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Education
MFA, New Genres
San Francisco Art Institute, 2006

Post Baccalaureate, New Genres
San Francisco Art Institute, 2003

BA, Studio Art
Oberlin College, 1998

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2009
How the Elements Solidify
Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2007
Ajna Lichau and Jessica Pezalla
Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2006
Ankle-deep
Stillights Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2005
Snakelace
The Lola Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Pond
Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

River
Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

2003
Bird-Watching
Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions

2012
Group Show (upcoming),
Lone Glen, San Francisco, CA

2011
Ever After, Curated by Robert Wuilfe (di Rosa Preserve) and Lauren Davies (Kala Art Institute)
OFF Space, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

2009
The Geode Show
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2008
Bay Area Currents, Juried by Aimee Reed
Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

2006
Boom Box
Root Division, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Exhibition
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2005
Made in NA, MA
Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

Photo San Francisco
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

Spiritus Mundi
The Lola Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Artist's Book Show

Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2004
closer in
Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

T-10 Video Festival
21 Grand, Oakland, CA

Zeitgeist International Film Festival

Zeitgeist, San Francisco, CA

2003
Shadowboxing
The Luggage Store Annex, San Francisco, CA

Artist's Book Show
Walter McBean Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2002
Post Bac Show
Swell Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

Pollen Media Fundraiser
False Profit, San Francisco, CA

Forest Magazine Release Party
Facility 3, San Francisco, CA

2001
Hatchling: New Art Ideas
Gallery 237, San Francisco, CA

Urban Landscapes
Sunnyside Conservatory, San Francisco, CA

Awards and Residencies

Artist in Residence
Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
March 2010

Staff Artist in Residence
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
January 2009

Artist in Residence
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
September 2008

Artist in Residence
Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
June 2005

Merit Scholarship
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2005/2006

Adela A.F. Johnston and Aelioian Fellowship for Graduate Studies

Oberlin College, 2003

Publications and Reviews

Amala, Isaac. Ajna Lichau and Jessica Pezalla, Flavorpill SF, May 2007.

Farr, Kristin. Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art: Ajna Lichau and Jessica Pezalla, ArtBusiness.com, April 2007.

Koppman, Debra. Ajna Lichau and Jessica Pezalla, Artweek, March 2007.

Petty, Matt. An Art Adventure, San Francisco Chronicle Culture Blog, October 2005.

Petty, Matt. Jessica Pezalla's Fake Nature, San Francisco Chronicle Culture Blog, October 2005.

Re-title.com. Ajna Lichau and Jessica Pezalla, April 2007.

von Busack, Richard. Bay Area Currents, ArtSlant.com, October, 2008.