Visual Arts Faculty

Jess Rowland

Jess Rowland headshot

Photo by Max Lee


Jess Rowland is a sound artist, musician, and composer. Much of her work explores the relationship between technologies, popular culture and “other absurdities,” investigating “the weirdness of reality and how we all deal with it.” In addition to an active art practice, she has taught sound art at The School of Visual Arts in New York and continues to present her work internationally. She received her M.F.A. from the University of California Berkeley where she worked in Adrian Freed's Research Lab at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology, developing techniques for embedded sound and flexible speaker arrays. She describes her work as continually aiming to reconcile the world of art and the world of science. She has been affiliated with neuroscience labs at New York University and elsewhere, researching music perception, and she has published in the fields of auditory neurosciences and music technologies. Recent installations and performances include the New York Electronic Arts Festival, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Berkeley Art Museum, Dartmouth Hood Museum, Harvestworks, and Spectrum NYC.


“Turning Up The Volume: Jess Rowland” | I Care If You Listen, July 18, 2018

Jess Rowland’s Telepresents! An online release event with Harvestworks, December 5, 2020, 7 PM via Harvestworks YOUTUBE channel