A Sense of Place
Artist & Educator
Jerri is a multimedia visual artist working out of Long Island, NY. She has taught art in numerous art centers, museums, schools, and community centers. Jerri has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn where she taught courses on world art history. She has both a formal and conceptual understanding of art and has explored both approaches within her artistic practice.
Who owns the land dictates the function, ideal, and design of the structures built upon it. My work is inspired by the construction and deconstruction of the landscape, which is signified by the structures built in that space. My work focuses on capturing these structures and sites before they become altered into another form or destroyed and their original history and purpose are essentially forgotten.
Through my work I create a tangible setting that merges the history of the past and the events of the present, from which the viewer can explore the range between spatial illusion and memory.
Images Copyright of Jerri Castillo 2019