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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2023- 2026 (candidate) MFA in Painting & Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal CA

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


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


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

Plusieurs rêves, LATITUDE Gallery New York, US

Group Exhibitions/Fairs


Artsy SUBWAY Series, Summer Abundance, ARTSY New York US

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


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

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


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

I AM FROM HERE, Rad Hourani Foundation, Montreal CA


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


Lueurs/GLOW, Galerie Youn, Montreal CA


Black Rainbow, Galerie Youn, Montreal CA


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


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


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

Grants and Residencies

2023 - Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Art Council CA

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

Widewalls - Jessica Wee Woven Selves, June 2023

ART FORUM - Art Forum Art Guide : Woven Selves, June 2023

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.


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


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


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