Jennifer Vess

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Nylon pantyhose dipped in paraffin wax and gathered into a mound
Graduate Student

Academic Areas

Research Interests

Painting and Drawing

Jennifer Vess received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Georgia. Her work has been included in both regional and national juried exhibitions. She is passionate about the arts in education, and her experience includes teaching art at the Lyndon House Arts Foundation, as well as holding the position of Art Director at Zoo Atlanta Summer Safari Camp. She was selected for the Chulitna Artist in Residence Program in Alaska for the summer of 2017. She received her M.A. in May 2019, and she is currently completing her M.F.A. in Painting at the University of Iowa. She lives and works in Iowa City, IA.

Selected Works

a still from a video of the artist dragging a large wooden vessel through the snow
a small ceramic vessel made from pantyhose stretched over metal wire and dipped in porcelain slip
nuno felted fur
belt hackberry wood with nylon stretch around the vessel, creating a transparent boat form resembling a spine and ribcage
a bulbous semi-spherical soft sculpture