Jessica Ingram's practice includes multi-media non-fiction narrative, public art commissions, and community-based programming. Her work is motivated by her desire to understand how people relate, what they long for, and what motivates the choices they make. Her recent bodies of work include A Civil Rights Memorial, about sites where atrocities were committed during the Civil Rights Movement and the related stories and court cases in the American South, and Hilltop High, about young mothers attending an alternative high school for pregnant teenagers in San Francisco.
Jessica’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. Jessica was awarded the 2012 Santa Fe Prize, was a recent Fellowship Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute, and a featured artist in the 2010 New York Photo Festival. Her work has been published in the New York Times, GUP, OjodePez, Etiqueta Negra, and PDN. Jessica is a contributing editor to What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (SUNY Press 2004).
Jessica is a principal member of Cause Collective, along with artists Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev. Cause Collective has received multiple public art commissions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Oakland International Airport, Oakland Museum of California, and SF Camerawork. Along the Way, a video she completed with the Cause Collective was an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Cause Collective just completed a large scale installation at the Birmingham International Airport.