B I O G R A P H Y
Jessica Teckemeyer maintains an active studio practice and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. Viewers in many cities have experienced the work, most notably: Monoco, France; Montevideo, Uruguay; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; Santa Ana, CA; Tallahassee, FL; South Orange, NJ; Cincinnati, OH; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; and Des Moines, IA. From October 2015 until February 2016, Jessica had a solo exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center. In October 2014, Jessica's sculpture Impact (38 special) won Best in Show for an exhibition titled, "Social and Politically Engaged Art" at the Reece Museum in Tennessee. Other recent successes include Second Prize at the "27th Tallahassee International" hosted at the Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University, Third Prize at the "39th Annual Juried Exhibition" at the Rock Island Museum of Art, and a $9,000 Iowa Arts Council Grant supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Teckemeyer has fabricated sculptures for internationally-known artist Siah Armajani since 2009. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in May 2010. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the sculpting, mold making, and painting departments at "Tivoli Too" a 3D design and production studio located in Mendota Heights, MN. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2004.