Jessica Dolence is a Seattle based artist and designer. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Intermedia at The Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Prior to graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art Jessica was a member of SOIL Gallery, an artist run space in Pioneer Square, and is currently a freelance Visual Designer. Recent exhibitions include a solo show titled The Blue Room at Interstitial Gallery, Electric Objects and Edith’s Garden; a commissioned collection of narrative video works, and is in the group show Digital Bodies at CICA Museum in Korea Summer 2017.
I’m interested in digital decoration and ornamentation in relationship to CyberFeminism and virtual interior design. I design animated wallpaper that is ambient, and subversive. The wall, screen, and monitor are all habitats for my work. When projected and mapped onto a wall, the wallpaper alters space and the background becomes the subject. I’m influenced by 20th Century historic cultural trends, period film sets, and Internet sub genres like Sea Punk. Coloration and pattern design are used to talk about the spectrum of femininity.
I use 3D modeling software and After Effects to build sets and decorative architectural models to create imagery. A 3D environment, once built, provides the ability to rapidly modify materials and lifts the restrictions of reality. Time based media allows my work to live and breath. My newest body of work will continue to cross-pollinate material and concept, using projection mapping, surface design and 3D printed objects to further blur relationships between art and technology.