Jessica Eaton (b. 1977, Regina, Saskatchewan) received her BFA in Photography from the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She has exhibited in numerous international solo and group exhibitions, with recent institutional shows including Wild Permutations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Flash: Jessica Eaton at the UCR/California Museum of Photography; With a Trace at the Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, New York; Color Acting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida and Process and Abstraction at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Transformer Station, Ohio.
Upcoming exhibitions include solo exhibitions at M+B, Los Angeles and Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida; the National Gallery of Canada; the UBS Art Collection, New York and Bidwell Projects, Cleveland. Notable awards include PDN's “30 New and Emerging Photographers” (2013), the Hyères Photography Jury Grand Prize (France, 2012) and the Foam International Photography Magazine Talent Call (2011). Eaton has received grants from Canada Council for the Arts (2011), Humble Arts Foundation (2011) and was recently awarded a Darling Foundry studio for 2013-2016.
Recently profiled as the “the hottest photographic artist to come out of Canada since Jeff Wall” by The Gaurdian, other notable reviews and profiles include ARTINFO Canada’s “Top 12 Shows of 2012,” Canadian Art, The Believer Logger, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Foam, The British Journal of Photography (cover March 2012), ARTnews (cover image March 2011), BlackFlash, Border Crossing, Colour Magazine and Lay Flat 02: Meta. Commissioned by Capture Photography Festival, Eaton’s largest public work to date, DB Weave, was recently installed on Vancouver’s Dal Grauer Substation. Jessica Eaton lives and works in Montréal.