JD Hardy is a video installation artist. Her looped videos offer seemingly stable frames that are fragmented, mimicking the skew of dissociation that occurs when our assumed reality suffers frequent fissures. Imagery is exposed as the viewer is caught in the path of the projector’s beam or confronts itself in mirrored planes.
Projecting tactile facades onto flat surfaces, her work engages our phenomenological connection to the physical structures that surround us. Compositions focus-in while refracting out to envelop the viewer amidst layered images.
Before entering the MFA program at the University of South Florida, Hardy received her BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2010. In 2012, she co-founded Benson First Friday, a thriving non-profit for the arts in Omaha, Nebraska. She was co-curator of Petshop Gallery from 2012-2018. And was a 2017 fellow at the Union for Contemporary Arts, an arts organization driven by the principles of cultural equity.