Jesse William Standlea is an artist and educator based in Southern California. His artwork is shown in the Los Angeles area and straddles the line between functional and conceptual art practices. He teaches three-dimensional art at St. Margaret’s in San Juan Capistrano where he is the current Visual Arts Department Chair. He holds a BFA with a concentration in Ceramics from Cal State Fullerton and an MFA with a concentration in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University. At Claremont he was awarded the Helen B. Dooley Art Fellowship and worked for Roland Reiss as an artist assistant. He has worked in independent schools for over 14 years and taught college courses.