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CAMH Connects | Jessi Reaves

Artist Jessi Reaves checks in with CAMH Curator Rebecca Matalon during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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About the Series

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re doing everything we can to flatten the curve — but even though the museum is closed, and we’re working from home, we still talk to artists around the world every day. Here in Houston, in Italy, in China, in San Francisco … artists, like all of us, are weathering the coronavirus personally and professionally.

We will bring these conversations with artists — wherever they are — to wherever you are.


About the Artist

Jessi Reaves (b. 1986, Portland, Oregon; lives in Brooklyn, New York) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2009. Over the last six years, Reaves’s work has been exhibited extensively in both the United States and Europe, including recent presentations at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2018), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2018), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (2017), Dorich House Museum, Kingston University, London (2017), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2017), and Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York (2016), among others. Reaves’s work is the subject of an upcoming two-person exhibition at CAMH, WIld Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves, opening in 2020.