Bio: Jessica Boushie recently received her MFA in printmaking from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She currently lives in New Hampshire and works in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. As an artist, she is focused on making the personal political by questioning and contributing to conversations surrounding societal issues about the body, abuse, assault, memory, mental illness, and personal trauma. She has always been fascinated by the body, its shape, form, and expressions; and the role the psyche plays in each factor.
Artist Statement: Trauma and memory are excruciatingly intertwined, hiding behind each other, mending and molding together, becoming one. This transfusion of the two can make understanding who you are and who you are not extremely painful as well as extremely necessary. My work over the past three years has been overwhelmingly dictated by my re-remembrance of my childhood, who I am, who I am not, and the visualizing of what that feels like. This work and my re remembrance are as painfully intertwined as trauma and memory. These large-scale prints are about the loss of power, the reclamation of that power, and the act of becoming.