Jessica Brilli

Jessica Brilli is an accomplished artist known for her evocative paintings inspired by vintage Kodachrome slides and photographs from the 1960s and 1970s. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Jessica's passion for art began at a young age, and she pursued her artistic education, earning a BFA in painting from the University of Rhode Island and a certificate in graphic design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Her unique artistic style lies between photorealism and screen printing, characterized by planes of vibrant colors and striking compositions. Drawing from her own childhood memories of suburban life in the 1950s and 1960s, Jessica's paintings often feature swimming pools with diving boards, 1960s architecture, and vintage cars. These nostalgic scenes reflect her personal connection to the past and evoke emotions and memories shared by many Americans. Jessica's work has gained recognition and admiration, with her paintings being showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and even in South Korea, where her art graced the cover of Heren Magazine during its 10th-anniversary exhibition. Notably, her painting "Night Swimming" was selected for the cover of Rumaan Alam's best-selling novel "Leave the World Behind," which later caught the attention of Netflix for a potential movie adaptation. As a full-time painter, Jessica's recent body of work delves into the exploration of vintage photographs and slides that resonate with her emotionally. She sees these images as a collaborative effort, breathing new life into forgotten snapshots and connecting viewers with shared memories and experiences. Her passion for vintage aesthetics is also evident in her personal life, reflected in her home's mix of mid-century modern and antique decor. In her artistic journey, Jessica has been influenced by other renowned artists like Edward Hopper, Wayne Thiebaud, Alex Katz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as her background in graphic design, which has honed her composition skills and love for expanses of color. Throughout her career, Jessica Brilli has experienced both personal and professional milestones, with recognition from art blogs, solo exhibitions, and receiving a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Her journey as an artist has led her to embrace her true passion, finding joy and fulfillment in creating art that resonates with her and connects with a wide audience.

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Category: Artist

Name: Jessica Brilli

Location: United States

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