Jessika is a Southwestern Michigan College alumna, and a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is inspired by the history of oil painting and the jewel-like richness that the medium can possess. Her work is a blend of ideas originating from movements in art history including, Baroque, Romanticism, and Abstract Expressionism. In her work, Baroque-inspired lighting breaks through heavy passages of darkness while slashes of vivid color interrupt the space; an expressive conversational tool. Jessika describes her paintings as atmospheric, relating to the mood and the subject, verging on science fiction. She values keeping an open dialogue when it comes to her work and encourages many interpretations. Her paintings represent the individual experience and the in the moment interaction.
Jessika's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jessika's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Jessika's Past Work
These are images of past work that Jessika has done.