Photo: N'Jamieh Nie
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
Jessica Gaynelle Moss reimagines new frameworks and strategizes ways to build, maintain and sustain Black autonomous spaces devoted to our survival, resistance and healing. Her dedication to Black space began in 2007 when she transformed a neglected property in a historic Black neighborhood into a creative community hub for local students and artists.
Jessica is the Founding Director of The Roll Up CLT, a neighborhood-embedded artist residency program that invites Black artists from outside of the state to collaborate with North Carolina-based artists and arts organizations. She also serves as the Administrative Director of Sibyls Shrine, a four-tiered artist residency program for Black women, womxn, trans women, and femmes who are mothers and identify as artists, creatives, and/or activists in Pittsburgh, PA.
Although building and protecting Black space and investing in collective community service are an extension of her creative practice, Jessica works across many media to uplift, honor and celebrate Black people, Black women, Black mothers and Black artists. Jessica's artwork has been exhibited at McDonough Museum of Art, Carlow University, Denison Art Space, Above The Frame Shop, UnSmoke Systems and PNC Park Stadium.