bio

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana Jessica Vogel received her BFA in fine art at Wake Forest University and her Masters Degree in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She creates narratives for her sculptures using a visual grammar and her shapes and forms explore the balance between discomfort and beauty.

artist statement

Tactability is my word to characterize the mental and physical sense of touch. The desire or avoidance to investigate through touch is based on memories and emotions. I want to bring the intuitive understanding of materials into a realm that is imaginary. Psychology, perception of reality, and the visual grammar of materials are three conceptual themes that reoccur in my work.


Bridge





Kneading Knavel


20" x 20" x 36"

Mix Media

2014




1 & 2 &


15" x 15" x ~

Mix Media

2014




Slick Wood


12" x 24" x 20"

Mix Media

2014




Chocolate Curl


15" x 30" x 48"

Mix Media

2012




Gum Beam


12" x 8" x 72"

Mix Media

2012




Papillae


24" 24" x 12"

Mix Media

2012




Organs


8" x 10 each

Collograph prints on paper

2012




Elephant


24" x 48" 30"

Mix Media

2012




Tongue to Wall


12" x 24" x 50"

Mix Media

2012




Harder/Softer


15" x 15" x 48"

Mix Media

2012