Jessica Mueller is an artist, writer, and educator who explores domesticity, labor and translation. She examines motherhood through ideas of care, service, weight and absurdity. Mueller engages multiple modes of making including embroidery, video, printmaking, painting, performance, and sculpture. She is interested in relationships to process, multiples, connectivity and site.
Mueller is a Chicago-based teaching artist that has been partnering with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) and Chicago Public Schools since 2004. Formerly a Program Manager at CAPE, she developed and supported partnerships for over forty artists, art teachers, and academic teachers, while working with principals and district officials.
She holds a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She exhibits locally and nationally, and her work is part of the permanent collections at SAIC’s Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts, and the Library of Congress. Mueller is a member of the Chicago ACT Collective and Mother Art: Revisited.