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Jess Perlitz makes work that is focused on considering landscape and the ways in which we define and seek to recognize ourselves within it.  Thinking about how space gets articulated, the projects take many forms - traversing performance, sculpture, and drawing.  The work has appeared in a variety of venues such as playgrounds, fields, galleries and museums, including the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Socrates Sculpture Park in NY, Cambridge Galleries in Canada, De Fabriek in The Netherlands, and aboard the Arctic Circle Residency.  Born in Toronto, Canada, Jess is a graduate of Bard College, received an MFA from Tyler School of Art and clown training from the Manitoulin Center for Creation and Performance.  Recently an artist in residence at the Bemis Contemporary Art Center and Vermont Studio Center, Jess is based in Portland, Oregon where she is Assistant Professor of Art and Head of Sculpture at Lewis & Clark College.   Her project, Chorus, is currently on view at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA.