Jacque Groves was born in Denver, Colorado and spent her childhood running feral, collecting talismen and creating curious concoctions. Originally trained in painting, she studied at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy in 2007. In 2009 she graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Biological Sciences from Grinnell College and jumped onto path centered around biology and engineering until 2013, when her creative curiosity beckoned.
Her science background continues to seep into her art practice. Her work reflects upon issues surrounding her queerness, her geography, and climate change. Creating pieces that emerge from found natural materials, geologic visuals, and ecological research, she hopes to shift her audiences' attention to the precarious and deteriorating landscape surrounding New Orleans.
All images © Jacque Groves 2017