ABOUT

Jessica is an artist born and raised in Southern California. After moving to Brooklyn, New York in 2006, she dabbled in a variety of arts including music and costume design, assisting fellow artist friends in many endeavors. In 2009 she decided to take her artistic practice in earnest by pursuing higher education. Four years later she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from FIT, NYC in 2013.

 

During her studies she spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, studying with the American-Florentine artist, Marsha Steinberg, at the Italian International Institute, Lorenzo de' Medici. She took advantage of being in Europe and paid visits to several landmarks and little chapels with hidden gems, such as Pontormo's  Deposition from the Cross, one of her favorite Italian paintings, in the Church of Santa Felicita. 

 

After graduating, Jessica spent the following summer volunteering as an ETA4 teacher (English through Arts, Academics and Athletics Abroad) in Hue, Vietnam. An unexpected friendship formed on her way home from Vietnam pointed her compass toward Berlin, Germany, birth place of her paternal grandmother, where she spent the following 6 years. In Berlin she gave birth to two children, Zephyr and Hyacinthe. As navigating motherhood poses new challenges for Jessica, it equally informs and enriches her artistic curiosities and expressions.