Jessica Heikes

Art Discipline: 
Independence, MO
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Sep 4, 2023 to Sep 15, 2023

Jessica Heikes earned her BFA from Pittsburg State University in Kansas and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Between degrees, she was awarded a Core Fellowship at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, a two-year live/work program. Exhibitions include Threshold, Kiosk Gallery, (Kansas City, MO), I><YOU><WE, Visual Arts Center, (Richmond, VA), Erosion, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, (Hastings, NE). She has been included in The Kansas City Collection V and has participated in several residencies. Heikes now resides in Independence MO working full-time on a fabrication team creating traveling art exhibits for a non-profit arts organization in Kansas City MO. Her practice consists of experiment-based projects that are material driven to metaphorically describe personal emotions or behaviors.