King is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where they spent their time focusing on ceramics, bookmaking, and collecting. Their studio practice encourages conversations about healing generational trauma, the nature of memory, and the chain of living connection. They use “memory vessels” as a way to explore the intersection between the human desire to safeguard personal narrative and nostalgia, and the history of ceramic objects as vessels for storage and preservation. They are one of this year’s ArtAxis+Haystack Fellowship recipients, and are currently an artist in residence at The Digs Chicago.
Image: Jayne King, The Oak (2019). Porcelain and underglaze. Dimensions 24x12x12 inches.