Jess LaRotonda studied traditional figurative sculpture at the New York Academy of Art, receiving her Masters of Fine art from that institution in 2013, and is currently a second year graduate student at the University of Minnesota. Her most recent works combine large scale figurative sculpture and installation and draw influence from traditional Greek and Roman sculptures as well
as 15th century Greco-Roman religious imagery. LaRotonda’s work covers a wide spread of topics from Jungian psychology and the writings of Ernest Becker to contemporary conspiracy theories regarding freemasonry and illuminati imagery in pop and rap music.
Her work will be on display October 6 - 24, 2014 in the Ahrnsbrak Room (182) during normal business hours.