Jessie Burnes (b. 1995, Kansas City, Missouri) received her BFA in Painting at Kansas State University in 2018 and in 2021 she will complete her MFA in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Burnes has been featured in multiple juried, duo and solo exhibitions in Manhattan, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Burnes currently lives and works in Chicago and will be an MFA Candidate in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I find a direct parallel in this organic system of memory to the organic systems found in the physical nature around us. It is forever undulating: inhaling and exhaling, growing and decaying, constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing once more. It is the process of entanglement and the process of becoming undone. In my work, I aim to discover a coexistence and challenging between these systems, simultaneously acting together and forging apart.