Multidisciplinary

Jessica

Harvey

Digging through public and private archives, Jessica Harvey conducts long-term investigations of natural, historical, and personal events, paying close attention to the interpretation of facts, which often changes based on the narrator. She reinterprets these stories with the use of photography, video, archival resources, and objects constructed from everyday materials. Her images and installations act as a catalyst for the fantastical exploration of the psychology that one attaches to memory and place, putting a 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. Recent exhibitions include shows at The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Coop Gallery (Nashville, TN), Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK), Camayuhs (Atlanta, GA), Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Good Weather (Little Rock, AR), and ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL). She is currently a 2020 recipient of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.