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Old Friends Talk Art: Jessica Bingham

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

Join us in the BCA Gallery 10am Wednesday, July 13 for a gallery talk with this year's Art from the Heartland juror, Jessica Bingham. Bingham is an artist, curator, mother, educator, and advocate working in Central Illinois. Her work examines memory, trauma, homemaking, childhood, and motherhood through painting, mending, and assemblage. She has exhibited at The McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois; Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, Illinois; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; Neon Heater, Findlay, Ohio; Public Space One, Iowa City; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; and Heartbreaker, Peoria, Illinois, among others.

Bingham is the director and co-curator of Project 1612, an artist-run exhibition space in Central IL co-founded in 2015 with Alexander Martin. Together they have co-curated nearly thirty exhibitions and have organized several community-based film screenings and fundraisers. Additionally, Bingham has curated solo and group exhibitions at University Galleries of Illinois State University; Super Dutchess (currently Below Grand); and Illinois Central College; as well as supervised exhibitions and the Campus Artwork Project at Bradley University Galleries. She is currently serving on the board of pt.fwd, a not-for-profit organization presenting performances of contemporary music and sonic arts.

Bingham studied abroad in Florence, Italy in 2011 at Linguaviva School of Italian Language and Charles H. Cecil Studios. She earned her BA in Studio Art in 2012 and completed a Post- Baccalaureate Fellowship in 2013 all from Monmouth College. She completed her MA and MFA in Painting at Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2014 and 2016.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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