Jessie Laura b. 1987 in Lima, Perú, is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Laura creates original analog collages. Within the past year, Laura has claimed recognition in bicoastal group exhibitions in New York City, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. Laura graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.
In 2016, Laura moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue a role as an art director and designer. That year she studied Production Design at the School of Visual Arts. In 2017, Laura was invited to join the Brooklyn Collage Collective, and has been a core member for 2 years.
In her works, the artist likes to play with minimalism, juxtaposing the careful placement of the composition with elements of depth, light and shadow.
Photo: Carly McCann Smith for Dimanche Creative
b. 1987 in Lima, Perú, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
2016 Production Design, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2011 BA, Graphic Design, San Ignacio de Loyola School, Lima, Perú
Feed your Walls, BCC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Collage, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, Florida
Collage Now: Analogue collage in an Instagram era, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC
Brooklyn Collage Collective/Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
PaperWorks: Refolded, La Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
The Collage Show by Undercurrents Projects on Artsy.net
BCC Website Launch (co-curated), Pop up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Shakers: Women Who Shake Things Up, Living Gallery, LES, New York, NY
ConArtist v. Brooklyn Collage Collective, ConArtist Gallery New York, NY
Life/Lines: Abstract Geometry by Women (co-curated), Gowanus Print Lab Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Collage Collective. vs. Sydney Collage Society, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY
Meatspace, 37 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Residency Exchange Program: Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, Florida
WORKSHOPS & TALKS:
2019 Surreal Playground: Collage Workshop, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, Florida
2018 Live Collage Session, La Brea Gallery, CA
2017 Surreal Playground: Collage Workshop, Living Gallery, LES, New York
Angell, Melissa. “Getting to know the Brooklyn Collage Collective”. Brokelyn.com October 2018.
Peyton, Katie . “7 Questions, 7 Artists. | The Known & the Unknowable: The Collage Interview”. Artsy.net. August 2018 . Aragón, Nayo. “Jessie Laura y Kike Congrains, dos Artistas Peruanos de Collage Que Debes Conocer.” Cosas. August 2018.
Baldini, Giulia. “Brooklyn Collage Collective: Working to Make Collage a Well-Known Medium in the Arts.”, Blended. April 28.