North Branford, CT
Business Administration and Art History (minors)
Jessica Ingarra is a Connecticut based artist who will graduate from the Hartford Art School with a B.F.A. in photography in May 2020. Her work investigates the human body, identity, and abstraction. She has exhibited her photographs at Five Points Gallery, the Hartford Art School, and Open Studio Hartford. Jessica plans to continue to work on her photographic projects while freelancing. She looks forward to opening her own studio in the near future.
Disequilibrium is a body of work that grew out of my struggles with vertigo which I have lived with for the past fifteen years. Vertigo is a sudden internal or external spinning sensation that obstructs your vision. Vertigo has directed my path in life in many ways and has dictated many choices for me. For this project, I created a photographic freeze-frame of the filmic loop that is a vertigo episode. The movement of the figure relates to the visual tracking of my eyes while red is a symbol of the frustration and anger at being so debilitated. Working on Disequilibriumhas been empowering as the photographic process has allowed me to gain a certain amount of control and mastery over this unwieldy and unpleasant condition.