Creative Industries Discussion:
On December 2, 2021 SMA Executive Director Scott Malbaurn hosted a Creative Industries Zoom Discussion with Artist Jia Jia.
Jia Jia is a multi-media artist. She works primarily in installation, and incorporating sculpture, video, and performance. Her practice uses satire and humor to imagine everyday objects anew. The work questions how globalization and a technologically saturated society influence the ideology of the individual and how the individual behaves in a society filled with contradiction and stimulation. She earned her BFA in Ceramics from China Central Academy of Fine Arts and MFA in Sculpture from University of Washington. She was a resident with California State University, Long Beach. In 2020, she was the recipient of Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Scholarship.