Published May 12, 2021
Jessica Stoller is here to destroy the ideals of feminine beauty and subjugation by representing abject female sexuality and other disturbing imagery through the typically delicate and dainty medium of porcelain art. So you might want to take a second look at that kitschy porcelain figurine your grandmother purchased for her collectibles.
While Stoller’s ceramic art is defiant in her destruction and destabilization of normalized notions of femininity, she remains uncompromising, unwavering, and unafraid in revealing wonderfully transgressive art.
As if in a raunchy Rococo dream, Stoller creates figures filled with cakes, swans, flowers, figs, macaroons, ice cream, and well, copious amounts of breasts, vaginas, and BDSM positions--a statement that ultimately treads the line between the beautiful and grotesque. Given a closer look, Stoller’s mastery of her materials focus on a complex visual landscape featuring hyper-exaggerated versions of femininity and female sexuality that enters into the realm of abjection.
Jessica Stoller is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Ceramics: Art and Perception, N Magazine, Pandora Feminist Journal, etc. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her works are included in several private collections. Stoller uses porcelain as her primary medium.
Source: Artsy, Cultured Magazine