Jessica Locklar (b. 1989) lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she experiences both conservative value structures and the risque baiting and exploitation of women. She grew up with very strong female figures in her life that lead to her interest in women and their gender roles. She works with a variety of media where she explores sexuality and the proverbial gaze, toeing the line between guilt and pleasure. She received her B.A. from the University of North Georgia and her M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design.