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grovesja@gmail.com ∙ 303-565-6660  ∙ www.jacqgroves.com

b. 1987 in Denver, lives and works in New York  

Pronouns: they/them/theirs


2022     MFA, Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY       

2009     BA, Art and Biology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 



2020     Corporeal Conundrums, Aquarium Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2016     Shifting Deltas / Drifting Shelters, The Tigermen Den, New Orleans, LA 



2022 In Response: Jonas Mekas, Jewish Museum New York, NY

2022 MFA Thesis Show, Class of 2022, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY

2022 No White Walls, Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2022.   In Time, ZAZ Corner, Times Square, New York, NY

2021    Better Late Than Never, ChaShaMa Gallery, New York, NY

2021     Columbia First Year MFA Exhibition, Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY

2021     Not Just Another Anthropocentric Love Story, Trestles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2021     Queer Ecology, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2020     Hot Future, 912 Julia St. Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2020     Tuft, Group Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2020     Queer Ecology, Irma Freeman Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2019     Guess What…, Hall-Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2019     Mixed, Studio Waveland Gallery, Waveland, MS

2019     Queer Ecology, White Page Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018     Introduction, Mehle Studios Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2018     La La Land, Hall-Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2014     Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA 



2021-22    Dean’s Project Grant, Columbia University, New York, NY

2020-22    Joan Sovern Award for Sculpture, Columbia University, New York, NY

2021-22    Shop Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY

2019          Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant, Johnson, VT 

2015          GrinCity Collective Residency, Grinnell, IA 

2009          Purchase Prize, Grinnell College, Art Salon, Grinnell, IA 

2005-09    Grinnell College Trustee Honor Scholarship, Grinnell, IA



Billy Anania, Hyperallergic, “Highlights From Columbia University’s MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Reviews. May 18, 2022.

Vanessa Adams, Mary Tremonte. “Exuberant Possibilities”, Summer, 2021.

Arts and Education, “Class of 2022 first-year MFA exhibition, Columbia University School of the Arts”, July 15, 2021.


Caroline Tracey, “Plant Flagging and the Queer Ecology Hanky Project 2020”, Queer Science Series/Essays. June 30, 2020


Harriet Burbeck, Antigravity Magazine, “LONELY PALETTE (part one), A Survey of Visual Artists in Lockdown”, May 2020.


Bill O'Driscoll, Bandana Bunch: “Queer Ecology Hanky Project Explores Nature And Sexuality”, Feb. 4, 2020.


Vanessa Adams, Mary Tremonte. Ecotone, “Infinite Affinities Work from the Queer Ecology Hanky Project”, Fall/Winter 2019 (Issue 28).



May, 2018           Prop designer and installation artist for “Jubilee” an immersive performance exploring Southern identity and institutional racism created by New Noise, a New Orleans-based performance ensemble 

April, 2018         Welding and carpentry assistant for “Porch Life”, a three-story mobile sound art installation and performance space created by New Orleans Airlift’s Music Box Village for a national tour 


January, 2016    Co-founded an ongoing critique group for New Orleans-based women and gender non-conforming artists that met monthly until March 2020 

October, 2015     Designer and fabricator of installation-based bar space “The Trailer” for Court 13’s annual “Always for Pleasure” film festival