Jessalyn Haggenjos February 2016
My work is highly process-oriented and steeped in materiality. The abstracted land masses in my paintings form out of pouring and painting in layers and geological inconstistancies. I cut out these forms and create new hybrid shapes that balance between the natural and manmade. This duality conveys a sense of both the beauty and contamination I see in the American landscape.
Jessalyn Haggenjos was born in Portland, OR. She lives and works in both Portland, and Mexico. Jessalyn received her BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and holds an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA.
In addition to the Golden Foundation Residency, she has been the recipient of residencies at the BAU Institute in Otranto Italy, Ox-Bow, MI, and worked as an artist in resident at the San Francisco Arts Education Project.
She has exhibited work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Boston, Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York. She has shown internationally in Copenhagen and has been featured in art fairs in London, LA and Miami. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including New American Paintings, Verb Magazine, Cheap and Plastique Magazine and Whitefish Review.