About the Artist
Jessica Maffia is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and is currently in the Flat Files of Pierogi Gallery in downtown Manhattan. Recently, Maffia created the artwork for musician Childish Gambino’s two latest singles “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” Her solo exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea featured her large photorealistic pencil drawings of urban cracks and residue producing unexpectedly beautiful surfaces. Maffia is the recipient of 8 artist residency fellowships and two grants from the Hell’s Kitchen Foundation. Her work is featured on the covers of Fabio Gironi’s philosophy book Naturalizing Badiou: Mathematical Ontology and Structural Realism and poet Firas Sulaiman’s latest book As if My Name is a Mistaken Sign. Maffia’s installation Lanterns for Peace was exhibited in five sites throughout the US in response to the 2016 presidential elections. In March 2018, Maffia worked live on her latest series of self-portraits at Spring Break Art Show.