Jessica Yeandle-Hignell
Jessica Yeandle-Hignell is a Vancouver based artist with a background as an illustrator and freelance sculptor. With diverse media she creates immersive story-worlds. Realized as installations, interactive objects, virtual spaces, painted illustrations or graphic novels. Each body of work describes or invites the viewer into an imaginative realm of symbolically heightened emotional experience where characters search for a sense of self within a complex architecture of psycho-sexual experience. The work attempts to bridge realities and ideologies, offering allegorical commentary on primordial themes such as sex, ego, love and death. She earned her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 and has exhibited most recently at OBRAS, Evora, Portugal and Spread Art, Detroit.

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 . Presentation of Works . OBRAS . Evoramonte , Portugal
2017 . Aglæca . Spread Art . Detroit , MI
2017 . Metempsychosis . The Bakery on Franklin Artist Run Centre . Vancouver, BC
2015 . Mira M. "Lies In-between" . Dynamo Arts Association. Vancouver, BC
2014 . The Story of Mira M. Red Gate . Vancouver, BC
2014 . Splintering . Small Wall Gallery . Vancouver, BC
2008 . The Womb and the Discipline Room . Ivan Gallery . Calgary, AB

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 . Social Circles . Unit/Pitt . Vancouver, BC
2014 . Art Waste . Gallery Gachet . Vancouver, BC
2014 . Incubator . Popup 585 E Broadway . Vancouver, BC
2013 . Reluctant Threshold Lover . Black and Yellow . Vancouver, BC . with Kuh Del'Rosario
2013 . Character . ROYBIVG . Vancouver, BC
2013 . Black Lodge/White Lodge . 151 Space . Vancouver, BC
2012 . Hairy Shapes . Lucky's Gallery Space . Vancouver, BC
2011 . Dynamo Group Show . Red Gate Gallery . Vancouver, BC
2008 . ACAD Graduation show . Illingworth Kerr Gallery . Calgary, AB
2007 . Paranormal Show 2 . ACAD 378.5 . Calgary, AB
2007 . Questionable Shapes . Ivan Gallery . Calgary, AB
2006 . Paranormal Show . ACAD 378.5
2006 . The Support Group . Carpenter's Union Hall . Calgary, AB
2005 . Moving Images . ACAD 378.5 . Calgary, AB
2003 . Queen Elizabeth . Art Space . Calgary, AB

Education

2015 . Van Arts . Introduction to Autodesk Maya . Vancouver, BC
2004-08 . Alberta College of Art and Design . Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing . Calgary, AB

Community/Work

2010 - 2017 . IATSE Sculptor . Vancouver, BC
Filmography and portfolio available upon request: info@jessicayh.com

2012 . Illustrator . Octavia Press . Calgary, BC
2011 . Drawing Instructor . Purple Thistle . Vancouver, BC
2011 . Member . Dynamo Arts Association . Vancouver, BC
2007 . Volunteer . High Performance Rodeo . Calgary, AB

Press

Published in Vancouver Sun: "Vancouver Sculptor Builds Dream Church for Film", 02.26.2016

Residencies

(upcoming November) Elmo's House Artist Residency . Batan, Aklan, Philippines
2017 - OBRAS . Lisbon , Portugal
2017 - Spread Art . Detroit , Michigan

Awards

2007 . Excellence in Drawing
2007 . Millennium Scholarship
2004-08 . Jason Lang Scholarship (4yrs consecutive)