Jesse Mockrin

Jesse Mockrin
Jesse Mockrin’s reworkings of the art historical canon do not only recontextualize it for the current moment–nor do they simply seek to refute this history–her body of work flows along a lineage of painting that is immediately recognizable in its roots while giving new life to its contemporary forms. The point of departure from this descent is precisely where Mockrin’s paintings find their mystery and imminent lure.

Jesse Mockrin lives and works in Los Angeles.


What was your rose and thorn this week?

The thorn was that my three year old child was sick with a cold. Because of COVID, it shut our whole family down. We were all trapped at home, as we are anyway, but with no childcare. But thankfully he did not have COVID, so now we’ve been freed. The rose would be the very good phone conversation I had yesterday with that same child, which was really entertaining. I’ve never talked to him on the phone before.