J Myszka Lewis is a visual artist working primarily in printmaking, painting, and fiber arts. Her work prods at the distinctions between making and building and addresses conceptions of certainty, familiarity, stability and labor. She produces images of hard objects through soft materials and crafts text based work in which words and phrases slip and sway.
In addition to her individual studio practice, Lewis is also one thirds of the SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, a feminist collective that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. SBC produces art installations, performances, social interactions, printed material, and social media campaigns with the mission to halt the perpetuation of sexism in our culture.
Lewis graduated in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in studio art with a focus on print and narrative forms and in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s of Fine Art in studio art with a focus on print media. She is a nationally exhibiting artist and has participated in exhibitions at the International Print Center New York in New York City, NY, the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, just to name a few. Lewis has participated in a residency at the Jentel Foundation. She has been published in Studio Visit magazine and was a finalist for a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship.
photo courtesy of MaeHymn