Artist Statement/Bio

ARTIST STATEMENT

Situated in explorations of materiality, domesticity, and labor, my work presents an examination of motherhood and daily life by embodying notions of home, care, and service and their narrative relationships to process, repetition, space, color, and site. I am exploring multiple modes of making including embroidery, photography, printmaking, and ceramics, giving careful consideration to the histories of each medium.

BIO

Jessica Mueller is a Chicago based teaching artist that has been partnering with Chicago public schools since 2004. She currently teaches for Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). Formerly a Program Manager at CAPE, Jessica managed the multiple layers of a million dollar, research based federal grant. She developed and organized professional developments and supported partnerships for over 40 artists, arts teachers, and academic teachers, while working with principals and district officials.

Jessica has exhibited locally and nationally; her work is a part of the permanent collection at the Library of Congress. She holds a B.F.A. from the American Academy of Art and is currently a M.F.A. candidate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Jessica is former member of the Blue Island Arts and Culture Committee and partners with Jahn Elementary School for the Fine Arts as a member of the Local School Council and Parent Advisory Council to foster community involvement and support the arts in education.