Originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Luci Jockel holds a Master of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her meticulous work is constructed of bee wings, bones, wax, and other natural materials. In her practice, she seeks to give a voice to the deceased beings in the hopes of building an interconnectivity between human and animal. The animal remains utilized in Luci’s work are ethically acquired and are found by herself or donated to her.
Working with Luci was such an enjoyable experience. I felt lucky when she accepted to be part of (in)animate, a group exhibition that I curated for ArtYard last year. I also got to meet her wonderful family, who stayed with us at the ArtYard residency in Frenchtown, NJ.
I look forward to following Luci’s career and want to thank my dear friend Eliot Basset-Cann for introducing Luci’s work to us.