Jessica C. White grew up in Taiwan where she learned to love storybooks and traditional crafts. She now works as a studio artist in Asheville, NC with a focus on printmaking and book art. Fancy degrees she holds are an MFA and MA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa, a Graduate Certificate in Book Studies from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, a BFA in sculpture from East Carolina University, half of a pilot’s license and half of a sailing certificate.
Vintage children’s book illustrations, folktales, graphic novels, and the daily news inspire her work which explores themes of fear and courage, blind optimism, naïveté, and wonder. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be seen in collections including Yale University, Stanford University, Lingnan University Hong Kong, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Feel free to contact her about her work or teaching, but no requests please for flying or sailing the high seas. www.jessicacwhite.com