Jesse Bransford

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Jesse Bransford is a New York-based artist whose work has been exhibited internationally at venues including The Carnegie Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center and the CCA Wattis Museum, among others. He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research (BA), Parsons School of Design (BFA) and Columbia University (MFA). An associate professor of art at New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions, Bransford’s work has been involved with belief and the visual systems it creates since the 1990s. Early research into color meaning and cultural syncretism led to the occult traditions in general and the work of John Dee and Henry Cornelius Agrippa specifically. Recent work includes the monograph A Book of Staves: Galdrastafabók, published by Fulgur in 2018. Bransford is an editorial member of the Black Mirror Network and is the co-organizer of the biennial Occult Humanities Conference in New York.