Working Procedures

Jessica Vaughn’s practice is directed by relationships and experiences in and outside of the studio, and considers how materials accumulate and inhabit spaces.

Artist Bio

Working Procedures examines everyday structures that dictate our understanding of labor, space, and the circulation of resources in institutions. Through sculptures, two dimensional artworks, and installation, Working Procedures explores aspects that are specific to Vaughn’s practice, such as her work with architecture, social history and her political interests against closed systems of representation and value.

Award Year

In Progress

2021 Artist Retreat Presentation

A picture of the artist Jessica Vaughn in her studio in Brooklyn NY in the summer of 2020. In the background are pencil and acrylic sketches for upcoming works.

Jessica Vaughn

Brooklyn, NY

Jessica Vaughn is a visual artist whose practice encompasses working with discarded and mass-produced materials to create artworks and installations that convey complex histories of place, production, and use. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Vaughn was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council-Workspace, New York; and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. She was a 2020 Futures Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a recipient of the Artadia NYC Grant, the Graham Foundation Research Grant, and the Printed Matter Inc./Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Publication series.