Jessica Tenbusch received her BFA in 2011 and MFA in 2014 from Eastern Michigan University where she concentrated in metalsmithing. In her childhood, she was lucky to share her home with a multitude of other animals and hundreds of houseplants. Outside was always inside. She has devoted her studio practice to these relationships with other species and how they shaped her experience as a human animal. Her work is inspired by the non-human animal and plant species that live among humans, supported or threatened by human ecosystems. She lives and works in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her practice is located within Ypsi Alloy Studios, a 3D arts studio she co-owns with two other local artists.