Jesse Small , b.1974.                                      

BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, 1997.  MFA, Alfred University, 2005.



2015-16 “Aurora’s Arbor” POM Wonderful Co., West Los Angeles, CA

2015-16 “Infinite Awareness” Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, Johnson County, KS

2014 “Iron Nebula” Private residence façade, Downtown KC, MO.

2014 "Sun Chaser" Olathe City Parks and Recreation, KS.

2013 “Infinite Aspirations” KC Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, Independence, MO.

2013 "Zeno’s Paradox" Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

2012 “Flock” I-670 pedestrian bridge, Riverfront Heritage Trail segment, Kansas City, MO.

2011 "Gate to I-Lan" Leawood, KS.

2009 “Leap of Faith” Des Moines, Iowa.

2009 “Infinite Chandelier” Marshalltown Public Library, Iowa.

2009 “Sofa Garden (Seasons)” Shenzhen, China.

2008 "Golden Hedges" Kansas City, MO.

2008 “Centurion Gate” Fort Riley, KS.

2007-2011 "Cornucopia" Staten Island, NY.

2007 "Globe Drift" Kansas City, MO.

2003 “Bollards” McAllen, TX.

2003 “Shadow” Sedalia, MO.

2000 "Checkpoint" Avenue of the Arts, Kansas City, MO.


Creative Team Experience:

2012-13 Development of public sculptures, bus stops, and plaza areas with Metro Architecture, Shenzhen, China.

2010 Student and Teacher input for public art in the New York City school system, concept study, Dept of Cultural Affairs, NY.

2007-11 Development of public art for Richmond District Health Center, Staten Island, NY.

2008-09 “GWOT Memorial” proposed at National Mall, Washington D.C., Ft. Riley, KS.  Boka-Powell Architects.

2008 “I-670 Bridges: Guardrail Enhancement” Kansas City, MO.  Crawford Architects, A. Zahner Sheet Metal Co.

1999-2003 Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trail.


 Selected Solo Exhibits:

2013 “Heavy Toys” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC.

2012 "The Long Line" featured at SF Art Market, San Francisco, CA.

2011 "dESIGN hELL" Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC.

2011 "Prototypes" Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa.

2010 "Ceramique Contemporaine Biennale Internationale" Vallauris, France.

2010 "Twiganatomy" Sherry Leedy, Kansas City, MO.

2009 “Xin Sheng Huo (New Life)” NEST Gallery, OCAT, Shenzhen, China.

2009 “Super-Nova” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC.

2007 “Newtypes” Boca Powell, KC, MO.


 Selected Group Exhibits:

2013 "Winter Blues" Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC

2013 "South Bay Focus" TAM, Torrance, CA.

2012 “40 Years” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC.

2011 "Decor" Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France.

2010 "Red Shift" Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA.

2010 "In The Moment" Carter Art Center, Kansas City, MO.

2010 "Re-Form" Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO.

2009 “Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy” Dean Project, Kuwait.



2009 recognized for “Golden Hedges” from KC AtA Foundation.

2008 M.A.P. Grant, through KC Artists Coalition.

2005 Lighton International Artist Exchange Program (LIAEP.) 

2000 Charlotte Street Artist Grant.