Jessica Poundstone

Jessica Poundstone

Portland, OR, United States

About Jessica Poundstone

I’m Jess, an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. My work is about the way that beautiful images can disrupt and change our habitual ways of thinking and looking — and ultimately change us. My work is very intuitive. It’s informed and inspired by color sensation, minimalism, and experiential “light and space” art movements. I work on each image until I feel everything click into place: that feeling of “rightness” tells me the work is done. I work in series — like chapters in a book or verses in a song. Each one feels like it’s part of a whole that’s always growing and surprising me.

My hope is that each piece serves as an invitation, a portal, a totem: a way of getting more deeply attuned to who you are and who you can become.

I create my work digitally on a touchscreen with my fingers. The digital techniques I've been developing for a few years are a hybrid of painting, screenprinting and collage. I then print the images using pigment ink on thick,100% cotton fine art paper. Each of my prints is an original work, not a reproduction. The completed prints are completely archival.

I’m proud to say my work is up on the walls of collectors in New York, L.A., London, Paris and everywhere in between. Hope you enjoy your time here — and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to connect!

Exhibitions

2020
- Recognized by Saatchi Curators as a Top 100 Artist
- Group show at Womxn House Gallery in Portland, Oregon
- Work featured in Supersonic: New Contemporary Art

2019
- Illustrations featured in Roxane Gay's literary journal on Medium
- Featured artist at The Gathered Gallery
- Color Space 40 acquired by the hClub in Hollywood, CA

2018
- Work included in the Siren Nation group show Transform at Portland'5's Antoinette Hatfield Hall
- Kinetic Lines 17 work chosen to hang in designer, blogger & tv personality Emily Henderson's "Portland Project" showcase home
- Featured in Chairish's "Essential Trends of 2018" curated collection
- Work featured in "Friends With Benefits" show curated by Bethanie Irons
- Color Space 27 featured in curated collection on Chairish by Studio Life/Style, a West Hollywood, CA design firm
- Artwork featured as spot illustrations in Lilun Magazine
- Flora 1 featured in curated collection on Chairish by leading interior designer and author Nathan Turner
- Color Space 27 acquired by SF Bay Area interior designer Cassandra Crain Design
- Two-artist show "Soft Spot" at Pleat Gallery
- Color Space 27 Featured on SF MOMA Tumblr & Instagram
- Group show at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City

2017
- Solo show, "Intersections and Complications" in Portland, Oregon at Tiny's Coffee
- Featured artist in One Million Diamonds, curated by Debra Lynn Manville