Monday, February 18 2019 at 4:00 pm
VCU Student Commons Theater: 907 Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA
Jessica Vaughn’s practice considers how materials – new, used, and discarded – accumulate and inhabit space. She takes refuse and gives it legs. Her installations reflect on the improvised figurations that occupy and circulate through space, and the voids or holes left in their wake. Jessica Vaughn (b. 1983, Chicago, IL) received a B.H.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME; The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY; and the Whitney Independent Study Program, NY. Selected exhibitions include: Post Institutional Stress Disorder, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK (2018); Exit Strategy, Emalin Gallery, London, UK (2018); Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, (2018); Omnipresence, The Kitchen, New York, NY (2018); Receipt of a Form, Martos Gallery, New York, NY (2017); Material Deviance, Sculpture Center, New York, NY (2017); Round 39: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2013); Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2012). She was a 2018 New York City Artadia awardee. Forthcoming exhibitions include, a 2019 solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX and a group exhibition at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 2020.