Jessica Dunn attends the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN and will graduate with a BFA in Sculpture and Painting in May 2011. She finds inspiration from many sciences including anatomy, physiology, and biology as well as psychology. Most of her works include an interactive element whether it involves performance, implied interaction, or direct interaction with the viewer. Dunn has participated in the IMA’s On Procession art parade event by Fritz Haeg, with a performance piece called Fig Leaves. She has also participated in Masterpiece in a Day and won Best of Show in 2009 for her interactive sculpture, _O_ N _ _ A _ N SQUARE. Dunn’s work has also been shown in the Herron Student Show at the Eleanor Prest Reese and The Robert B. Berkshire Gallery as well as the Big Car Gallery and Gnosis. In addition, she has performed at events including Visionary: The Herron Experience and Performative. Dunn embraces her curiosity in life and treats her art as a continuous interactive experiment.
Interests: art as life, travel, science, socializing, adventure!
Movies: Waking Life, the Fall, Party Monster, Edward Scissorhands, Nowhere, Irreversible
Music: Beethoven, The Knife, Portishead, David Bowie, TSOL, Danny Elfman, Radiohead (duh!)
Food: Thai, my Momma’s home cooking, Chicken Cordon Blue, anything new and exciting.
Pets: William Snakespeare the grey-banded kingsnake
How do you like your steak? Medium
Favorite time of day: midnight
Words said most often: interesting, arbitrary
Picture of your favorite article of clothing:
If you were drinking container what kind would you be?
Wine glass designed by Jeremy Brown.
I have always wanted to learn… to play the violin and to speak Japanese.
Something Extra: If I was a cat, curiosity would have already killed me…all nine lives.