Fleming Jeffries began her studies in Printmaking in 1993 at the Moscow Studio in Russia, where she came into contact with a group of Russian Paper Architects. Since then, she has continued to investigate social criticism through the portrayal of unbuildable, metaphorical spaces. Her recent works (“Mechanical Ocean,” “Hydrofantasies & Mechano-morphisms”) explore the perceptual divide between human beings and nature in visual fantasies of engineered environment. Her current project, “Cloud Garden,” utilizes a garden theme to explore the realities and intricasicies of weather modification. A native of Washington, D.C., she has traveled extensively while completing a BFA in Printmaking and BA in Russian at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1999; in 2004 a professional printer certificate at Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and in 2007 an MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design.
Fleming Jeffries, Study for Reunion Incognito, Intaglio (etching, aquatint, roulette, drypoint, and engraving) printed a la poupee (selective inking) with two copper plates on Gampi Torinoko paper, image: 11 x 15 1/2in. (27.9 x 39.4cm), Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Permanent Collection