commission, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // Handrails, Electronic Ink, Philadelphia PA

2012 // Craft Spoken Here, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA

2012 // Soak It Up Philly!, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // Tampax Radiant Advertising Campaign, Proctor & Gamble, February, Los Angeles, CA

2011 // Grow, Dress For Success Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Bench, Big Picture, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Flagpoles, 543 Building, Urban Outfitters Inc., Philadelphia, PA

2010 // Tree, Design Philadelphia, Minima Furniture Showroom, Philadelphia, PA

 

Public Exhibitions

2015 // Where Did You Go, Philadelphia, PA

2015 // What Happened, Philadelphia, PA

2014 // Freedom, Philadelphia, PA

2013 // All Heart, Union Square, San Francisco, CA

2013 // Fitted, 19th and Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

2013 // Rainbow Racks, 49th and Telegraph, Oakland, CA

2012 // Rizzo, 15th and JFK, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // Tree, Washington DC

2012 // Phone Booth, Front & Girard, 15th & Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Boards, Front & Norris Sts, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Tree, Hillcrest Neighborhood, San Diego, CA

2011 // Rocky, Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2011 // Stairs, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

2011 // MFL, Market-Frankford Elevated Subway, SEPTA, Philadelphia, PA

2010 // Tree, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

2010 // Organic Bicycle, 12th & Market Sts, Philadelphia, PA

2010 // Flowers, 16th & Locust Sts, Philadelphia, PA

 

Visiting Artistships

2011 // LEAP, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

2012 // After School Program, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

 

Lectures

2013 // Being an Artist, Park Day School, Oakland, CA

2012 // Yarnbombing with ishknits, Philadephia Art Alliance, April 5, Philadelphia, PA

 

Press

2013 // Philadelphie Episode, Streetosphere Television Show, France

2012 // 9 Dream Jobs that Actually Pay, TIME.com, November 27, 2012

2012 // Stand Out Girl, Tampax Radiant Facebook Campaign, December 2012

2012 // One to Watch: Jessie Hemmons aka Ishknits, UK Knitting Magazine in Print, December 2012

2012 // Coffee Talk with Jessie Hemmons, David Stark Design Blog, December 18, 2012

2012 // Craft as an integral part of the fine art world, WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane 1 hr Segment, May 11, 2012

2012 // Yarnbombing: Street Art Even a Suburban Mom Could Love, Philadelphia Magazine Blog: The Philly Post, May 11, 2012

2012 // Ishknits Yarnbombs the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman building; Her Largest Installation Yet!, Streetsdept.com, May 7, 2012

2012 // Lion Brand Yarn Press Release, PRweb.com, May 4th 2012

2012 // Yarnbomb’s Away!, Philadelphia Museum of Art Tumblr and Facebook Pages, May 4th, 2012

2012 // New Ishknits Yarnbombing in Fishtown, Streetsdept.com, April 30, 2012

2012 // Philly Invites Yarnbomber to outfit city, WHYY’s Newsworks.org, March 15, 2012

2012 // Yarnbombing, Encyclopedia Britannica Year In Review Hardcover

2012 // ishknits, Talkadelphia Podcast

2012 // Urban Outfitter, Philadelphia City Paper, April 4-11 2012

2012 // Slingluff Gallery, The Pinecone Gentlemen, An Interview with Yarnbomber Jessie Hemmons

2012 // Philadelphia City Paper, Photo of the Week, December 20, 2011

2012 // May 5 & 6, TRESPASS One-A-Day Calender, curated by Wooster Collective

2011 // The New York Times, Graffiti’s Cozy, Feminine Side

2011 // The Fine Art of Yarnbombing, TIME Magazine Print Edition, June 20, 2011 and Web Edition

2011 // NewsWorks.org, WHYY, Gritty in Pink: ‘Yarnbomber’ outfits iconic Rocky statue

2011 // Juxtapoz Magazine, Yarn Bombing with Ishknits in Philadelphia

2011 // Flying Kite Media, The Social Knitwork: Philly’s yarn bomber in talks with Mural Arts

2011 // Wooster Collective Online, Yarn Bombing Philadelphia’s Blue Line

2011 // Philadelphia Metro, April 4, Pg. 2

2011 // NPR Fresh Air Tumblr Blog, Ishknits Yarn Bomber Strikes Philadelphia Train

2011 // Newsweek Tumblr Blog, Ishknits Yarn Bomber Strikes Philadelphia Train

2010 // Americans for the Arts Action Fund, Knitters attempt to beautify cities one stop sign at a time

2010 // Philadelphia Inquirer, Front Page, Philadelphia’s anti-graffiti knit work, March 25, 2010

2010 // Crochet Guevara, Multiple Blog Posts, Crochetguevara.com

2010 // Philadelphia Weekly, Style Blog, Epic Yarn Bomb

2010 // Philebrity.com Blog Post, Yarn Bomber caught in Northern Libs, Yarn Bombers Now Putting Pink Fuzzy Things In Trees And Getting Kind Of Bossy About You Looking At Them

2010 // Philthy.com Blog, Yarn Bombing

2010 // Phrequency.com Blog, New Yarn Bomb in Old City

2010 // Two.One.Five Magazine, Speakeasy: Slipstitch

2010 // WHYY, Arts and Culture with Peter Crimmins, Radio Segment, Knitting ‘graffiti’ hits Philadelphia, Philadelphia light poles get all cozied up

2009 // Philadelphia Weekly, Style Blog, Yarn Bomb Philly

 

Awards and Grants

2011 // Public Art Preconference Artist Track, Public Art Preconference, Americans for the Arts, San Diego, CA

 

Education

2011 // Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, Masters of Science, Clinical & Counseling Psychology, Child & Adolescent Therapy Concentration

2008 // Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Bachelors of Arts, Psychology

 

Employment

2015 // Clinical Research Coordinator in the Addictions, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2014 // Pharmacist Assistant, Philidor Rx Services, Hatboro, PA

2013 // Mental Health Intake Clinician, Youth Uprising, Oakland, CA

2011 – 2012 // Clinical Research Coordinator, Neuropsychiatry Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA

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