Jesse Fleming

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts
Area of Focus: Emerging Media Arts

Jesse Fleming is the founding director of the Perceptual Technologies Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. As a multi-sensory and interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator he focuses on tools, experiences, and artworks as vehicles for self awareness, discovery, and interconnection. 

Fleming is an internationally exhibited artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at commercial galleries, public spaces, nonprofit galleries and cultural institutions, such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey; The National Film Museum of Frankfurt Germany; The San Francisco Symphony; the Colburn School of Music, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Otis College of Art and Design, University of California at Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, LA Freewaves, The West Hollywood Public Arts Commission, and 356 Mission Road, all in Los Angeles; Landmarks at the University of Texas at Austin; and Creative Time in New York City.

Fleming’s artwork is in the permanent collection of the Cedars-Sinai Collection, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey; and the Rutter Family Art Foundation in Norfolk, Virginia. He was listed by ArtForum as one of the top 10 Los Angeles artists of 2014.

As a filmmaker in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Fleming has directed film projects with musicians Sigur Ros, Lykke Li, Fools Gold, and Explosions in the Sky. Fleming also directed works with artists Doug Aitken, Laura Owens, Matthew Barney, Kerry Tribe, Francesco Vezzoli, Cyprian Gaillard, Mark Lecky, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Merce Cunningham and Daniel Arsham and for institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York; The Guggenheim in New York; The Getty, Moca in Los Angeles; and The Hammer Museum, New York Times and Bloomberg TV.

Fleming has a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA’s Design Media Arts Department and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. He also has a teaching credential from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.