About Jessica Straus

Jessica Straus is a sculptor from the Boston area.  Working primarily in wood and mixed media, Straus explores the poetry of unexpected juxtapositions between recognizable and invented forms.  Her studio is in the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA.  Her artwork is represented by the Boston Sculptors Gallery in the SOWA district of Boston.  She has shown her work at numerous galleries and museums including the Fuller Craft Museum, the Danforth Art Museum, the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, the DeCordova Museum, Addison Gallery of American Art, The Brattleboro Museum, and the Berkshire Art Museum.  A recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and a Berkshire Taconic Foundation grant, Straus was a 2009 nominee for the Brother Thomas award, and a 2011 finalist for the 10K Margo Harris Hammerschlag Award.