Jessica Jackson Hutchins began a residency at Bullseye shortly after completing a large-scale stained glass installation for Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art. Known for her use of everyday objects in mixed media assemblages, Hutchins’ work builds on inherent emotional and narrative content of a material or object, creating playful and surprising provocations. Hutchins’ residency coincided with the political upheaval that followed the 2016 presidential election. This cultural climate is present in her glass works as song lyrics, resistance symbols, and phrases pulled from protest signs weave their way throughout.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She has recently had solo exhibitions at Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Hepworth Wakefield, United Kingdom; MSU Broad, Michigan; and ICA Boston. Significant group exhibitions include the 55th Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. Her work has been incorporated into public collections including MoMA, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; The Hammer Museum at UCLA; The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami; and the Portland Art Museum. Hutchins holds a BA in art history from Oberlin College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hutchins is included in the recent publication, Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art, published by Phaidon. She is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.