Headlands Center for the Arts

Jenna Meacham

california | visual
Graduate Fellowship Program 2018—2019, San Francisco State University

Artist Statement

My work investigates loneliness, intimacy, and cultural ideas around couple-ness. It rarely takes the same form twice, sometimes using photography, sculpture, or installation. Each work comments on the human condition in a different and unique way. I hope to connect to my viewer through their own personal relationships and help them to gain a new perspective on connection.

I study these things by deconstructing ads promising true love or exploring objects that represent or are a replacement for intimacy and affection, and sometimes I mine Craigslist Missed Connections to learn about how place and technology mediate our relationships.

Using my own memories and experiences with relationships I explore romanticism, human connection, and the promise of the happily ever after.

While at Headlands

I will continue making work about human connection and how technology mediates it. The change in location to a more isolated environment will force me to look at these ideas from new perspectives. I am excited for the challenge. I have recently begun experimenting with bronze plating photographs, and I hope to continue this, using the community and environment as inspiration.

Selected Works

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