w/Jessica Hoffman $60
Using found materials from the beach as our inspiration, we will create books that explore the give and take of human influence on the beach landscape. We will experiment with low-tech printmaking methods, such as rubbings and stenciling, to create unique zines and art books that catalog our findings.
- Saturday 2-6p
Location: Sou’wester Lodge Pavilion
Jessica Hoffman was born in Portland, OR, grew up in Southeastern Virginia, spent a few formative years in Washington, DC, nearly a decade in Philadelphia, PA, and currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.
Jessica received her BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She currently teaches in the Fine Arts Department at Seattle Central College. Along with her partner, Justin Quinlan, Jessica runs Paper Press Punch, a print studio and bindery focused on producing Risograph printed comics, prints, and artist books.
Jessica’s work investigates memory, obsessive behaviors, and interactions between people and communication technology. Her installations include work in several mediums, among them video, photography, books, and printmaking. Jessica has previously been a resident artist at In Cahoots in Petaluma, CA and Trailer Blaze Comics Residency at Sou’Wester through Short Run. Her work has received numerous awards, including an Artist Trust GAP Grant and Pratt Fine Arts Center Fellowship. She has exhibited throughout the US, including at SOIL Gallery and with Interstitial in Seattle, Antenna Gallery in New Orleans, Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington. Jessica serves as an Advisory Board Member for Short Run Seattle.