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Jessica Plumb

County: Jefferson County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2022
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Jessica Plumb is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and interdisciplinary artist, known for exploring the relationship between people and place. Her creative work encompasses documentary film, immersive installation and multimedia projects. She is the Producer and Co-Director of the feature documentary Return of the River, recognized with over a dozen festival awards, including “Best Storytelling” at the International Wildlife Film Festival and a Social Justice Film Festival gold jury prize. Her installation work, described as video poetry, has been shown in American galleries and internationally, most recently at the Kumho Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea, as part of a museum wide group exhibit on climate change. Her writing appears in Orion Magazine and the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2022. She is a weaver of deeply researched nonfiction stories, drawing on lifelong curiosity about people and the land and waters we call home.

Raised on the coast of Maine, Jessica is based on the Olympic Peninsula, close to wilderness and water she loves. After stints in Boston and Beijing, she committed herself to storytelling in a less urban setting, listening for voices that go unheard amid the clamor of contemporary life; including quiet voices of the natural world. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an interdisciplinary MFA from Goddard College. She has been a guest lecturer at the Seattle Film Institute on media and the environment, and she serves on the Board of the Seattle Documentary Association. More simply, she works to infuse a sense of place, and wonder, into a placeless digital landscape.

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