Jessica Augier is an artist living and working in New York City. She received an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the New York Academy of Art in New York, NY in 2013 and a BFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee in 2010. Her work has been shown throughout the Eastern US and has been included in group exhibitions at the William King Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, VA, the Clem Allison Gallery at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN, Blackburn 20/20 at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, NY, and the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center in New York, NY. Jessica has completed residencies in printmaking at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium and the Altos de Chavón design school in the Dominican Republic.
Ranging from figurative representation to expressive landscapes, Jessica Augier's artwork is continually imbued with a whimsical and fairytale-like quality. Her recent landscape monotypes capture the often uncanny experience of traveling in foreign places and stem from her time on residency in the Dominican Republic. Completely from her imagination, the landscapes possess a familiar yet simultaneously peculiar atmosphere of other-worldliness. In creating these monotypes each image is painted with ink on a non-porous surface and then transferred to paper using an intaglio printing-press. An avid printmaker, Jessica works in several New York print shops including the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a non-profit space for artists at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan.