Across a variety of forms and mediums, artist Jessie Herzfeld explores dreams, desire, and the fantastic. Inspired by poetry, 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 has 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.
2021 "Illuminated Rimbaud" Solo Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Willoughby
2021 "Kindred Spirits: Artists of NOIS" Group Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Willoughby
2020 "Illuminations & Visions" Solo Exhibition, Art On Madison, Lakewood
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