A native New Englander from Amherst, Massachusetts, Jessop completed her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. After leaving Canada she was fortunate enough to be inspired by the work of the masters while working her way across Italy and the rest of Europe. Arielle’s extensive travel experience and interest in human interaction, specifically language, has contributed to her vocabulary as an artist. “Visual art has become my language; it is the medium with which I have chosen to express my desire to contribute to the society I live in. Connection and communication, whether verbal or visual has always been of interest to me; my expression as an artist is the most powerful language I can learn because it affects people on multiple levels”.
Arielle currently lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts where she is a member of Brick Co-workshop. She is dedicated to creating her individual artistic work as well contributing several collaborative pieces that help build community.
2016 CL_ST_RF_CK, Abandoned Building Brewery, Easthampton, MA
2015 Annual Exhibition, Brick Coworkshop, Holyoke, MA
2011 Warehouse Art Collective, Art for Charity, Brooklyn, NY
2007 B ‘em Out, Bring ‘em Out, Gallerie les 4 soeurs, Montreal, QC, Canada
2007 Door Number 4, Zephyre Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
2006 To Some Extent, Place de Gaspé, Montreal, QC, Canada
2014 Fight for Justice: David & Me, documentary film
2011 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Text Generation
2016 Springfield Central Cultural District, Springfield, MA, outdoor mural on city utility boxes
2015 Bread & Butter, Amherst, MA, hanging menu design, restaurant interior
2015 Mill District, North Amherst, MA, large scale outdoor mural
2015 Mill District, North Amherst, professional building interior, design vision
2015 Bowery Mission, New York, NY, hand lettering, wall painting
2014 Mont Lawn City Camp, Bronx, NY, hand lettering, wall and window painting
2013 Willy T’s, DuPont Circle, Washington D.C., restaurant interior, wall painting
2013 D’amico Coffee, Brooklyn, NY, restaurant interior, hand lettering, wall painting
2012 Alice’s Tea Cup, New York, NY, menu design, restaurant interior
BFA Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
There are several personal influences that inform my painting. The effect of these influences has inspired my objective to investigate the relationship between memory, each other and place. I strive to make a connection with the viewer through the exploration of common emotional memory and how particular images or components of visual representation speak to us and evoke that memory or feeling.
In a world that has become increasingly small over time, we have managed to make the space between each other even larger, surrounding ourselves with fast paced, over-stimulating media and culture that tells us how to think, feel, judge, act and react. We have learned to perceive things and people in the same amount of time it takes to click a camera or tap a screen. How does this effect our perception of space, beauty and each other? We have become absolute strangers to what surrounds us and to each other, even when found in close quarters.