Jessica Eldredge

Contact Information

Jessica Eldredge Studio 245 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Drawing / Painting

Artist's Statement

My work has always been about color and pattern inspired by quilts, weaving and other textiles as well as decorative arts such as stained glass and tiles – anything that puts lots of small things together to make a larger whole. After a long absence from art making, I began again by making collages, first with magazines, then with origami and other paper, and eventually began to create my own with fiber-reactive fabric dye. I have continued using the dye in my most recent work, painting with it on paper. These works explore images of nets and kaleidoscopes, and the endless possibilities of structure and beauty.

Selected Exhibitions

Improvise, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Rachel Zimmerman

Installation, Lansdowne Theater, Lansdowne, PA

Featured Teacher, Lounge Gallery, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

Spring!, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Shelley Spector

Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Creative Living Room, Swarthmore, PA

Neumann University Art Gallery, Aston, PA

Sweet Mabel Folk Art Gallery, Narberth, PA

Rick’s Picks, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Rick Snyderman

Episcopal Academy Gallery, Newtown Square, PA

Professional Experience

2012 - present
Teaching Artist, ArtWell, Philadelphia, PA

2005 - 2011
Associate Director of Policy and Community Engagement, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia, PA


Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture, Newark, DE

Smith College, Northampton, MA