BIO
A longtime Fort Worth resident, Jessica Fuentes is both an artist and art educator. She received a BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2004 and a MA in Art Education from the University of North Texas in 2013. She is a former member of 500x Gallery, co-founder of ACT(Artists Coming Together)united, and associated with The Mother Load Project’s community of artists. 

Jessica is the Manager of School & Community Outreach at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art where she leads the teaching team overseeing experiences for students and teachers, cultivates learning partnerships with local organizations to reach diverse audiences, and integrates work with local artists into educational opportunities within the museum and in the community. Formerly, she was the Manager of Gallery Interpretation and the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art. Jessica worked for three years as Adjunct Professor of Art at Tarrant County College and four years as a Middle School Art Teacher. She dedicates time to community art education initiatives through ACTunited and Art This Week. In her down time she can usually be found with her daughter enjoying an art museum or making art in their home studio.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT
Though most of my work is photographic in nature, I am constantly toying with the way my images are presented. Whether working in photography, mixed media, or narrative writing, my work explores the concepts of time and memory and the distortions of both. 

 

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