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Jesse Krimes (b. 1982, Lancaster, PA) is a Philadelphia-based artist and curator. He is the co-founder of Right of Return, USA, the first national fellowship dedicated to supporting formerly incarcerated artists. Krimes’ work has been exhibited at venues including the Palais de Tokyo, The International Red Cross Museum and the Aperture Foundation. His work will be included in upcoming exhibitions at MoMA PS1 and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships from institutions including the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Independence Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Captiva Residency, Creative Capital and the Art for Justice Fund. Krimes’ work is included in the Agnes Gund Collection. 

Krimes’ artworks have been cited in numerous publications, including Hyperallergic, The Wall Street Journal, Blouin, The Star Ledger, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and The Financial Times.

Installation of Jesse Krimes quilts

The Pandemic & The Prison System

An Artist's Perspective

26 April, 2020

Gallery artist Jesse Krimes has a unique viewpoint on the crisis, having spent six years in prison. We hosted a discussion of the current crisis joined by Professor Nicole Fleetwood and Jasmine Heiss.

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