Jessica Hankey works across film, photography, sculpture, and publishing to explore the social lives of institutions, engaging with a particular site for years. In entities that include museums, schools, community centers, social clubs, and Amtrak cross-country trains, the desires of individuals—and the consequences of desire—are set against these larger institutional bodies and environments. Being in relation with others, intimacy, improvisation, and formal experimentation animate this work. A 2019 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, Hankey attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2015 and has exhibited at venues that include the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in El Paso, Texas, and Bowdoin College. Her work has been screened at Anthology Film Archives and Vox Populi, reviewed in Artforum, The Chart, and Glasstire.