J. Leimone

b. 1992 in Berkeley, CA

Based in the East Bay


2015 J. Leimone: Encounters At Another Cafe, Another Cafe, San Francisco, CA

2014 Jess Leimone and Willy Young: New York Studio Residency Program Fellows Exhibition, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Jessica Leimone: Two Works For The Floor, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA


2014 Scotaphobia, Everybody’s Perfect & Mak8elieve, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 Sweetbreads, New York Studio Residency Program Final Show, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Dumbo Arts Festival, New York Studio Residency Program Open Studios, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

2013 BLUE, Oliver Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013 Lightworks 2013, Grimsby Town Hall, Grimsby NE Lincs., England

2013 Capture International Video Art Exhibit, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL

2013 Rubber Dust Video Screening, Good Bellies, Oakland, CA

2013 You Wanna Piece of This, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2012  What’s Wrong With Candy Land, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2012 Traps, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Post Hot, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA


// Co-Director (Rob Fatal, Co-Director)

Domestic Disco (2013)

* Screened at Scotaphobia (2014) presented byEverybody’s Perfect, Mak8elieve and Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland

// Assistant Director & Associate Producer

The Voting Game (2015), Kickstarter campaign video, directed by Rob Fatal

La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag (2013), feature-length film, directed by Rob Fatal

* Winner of a Berkeley Film Foundation Grant 2012

* World Premiere at Underground San Francisco Short Film Festival 2013, Victoria Theatre

* Screened at No/Gloss Film Festival 2013, Leeds, UK

// Director & Producer

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski: A History Channel Special (2014), project by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

Instructions for a Future (2014), project by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

* Premiered at Fade to Black (2015) at Art Basel, Miami, FL

* To be shown at VOLTA NY (2016), New York, NY

// Actor

Barrier (2012), short film, directed by Dominique Angelica Seward

La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag (2013), directed by Rob Fatal

// Production Assistant

In His Shoes (2014), short film, directed by Lina V. Katano and Ana Quintanilla

The Take Out Window (2012), documentation, project by Maggie Lawson


// Editor

Material Volume 3 (2015), CCA Individualized Major Annual Magazine

Ask First: A Comic About Consent (2013, 2015), original comics by Minnie Phan

 // Designer

Bathe: A photo performance by Ana Quintanilla (2013)

* Shortlisted for Art Books Wanted International Award 2014


2012 CCA 2011-12 tee shirt design, original illustration by Will Giovacchini

2012 La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag official poster

*Featured at Macho Menos, The SF LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA (2015)


2015 Macho Menos, The SF LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA


July 2014 Zine Workshop Leader, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, Oakland, CA

June 2013 Art Teacher, Girls Leadership Institute, Palo Alto, CA

2011 – 12 IMPROV Group Co-founder and Leader, California College of the Arts [CCA]

June 2011 Summer Camp Art Teacher, First Covenant Church, Oakland, CA


2015 J. Leimone: Artist Talk, Sacramento State University, CA

2012 La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag and Feminist Theory Panel, UC Davis, CA

2012 Fatal, Rob. “Jessica Leimone and ‘You Are Here’”: An Analysis of an Artist’s Perception of Time, Space and Suburban Appropriation”, Material, published by the CCA Individualized Program

2012 Student Experiences Panel, New Faculty Orientation, CCA, Oakland, CA


2014  Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Minor in Visual Studies, CCA Individualized Honors Program, Concentration: Installation, Distinction (Cum Laude), Oakland and San Francisco, CA

Fall 2013 AICAD New York Studio Residency Program, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY


2013 AICAD’s New York Studio Residency Program Fellowship

2012 CCA Rising Star Leadership Award