Born in Edmonton Alberta, Vancouver based artist Jessamyn Box uses acrylic paint, marker, crayon, charcoal and ink to create large, abstract works of art that are grounded in colour and explore the relationship and territory between objects and form. Her work is a multifarious, dynamic fairy tale that forces the journey’s plot and resolution into the eye of the viewer.
Box began her artistic journey as a student of the Waldorf school in Edmonton. Here at a very young age art was paramount to education, and no one told her to ‘draw inside’ the lines. After Waldorf, Box turned to drumming as her creative outlet but found she was still craving colour and needing to get her hands dirty. Moving to Vancouver and participating in painting workshops at Emily Carr University of Art and Design was the tipping point, helping to solidify the decision to make painting and mark making a reality. Now years later, after much joyful paint splashing and style discovery, Box creates large, abstract works of art exhibiting with galleries in Vancouver, BC, Portland, OR, Brooklyn, NY, and Ventura, CA. As well as a smattering of online exhibitions. As a result, Box now has artwork in personal collections around Canada and the United States, including work displayed with the Vancouver General Hospital ( VGH) and University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospital Foundation.
Currently Box has selected works of art available for purchase and rental with AION Art Gallery in Burnaby, as well as the North Vancouver Arts Council.