Jessika Ayon: Home Away From Home

Friday, October 15, 2021

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Home Away From Home
By Jessika Ayon, BFA Photography Exhibition

Theta Belcher Gallery, SJSU Art Building Room 131

Home Away From Home is a series of photographic portraits of people who have
made San Jose feel like home to me. I am originally from San Diego, California
and I moved to San Jose at the age of 17 to pursue my education in photography.
I made a bold decision to move to a new city where I did not know one person.
Everything felt like it was going well until I was performing poorly in my
academics which also negatively affected my mental health. Because of this, I
made the decision to move back home to San Diego. Fortunately, I was able to
obtain a couple associates degrees to transfer back to San Jose State
University to finish my BFA in Photography. I met so many people along the way
but these nine individuals hold a very special place in my heart. This series
serves as an appreciation to those who have supported me and have not doubted
me along my journey in San Jose.

Fabiola, Alejandra, Monica, Elizabeth, Gloria, Mike, Jason, Jayla, and Noel.

Thank you all for making a huge impact in my life.
You all are my home away from home. ♥

Instagram : @jessika.ayon


- - -  About Student Art Exhibitions - - -

BFA, MA, and MFA students to present one- or two-person exhibitions in fulfillment of degree requirements. The Student Galleries include six individual galleries in the Department of Art & Art History and one student gallery in Design that may be used for object-based or process/time-oriented installations, performances, and displays. These are supplemented with numerous display cases, wall areas, and mural spaces that serve as a showcase and educational forum for students, both individually and as part of class projects. With exhibitions changing weekly in the Student Galleries and supplementary display areas, over 200 exhibits of student artwork are presented every year. 

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