Yorkshire Graduate Award 2021
Jessica Rost is a sculptor and performance artist who considers the sustainability of art practices and lives off-grid – a decision that the artist sees as a political action and an act of solidarity with the environment. She recently completed her MA in Fine Art at the University of Leeds and has been awarded YSP’s Yorkshire Graduate Award 2021.
During her time at YSP, Rost continued her investigation into low impact living and temporary ‘homes’, and to research the history of protest camps, environmental activism and the importance of plants. This included developing her public-facing practice by inviting visitors to encounter happenings and demonstrations of alternative practices and off-grid techniques.