JESSICA TAYLOR is an artist utilizing presentation methods that integrate  photography and sculpture to call into question lethal gaps in United States gun safety legislation. Her work touches on the quiet destruction of family as the result of an accidental shooting between brothers, one of whom was her father. At the same time, she is also exploring the emotional trauma passed down through generations.

Education

VCU School of the Arts, Photography and Filmmaking BFA.

Expected graduation, May 2018  

Select Exhibitions

Acquiesce, 804 248 4861, Temporary Space, Richmond VA, May 2018

17114W, Sic Semper Tyrannis, The Anderson Gallery, Juror: Alex Klein, Richmond VA, March 2018

73,505 Americans, Hardshake, Valet, Richmond VA, April 2017

Imaginary Bodies, Imaginary Bodies, 123space, Bristol United Kingdom, May 2016

Confession and Other Works, RAW Artists Show, The Hippodrome, Richmond VA, October 2016

Tattered, Adams Outdoor Advertising (Billboard Exhibit), Gastonia NC, May 2014

Awards

2017-2018

Etta and Bernie Edwards Endowment for the Arts in Visual Arts

Hess Personal Mastery Grant 

Publications

Focal Plane Magazine, Vol. 2, Student Highlight, 2017