Jess MacNeilJess MacNeil works at the points of intersection between painting, installation, video and photography, often taking as her subject matter the dynamics of the human/environment relationship.

Preoccupied with the lingering traces of human passage through time and particular places, MacNeil’s works invite consideration of the complex pre-conditions and subtle repercussions of our encounters. Her paintings and video works explore the visible and invisible influences that govern the way we perceive and inhabit the world, presenting an emphatically subjective visual translation of the amorphous ‘shape’ of our relationship to our surroundings and to one another.

MacNeil has exhibited widely internationally and within Australia. Her work was included in ‘Primavera’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Samstag Museum of Art in 2008 and was presented at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, in 2009.

She was awarded the Anne & Gordon Samstag Scholarship, the Fauvette Louriero Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship, and an Australia Council Grant in 2006 and completed a Graduate Affiliate Program at the Slade School, London in 2008. In 2009 she won the Primavera Veolia Acquisitive Award.

Her work is held in public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and the Australia Council for the Arts as well as numerous Australian and international private collections.

Jess MacNeil lives and works between London, United Kingdom, and Sydney, Australia.