Jessica Craig-Martin lives and works in New York City. As a photographer, she seeks caught moments at exclusive events all over the world. In her work, Craig-Martin delivers sharp observations of well-heeled society at play. Cropped and obliquely angled, Craig-Martin’s photographs rarely allow for the identification of her subject’s faces, thus subverting the concept of society page party pictures, and instead points towards the baubles, plumage and telling details which offer commentary on society’s obsession with surface.
Craig-Martin’s reportage and fashion stories are featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Self Service, New York Magazine, Paper, V Magazine, GQ, Another Magazine, i-D, Numero, The New Yorker, Kidswear, SleazeNation, Harper’s Bazaar, Purple Magazine, and Vogue, among others.
Her commercial clients include Bottega Veneta, Kate Spade, Tiffany &Co., Johnny Walker, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tod’s Group, Piaget, American Express, Remy Martin, Microsoft Corp., Schweppes Corp., Ian Schrager Hotels, Target Corp. and H&M.
Solo shows include PS1/MOMA,New York, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, Greenberg van Doren Fine Art, New York, Colette, Paris, Catherine Hug Gallery, Paris, Dorothee de Pauw Gallery, Brussels, Winston Wachter Gallery,Washington, Galleria Maze,Turin, Interim Art, London, and El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Her work is in the collections of The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Whitney Museum, New York; The New Museum of Art, New York, The Saatchi Collection, London; and El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, as well as many private collections.
She is currently working on a solo show for Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, March 2017.