Jess Hirsch is a sculptor and installation artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and has since received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, the Jerome Emerging Artist Project Grant, and the Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship. She has participated in Northern Spark and in the Art Shanty Projects. Hirsch explores alternative medicine and healing modalities through interactive sculpture. Her interest in healing began seven years ago while facing a personal health crisis. Since, she has focused her art practice on educating the public on alternative health practices through everyday experiences such as bathing, eating, and sleeping. Her sculptures range from full room installations where the viewer enters a new space to experience healing, to small take home sculptures, where the viewer can privately experience the sculpture. Hirsch is the co-founder of Powderhorn Kitchen, a radical school/gallery/store that offers handmade objects, home-brewed medicine, and socially engaged installation with the art community. She is the Founder of Women’s Woodshop, an edcuational hub for woodworking. Her latest trajectory is towards exploring plants as a sculptural medium in outdoor spaces.