Jesse Albrecht
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Jesse Albrecht

Jesse Albrecht is a Montana-based artist and facilitator with the non-profit foundation, The Station, working with active duty military, their families, and Gold Star children. Deployed to Iraq whilst completing his MFA in ceramics (University of Iowa), Albrecht explores “the collision of war myth and reality through the physical and emotional aesthetics of combat.” His work is in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress. Albrecht can be reached at, and followed on Instagram @albrechtartco.


Title Page from print edition of Studio Potter, The Dirty Canteen, Winter/Spring, 2018.
I was on my way to a graduate school life-drawing class when, on a giant tv in the student union, I saw a plane fly into the World Trade Center. Three semesters later I was in Iraq, deployed as a medic with the Iowa National Guard.