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Jessie Laino, Suspend_01, 2018
plaster, metal, dye resin and cotton, 42 x 43 inches

Jessie Laino, O_01, 2017
oolite, resin and light, 25 1/2 inches diameter x 12 inches height

Jessie Laino, Blue Fence_01, 2016
found fence panel, paint & resin, 68 x 7 x 7 inches

Jessie Laino, CherryChestnut, 2012
re-claimed parque wood floor, wood and glue, 36 x 30 inches

Jessie Laino, F_02, 2017
found iron fence, paint, cloth, plaster and resin, 36 x 34 x 6 inches

Jessie Laino, MB_02, 2017
steel ball, aluminum and white latex paint,
6 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 4 inches

Jessie Laino, NeoPerception_03, 2015
Foam, Faux Marble painting on Illustration board, and tape, 20 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches

Jessie Laino, NeoPerceptions_02, 2013
painted board, tape, foam,
18 x 18 inches

Jessie Laino, T_01, 2016
tire, white paint and resin,
24 inches in diameter x 5 1/2 inches

Jessie Laino, The Year Before Last, 2013
pine tree, resin, paint and hardware, 60 x 3 x 3 inches

Jessie Laino, Totem [Holiday is about Family], 2016
pine tree & metal, 83 x 23 x 23 inches

Jessie Laino, Acumen_01, 2018
rope, paint, and resin,
60 x 1 1/2 inches

Jessie Laino, Acumen_02, 2018,
rope, paint, and resin,
60 x 1 1/2 inches

Jessie Laino, Untitled, 2017,
found tire, acrylic paint, hardware,
6 x 6 x 4 inches

Jessie Laino, Untitled, 2017,
found tire, acrylic paint, and varnish
117 x 9 inches

Jessie Laino, Holidays are about family II, 2015
pines tree, 84 x 7 x 7 inches


I evaluate my city in terms of its economy, geography, industry, residence, salvage and temperament. Through my absorption of these characteristics I salvage what I can from my soundings to refine feelings and conceptual references down to essential forms and contours. Creating a universal connection and conversation between object, material, nature and human.

I think about people, in the context of man-made environments and how I fit within it. How by living my life my mind constantly gathers reference material, emotion, and sensory memories which are constantly projected on any new experience I may have. By exploring how objects, situations and interactions can affect one’s subconscious and how one reacts to emotions such as nostalgia, anxiety, euphoria, pleasure, or disdain, I construct ambiguous environments or autonomous objects that provoke conversation with the viewer an inch outside of their normal memory patterns. The works are just there to exist as a neutral place for the viewer- a place where the familiar and unfamiliar exist simultaneously. Much inspiration is drawn from the individual’s take on his or her surroundings; the home, the walk to work, the comfort zones, how these familiarities are absorbed and taken for granted. By using common materials re-purposed and re-contextualized, the subconscious recognition of that material or shape based in the memory creates a common experience between an audience and the work. Humans learn and grow through trial and error as they weave together a life and memory bank full of patterns, materials, light senses, physical reactions, impressions and intuitive feelings. One can harness these reactions and create a new collective memory for all viewers. By recalling memories, emotions, and facts through imagery, material, installation and performance, the work inspires the necessity to digest, cope with, and confront these reactions.