27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

MacMillan, Jessica

Sculpture, installation, video

Jessica MacMillan (b. New Hampshire, USA, 1987) lives and works in Oslo, Norway, where she received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Art in 2016. Through a multidisciplinary practice using readymade sculpture, installation, and 3D animation, she illustrates concepts within astronomy and their relationship to the actuality of daily life on our planet. It can be argued that in astronomy, reality and appearance are more disconnected than in any other area of human experience. In other words, there is a gap between our everyday life and our larger reality: on a planet, in a solar system, within a galaxy, among billions. This gap creates a necessity for metaphor, and an opportunity to explore the structure and materialities of this reality from different angles.

Member of NBK, UKS

Jessica macmillan antiplanet
"Antiplanet," kinetic sculpture installation, 2017
Jessica macmillan porcelain cups
"Porcelain Cups (ø26,329km)," 3D animation, 2018
Jessica macmillan corrected vision
"Corrected Vision," solar observation room installation, 2017
Jessica macmillan sagittarius
“Center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*”, equatorial telescope mount and broomstick, 2016



Arizona State University, coursework in Astronomy: Comparative Planetology and Calculus

2014 – 2016
MFA Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)

2005 – 2010
BFA Sculpture and Art History, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)


2018 Radii, Galleri 54, Gothenburg, SE
2017 Corrected Vision, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, IS
2017 Antiplanet, Studio17, Stavanger, NO
2016 Averted Vision, White Box, KHiO, Oslo, NO
2015 Axis Calibration, Galleri Seilduken, KHiO, Oslo, NO
2010 [in] between with Emmy McIntosh, President’s Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA


2018 Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
2018 Farfuglar, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, IS
2017 Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours, “Blikk”, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, IS
2017 Høstutstillingen i Inkognitogata, Inkognitogata 4, Oslo, NO
2017 Here and Not, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, NO, with artists Richard Alexandersson and
Pete Fleming
2016 Ora or Labora, MFA Avgangsutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
2016 Forårsudstillingen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
2015 Chambre d’Amis, organized by Dorit Margreiter and Rike Frank, Semperdepot, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna, AT
2015 EXCESSIVE AND IRRATIONAL, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
2015 Beasts and Pets, Studio 17, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, NO
2014 IF (The Show Is All Words), virtual exhibition, organized by Mike Sperlinger, http://kunstakademiet.no/if/play.html
2012 PLAY, Sixteen Tons, Brooklyn, NY
2012 HUNDREDS, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA
2011 Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2010 plus minus time divides, Brant Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
2009 The Boston Biennial, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA
2008 Artists Speak Out! Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA


2018 Ny-Ålesund Research Station residency grant, Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond
2018 One-year stipend, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, NBK
2017 Art and Technology Grant, Arts Council Norway
2017 One-year working grant for young artists, Arts Council Norway
2016 Art Publications and Manuscript Development Grant, Arts Council Norway
2016 Kunstnernes Hus Studio Grant, FKDS
2015 Development of Practice Grant, FKDS
2010 Helen Blair Crosbie Sculpture Award, First Prize, MassArt
2009 Silver Award, The Boston Biennial, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA


2019 (Upcoming) NBK Ny-Ålesund Research Station residency, Svalbard, NO
2018 Project Room, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, NO
2017 Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, two-month residency, Seyðisfjörður, IS
2015 Nida Art Colony, “Creative Collaboration,” KUNO, Nida, LT
2014 Malmö Art Academy, “Artists Teaching Artists,” KUNO, Malmö, SE


2018 Gjermundsen, Vera Maria. “Mennesket mot naturen,” Universitas, www.universitas.no, September 16
2018 Relling, Ingrid Tellefsen. “Høstutstillingen er ingen kuratorisk drøm, men det trenger den heller ikke være,” Subjekt, www.subjekt.no, September 11
2018 Rød, Arve. “På det beste er Høstutstillingen et underholdende og litt rart og viltert eventyr.” Dagbladet, www.dagbladet.no, September 9
2018 “Jessica MacMillan”, produced by Galleri 54, Gothenburg, SE https://vimeo.com/262196960
2017 “perspectiv: MacMillan,” Klassekampen, June 16
2017 Enge, Mariann. “374 kunstnere på én helg,” Kunstkritikk, www.kunstkritikk.no, April 26
2016 Norton, Nicholas. “Divergerende Tilnærminger,” Billedkunst, No. 5
2016 Sætren, Lill Charlotte. “Avgangsstudenten: Jessica MacMillan,” KUNST, No. 4

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