Jess Perlitz is a Canadian artist currently working in Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art (2009) and her BA from Bard College (2000). Jess has exhibited at venues such as Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Philadelphia, PA), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Cue Arts Foundation (NY, NY) and the Canadian Sculpture Centre (Toronto, Ontario). She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship and the Franconia Sculpture Park Open Studio Residency. Jess was most recently a participant in Community of Community at the Queens Museum in NY. Whether it’s through sculptures that function like absurd weapons or performative inventions like rotating slowly as a disco lump, Jess’ work has always been focused on cultivating engagement and within that, considering voice. She currently teaches at Tyler School of Art at Temple University and Arcadia University in Philadelphia.