I am interested in the potential for beauty, emotion and nuance within an aesthetically minimal context.
Formal simplicity can evoke complexity and intimacy in experience.
I want the work to look like nothing, and then everything.
- Jessica McCambly
Investigating ideas of connectivity, sentimentality and the ephemeral, coupled with an innovative exploration of materials, McCambly's work invites pause. Through a process rooted in precision and repetition, the work aims to encourage an intimate experience with beauty and nuance within a reduced, formal language.
Originally from Massachusetts, Jessica McCambly lives and works in San Diego, CA. She earned an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design and is Associate Professor of Art at Miramar College in San Diego.
McCambly's work has been exhibited at various galleries and institutions, including Kenise Barnes Fine Art, The Orange Advisory, Holly Johnson Gallery, 500X, Helmuth Projects, and The Dallas Contemporary. Her work was selected for inclusion in both the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Here Not There: San Diego Art Now and Women and Abstraction at the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, McCambly’s work was featured in “New American Paintings Juried Exhibitions-in-Print, No. 109, Pacific Coast Issue”.