I'm jessica CRAIG, an emerging Mix Media artist, born and raised in Greater Vancouver. My education and work background in Sociology, Nursing and advocacy gives depth of inspiration and critical inquiry within my pieces. My roots growing up in a Canadian-Colombian household inspire my use of colours and language for art expression. My eccentric mark making and use of varying mediums is inspired to capture emotional and societal dichotomies that exist within ourselves, socially and environmentally.
As an emerging artist, I have been fortunate to be making strides within the Vancouver art community. Thanks to the support of Eastside Culture Crawl, in November 2020, my art piece "Our Backyard" graced the cover of Georgia Straight, and my piece "Strutting" graced the cover of Globe and Mail: Pursuits & Cultural. Also, in March of 2021, I was awarded my first art grant from Canadian Arts Council to produce a series of paintings that reflect the frontline experience of nurses fighting Covid-19 in Canada. My studio is located at Eastside Atelier. There, I take an active role with other passionate artists to foster an art community. Come by and indulge your curiosity.