Jessica Maffia is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. Her art seeks the poetry in the mundane. She is excited by “the everyday” and honors the overlooked. She has been exhibiting her work throughout the US since 2009. Jessica exhibited 19 of her large, photorealistic pencil drawings of cracks and residue on walls during her solo exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art in September 2015. Her work was featured on the cover of Fabio Gironi's philosophy book Naturalizing Badiou: Mathematical Ontology and Structural Realism and several of her drawings can be found in the flat files of Pierogi gallery in downtown Manhattan. Jessica has been awarded 6 artist residency fellowships since 2014 at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Brush Creek Artist retreat, New York Mills Arts Retreat, 2 fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, and she was artist in residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation for 3 months until December 2016. In June 2016 Jessica was among the first recipients of a grant from the Hell’s Kitchen Foundation. She exhibited several drawings at the New York debut of the Accessible Art Fair at the National Arts Club in November; and she is currently creating an installation of lanterns in various sites through the US in response to the presidential elections. Lanterns for Peace was on view at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation; the town plaza in Taos, New Mexico; 3-Squared Gallery in Chelsea New York; and Five Myles Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.