Jessie Mordine Young
Jessie is a textile curator, teacher, and maker living in New York City. Jessie researches, writes about, curates, makes and teaches traditional textile techniques. Her primary medium is weaving and dyeing.
In her most recent body of work, Jessie responds to her time spent in rural landscapes. She spent time living in Ireland, a small village in Iceland and in the Adirondacks. Her time in secluded places left her feeling energized and inspired. After having months to engage in deep thought on her practice and have sincere observance and connection to her surroundings, new series of woven work that reflected her meditative experience emerged.
Jessie is an MA candidate in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art in Fiber and Material Studies. After graduating, she has spent the last five years teaching art and working in museums in Ireland, upstate New York, Iceland, and California. She currently works as the Art Program Coordinator in Arts Administration at the Teachers College at Columbia University. Upon completion of her current degree, she hopes to earn a Masters in Art Education to pursue her passion of teaching.
See Jessie's work at: jessiemordineyoung.com