Education

2001
MFA Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

1997
BA Bryn Mawr College, Cum Laude, Bryn Mawr, PA
Larry Fink Studio, Martins Creek, PA

1996
Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
The Home Stage, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Home Stage, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France

2014
The Home Stage, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY

2012
Interior Exposure, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France

2008
Interior Exposure, Cohen Amador Gallery, New York, NY
Conversation Piece, The Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (catalog)

2005 
Jessica Todd Harper, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

2003
Portraits from Private Spaces, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

 2002
Legacy, The Hartnett Gallery, The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Scenes from a Marriage Diary, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA (catalog)

2001
Legacy, Rochester Institute of Technology MFA Thesis Show, Rochester, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2016
The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian, The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

2014
Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40, The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
The Female Gaze: A Survey of Photographs by Women from the 19th to the 21st Centuries, Haverford College

2013
The Gender Show, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

2012
More Photos About Buildings and Food, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
3rd Annual Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

2011
The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
100 Portraits, Australian Centre for Photography Installation, Sydney, Australia

2010
100 Portraits, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2009 Top Finalists, Photographic Center North West, Portland, OR
Arnold Newman and his Legacy, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME

2009
Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
What We’re Collecting Now: The Family Photograph, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Personal Views, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
Best in Show, Pilner International Photography Awards Competition, International tour

2007
Photo Forum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, X
Indwelling, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Generations of Caring, Center for Performing Arts, Houston, TX

2006
Portraits from Private Spaces, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Group Portrait, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

2005
Inaugural Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Cohen Amador Gallery, New York, New York Several Artists Consider Books, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship, The Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

2004
The Woodmere Triennial, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)
Fellowship, The Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

2003
The 2003 Biennial, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA(catalog)
Fellowship, The Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

2002
David Hilliard and Jessica Todd Harper, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR (catalog)
Scenes from a Marriage Diary, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Fellowship, The Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA 

2001
Fellowship, The Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

Collections

The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Philadelphia, PA

The Wallace Library, Rochester, NY

The Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

 

Honors & Awards

2015
Prix de la Photographie Silver Medalist

2010
Society of Publication Designers 45th Annual Print Awards Silver Medalist

2009
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship
Photo District News winner for Best Book for Interior Exposure
Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top Finalist

2008
First Place Lucie Award, for Interior Exposure
New York Photo Festival Award Winner: Best Fine Art Photograph
New York Photo Festival Finalist for Best Book for Interior Exposure
Oprah Magazine’s Recommended Books of 2008, Interior Exposure

2007
American Photography winner for best of published photography

2006
Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top Finalist

2005
Photo District News’ 30: Our Choice of Photographers to Watch \
Santa Fe Prize Juror’s Choice winner
Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top Finalist

2002
Houston Center for Photography Fellowship

2000
First Prize Merit Scholarship, R.I.T. Graduate Program

 

Lectures

2012
Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France

2009
Interior Exposure, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Interior Exposure, Society of Photographic Education, National Conference, Dallas, TX

2008
Interior Exposures, Author Talk Series, Google Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA
Interior Exposures, Aperture Talks, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Jessica Todd Harper, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2006
Jessica Todd Harper, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

2003
Legacy, Society of Photographic Education, National Conference, Austin, TX
Portraits from Private Spaces, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

2002
Legacy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2001
Scenes from a Marriage Diary, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

 

Teaching Experience

2004 - 2012
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

2007
International Center for Photography, New York, NY

2004
Haverford College, Haverford, PA

2003
Haverford College, Haverford, PA

 

Selected Bibliography

2014
Damiani Editore, The Home Stage
Alain de Botton and John Armstrong, Art as Therapy: The True Purpose of Art, Phaidon 

2012
Alain de Botton, How to Think More About Sex, Macmillan

2011
Die Zeit Literatur Magazine, Germany
Nido Magazine, Germany
Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition: From Film to Pixels, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press

2010
All Joy, No Fun, New York Magazine

2009
Best Photography Books, Photo District News
Adbusters
Real Simple
The Winners of The New York Photo Awards, The New York Photo Awards 2008 Annual
The Gift, O, The Oprah Magazine
The Reading Room, O, The Oprah Magazine
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, Cynthia Goodman, Ruder-Finn Press

2008
Best Photograph Books of 2008, Photo District News, Reuel Golden
Interior Exposure, Damiani Editore
Women and Leadership, Newsweek
Galleries: Uptown, The New Yorker
Review of Interior Exposure, O, The Oprah Magazine
Gourmets Go Underground, Newsweek, Gina Pace

2007
Light and Lens, Photography in the Digital Age, Focal Press, Robert Hirsch
Jogging Your Memory, Newsweek
Connections, O, The Oprah Magazine
The Reading Room, O, The Oprah Magazine

2006
Fotografia Magazine, Ireneusz Zjezdzalka
Shots Magazine #91
Altered States, Art News, Richard B. Woodward
The 50 States Issue, Pennsylvania, Photo District News

2005
Our Choice of Emerging Photographers to Watch: Photo District News’ 30, Photo District News
End Frame: Art Appreciation, Photo District News

2004
Exploring Color Photography, Forth Edition, McGraw-Hill, Robert Hirsch
Jessica Todd Harper: Familien –Fest im Fokus, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Husch Josten
No. 85, Forum, Camera Austria

2002
First Thursday Preview, The Portland Mercury, Karrin Ellertson
Our Picks of the Week for May 26-June 1, 2002, The Sunday Oregonian, Stan Hall
Blue Sky #35, published by Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials, and Processes (second edition), Focal Press, Robert Hirsch

 

Selected Online Publications

Jessica Todd Harper, Two Way Lens: Interviews with Contemporary Photographers, Michael Werner

Jessica Todd Harper, Aline Smithson, Lenscratch

Jessica Todd Harper, David Bram, Fraction Magazine