Jessi Reaves (born in 1986, Oregon) lives in New York. Reaves holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her practice operates as both sculpture and furniture, fine art and design. Her works attempt to disrupt the dystopian connotations of rational, industrial purity that haunt the histories of design and sculpture, introducing, rather, notions of fantasy, decomposition, and excess. Her sculptural work has been exhibited at Swiss Institute, Old Room Gallery, and M/L Art Space, New York. She is represented by Bridget Donahue, New York.