Jessi received her BFA at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2019. She started her practice in photography, exploring her subjection to self surveillance. With the photographic language she cultivated in her education, her work transitioned into a documentative exploration of self-performative actions. She now has an interdisciplinary practice that explores impermanence and spiritual philosophy. She also loves working in education. Jessi is currently the assistant to Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, and an artist teacher in Community Programs at the Dallas Museum of Art. She also recently taught a workshop on performing with the camera with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Teen/Artist Project as a visiting artist. She is based in Dallas, Texas.
My interdisciplinary practice is a rendition of my path of healing, my affinity for all things temporary, and my spiritual philosophy. It is placing an active awareness on the of foreign energy I internalize in my space, seating and reseating myself back into autonomy, and validating how my body is a withstanding, yet fragile vessel in this life. These ideas, and gestures ultimately help me stir and shift what is stuck, so that I may move forward in the present time.