Jessica Houston has an MA from Columbia University. She was an invited artist aboard an Arctic voyage sponsored by Cape Farewell. She has created site-specific works for the New Jersey MOCA, Asbury Park, New Jersey; the Castello di Corigliano, Puglia, Italy; Governors Island, NY, NY and The Albany Airport, Albany, NY. Select exhibitions & projects include: The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls (NY), The Latimer House Museum, New York (NY), Art in Odd Places, New York (NY), International Polar Year Conference, Oslo (NO), The Painting Center, New York (NY), Printed Matter, New York (NY), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (MI), Arts House, Melbourne (AU) and Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Florence (IT). She has been awarded residencies at The Albers Foundation in Bethany (CT), NES in Skagaströnd (IS), at the CAMAC Centre of Art, Science and Technology in France, and with Rosenclaire in Italy. She was nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Grant. She teaches at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has lectured at Columbia University, Concordia University, OCAD University, and The Art Institute of Florence, Italy.
Her works are funded by The Canada Council for the Arts and are in the collections of the Musée National Des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, the Collection Prêt d’Oeuvres d’Art, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Montreal (QC), the Bank of Montreal, Toronto and the Consulate General of Monaco, Montreal.