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. Maffia created the artwork for musician Childish Gambino’s two 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 10 artist residency fellowships and two grants from the Hells 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.” The artist’s installation Lanterns for Peace was exhibited in five sites throughout the US in response to the 2016 presidential elections. Maffia worked live on her current series of self-portraits at Spring Break Art Show in March 2018. She is pleased to be spending 6 weeks at the Albee Foundation as artist in residence starting in September 2019.
Space to Connect Programming
Jessica Maffia hosts monthly art classes for the residents of 535-539 E162nd St in Washington Heights.