Artist | Jessica Fuentes
Jessica Fuentes is an artist, educator, and community advocate. Her art explores concepts of time, memory, home, and culture through printed and projected layered images in spaces and built structures. She was a member of the ACTUnited artist team that was commissioned to create the temporary public art project Coming Home.
Over the last decade of working in the museum education field, Jessica was instrumental in the development of the C3 Visiting Artist Project and the Carter Community Artists initiative. She has collaborated with cross-departmental teams; supervised staff, interns, and volunteers; created systems of evaluation, organization, and project management; and implemented DEAI training and strategies.
Jessica serves on the board of Make Art with Purpose (MAP), the Education Planning Committee for the Smithsonian Latino Center, and as Western Region Representative for the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association. In her downtime, she can usually be found with her daughters out in nature, enjoying an art museum, or making art in their home studio.
Jessica Fuentes’ work explores the ephemerality of time, nature, life, and dreams by juxtaposing images through pairing, layering, and transparency. In her work under the southern cross (bajo la cruz del sur), Fuentes has created a series of installations for New Stories, New Futures that uses video footage and film photographs captured over the past decade from places revisited often like her hometown Galveston, Texas.