Jacq Groves is a New York-based artist who creates sculptural installations referencing evolving morphologies. Their works act as metaphors reflecting on lived experience and blurring hierarchies. Their practice investigates what it means to defy taxonomic categorization. Informed by scientific inquiry, play, and speculative fiction, they aim to elicit curiosity and care through their surreal nonhuman/human hybrid sculptural forms.
Groves received their MFA from Columbia University (‘22). They have previously been an artist-in-resident at Vermont Studio Center and were the recent recipient of the Joan Sovern Sculpture Award and of a Dean's Project Grant at Columbia University. They have works in upcoming shows at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Edgewood Gallery at Yale University, and at the Jewish Museum in New York. When not in their studio, they are avidly foraging and identifying mushrooms.
Photo by Yekaterina Gyadu