Jessica Stockholder was born in 1959 in Seattle and moved east to earn her MFA from Yale. Her teaching appointments include: University of British Columbia, State University of New York, Yale University, New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Bennington College, The Cooper Union, Bard College, Carnegie Mellon University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Hunter College. She currently lives and works in New York where she is now a professor.
Stockholder is known for her site- specific installations of found, brightly-painted objects, which she assembles in relation to the surrounding architecture. This interest in color and spatial relationships is also evident in the abstract imagery of her monoprints.