Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jessica Palomo, I am an artist from Dallas, Texas, and I focus on Drawing and Sculpture.
How did you get your start?
In kindergarten I drew a turkey for Thanksgiving that had a kick ass outfit and arrows piercing it all over…it didn’t look like anyone else’s and I liked that.
What inspires you?
My work is always driven by personal experiences. This current body of work is about loss and the complex emotional responses that fall upon us when we experience it. It is a state that seems to place identity and emotion in a liminal ambiguous space.
Like these intricate feelings of death that shake identity and borders, I want my work to capture the visceral and complex emotion of the beauty and horror of losing a love one.
What do you like about AZ?
I love that I am surrounded by outdoor stimulation. Plus I hate the cold.
Where can we see you(r) work?
I am in a group show called Eleven in the Eric Fischl Gallery at Phoenix College Oct. 3rd – Oct. 28th.
You can find current and past work on my website.
The best way to see my work though is to visit my studio. I am currently a graduate student at ASU. I have a space at Grant St. Studios in the Warehouse District with the rest of the ASU graduate art community. Our doors are open First and Third Fridays, guests always welcomed!
What would you like to accomplish before you die?
I want to constantly evolve, to grow and push the boundaries of my life in every aspect. I am naturally an uncomfortable person in all that I do… I just kind of accepted that and keep pushing myself to engage and explore the unknown.
What is your mantra?
Always make mistakes.