Jessica Dupuis received her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, and her BFA with a concentration in ceramics and print media from Alfred University in 2007. Jessica exhibits her work regionally and nationally. She has been a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and at WSW. She is a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s 2010 Outstanding Student Achivement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and a 2012-2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council.
The artist writes about her work, “Invisible and visible boxes surround us every day, from standards of society and institutions to houses, studios, and offices. Within these structures, individual perceptions and senses vary, just as our memories and attachment to objects differ from one person to another. For me, the physical form of sculpture functions as a journal; architectural spaces that are open for the viewer to explore.
My work evolves from an experimental process in which I use a combination of clay slip and discarded materials such as newspaper, cardboard and furniture and transform them into art objects.”