14 x 20 inch folded archival pigment print

Edition of 5 (1 framed, 1 unframed available)

$1,500 framed, $1,300 unframed


Artist Statement: 


Tessellations (Miura 09 Peach) is part of an ongoing series of folded photographs examining modern architectural ruins. The photographs were taken at Seattle’s Freeway Park, an urban concrete park built between two major highways in 1976. Fallen into disuse and with a reputation of neglect, this public space is a mix of urban and greenspace that exemplifies the failed utopian ideals of Brutalist architecture. The photographs are then folded using a Miura fold crease pattern named for its inventor, Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura. Used in Japan’s Space Flyer Unit (a satellite launched in 1995), Miura folds are considered shape-memory origami because the fold can be “remembered” after unfolding.




Jessica Thalmann is an artist and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada, and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, California, USA.


Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Aperture Foundation, International Centre for Photography, Camera Club of New York Baxter St, and Humble Arts Foundation (New York), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Museum of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Angell Gallery, Gallery TPW, Art Spin, and Gales Gallery at York University (Toronto). She is currently represented by Angell Gallery and her first solo museum exhibition at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham opened in early 2021.

Jessica Thalmann, Tessellations (Miura 09 Peach), 2020