Digging through public and private archives, Jessica Harvey conducts long-term investigations of historical and personal events based on the interpretation of facts, which often changes by the person doing the narration. She reinterprets these stories with the use of photography, video, archival resources, and objects constructed from everyday materials. These images and installations act as a catalyst for a fantastical exploration of the psychology that one attaches to memory and place, putting particular emphasis on the role of women in these histories. Through humor and tragedy Harvey creates a new way of re-evaluating life, death, and the mythology of our own history.
Harvey received an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Iceland. She has attended residencies at Ox-Bow, Wassaic, MASS MoCA, ACRE, Anderson Ranch, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, The Luminary, LATITUDE, and Vermont Studio Center. Exhibitions include shows at The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN, Trestle Projects (Brooklyn NY), Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Good Weather (Little Rock, AR), and ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL). She is currently a 2019 recipient of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
‘Shelby’ from Universe (Family Portrait of my Aunt and her children)
Silver Gelatin Print Photograms of Cremated Remains
Jessica Harvey worked in Collage Office on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
View the work she created below.