Jessica Smoleroff is an artist and educator based out of Tallahassee, Florida. With a focus on the figure, her paintings explore sexuality, gender, and the body’s relationship to the environment. She spent May with us creating and sharing her painted hybrid creatures.
“Iceland persists. Fecund cod, densely furred dogs, and strong women have adapted to the brutal conditions of a hostile climate. My Fish Factory paintings, made on paper with gouache, acrylic, and oil, capture moments of abrupt evolution. Hybridized creatures, made of breasts, fish heads, dogs’ heads, and scales are imagined biological responses to rapid climate change, and misogynistic American legislation.”
Thank you Jessica :)