JESSICA LAINO LnS GALLERY Website CV
Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Installation
Jessie Laino was born and raised in Miami, FL. She currently lives and works in Nashville, TN. Her mother was a painter and father a contractor. Their influence on her has impacted how she views the world. The foundations of building and the conceptual exploration of painting shaped Jessie’s desire to pursue sculpture as a merging of the two practices to create her own vision and expression. Jessie attended KCAI and NWSA, graduating with her BFA in sculpture. She continued to develop her concepts and skills and is currently represented by LnS Gallery.
I evaluate my city in terms of its economy, geography, industry, residence, salvage and temperament. Through my absorption of these characteristics I salvage what I can from my soundings to refine feelings and conceptual references down to essential forms and contours. Creating a universal connection and conversation between object, material, nature and human.
I think about people, in the context of manmade environments and how I fit within it. How by living my life my mind constantly gathers reference material, emotion, and sensory memories which are constantly projected on any new experience I may have. By exploring how objects, situations and interactions can affect one's subconscious and how one reacts to emotions such as nostalgia, anxiety, euphoria, pleasure, or distain, I construct ambiguous environments or autonomous objects that provoke conversation with the viewer an inch outside of their normal memory patterns. The works are just there to exist as a neutral place for the viewer- a place where the familiar and unfamiliar exist simultaneously.