Across a variety of forms and mediums, artist Jessie Herzfeld explores dreams, desire, and the fantastic. Inspired by music, nature, literature, and Medieval art. Jessie's work often contains animal imagery, surreal creatures, and unusual landscapes. She works in oil paint, watercolor, charcoal, markers, photography, sculpture, and hair.
Her current work is a visual translation of the poems in Arthur Rimbaud’s Les Illuminations. She uses a mixed media process combining traditional materials with non-traditional media to create visionary collages that capture the moods, symbolic themes, and lyrical quality of Rimbaud’s words.
She also recently launched a Pet Portrait business called Modern Tail Studios. To learn more and see samples of her unique style of animal portraiture visit www.moderntailstudios.com.
Jessie holds a BFA from The University of Pennsylvania in coordination with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in London. She has experience with commissions and freelance as well as teaching art classes, and she welcomes further opportunities to be involved with arts education and nurturing creativity.
Penn's Landing Playhouse
University of the Arts London
Actor/Comedian Brad Zimmerman
Crisis Chronicles Press
Kimberly Leiken, PhD
Little Shining Lights Daycare
Peculiar Streams (Bi-monthly variety show in NYC)
2016 IngenuityFest 2016 Labs Incubator Program and Exhibitor, Cleveland
2016 Camberwell MA Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2016 Camberwell Artists, Brighton Illustration Fair, Brighton
2015 "The Art of Stripping" Group Exhibition, Red Gallery, London
2015 Camberwell MA Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2014 Emerging Artists Group Exhibition, Hoxton Arches, London
2014 Solo Exhibition, Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia
2013 Staff Exhibition, Portside Arts Center Philadelphia
2013 Group Show for Safe Haven Shelter, Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia
Stiletto Revolution Illustration published in print edition and blog of Resist! Vol. 1 (edited by Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman)
Artlyst review of Les Illuminations project in Camberwell Exhibition
Artlyst 2015 "Arthur Rimbaud creates fun and expressive story illustrations"
Drawing featured on Joe's Pub blog
Interview about illustrating The Carnal Alphabet on Sex With Timaree podcast
Artblog review of work from the PAFA BFA show