Jessica Tenbusch studied metalsmithing at Eastern Michigan University under Dr. Gretchen Otto. She received her BFA in 2011 and MFA in 2014. She was born in Metro-Detroit in 1984 and 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. She lives and works in Ypsilanti, Michigan, about 35 miles outside of Detroit. Her practice is located within Ypsi Alloy Studios, a 3D arts studio she co-owns with two other local artists.