Selected Exhibitions

2017
March , Vandernoot Gallery, Leslie University College of Art, Cambridge, MA, “Epilogues”
2016
July, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, “Contemporary Women”
May, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, “Double Visions”
April, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition, “Uh Oh!”
2015
July, Davistown Museum, Liberty, ME, “Special Collections”
April, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME, “Epilogues”, Two Person Exhibition
2014
June, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, “Male Counterparts”
February, Museum at Qorikancha, Cusco, Peru, “Vision/Visiones”
2013
December, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT, “Juice Bar”
October, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition, “Scrap!”
February, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, “Contemporary Folk”
2012
June, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, “Stirring the Waters | Between Two Bodies”
2011
September, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
June, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, “Perfect Fit”, Traveling Exhibition
May, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition, “Keep”
February, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT, “Perfect Fit”, Traveling Exhibition
January, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, “Trigger and Reconfigure”
January, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, “3D”
2010
July , Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT, “Reshaping Reality”
May, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY, “Perfect Fit”
February,  Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Solo Exhibition
2009
June, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, “Perfect Fit”, Traveling Exhibition
March, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition
March, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, “Insecta Poetica”
2008
May, Cairn Croft, Dover, MA, Solo Exhibition, curated by Meredyth Moses
2007
June, Downtown Gallery, Washington, Maine, Solo Exhibition
May, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA “Complex Women”
May, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, “Tools As Art”
March, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, “”Widgets”, Solo Exhibition
2006
October, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Solo Exhib: “Mixing It Up”
June, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Solo Exhibition: “Entwining”
2005
April, Gallery at 38 Cameron, Cambridge, MA, Solo Exhibition
2004
February, Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA, Solo Exhibition: “Display Garden”
2003
September, New Art Center, Newton, MA,  “Plant Matter”
March, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, Solo Exhibition: “New Work”
2002
February, A.I.R. Gallery, N.Y., N.Y., “Generations III”
2000
March, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, “Recent Acquisitions”
February, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, “Recent Acquisitions”

Selected Press

2016
April, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid
April, Improper Bostonian, Sarah Hagman
2014
April, Sculpture Magazine, Jane Ingram Allen
2013
October 30, Boston Globe, “A Delightful Struggle”, Cate McQuaid
October 8th, Huffington Post, “Clementine Crates and the Apocalypse: Jessica Straus’ Sculpture”, Clara Lieu
2012
July, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Bostonians Score Handsomely in Show on View at Sculpture Center”, Steven Litt
January, Artscope, “Toys and Games”, James Foritano
2011
June 23, Artscope, “Jessica Straus and Hannah Verlin at Boston Sculptors Gallery”, Lacey Daley
June 8, Boston Globe, “Visual Litanies”, Cate McQuaid
May, Art New England, “Jessica Straus: Keep”, Shawn Hill
January 27, Boston Globe West, “Artists Display Shared Affinity”, Nancy Shohet West
2010
March, Artscope, “Jessica Straus: On Her Own,” Franklin Liu
2009
November, Sculpture Magazine, Jane Ingram Allen
2007
October, Artscope, Roanna Forman
May, Sculpture Magazine, Marty Carlock
2006
July 20,  Boston Globe, “Beauty in a Mad World”, Cate McQuaid
2005
April 7, Boston Globe, “Gallery Pick”, Cate McQuaid
2004
May 2, Boston Globe, “Crafting its Own Niche,” Cate McQuaid
2003
December, Arts Media, Gwendolyn Holbrow
September 26, Boston Globe, Christine Temin
September 19, Boston Phoenix, Randi Hopkins
September 18, Boston Globe, “Art That Grows on You,” Leslie Anderson
June 26, Boston Herald, Joanne Silver
1999
August/September, Art New England, Miles Unger
May 23, Boston Globe, “New Perspective on Familiar Themes,” Marty Carlock

Awards and Grants

2011
Finalist, 10K Margo Harris Hammerschlag Award
2009
Nominee, Brother Thomas Fellowship Award
2006
Artist Resource Grant, Berkshire-Taconic Foundation, Individual. Artist’s Grant
1992
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Individual Artist Support Grant

Education

Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA, May 1979
Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, December 1976
Brown University, Liberal Arts, 1972-74