Jessica Hoffman was born in Portland, OR, grew up in Southeastern Virginia, spent a few formative years in Washington, DC, nearly a decade in Philadelphia, PA, and currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.
Jessica received her BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She currently teaches Book Arts at Pratt Fine Arts Center and works as Printing Press Operator at Farewell Paperie. Along with her partner, Justin Quinlan, Jessica runs Paper Press Punch, a print studio and bindery focused on producing risograph printed comics, prints, and art books. Previously, she worked as a Conservation Bench Technician in the historical library at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA and served on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Center for the Book.
Jessica’s work investigates memory, obsessive behaviors, and interactions between people and communication technology. Her installations include work in several mediums, among them video, photography, books, and printmaking. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally in galleries and book fairs and has received numerous awards, including a Pratt Fine Arts Center Art Bridge Fellowship and Artist Trust GAP Grant. Jessica is an active member of SOIL Artist Run Gallery in Seattle, WA.
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