Jessie Rose Vala
Current Short-Term Resident Artist
Hometown: Cheshire, Oregon
Through the use of non-linear storytelling, Jessie Vala explores the world of rituals, synth music, costumes, and enigmatic sculptures often inspired by ancient artifacts. These elements can be experienced in her ceramic sculpture, multi-channel videos and soundscapes.
Jessie Rose Vala is a multimedia artist working in ceramics, video, installation and print. She received an MFA from University of Oregon and a BFA in painting and ceramic sculpture from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Denmark, and across the United States. Jessie was an artist in residency at Fjuk residency (Husivik, Iceland), Playa at Summer Lake (OR), Jentel (WY), Can Serrat (Spain) amongst others. She has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, PICA, and the Ford Family Foundation. Jessie is part Ungrund Collective, a collective of female video artists who curate screenings nationally.
To view more work by Jessie visit her website at jessierosevala.com.