Jessica Wildman Katz is a visual artist living and working in Highland Park, Michigan.
Born and raised in the quasi-rural lakes area suburbs of Detroit, Jessica Wildman Katz is a self-proclaimed "lakebilly." Initially concentrated in photography and video, her vocational training as a builder apprentice, specializing in historic home restoration, dramatically influenced her art practice. Both labor and process are critical to her work which draws heavily from the material culture of the Great Lakes region.
Katz's creative research earned her an Award of Excellence from the Academy of Scholars at Wayne State University in 2013 where she graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Sculpture and Photography that same year. In May of 2018, she earned her MFA in Fibers at Wayne State University.
She currently lives in Highland Park, MI with her husband and cat.