JESSICA HARGWOOD

BIOGRAPHY

 

Jessica Hargwood is an American female artist known for developing her own special technique that allows her to sculpt acrylic paint and manipulate it in nontraditional ways.

 

Her art is highly influenced by her biracial identity and femininity, which she addresses in her work through the selection of vibrant colors and working with paint as a sculptural medium. 

 

Hargwood’s art is found at the cross between traditional painting and sculpture, as a reflection of her personal identity of existing between two worlds as a biracial women. Her process challenges traditional conceptions of what a painting is, the same way she objects societal labels. The use of vibrant colors are meant to distance herself from skin colors as much as possible. 

 

Personal struggles, feelings of grief after a miscarriage and racial inequality are reoccurring motifs in her work. The artist’s introverted personality is left behind through the cathartic process of creation, where she is not afraid of addressing tough emotions, as ultimately she sees it as a sign of growth. Knowing from a young age that art was more than a passion, she deepened her knowledge and refined her skills during her academic years at The College of New Jersey. 

 

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and shows in Chelsea, New York and New Jersey, making their way into private collections. Since 2019, she's been focusing on her artistic career with the help of STATE OF THE ART AGENCY.

EXHIBITIONS

2018, ONISHI GALLERY, "SUMMER GROUP SHOW II"

Group Exhibition, New York City

2016, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "PUSHING EDGES"

Thesis Exhibition

2015, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "JUXTAPOSITIONS"

Group Exhibition

2015, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "MULTIPLICITIES: MULTIPLE WOMEN"

Group Exhibition

2015, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "BLACK/WHITE"

SOLO EXHIBITION, Art Installation

2015, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "REMIXING THE REVOLUTION: CONTEMPORARY CULTURE IN CUBA"

Group Photography Exhibition

2014, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "SINCE - LEFT"

Group Photography Exhibition

2014, TCNJ ART GALLERY, "LIGHT AND DARK"

Group Exhibition, Annual Kappa Pi Exhibition

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