Jessica Craig-Martin was born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1963. She currently lives and works in New York City. As a photographer who has worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair, among others, Craig-Martin has had ready access to the glitz and glamour of well-heeled society. Cropped and obliquely angled, Craig-Martin’s photographs rarely allow for the identification of her subject’s faces, thus subverting the concept of society page party pictures, and instead points towards the baubles, plumage and the telling details which offer commentary on society’s obsession with surface. Her solo museum and gallery exhibitions include Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; PS1/MoMA; Galleria Maze, Turin; Colette, Paris; White Columns, NY; and Interim Art, London. Her work is included in such collections as the New Museum, New York, the Saatchi Collection, London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.