Jesse Meredith is a multi-disciplinary artist using photography, sculpture, and language to trace relationships between identity, power and ideology. His practice interrogates western patriarchal systems that isolate and separate us, empowering viewers to address their own biases and comforts. Performing immersive research in different cultural enclaves, he absorbs and synthesizes his experiences to pose questions about belonging, security, and tradition. His current projects investigate the paranoid psychology of suburban spaces and the complex ideological grounds of the American militia movement.
Jesse’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Peoria, Philadelphia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Limassol (Cyprus), and Buenos Aires (Argentina), among other virtual and physical spaces. He has been an artist in residence at ACRE (Steuben WI) and La Ira De Dios (Buenos Aires AR). He earned an MFA in photography from SAIC, where he was awarded the 2018 Weinstein Memorial Fellowship. He is a Lecturer in photography at the School of the Art Institute and a freelance photographer.