Austin based artist portraying whispering moments to challenging paradigms of social mobility through graphic depictions, mixed media and systems artMessage
Jessey Jansen strongly believes that the arts are a profession of insight, rigor and practicality which can be used as an agent for social change. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications in the Arts from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, with professional experience in Event Coordination, Project Management, Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship.
Following an Emerging Artist nomination at the Peninsula Art School in 2006, Jessey began to use art as a purpose driven awareness tool to stimulate civic dialogue and action on the issues of poverty and social mobility. Her unique focus and evolution of business goals led her to Tanzania where Voice of Maasai indie music label and social impact brand was founded.
Receiving numerous awards for her visionary work including 2006 Nominee for Emerging Artist Peninsula Art School, 2008 Selected Artist Residency at Alverno College, 2015 Brand Award from Green Festival LA, 2016 Best Jazz/World AMI Music Award and over a decade of American Package Design Awards from Graphic Design USA.
Proud Founder and Manager of Voice of Maasai music and media label. Read full biography here.
For me, creating has always been a companion, allowing me to make sense of seemingly uncontrolled situations through controlled mediums. My central protagonist is predominately "a faceless or universal female figure" and pays homage to my late mother and women's empowerment. My process, well it typically assumes form as collage, the assemblage of all the fragments of life.
For me, creating has always been a companion, allowing me to make sense of seemingly uncontrolled situations through controlled mediums.
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