The People: Jess Bergman Tank

Jessica Bergman Tank

Jess Bergman Tank is a Minneapolis art maker, public artist, and teaching artist. She is the founder of Pedal to the Metal: Traveling Foundry. PM Foundry is a bicycle transported community engagement and art making tool that allows Jess to cast metal and collaborate with diverse communities channeling creative processes as a means of exploration and growth in place and self. Jess also spreads her love of cast metal at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center where she co-founded the foundry program and instructs metalcasting in her role as Foundry Director. Jess serves as Volunteer Coordinator as well. Not only does Jess love cast metal but she also creates work through other processes both 2D, sculptural, and community based. Jess holds Bachelor Degrees in Studio Arts (summa cum laude honors) and in Art History from the University of Minnesota. She is always interested in unique projects, individual instruction, community collaborations, and commissions.

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