Jessica Wee is a Korean American Canadian artist who grew up in Paris and Montreal. After receiving a BFA in painting and drawing from Concordia University with a minor in traditional animation, she spent four years studying classical realism painting techniques in Italy. Between 2019 and 2021 she acted as the head assistant painter for contemporary artist Angel Otero in New York. In 2021 she received an Explore and Create Grant for a 2-year project from the Canada Arts Council. Earlier in May 2022 she had her first solo show Plusieurs rêves at LATITUDE Gallery New York, and in September 2022, she had a solo booth at SPRING/BREAK Art Show New York. She was covered in Artnet, Hyperallergic, Elephant, Creative Boom, Montreal Gazette, and La Presse. Her work is presented within White Columns Artist Registry, the Rad Hourani Foundation and has been exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, Shanghai, New York, and London. She currently lives and works in Montreal.
2013- 2017 - DIP in Classical Realism, Angel Academy of Art, Florence IT
2007- 2011 - BFA in Studio Arts, Minor in Animation, Concordia University, Montreal CA
(Upcoming in June/July) Solo Show, Steve Turner L.A., L.A., US
(Upcoming in December) Solo Show, TTE Gallery, Seoul, KO
The Shape of Self, curator: Lingfei Ren, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, US
Plusieurs rêves, LATITUDE Gallery New York, US
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 - 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 NY
2012 - Mentorship grant, young volunteers, Montreal CA
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.