Born in Santa Monica, CA 1966 Lives and works in New York City


BFA Art Center College of Design, CA 1990

Exhibitions (solo):

2009 Jeannie Freilich Contemporary, NYC
2007 "Ludwig and I", Jeannie Freilich Art, NYC
2002 Todd Hosfelt Gallery SF, CA
2001 Nelson Gallery, University of CA at Davis
2001 Jay Grimm Gallery, NY
2000 Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000 Jay Grimm Gallery, NY
1998 Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Exhibitions (group):

2008 Eres Stiftung Munich, Germany
2007 "Eliminate", Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2007 Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, NYC
2007 "In the Beginning", DG, Munich, Germany
2006 "100 Watercolours", Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, NYC
2006 "Extreme Materials", Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2005 "Over the Top, Under the Rug", The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ
2002 group show Jay Grimm Gallery, NY
2002 "Cascades of Scales" James Graham and Sons, NY
2001 "Metro North" Schweinfurth Art Center,Aubourn, NY
2000 "New Work: Abstract painting,"Hosfelt Gallery, SF, CA
2000 "Fluid Flow" James Graham and Sons, NY
2000 "Nancy Lorenz and Jess von der Ahe" Alberta Ferretti and Gen Art, New York
1999 "California Drawin’" Robert Berman Gallery, CA
1998 "Double Trouble" Tom Patchett's touring exhibition USA
1998 "Sissybar" curated by Elizabeth Balogh, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY
1996 "Rites of Spring Franklin Furnace, NY
1992 "The Underthings," Bliss Gallery, LA
1992 Parker Marks Gallery, CA
1992 "Lost and Found," curated by Randal Davis, Sacramento Contempory Arts Center, CA
1991 "Sixth Annual," curated by Randal Davis, LACE Gallery, LA


Berkeley Art Museum
Norton Family Collection
John Waters
Beth Rudin de Woody



Baker, Kenneth "Von der Ahe at Hosfelt" SF Chronicle, May 18,2002
Bing, Allison "Harmonic Convergence" ,ePicks for May 23-29,2002
Caniglia, Julie "Jess von der Ahe," Jay Grimm Gallery" Artforum, January 2002
Frank, Peter "Pick of the Week" LA Weekly, July 20,2000
Frank, Peter "Pick of the Week" LA Weekly, January 9,1998
Garry, Greg "Jess von der Ahe" FLAUNT April 2004
Ise, Claudine "Jess von der Ahe" Art Issues, March/April,1998
Johnson, Ken, "Fluid Flow at Graham & Sons" The NY Times August 2000
Johnson, Ken, "Jess von der Ahe at Jay Grimm Gallery " The New York Times, October 26,2001
Kuzma, Sally "Material Girl", December 2000
Macleod, Chris "Ladies Choice," The Resident NY, July 21,1998
Mahoney, Robert "RexRated Art Fluid Flow," Edificerex Arts June 2000
Mahoney, Robert "Jess von der Ahe at Jay Grimm" Time Out New York, October 25,2001
anonymous "Fluid Flow at James Graham", The New Yorker August 28,2000
Rockwell, Steve "Jess von der Ahe", dArt International, April 1998
Spector, Buzz, "Drawing Blood" small catalogue "Illuminated Paintings" 2000
Tamaris Becker, Lisa "jess von der Ahe ,Surface & Substance" Richard Nelson Gallery, UC Davis 2001
Turner, Grady "Abstracted Flesh," Flash Art, Jan/Feb 1999
Turner, Grady "Jess von der Ahe at Jay Grimm" Art in America, November 2000
Waters, John & Hainley, Bruce ART-A SEX BOOK Thames and Hudsons 2003