Jessica was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986 but truly considers Atlanta, Georgia her home and spent most of her childhood there, drawing and spinning stories with her twin sister and elder brother. She found a new home studying Printmaking and Japanese Language & Literature at the University of Georgia. Currently, she is back in Atlanta, rediscovering the city as an adult. Jessica completed a residency at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio in the spring of 2011 and has since continued to create and show work around the city. She is presently a 2012-2013 Leap Year artist through MINT gallery’s emerging artist residency program.
Jessica uses various printmaking processes pieced together to create single unique images. This process allows her to build a layered narrative and work in a large format while simultaneously responding to the medium as the work progresses. Jessica’s work centers on relationships between people and others, the places they choose or do not choose to exist in, and the objects that surround them. The work is particularly focused within the context of certain experiences and examines the shifts that occur within these relationships.