Jessica Raschke is a text-based installation artist, writer and editor of The Soul Spectrum who lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.
Jessica’s text-based installations are a dynamic method for taking words off the page. She creates participatory and socially engaged art projects that bring audiences into a conversation with the artist and, most importantly, other members of the public.
Her most recent installation, Leaving Love (2018), is currently being featured as part of The Art of Giving at Retford Park in Bowral.
Wisdom Weaving was featured as part of the Hillview Sculpture Biennial (2018) and Sculptures at Killalea (2018), and draws on her interest in how people generate a sense of meaning for themselves and their lives.
Past works include Soul Secrets, which was featured as part of MicroGalleries in Nowra (2015), Ten Thousand Paces in Bowral (2016), and outside the Blue Mountains Food Co-op in Katoomba (2017).
In 2016, she worked with artists Monica Donoso and Martin Bretherick to install the Before I Die wall at: The Shaggy Cow in Mittagong, Bowral Library, and the University of Wollongong campus in Moss Vale.
Other installations have been featured at VAC in Bendigo (Mystified – projected poetry), Kings ARI (Suicide Silence – projected based monologue), 69 Smith Street Gallery (Natural Beast – vinyl text), Centre for Contemporary Photography (Humanity Always – photograph) and fauxPho (What We’re Going Through lightbox installations).