Inspired by the natural beauty of her hometown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Jessica Pisano (b. N. Hollywood, CA 1977) explores and portrays the balance of nature through her paintings. Birds, trees and the sea are the heroes of her visual stories, each depicted with the same individuality as characters in a novel.
Pisano’s work is both abstract and representational. Using the traditional indirect painting techniques of the Old Masters, she applies oil paint in many translucent layers giving the painting a detailed and highly rendered appearance. As a contrast, Pisano also uses contemporary techniques in which paint is loosely applied in an experimental and intuitive manner. The combination of these techniques from both the past and the present creates a unique juxtaposition of styles.
Jessica Pisano pursued her passion for the arts at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1999 with a BFA in painting and photography. She participated in a year abroad program to study fine art at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence, Italy. In 2002, she earned an MA in Arts Administration from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Pisano is an award-winning artist who has had numerous solo and group shows. Her work is widely collected in both private and public collections all over the world.