Jesse Bransford

Jesse Bransford is a New York-based artist whose work is 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). A professor of art at New York University, Bransford’s work has been involved with belief and the visual systems it creates since the 1990s. Recent work has focused on the folk magic of the Norse traditions, specifically the talismanic stave spells and the seiðr traditions. Parts of this work are collected in, A Book of Staves (Galdrastafabók), published by Fulgur Press. He lectures widely on his work and the topics surrounding his work. He is the co-organiser of the biennial Occult Humanities Conference and an editorial member of the Black Mirror Network. More information can be seen at

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