Introducing Jake, the second artist chosen for our 2022 Just Imagine Residency Program, and our first ever student resident artist. Currently a student at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Jake explores how illustration and animation intersect with the curated cast of characters he creates:
“By bridging the past and the present, my artmaking practice aims to create a space where beauty and beastliness intersect. Within my art, worldly problems become monsters with many arms, wild hair, long greasy tails, sharp fangs, and feral claws- tangible beasts
Over the next several weeks, Jake will be taking over the Liquitex studio at Manufacturers Village, using mediums, Acrylic Ink, and Heavy Body to explore new textures and techniques in his work:
Follow along throughout Jake’s residency to learn more about him, his process, and his work.