Jessica Watts

Sydney Art Space Teaching Artist – Jessica Watts
Jessica Watts

Jessica Watts was once the worst waitress in the world. So it was serendipitous when she received a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from UTS, with first class honours and the university medal. She spent a decade in New York where she enjoyed a successful career as an award winning advertising art director. During this time she started accepting commissions to create artworks for private clients.

She has since returned to Sydney to concentrate on her art full time.

Through the years Jessica has amassed all sorts of printed ephemera which she revives in her mixed media artwork. She paints predominantly in oils but her art is rooted in collage.

Jessica is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in QLD and Retrospect Galleries in NSW. This year her works have been exhibited in Singapore, Hamburg, London and Stockholm. In 2016 she is staging a major solo show in Tokyo with renowned art dealer Hirokazu Degawa.