About Jessica Straus

A native of New Hampshire, Jessica Straus lives in the Boston area and maintains a studio in Somerville, MA. Straus works primarily in wood and mixed media. Inventiveness, humor and narrative are key elements of her sculpture.

Straus has exhibited her work at numerous venues including Addison Gallery of American Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, DeCordova Museum, Boise Art Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Brattleboro Museum, Ohio Sculpture Center, ArtTerritoire in Normandy, France, and Qorikancha Museum of Peru. She regularly exhibits her work at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA.

Her work is in the collections of DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Fuller Craft Museum, the Art Complex Museum, the Davistown Museum, and numerous private and corporate collections.

Jessica Staus is a passionate follower of Outsider Art and writes about her field research on the subject on her blog, “Quirk”

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