Jim Dessicino

Jim Dessicino (born 1985. Atlantic City, New Jersey.) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. He teaches Introduction to Two Dimensional Design at Stockton University. As a sculptor, he is best known for his 2014 monumental "Edward Snowden Statue." His artworks focus primarily on the critique of representation in sculpture. His biting sculptures memorialize controversial people and those marginalized for political gains. His work questions the concept of what it is to remember in the sculptural form. 

In addition to his artistic practice, Dessicino is the Program Director for Rome Art Residencies, an Art Residency in Italy. He is a recipient of the Faith in Form Award from the AIA Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, with collaborator Eòin Burke (2016) He was studio assistant to 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Titus Kaphar (2010 – 2012.) Dessicino holds an M.F.A. from University of Delaware (2015) as well as a B.F.A. from The University of the Arts (2007).