My images start with the world around me, with tangible objects and ordinary places that I know well. I focus on the transformative power of air, light, and atmosphere and how they change the most unprepossessing objects into something else entirely. Familiarity breeds fascination, the antithesis of contempt.
Jessica Dunne was born in Santa Monica, California, and now lives and works in San Francisco. She received the James D. Phelan Award, a Kala Art Institute Fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Her solo shows include the Frye Art Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, The Triton Museum of Art, and the Flaten Museum, Saint Olaf College. She has work in the collections of the Oakland Museum of California, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the New York Public Library.