Jacqueline Mallegni is an exhibiting artist who creates mixed media minimalist sculpture. Her focus is on the concept of 'the spaces between' exploring the perception of a landscape. What is it we, as humans, choose to see. The spaces between us and them, inside/outside. The space between contemplation and chaos.
Mallegni’s sculptures are small installations made with rattan, foraged natural materials, Japanese style handmade paper, cast flax and silk fiber, sometimes embellished with mono-prints infused with indigo and sumi ink. The intention is to evoke a sense of place and one’s relationship to that place. To pause and reflect on the beauty within. Her work is ethereal in nature inspired by Asian aesthetics and philosophies of wabi-sabi (acceptance of transience and imperfection) and yugen (deep awareness).
Jacqueline is a native of San Francisco. She teaches workshops in California and New Mexico; is a member of the Surface Design Association, New Mexico Fiber Artists Directory and the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists; and is affiliated with InArt Gallery, Santa Fe and MADE Contemporary Craft, California. Her work has been published in Still Point Arts Quarterly and West Marin Review. Her collection of haiku, poetry and sculpture entitled Solitude was published in 2018 by Shanti Arts.