Jessica Harvey is a Chicago-based visual artist who uses photography, installation, and archival materials to explore the myths we create for ourselves and nature while trying to preserve a more desired history.
She has attended residencies at ACRE, Anderson Ranch, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Hardesty Arts Center, The Luminary, and Vermont Studio Center. She has participated in group shows at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), Johalla Projects (Chicago, IL), The Center for Contemporary Photography (Detroit, MI), and the Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include shows at Black Hills State University (Spearfish, SD), Hardesty Arts Center (Tulsa, OK), ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), Good Weather (North Little Rock, AR), and The Luminary (St. Louis, MO).
Harvey holds a MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA in Film and Video from Columbia College. In 2011, she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Iceland.