jessica wee

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Jessica Wee (she/her) is a Korean American Canadian artist who grew up in Paris and Montreal. She earned her BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University, Montreal (2011) and completed a Diploma in Classical Realist oil painting at Angel Academy, Florence (2017). She has held solo exhibitions at Steve Turner Gallery, L.A. (2023); Latitude Gallery, New York (2022); Spring Break, New York (2022), and the Maison de la Culture NDG, Montreal (2024). In 2023, she participated in the Vermont Studio Center Residency program. Her work has been featured by Artforum, Artnet, Hyperallergic, and La Presse, presented by Artsy on the New York City subway, and appeared in Comedy Central TV show Nora from Queens. Between 2019 and 2021 she acted as the head assistant painter for contemporary artist Angel Otero in New York. She currently lives and works in Montreal.



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Education


2013- 2017 - DIP in Classical Realism, Angel Academy of Art, Florence IT

2007- 2011 - BFA in Studio Arts, Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal CA


Solo Exhibitions/Fairs

2023

Woven Selves, Steve Turner L.A., L.A., US

2022

The Shape of Self, curator: Lingfei Ren, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, US

Plusieurs rêves, LATITUDE Gallery New York, US


Group Exhibitions/Fairs

2023

Artsy’s Fair Foundation, LATITUDE GALLERY x ARTSY, Online

2022

Blazing Galaxy, curator: Wang Yaoli, Westbund Art Fair, Shanghai, CN

Three-Legged Crow, curator: Shuang Cai, LATITUDE Gallery New York, US

2021

FUN&FLORE, curator: Alice Ricciardi, Le LIVart, Montreal CA

I AM FROM HERE, Rad Hourani Foundation, Montreal CA

2020

Earth issue’s Freedom Fundraiser to support George Floyd Bail Fund & 4FrontProject,

The Earth Issue & Archive Contemporary, London & Montreal UK CA

Inner Landscapes, Curator: Sarah Bilson and Maela Ohana, Archive Contemporary, Montreal CA

2015

Lueurs/GLOW, Galerie Youn, Montreal CA

2014

Black Rainbow, Galerie Youn, Montreal CA

2013

Mini-Moi, Galerie Youn, Montreal CA

Group of 7 roosters, Galerie Youn, Montreal CA

Art Fair Papier 13, Galerie Yves Laroche, Montreal CA

Selected artists by Rad Hourani, Centre Phi, Montreal, CA

2012

Group of 7 roosters, De Luca Fine Art Gallery, Toronto CA

Print Auction, Curator: Mina Hrz, Belgo: Studio 427, Montreal CA

What keeps you awake at night, Curator: Justine Sakhan, Belgo: Studio 427, Montreal CA

2009

Narratives, Curator: Sean Yendris, Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal CA


Grants and Residencies

2023 - Déplacement Grant, CALQ CA

2023 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson US

2022 - Travel Grant, Canada Art Council CA

2021 - Explore and Create Grant, Canada Art Council CA

2019 - Kunstraum Artist studios, Brooklyn US

2012 - Mentorship grant, young volunteers, Montreal CA


Selected Press


JUXTAPOZ - The Woven Selves of Jessica Wee, June 16, 2023
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Widewalls - Jessica Wee Woven Selves, June 2023
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ART FORUM - Art Forum Art Guide : Woven Selves, June 2023
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ARTNET NEWS - See Inside Spring/Break, the Indie Fair That Took Over Ralph Lauren’s Offices With Edgy, Outrageous, and Surprisingly Affordable Art, Sarah Cascone, September 8, 2022.

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LA PRESSE - Le Québec,c’est chez moi! , Éric Clément, May 21, 2021.

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CREATIVE BOOM -  Prints by 80 artists and photographers to raise funds to support Black Lives Matter, 
Katy Cowan, June 5, 2020.

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ELEPHANT MAGAZINE - Buy a Print to Support Bail Funds and Organizations Fighting for Social Justice, Emily Gosling, June 8, 2020.

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