MFA, Clemson University, 2021
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I’m a first year graduate student at Clemson. My dream job right now would be to work as a practicing artist, but I’m open to many different opportunities after graduation.
Q:How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: My photos tend to be fairly simple and direct. I’ve come to love incorporating sculpture into my photography, as well as creating assemblages from objects that either work together or against each other in some way.
Q: What do you love most about being an artist?
A: I love the freedom of creating visuals that aren’t limited to just one meaning. Expressing ideas and thoughts in a way that leads to conversation or question is exciting to me.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece.
A: Humanity in general is inspiring to me. I find myself thinking a lot about how the world operates and how we all interact with each other. This piece in particular was one of my first studies on how technology affects human connections.
Q: What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: There’s not a specific piece that I can say is my favorite because I think the ideas behind each of them change the more time I spend with them. A piece that I created months ago may start saying something different to me if I come back to it later.
Q: What are you most excited about for this CSA season?
A: Seeing all of the other artist’s work!
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A: I’ve exhibited as a visiting artist at the Artist’s Guild Gallery of Greenville, as well as exhibited at the Fine Art’s Center Alumni Show. Most recently, my work has been selected to show with Anderson Wrangle’s at the 100 Miles show at The Bascom.
See some of Jessica's previous work below!