Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 “I’m not a mind reader (anymore) Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2017 “Hidden Landscapes” Gallery 2301, Oakland, Ca.

2016             “In Conversation” Book/Shop, Oakland

2016             Selected paintings and ceramics, little shop of flowers, Tokyo, Japan

2015             Clay Bodies, Ogaard Gallery, Oakland


Selected Group Exhibitions and Events

2019 Object Of My Eye, Matter, New York, NY

2019 Queer Autonomy, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Down to Earth, Head Hi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 630 flushing x 963 Fulton, CFCP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Mythology: Assembled, Dispelled, Pratt Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016             Vision in Motion, Curators Cube, Tokyo

2015             Exhibition  AIR Vallauris, France

2014             The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum, created and managed ceramics studio

2013             Southern Exposure, Monster Drawing rally, San Francisco

2013             Headlands Benefit art auction, Herbst international exhibition Hall, SF


Teaching and Professional Experience

2018 Volunteer at the Pratt writing center

2017 Art and Art History professor at Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, Ca

2017 Coordinator for Draw Club at Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, Ca

2016               Watercolor instructor, FM studio, Oakland

2015         Ceramics instructor, Pixar University, Emeryville

2014         Ceramics instructor, Pixar University, Emeryville

2014 Ceramics instructor, Ogaard Gallery, Oakland

2014         Ceramics instructor, The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum

2011                Ceramics instructor at Taos Clay, Taos New Mexico         

2010            Ceramics Instructor at the Edible schoolyard, MLK middle school, Berkeley

Awards and residencies

2019               Short list, Gross Michael Foundation and MTV re:define award

2018                Artist in Residence, Poco a Poco, Oaxaca, Mexico  

2017                Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center

2015                Artist in Residence, AIR Vallauris, France

2011                Artist in Residence, Taos Clay Studio, Taos Nm

2006               Students Choice Award, University of San Francisco Publications

2015             Curators cube Magazine, Vision in Motion article and interview

2014                 Women Hold Up Half the Sky, Radio Interview, Kalx radio

2014             Refinery 29, “Oakland Artist Jessica Niello, interview and photos”

2014             Recent work featured in the Oakland issue of San Francisco Magazine

2013             Cover photo of ceramics in SF magazine. ‘Noodlemania’ Issue                 


2019 MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

2006                BFA at University of San Francisco with an emphasis in printmaking