Visiting Artist Exhibition: Jessica “JG” Gatlin
This exhibit features a series of experimental textile compositions and assemblages that explore the intersections, overlaps, conflicts and disconnects of the artist’s matrilineal craft traditions and formal education in fine art.
Jessica “JG” Gatlin (she/her) is an artist, maker and part-time sorceress based in Baltimore, MD. In her interdisciplinary practice, JG uses both speculative and terrestrial approaches to pursue ways to deconstruct and dismantle the oppressive structures within a White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy. Jessica Gatlin received her BFA in Studio Art from Florida State University and MFA from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. She has participated in several reputable artist residencies and fellowships, including the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, PL, the Ox-Bow School of Art, and Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI. In 2019, JG served as the Hamblet Artist-in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Print and Extended Media at the University of Maryland, College Park.