Oil on yupo
Fair market value: $200
This is part of an instagram series through #arttistsupportpledge of portraits of women by request with no obligation to buy. If Hargreaves liked the idea of painting someone she would paint the portrait. It was then for sale. The sale price had to be $200 or below.
Jessica Hargreaves was born and raised in London, England. She studied fashion at Central St Martins, and after working in fashion and illustration in New York City, she received an MFA from School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Her most recent exhibition was a large curatorial and installation project 601 Artspace in 2020. She had a solo show at Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn (2016) and selected group exhibitions include Front Room Gallery, Auxiliary Projects and Ok Harris, in New York. Other curatorial projects include a three-person exhibition at Fireworks Gallery, Brooklyn (2015), and she has also presented her jewelry line at Fitzgerald Jewelry, Asya Geisberg Gallery and Front Room Gallery in New York. Two of her posters for The Women's March (2017) were acquired by the Museum of The City of New York.
Hargreaves is participating in Selects-@-CREATE, an exhibition curated by Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance. This exhibit is presented by Open Source Gallery in collaboration with CREATE. Selects-@-CREATE opens on November 20, 2021 and is on view in Catskill, NY through January 16, 2022