Jesse Berlin has been an avid sculptor from early childhood. He received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he specialized in highly detailed figurative sculpture. While at SAIC he worked at the International Museum of Surgical Science as the curator of the Anatomy in the Gallery exhibition, constantly changing showcase of medically themed, contemporary artwork. Upon graduating from SAIC, Jesse was recruited into the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Technician training program at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center in conjunction with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York where he advanced his skills learning to make complex and highly realistic facial prosthetics.
Jesse has exhibited in numerous prestigious galleries across the country and has received several awards for his work. Most recently he was featured in Conjoined IV, the annual sculpture review at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, as well as the 2013 Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of art. He has also shown at such venues as the DeVos Place Convention Center, Limner Gallery, and Daniel Martin Diaz’ Sacred Machine.
He now resides in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona where he continues to produce provocative and visually arresting works of art addressing the raw physical truth of the human condition.