Jessica's latest catalogue and body of work, Objects of my Affection, is a tender and raw collection of writing and art for smart, mission-driven women who have struggled to find their way with and through relationship. Purchase a copy.
Objects of My Affection
Jessica Serran is a Visual Artist and the leader of The Becoming Artist Movement. She began her own art-making journey over a decade ago before giving birth to a whole new way of being an artist in the world. Born in Ontario, Canada, she holds an MA in Transformative Art from John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA and a BFA in Illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.
Currently living in Prague, CZ and recently named a Leader of the New Cool in Prague, she has exhibited and published her work in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and across North America; been featured in Art 21, The Prague Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Detroit MetroTimes and was a 2014 Creative Mornings guest speaker on the topic of Color.
This series of paintings is deeply personal – they are the story of her own struggle to find love and resolution, but they are also here in support of something more universal – an exhibition of 6 up-and-coming artists who are part of the Becoming Artist Movement.
Serran began the Becoming Artist Movement as a way to combine contemporary art, spirituality, personal development and practical, moneymaking strategies and to teach artists around the globe how to have a powerful impact in the world. Through one-on-one coaching programs and online courses, artists are trained to become leaders of an International Creative Movement through the power of community.
Each of these six artists is stepping onto their first international stage as the culmination of the 9-month, Becoming Artist Coaching Program. Their art represents a commitment to truth-telling and a mission to awaken ourselves, and others, to the parts of our humanity that have fallen asleep. Their work peels back layers of shame and guilt, opens up new doorways, gives voice to the unvoiced, and brings healing to what hides in the darkness.
The event itself, titled Safe to Speak, is a carefully crafted multimedia and multi-sensory exhibition designed to open up space for universal emotion, personal vulnerability and genuine dialogue. The audience will be led through a series of carefully crafted rituals and thresholds that prepare them to meet the art, the artist and themselves in a whole new way.
Half of the sale from each of these paintings will go directly towards sponsoring this exhibition and the artists, and the voices of women around the globe as they come together for Safe to Speak – the First International Becoming Artist Exhibition in Prague, Spring 2017.