Jessica Kirkpatrick

Jessica Kirkpatrick

Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom

About Jessica Kirkpatrick

I am a visual artist originally from California living in my adopted home Edinburgh Scotland. With work in private collections around the USA, Europe and Australia, I also love sharing my love of art through teaching. I have a two year old son and am very inspired by the connection between art making and motherhood, most recently participating in the Artist-In-Residency in Motherhood, and Spilt Milk--a collective of artist-mums. In 2012 I won an Abbey Award Fellowship in Painting at the British School at Rome spending three months in Italy researching the history of the female nude. I subsequently won a year long housing and studio grant from the Roswell Artist in Residence Program, in which I produced a large body of work culminating in a solo exhibit at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Whatever the subject matter of a painting, ultimately my artistic purpose is to experience the deep flow of creation and to impart that state of presence with the world. I desire to make art that creates more community and connection. Starting with a digital collage process, and creating watercolor studies from the collage, I then make several paintings slowly over many months, where sometimes they are sanded down and reworked taking on various incarnations, or in other cases the piece matures fluidly.

Education

MFA Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
BFA University of Colorado at Boulder
School of Visual Arts New York, NY

Events

prizes
Open Eye Gallery Prize at Visual Arts Scotland Royal Scottish Academy
Leith School of Art Prize 

residencies
Roswell Artist in Residence Program  
| Jan 2013‐ to Jan 2014 | Roswell, New Mexico 
British School at Rome| April 2nd‐June 27th 2012 | Rome, Italy 
Cove Park Centre | November 17th‐26th 2009 | Scotland, UK 
John David Moonie Foundation |
 Janurary 17th to February 5t 2009 |  Chicago, Il 
Takt Kunstprojektraum |  September 1st‐30th 2009 |  Berlin Germany 

Exhibitions

"Home" Old Print Words, Birmingham UK
"Ancient Pain" Patriot Hall Gallery UK
Startup Art Fair San Francisco, CA May 1st-3rd 2015
The Sculptors Model Roswell Museum and Art Center (solo) Nov 2013
RSA Open Annual     Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh UK 
Ex Roma III      APT Gallery, London UK 
30 Artists      Arts Complex, Edinburgh UK 
This is Where we Live Now   British School at Rome, Rome, Italy 
Lynn Painter‐Stainer Prize    The Mall Galleries, London UK 
Visual Arts Scotland Annual  Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh