Jesse Taylor Koechling was born in Wheaton, Illinois into a family of photographers and artists. Some of his earliest memories are of images magically forming under the red glow of his dad’s darkroom in Maine. He was raised on a small island there before returning to the suburbs of Chicago. Pulling inspiration from delicate wandering within the magic and gesture of nature, connection and solitude, memory and time; his work focuses on photography, darkroom processes, collage, and drawing. He lives and works, slowly and deliberately, in Brooklyn, NY.

 


Select Exhibitions, Publications, & Awards

•2019 April, In Conversation: Jesse Taylor Koechling, Ain’t Bad

•2019 Spring, The Arc + Illumination/Ritual/Reflection, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, S.C.

•2019 Fotofilmic18 traveling exhibition, Vancouver, Seoul, San Francisco

•2018 Fall, terra firma magazine, Issue 05, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

•2018 August, Hariban Award 2018 Shortlist

•2018 Summer, 100, Vol. One, Issue Three, Dreams

•2018 Summer, Shots Magazine, issue 140

•2018 Summer, New Psychedelics, Humble Arts Foundation

•2018 May, Negative Space II, Brooklyn Grain

•2018 Spring short list, Fotofilmic

•2018 Spring, Half Year vol. 4, Streit House Space

•2018 February, Shift, Light Leaked

•2017 August, Hariban Award 2017 Shortlist

•2017 August, Travel & Discovery, Light Leaked

•2017 July, The Hand Magazine, issue 17

•2017 May, Streit Lab Residency, instagram @streitlab @a.gathering.dust

•2017 April, Fotofilmic Winter Shortlist Show, Pulp Gallery, Vancouver, BC

•2016 Fall, America, Light Leaked

•2016 Summer, Shots Magazine, issue 132

•2016 Spring/Summer, Half Year vol. 3, Streit House Space

•2016 Spring short list, Fotofilmic

•2016 Winter, This is It!, Streit House Space

•2015 Fall/Winter, Half Year vol. 2, Streit House Space

•2015 December, Tall Tales, Light Leaked/Canopy Collective, Cleveland, OH

•2015 Autumn, Only Human, Streit House Space

•2012 Summer, Shots Magazine, issue 116

•2008 July/August, Blow Up, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

•2007 January, Fantasy and Fantasies, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

•2003 June, Angst/Stream Rare Gallery, NY, NY

•1999 May, The World Journal of Post Factory Photography, Issue 3

Education

•2001 BFA Photography, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY