‘As a Mexican woman living in New York, I feel it is my responsibility to open up a dialogue about immigrants.'
Jessica Alazraki intends her work to bring Latin life into contemporary art by celebrating Latin culture and highlighting timeless family values, regardless of geographic locale. Her narrative interiors feature domestic scenes surrounding shared tables. Bright colors and decorative patterns are characteristic of Alazraki’s paintings, while stylistically unique portraits reside in a compressed foreground, close to the viewer. Alazraki uses intense brushwork befitting to each character and highlights her subjects’ emotions by flattening the background and removing distractions.
Jessica Alazraki was born and raised in Mexico City and has been based in N.Y.C. since 1998. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Universidad Anáhuac, a Diploma in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design, and a Certificate in Drawing & Painting from The New York Academy of Art.
She has exhibited her work in the U.S. in three solo exhibitions and over 40 group shows in both the U.S. and Mexico. In 2019 she was selected into the Creative Capital N.Y.C. “El taller,” in collaboration with the Hemispheric Institute. Jessica is the recipient of the Queens Art Fund New Work Grant (2020), the Diane Etienne Founders Award from Stamford Art Association (2020), and the winner of the MvVo AdArt Show (2020).