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BIOGRAPHY

Jessica Volpe was born Toronto, Canada. She completed her studies at

Ontario College of Art and Design and went on to study Biology at the

Open University of BC. 

Jessica has been commissioned by prestigious clients, including Prince,

Crayola Crayons, The Fairmont Hotels, The Bata Shoe Museum and

Sleeman Breweries. In 2023 she was the selected artist-in-residence for

the Canadian Bar Association. 

She moved to California in 2012 and recently moved to Ottawa. While in California, she exhibited her painting in galleries throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Her paintings are featured in various national and international private collections.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In my studio practice I explore narratives of motherhood, childhood and

gender as I break down ideas of femininity. I explore human nature

with the use of anthropomorphic animals and surreal imagery.

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

BG Gallery, Neo Mythology Show, Los Angeles, USA, 2015

Chinese Historical Society Museum of San Francisco, Blank Boy Canvas Show, San Francisco, USA, 2015

La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, USA, 2017

Hale Arts, Los Angeles, USA, 2016

Art Share LA, Zoo-Manity, Los Angeles, USA, 2016

The Tethered Imp, Solo Show, Toronto, Canada, 2015

The Super Wonder Gallery, Circus Show, Toronto, Canada, 2013

Museo Del Juguete Antiguo, Blank Boy Canvas Show, Mexico City, Mexico, 2017

Dignam Gallery, Uptown Pride, Toronto, Canada, 2023

Dignam Gallery, Vice Versa, Toronto, Canada, 2023

KAS 2023 Autumn Reflections En Plain Air Show, 2023

WORK IN PUBLIC SPACES

Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2013

Bushwick Open Studios, 2014

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, 2023

King Open Studios, 2023

Artist-in-Residence, Canadian Bar Association

FEATURES AND AWARDS

First Place Judges Choice Award (Women's Art Association of Canada) 2023

Featured - Hi-Fructose Magazine, 2023

Best human interest award (KAS 2023 Autumn Reflections En Plain Air contest)

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