Jessica A. McVicker (JAM) explored many artistic mediums including stone sculpture and print making until finding her love of painting. She has a bachelors in illustration from AUArts (Alberta University of the Arts) and is richly inspired by the landscape of the stark and cold North. She has won awards for her artwork and participated in art exhibitions in Europe and across Canada.
Jessica's work celebrates a grand escape from a past that continues to haunt. In her landscape paintings, she is searching for beauty in the everyday. In her surrealism, she puzzles over the past to find a better future. In all her paintings she tells a story about healing, forgiveness and all the places in-between.
When & Where
2021 - February - Solo art show at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre in Fort Smith.
2020, August - Online Juried show with the Federation of Canadian Artists.
2020, July 2-12 - Toronto Online Art Show (TOAF).
2020, March 3-15 - “Abstracted” Juried show at the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver.
2019, July 12-14 - TOAF (Toronto Outdoor Art Fair) A 3 day juried art fair in Toronto, Ontario.
2019, June 15th - Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre’s 40th birthday event
2019, June 7 - 14th - Solo art show at Northern Images in Yellowknife.
2018, September - ARCC Social Fabric group art show
2018, July - Great Northern Arts Festival
2018, July - Exposition in Verona, Italy
2018 - Juried Show entitled "Go Figure" at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery in Vancouver
2018 - International winner of Fomenar jury prize 2017
2018, March - Part of Fusion Art's 6th Quarterly Group Art Exhibition
2017 - Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists
2017 - Solo Art Show at NACC (Northern Arts and Cultural Centre) in Yellowknife
2017 - Solo "Now You See Me" Art show at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in Yellowknife
2016 - Solo Art Show at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre in Fort Smith
2016 - Group art show with Yellowknife Heritage Committee in Yellowknife
2016 - 2017 Opened and ran own gallery and studio entitled JAMmed studio in Yellowknife
2015 - Winner of the Northwestel Directory Cover Art Competition for the Northwest Territories
2015 - Art Show at NACC (Northern Arts and Cultural Centre) in Yellowknife
2015 - Artist at the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik
2015 - Solo Art Show at ARCC (Artist Run Community Centre) in Yellowknife
2015 - Solo Art Show at the Snow King Castle in Yellowknife