Jessica Knapp

Jessica Knapp

Artist
Profile Location
Columbus , OH
Biography

Jessica Knapp was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, followed by a year of post-baccalaureate study at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in December 2003. From 2004 to 2006, she was a volunteer studio technician and artist in residence at San Diego State University. She was an artist in residence at the Ceramic Center Berlin from 2006 to 2007, funded by a German Chancellor Scholarship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Artist Statement

My artwork aims to evoke empathetic understanding in the viewer and investigate the roles objects play in people’s communications with one another. Recently I have concentrated on the ways people use plants and plant forms to convey emotions.The history of human-flower interaction, as well as the history of porcelain manufacture in Europe–both of which were propelled by cultural designations of value–figure prominently in my research. Historical and contemporary practices including Ikebana flower design, landscape or garden design and product packaging also influence my artwork.

 

Medium
Ceramics
Mixed Media
 
 

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