Jacey Coca is an Arizona-based artist who recently received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, with a concentration in Photography. She graduated from Arizona State University with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.
Growing up as a POC woman, half Korean and Mexican, her seasoned experience with fetishization and harshness has amalgamated into a particular perspective of how the world functions. She has witnessed that humans are drawn to beauty in lovely grotesque ways, seeing its goodwill, as well as its destructiveness.
She employs a nuance of experimental photographic processes as tools to help her expand her understanding of what beauty is and its impact amongst people. She notoriously works with mixed media, beads, polaroids, appropriated archival images, hair, and the lumen print process. Her work mainly speaks on the power and the beautification nostalgia has over culture, memories, and people.