Jessica Sallay-Carrington’s work focuses on the representation of femininity and the role of gender and sexuality in modern society. Through ceramic sculptures she questions gender expectation and stereotype and how they influence personal identities. The animalistic qualities of the figures speak for the subconscious parts of human action, blurring the line between human and animal. With her sculptures Jessica aims to develop a revaluation of what defines being female in contemporary society.
Jessica Sallay-Carrington is a Vancouver, BC born artist who moved to Montreal, Quebec where she received her BFA in ceramics at Concordia University in 2014. Upon completing her undergrad Jessica continues to produce work in her studio and actively pursues artistic travel opportunities. Since 2013 she has travelled to Italy, Denmark, Greece as well as many places around Canada and USA to attend ceramic residencies. Jessica’s inspirations derive people who work for gender equality and women who show what it means to “fight like a girl.”