arts, etc.: Jessica Willis (Audio)
Mar 23, 2017
Hosted by George Spencer.
Jessica Willis is a mixed, multimedia and installation artist as well as curator residing in the Hudson Valley in New York. Though she works in a variety of media and combines them unconventionally, a common thread in most of her work is the incorporation of encaustic painting on three-dimensional substrates. From representational work in paint, wood, or photography to the distorted or purely abstract, she plumbs the relationships between media, subject, color, line, viewer, artist, self and other. A self-taught painter, her background includes diverse professional experiences from teaching pottery to high-end sales to management consulting as well as a stint in the non-profit world before committing herself full-time to her life as an artist.