Jessica Frelinghuysen sculpts objects to help negotiate social anxieties and continually seeks to reconcile the separation between the individual and society. When encountering a new place, she will usually spend a long time observing, sketching and trying to figure how she fits into a particular environment. She is not afraid of the absurd; in fact, she appreciates the importance of humor as a vehicle. Currently living in Detroit, Jessica is a lecturer at Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She has traveled and lectured extensively and often conceives of projects, like Germination Corps. (www.plantbackpacks.com) that take her all over the globe working with different communities. Her work has been shown at the Broad Museum of Art at Michigan State University and other nationally important venues including the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, Public Pool Gallery, in Detroit, and The Aspen Art Museum. Jessica’s multimedia and participatory work has been reviewed in publications that range from Artforum Magazine to Infinite Mile, a journal of Art and Culture in Detroit, and Wired UK.
Food Justice 2014/2015
Hamtramck, MI USA