J.J. McCracken (b. 1972, Mifflin, PA) lives and works in Washington, DC. J.J. McCracken received her M.F.A. from The George Washington University (2005) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012). McCracken creates sculptures, performances and immersive installations focused on free speech, social justice and resource equity. Her numerous awards including a Juror’s Choice Award (United in Passion & Pride exhibition, 2016), a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Sculpture (2014), a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2011/12), and two grants from the Puffin Foundation (2013 and 2011).