Multimedia Works by Jessica Simorte
I am driven by my interest in human emotion and relationships. My current work explores how specific environments can affect those emotions and interactions. I am interested in the spaces where we keep our most personal items, thoughts and feelings. The most obvious and relatable example of this type of space is a house. It’s undeniable that our surroundings shape us, and for whatever reason, I seem to be more attached to my surroundings than anyone I know. This body of work is an ongoing process to dissect the relationship I have with my home.
Jessica Simorte was born in 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2010 she received her BA in Art with a concentration in photography from the University of Saint Mary. She was awarded a Miller Art Award all four years and graduated with top honors. Jessica has already been included in various exhibitions including the “Kansas City Artist Coalition Undergraduate Exhibition” in 2009 and 2010, where she was given the Lore and Mel Mallin Scholarship Award. Her solo exhibitions include A Certain Joy at the Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. Jessica currently lives and works in Kansas City.
The opening reception is July 1, 2011 from 6-10 pm. The show runs through July 22. After First Friday, contact Paula Rose to view by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.