Constance Jacobson

constancejacobson.com

Artist’s Statement
I have long been interested in our interdependent relationship with the rest of the living world and have explored some of these connections in my prints, paintings, and digital images through a body of work called Almost Biology. In the last few years I have focused on the human nervous system and homologous structures in other organisms, such as in plants and marine organisms.

These monotypes deviate from earlier more organic work by referencing the growing gentrification of my neighborhood. Tall buildings dwarf small two and three story brick buildings in the Fenway section of Boston. These solitary building shapes act as a figure stand-in that I am currently integrating with organic and interstitial references.

About me
I received a BA in Art from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, studied printmaking at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and later received an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. In addition to working as a printmaker, I worked for many years as a production assistant and graphic designer for exhibit design firms that specialize in science museums and for children’s book publishing firms. My work is in many private collections and several public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Philadelphia Museum of Art, DeCordova Museum, New York Public Library, Worcester Art Museum and the Boston Public Library.

Where You are Now (no.1), 24×18 inches, Monotype

Where You are Now (no.10), 12×9 inches, Monotype

Where You are Now (no.3), 12×9 inches, Monotype

Where You are Now (no.4), 12×9 inches, Monotype

Where You are Now (no.5), 12×9 inches, Monotype

Where You are Now (no.2), 24×18 inches, Monotype