NEWARK ARTS FESTIVAL | October 7 - 10, 2021

Newark Arts Festival is featuring Monday Draw Jam, a project I've been a part of with artists Jenn Dierdorf, Melissa Gerecci, Keer Tanchak, BA Thomas, Yvette Molina and Dorry Spikes. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the 7 of us participated in virtual group life drawing sessions as we tried to connect and commiserate through our isolated experiences. Check out our Monday Draw Jam Instagram here.

Newark Arts Festival
609 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102


PORTALS ARTIST RECEPTION | September 16, 2021

Please join us on Thursday, September 16th from 6-9pm for an artist reception celebrating PORTALS at The Yard: Lincoln Square.

In PORTALS, artists Saskia Fleishman, Christina Graham, MaryKate Maher, Isabelle Schneider, and Lesley Wamsley explore the perception of time, space, and access in their work. Through varied media, each artist creates a portal - an illusory space in which we can get lost, reflect, dream, and find ourselves again. PORTALS speaks to our current social and cultural life; moving into new and unknown spaces. Immersed in this new dimension, we can reimagine and connect with others and ourselves, re-establish balance and gain access to another perspective.

Register here to reserve a time slot. Masks are required for entry.

The Yard: Lincoln Square
157 Columbus Ave, Floor 4+5,  New York, NY


VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION | August 4, 2021

Please join us this Wednesday, August 4th at 6 PM EST for a Virtual Panel Discussion in conjunction with PORTALS, now on view at The Yard: Lincoln Square. Exhibiting artists Saskia Fleishman, Christina Graham, MaryKate Maher, and Lesley Wamsley will discuss their work, process, and how the pandemic has affected their studio practice.

Click here to join on Google Meets.


PORTALS | June 22 - September 20, 2021

I am happy to announce the opening of my curatorial project, PORTALS, a group exhibition at The Yard: Lincoln Square featuring Saskia Fleishman, Christina Graham, MaryKate Maher, Isabelle Schneider, and Lesley Wamsley.

PORTALS
presents five artists who explore the perception of time, space, and access in their work. Through varied media, each artist creates a portal - an illusory space in which we can get lost, reflect, dream, and find ourselves again.

The work in PORTALS speaks to our current social and cultural life; moving into new and unknown spaces. Immersed in this new dimension, we can reimagine and connect with others and ourselves, re-establish balance and gain access to another perspective.

The Yard: Lincoln Square is open to visitors Monday - Friday from 10am - 4:30pm, or by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please click here or contact me at jacqferrante@gmail.com.

The Yard: Lincoln Square
157 Columbus Ave, Floor 4+5,  New York, NY


IL TESORO DI BRUNA | 2021 

This site-specific installation is reminiscent of the typical Italian panni stesi. I dyed traditional Italian linens with locally sourced materials and left them to dry outside so the sun and wind can mark their presence. They were left as a part of the landscape at Masseria Cultura, and will change with the passage of time.

Pictured below is the installation after one month in the elements, where most of the colors have faded.


GLAMOROUS DECAY | April 1 - May 31, 2021

I have four works included in Curina's virtual exhibition "Glamorous Decay" on view through May 31st.

Accompanied by Curina's sustainability campaign, the exhibition counters the rebirth narrative of “up-cycling” that rescues ugly and old objects by giving them new life. Instead, works in this exhibition highlight the qualities that make trash trash: too commonplace like concrete, traces of previous use like wrinkles on fabric, cheap mass produced items like loofahs.

Take a stroll through the virtual gallery and read more about it here!


MASSERIA CULTURA | Spring 2021

I'm honored to have been selected as an artist in residence at Masseria Cultura this coming May! During my stay, I will focus my work on the connection between the traditional drystone huts known as trulli and the land, two important parts of agriculture in the Valle D’Itria region of Puglia, Italy. Stay tuned!


CHRISTMAS 2020 | December 22, 2020

I have a piece featured in this week's virtual exhibit "Christmas 2020" on Art in Res, curated by Melanie Reese. Click here for a lovely read about the selected works for the holiday season. All works can be purchased through installments as low as $30 a month!


INSIDE THE STUDIO | September 24, 2020

I had a wonderful time speaking with Mel Reese from Art in Res this week. Check out my virtual studio visit here for some insight on my work, inspirations, and process!


SMALL BUT MIGHTY | June 1 - Dec 31, 2020

I have several works included in Curina's benefit collection "Small But Mighty". Curina is donating 20% of their proceeds of works under $1000 to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute in support of Black Trans lives until December 31, 2020. Check out the selection of works and read more about it here!


PERSONAL SPACE | May 7 - June 7, 2020

I have two works on paper in Collective131's virtual exhibition, Personal Space, on view through June 7th. Check it out here!


THE ANTIDOTE TO THE WFH BLUES | April 21, 2020

I have a piece featured in this week's virtual exhibit "The Antidote to the WFH Blues" on Art in Res, curated by Melanie Reese. Click here for a lovely read about the selected works and how to make your work from home space more inviting during this time. All works can be purchased through installments as low as $30 a month!


CURINA COVID-19 DONATION PROJECT | April 17 - May 30, 2020

I have works for sale in Curina's COVID-19 Donation Project. In response to the shortage of masks for healthcare workers, Curina is donating 100% of their sales share from artworks on paper to Masks for Docs until May 30, 2020. Take a look at the selection of works and read more about the project here!


ART STEPS IN | March 21 - April 12, 2020

Art in Res is donating 100 percent of their cut to Feeding America and the CDP Covid-19 Response Fund with "Art Steps In" through April 12th. Buying a piece of my art will not only support me, but it will support impacted children and displaced wage-workers, too. All works are available for purchase in monthly installments as low as $30. You get to live with the artwork while you pay it off! Find more information here.


GIFTS BY ARTISTS | December 12, 2019, 6-9pm

I have four sculptures in Gifts by Artists, a holiday show featuring small works at Ground Floor Gallery. The opening reception is Thursday, December 12th from 6-9pm and the exhibition will be up through December 23rd.

Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY


CON QUESTI OCCHI | October 19, 2019, 8-10pm

Con Questi Occhi  is a two-person exhibition at La Controra ft. myself and Katherine Shapiro. We will be showing new works made these last two months at La Controra in Manduria, Italy. The show is open for one-day-only, October 19th, with a reception from 8-10pm.

La Controra
Str. Vecchia Comunale Manduria - Oria 20/C, Manduria, Italy


LA CONTRORA | Fall 2019

I'm honored to be the first artist in residence at La Controra, a new organization for art, writing, music, collaboration and community. During my stay, I will create a new body of work inspired by the history and culture of Manduria, a small town in the Puglia region of Italy. Stay tuned!


ABSTRACT WOMEN II | August 10, 2019, 4-7pm

I'll have several works in ABSTRACT WOMEN II at William Ris Gallery in Jamesport, NY! Join me for the opening reception on Saturday, August 10th from 4-7pm. For more information and directions, click here. The show will be on view through September 8th.

William Ris Gallery
1291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY


UNDER THE MAGNIFYING GLASS | July 11, 2019, 1-8pm

Under The Magnifying Glass
curated by Claudia Bitran showcases a selection of small works made by NYC Crit Club artists. Visitors are encouraged to take a close look at each small piece through magnifying glasses that will be installed throughout the gallery. This group exhibition is open for one-day-only from 1-8pm with a reception from 5-8pm at Gallery Cubed under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn. For more information and directions, click here.

Gallery Cubed
DUMBO Archway, 80 Pearl Street, Brooklyn, NY


GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS | June 8 + 9, 2019, 12-6pm

Greenpoint Open Studios is a grassroots effort that aims to provide a free and open platform for local arts that builds, sustains, and supports the thriving creative community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

For one weekend, hundreds of artists and designers open up their studios to the public to showcase work in a wide range of mediums. From paintings, sculptures, film, photography, weaving/textiles, ceramics, and more, there are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered in the northernmost tip of Brooklyn.

Join me June 8th and 9th, 12-6pm at 473 Porter Avenue, Studio 24!


SAID I MEANT | May 11 - June 9, 2019

I will have several new works in Said I Meant curated by JoAnne McFarland and Sasha Chavchavadze. Said I Meant, a play on the word sediment, is an exhibition of work by thirteen artists and writers that explores the griefs and joys we leverage in order to feel most alive. During this period of tremendous social, environmental, and technological transition, how do we use our histories to live wholeheartedly in the present and plan for the future?

Said I Meant is one of a series of sediment-related exhibitions and events taking place in May/June 2019 in Gowanus Brooklyn, where the Gowanus Canal, one of the most toxic bodies of water in the United States, is currently being dredged of century-old commercial runoff.

The opening reception is May 11th and 12th from 1-5pm and the exhibition will be up through June 9th by appointment.

Artpoetica
543 Union Street, Studio 2B, Brooklyn, NY


ORIENT POINT COMMISSION | November 2018

This month, my large custom commissioned painting was installed in the home of wonderful collectors in Orient Point, NY.


WATCH IT BURN | November 16 - December 12, 2018

My piece Untitled (White Painting 18-06) will be included in Watch It Burn curated by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The opening reception is Friday, November 16th from 7-9pm.

Trestle Gallery
850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY


WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN | July 28 - September 27, 2018

WE: Women Empowering Women, a group exhibition co-curated by Kara Hoblin and Anne Sherwood Pundyk, carries forward the spirit of women supporting each other in their creative endeavors. The curators will present outstanding work by artists from Brooklyn, New York City, and Long Island including the East End. As with the curators themselves many of the artists in the exhibition are involved in serious, self-organized artist communities such as Brooklyn-based Lady Painters and the North Fork Art Collective.

Artist communities have traditionally played an important role in the forging of aesthetic movements, from Impressionism to the New York School. As more women take leadership roles in creative communities their influence can be seen in the development of diverse, high caliber artwork cultivated in an unbiased environment. Recent examples of this include 179 Canal, The Yams Collective, and CRUSH CURATORIAL. The artwork presented in WE: Women Empowering Women similarly demonstrates the results of deep individual exploration undertaken within in a critically supportive community. 

Borghese Vineyard Gallery
17150 Country Road 48, Cutchogue, NY


GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS | June 2 + 3, 2018, 12-6pm

I will be showing my work at Java Studios during Greenpoint Open Studios. Join me on the 2nd floor on June 2nd and 3rd!

Java Studios
252 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY


INTERVIEW WITH LES FEMMES FOLLES: WOMEN IN ART

I had the chance to speak with Sally Deskins, founder of Les Femmes Folles, about my newest series of work on view at VSOP Projects, my background, collaboration, and my residency at Trestle Gallery. Click here to read the full article!


ARTIST TALK AT VSOP PROJECTS | May 12, 2018, 2pm

I will be giving an artist talk about my work in "White Paintings" on view at VSOP Projects. The exhibition will be up through May 21st!

VSOP Projects
311 Front Street, Greenport, NY


OPENING RECEPTION AT VSOP PROJECTS | April 21, 2018, 6-8pm

VSOP Projects is pleased to present "White Paintings", an exhibition of new works by Brooklyn and Long Island-based painter Jacqueline Ferrante. The exhibition will be on view April 21 - May 21, 2018. 

Over the past 8 years, Ferrante has produced abstract paintings and photographs that investigate and mimic surfaces in our natural and built environments as they evolve as a result of accumulation, erosion, and decay. Foregoing the use of a paintbrush, Jacqueline favors the palette knife and non-traditional tools to layer, rub, splatter, and strip paint from her canvases.

While typically bold and adventurous in her explorations of color, Ferrante has chosen a more subdued palette to work from in these newest works, created while on residency at Brooklyn's Trestle Gallery. A spectrum of blue, pink, yellow, green, and violet underpaintings are all but rendered invisible with white and earth-toned surfaces. Rather than the density of the urban environment that she tends to portray, these new paintings are more suggestive of the earliest brimmings of Spring mosses, barks, and lichens.

VSOP Projects
311 Front Street, Greenport, NY


AMERICAN BEECH | Spring + Summer 2018

I have work on view at American Beech, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic Village of Greenport. Stimulated by the vibrant North Fork region of Long Island, the hotel combines tropical decor with original art available for purchase from VSOP Projects. 

American Beech
300 Main Street, Greenport, NY


ENVISION AT BROOKLYN BAZAAR | March 28, 2018, 7-11pm

ENVISION with RAW Artists Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bazaar
RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one-night circus of creativity.

Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY


SUGAR IS SWEET | February 13, 2018, 6-9pm

Sugar is Sweet is a Valentine's Art Pop-up for the Caribbean hosted by Ground Floor Gallery. The work of over 50 artists will be displayed and priced at $75 with $25 from each sale supporting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and St. John: two Caribbean-American territories that share a fraught history in the sugar industry and are often synonymous with sunny escapes.

NU Hotel
85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY


TRESTLE ARTIST RESIDENCY | 2018 Recipient

The Trestle Artist Residency is a professional development program that aims to provide space, community, and opportunities for emerging artists. The residency will conclude with an exhibition curated by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

Trestle Gallery
850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY


WINTER SALON AT VSOP PROJECTS | December 2, 2017, 5-8pm

The Winter Salon exhibition includes works by 25 important local artists across a spectrum of media. Co-curated by VSOP Projects' director Jonathan Weiskopf and long-time Greenport resident and painter/ceramist Dena Zemsky, 

Artists: Louise Crandell, Arden Scott, Jacqueline Ferrante, Peter Jauquet, Sarah McNamara, Patrick Caulkins, Rosemary Gabriel, Cara Galowitz, Garance, Anders Goldfarb, Carol Halliburton, Marty Heitner, Poppy Johnson, Paul Kreiling, Patrick Lofthouse, Bob McInnis, Scott McIntire, Gail Miller, Robert Moore, Patience Pollock, Anne Sherwood-Pundyk, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Andre Worrell, Dena Zemsky

VSOP Projects
311 Front Street, Greenport, NY

 
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