Artist and storyteller Jessica Hines, uses the camera’s inherent quality as a recording device to explore illusion and to suggest truths that underlie the visible world. At the core of Hines’ work lies an inquisitive nature inspired by personal memory, experience and the unconscious mind. Hines began to cultivate her creative disposition early in life and her love of the arts led her to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Continuing to pursue her interests, she studied photography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Hines’ lectures and exhibitions have been included at Palais de Glace Exhibition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tsbilisi, Georgia, Belfast Photo Factory, Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland, Unitec New Zealand Mâori: Te Whare Wânanga o Wairaka, in Auckland, New Zealand, Huazhong Universityin Wuhan, China, Sai Gon Thanh Pho Mo/Saigon Open City Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, Galleria de Artes Plasticas, Universidad Veracruzanain Xalapa, Mexico, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea, China Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao, China, Fototage in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, as well as at University of the Artsin Philadelphia and the Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris, France.
Hines most recently won the 2013 PDN Photo Annual for best Personal Photography, NYC, NY, The Kolga Award for Best Experimental Photography, 2012, Kolga Tbislisi Photo in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Humanitarian Documentary Grant in the WPGA Annual 2010 Pollux Awards, juried by Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, First Prize in Fine Art Portfolio in the World Wide Photography Gala Awards 2010, Grand Prize for portfolio in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010 and exhibited in the New York Photo Festival 2011 PhotoVisuara’s In Love and War, NYPF!!, curated by Adriana Teresa, and exhibited in Subjective/Objective, curated by Elisabeth Biondi, 2011, New York, New York.
Jessica Hines’ work has been widely exhibited and published in North and South America, throughout Asia, Europe, and Oceania, Her work continues to be seen in The New Yorker magazine.
“Things are not as they seem. Nor are they otherwise.”– The Lankavatara Sutra