Originally from Mexico City, Jessica Alazraki is based in New York City. Her oil paintings are a celebration of Latinx life in the US and aim to highlight family values. Narratives are interior scenes of ordinary life. Bright colors and decorative patterns are very characteristic of Jessica's work.
Jessica Alazraki was born and raised in Mexico City and is based in N.Y.C. since 1998. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Universidad Anáhuac, a Certificate in Drawing & Painting from The New York Academy of Art.
She has exhibited her work in the U.S. in 3 solo exhibitions and over 50 group exhibitions. In 2020 she was awarded by the Queens Art Fund the New Work Grant recipient and she completed the Trestle Art Space Residency Program. In 2019 participated in the ARTWorks fellowship at JCAL and, Creative Capital N.Y.C. “El taller program.”
Her work got published in a few publications, including New American Paintings, No. 152, Northeast Issue. The Diane Etienne Founders Award, from Stamford Art Association, 2020. Shortlist Hopper Price and 2020 winner of the MvVo AdArt Show. She was given an “Honorable Mention Award” by the Barrett Art Center at the Circle Foundation for the Arts and the prize for second place at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. Received “The Passion Project Award” and the “Artdex Award.”
NY Academy of Art - MFA Studies, 2015-2016
NY Academy of Art- Certificate in Drawing & Painting, 2015
Long Island Academy of Fine Art - Atelier Armetta, 2014
Parsons School of Design, NY Diploma Course in Graphic Design, 2001
Universidad Anáhuac - México City, Bachelor in Communications, 1994
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