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Jesse Small


Belger Art Center

Kansas City, Missouri.


Xindu Min Yin Tao Ci Yuan

Jingdezhen City, China.


BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, 1997.

MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University, 2005.


Selected Solo:

2009  “Xin Sheng Huo (New Life)”  First Art Bank, OCAT, Shenzhen, China.

2009  “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.


Selected Group:

2009  “Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy”  Kuwait.

2009  “RoCoCoPoP”  Dean Project/Crossing Arts, New York, NY.

2009  “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.

2008  “World Histories”  Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA.

2008  "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.

Public Art Commissions:

2009  “Tree Light” Des Moines, Iowa.

2009  “Infinite Chandelier” Marshalltown Public Library, Iowa.

2009  “Sofa Garden (Seasons)”  Shenzhen, China.

2008  "Golden Hedges"  Kansas City, MO.

2008  “Centurion Gate”  Fort Riley, KS.

2007-2009  "Cornucopia"  Staten Island, NY.

2007-2008  "Globe Drift"  Kansas City, MO.

2005  “Flock”  Kansas City, MO.

2003  “Bollards”  McAllen, TX.

2003  “Shadow”  Sedalia, MO.

2000  "Checkpoint"  Avenue of the Arts, Kansas City, MO.


Creative Team Experience:

2008 “GWOT Memorial” proposed at National Mall, Washington D.C.

2008  “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.                                                                                         


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