Jessie Flood-Paddock

British artist Jessie Flood-Paddock makes large scale sculptures that comment on consumer culture. Her subjects have included streetwear, sitcom props, self help tomes, sports stars, and shellfish. Flood-Paddock is perhaps best known for her show Gangsta’s Paradise at Hayward Project Space in which she created a giant lobster, the subject of David Foster Wallace’s famed essay Consider the Lobster which criticizes boiling animals alive.

Flood-Paddock has had solo exhibitions at Carl Freedman Gallery in London, The Schtip in Sheffield, UK, Tate Britain, Grimm Gallery in Amsterdam, Kendall Koppe in Glasgow, among others. She is the recipient of the Kenneth Ermitage Foundation Fellowship, the Forest artist residency at Wysing Arts Center, and the Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award.