Photo Courtesy of  John Wentworth  
Jesse Small

 born 1974

Jesse Small

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Jesse William Arthur Small


BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, 1997

MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University, 2005



2011 “dESIGN hELL” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC and “Design Hell” Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

2010 “Ceramique Contemporaine Biennale Internationale” Vallauris, France and “Twiganatomy” Sherry Leedy, Kansas City, MO

2009 “Xin Sheng Huo (New Life)” First Art Bank, OCAT, Shenzhen, China and  “Bao Zha de Xing Xing (Super-Nova)” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2007 “New_Types” BOKA-Powell Architects, Kansas City, MO

2007 “Shi Tou (Soaked)” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2006 “Not Only You” First Art Bank, OCAT, Shenzhen, China

2005 “The Freaks Come Out at Night” Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen, China

2004 “After The Heat” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO



2011 “Decor” Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France

2010 “Red Shift” Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA; “In The Moment” Carter Art Center, Kansas City, MO and “Re-Form” Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2009 “Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy” Kuwait; “RoCoCoPoP” Dean Project/Crossing Arts, New York, NY and “Happy Tree Friends” Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO

2008 “E-Form” Travelling show: Today Art Museum, Beijing, DoLand MOCA, Shanghai, Jinse Gallery, Chong Qing, China; “World Histories” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; and “Exporting Pop Preview” Dean Project, New York, NY

2007 “Flying the Coop” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2005 “Itchy Tickle” C2 Gallery, Shanghai, China

2004 “Contemplating War” JCCC Gallery of Art, Johnson County, KS;



2010 “Gate to I-Lan” Leawood, KS

2009 “Leap of Faith” Des Moines, IA; “Infinite Chandelier” Marshalltown Public Library, IA and “Sofa Garden (Seasons)” Shenzhen, China

2008 “Golden Hedges” Kansas City, MO and “Centurion Gate” Fort Riley, KS

2007-2009 “Cornucopia” Staten Island, NY and “Globe Drift” Kansas City, MO

2005 “Flock” Kansas City, MO

2003 “Bollards” McAllen, TX and “Shadow” Sedalia, MO

2000 “Checkpoint” Avenue of the Arts, Kansas City, MO



2008 “GWOT Memorial” proposed at National Mall, Washington D.C. and  “I-670 Bridges: Guardrail Enhancement”, Kansas City, MO

2007 “Art in the Loop: 12th and Walnut pocket park” Kansas City, MO

1999-2002 “Riverfront Heritage Trail” Kansas City, MO



2009 Gold Award for “Golden Hedges” from KC AtA Foundation

2005 Lighton International Artist Exchange Program (LIAEP)

2000 Charlotte Street Artist Grant



Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Belger Cartage Service, Kansas City, MO

Corporate Communications Group, Overland Park, KS

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, MO

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Sprint World Headquarters, Overland Park, KS

U.S. Federal Bank, Kansas City, MO

Jesse Small's Public Art in Greater Des Moines

  Jesse Small

 2009  |  Long-Term Collection