Jessica Alazraki Biography:
I was born and raised in Mexico City and have a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Universidad Anáhuac. I worked as a creative in advertising right after finishing high school and moved to New York City in 1998 where I worked at various advertising agencies that specialized in targeting the U.S. Hispanic market. At the same time, I was studying at the Parsons School in which I earned a degree in Graphic Design. I also entered other CE graphic design programs at various schools in NYC including the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union. After becoming a Mom, I quit my job but continued
to work as a visual artist. In 2008, I first discovered my passion for drawing and painting. Since then, I have worked with live models helping me to expand my knowledge of anatomical drawing and figure painting. After my first year of studies for a Masters Degree in Figurative Painting (2015-2016) at the New York Academy of Art, I have been preparing my self- directed body of work that represents my artistic interest, my personality and contributes to creating social awareness. I have exhibited my paintings in the U.S.A. in over 30 groups shows including several Galleries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Poughkeepsie, California, and Philadelphia as well as in Sotheby’s Auction House in NY and various museums like the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts and the New Britain Museum of American Art. I had one Solo Show in NYC and have participated in more than five group shows in Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico. I have also been teaching young girls—from middle school to high school—with drawing in a private setting. In 2015, I received “The Award of Excellence” from Huntington Arts Council. In 2017, I was given an “Honorable Mention Award” by the Barrett Art Center at the Circle Foundation for the Arts as well as the prize for second place at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.
Curator Review: Balloons
This sincere and sobering painting by artist Jessica Alazraki, is both cerebral and symbolic. Alazraki’s incredible ability to express a mood in her work, is impressive and bold. The strong emotional impact of this piece reflects the artist’s own vision. Perhaps her use of color and placement of each element in the scape, expresses that provocative human narrative of acceptance and belonging.
- E.E. Jacks
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.