Jessica Lichtenstein is a multi-disciplinary artist engaging in graphic design, mixed media, and sculpture in NYC. Lichtenstein uses the female body as a mechanism to explore deeper themes of power and objectification, usually in an ironic and cheerful way. Her work consciously plays with the boundaries of power, commercialization, consumerism, fantasy, and propriety, provoking tensions that challenge the viewer to confront his or her own gaze.
Surface Says: Jessica Lichtenstein’s prolific works of art—from luscious landscapes to Japanese anime dolls to silhouettes resembling woodblock prints of blossoming trees—explore the many varied themes of the female body. Employing a multi-medium approach, Lichtenstein plays with tropes like fetishism and objectification with a tongue-in-cheek execution: her work embodies the very paradox she is trying to explore.