Jessie Emile

Jessie Emile is an artist, photographer and musician based in Montreal, born from two Haitian parents. She is interested in the healing power of truth and beauty. Her work revolves around the themes of identity, individuality and perception, inspired by God's creation and his Holy Spirit. She produces pieces that can be experienced through the gate of the eyes and the ears with tools like; still and moving images, sound, color and light, as a mean to bring light to different realities while telling stories.
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Jessie Emile est une artiste, photographe et musicienne basée à Montréal, née de deux parents Haïtiens. Elle s'intéresse au pouvoir de guérison de la vérité et de la beauté. Son travail se focalise principalement sur l'identité, l'individualité et la perception, inspiré par la création de Dieu et de son Esprit Saint. Elle produit des œuvres qui s'expérimente à travers la porte des yeux et la porte des oreilles avec des outils comme; l'image statique et animée, le son, la couleur et la lumière, comme moyen d'apporte la lumière à différentes réalités tout en racontant des histoires.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2016 - Now Independant photographer
2013 - 2016 Soprano singer for Uni-t Choir

EDUCATION

2017 - 2024 BFA Studio Arts, Photography Program, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
2013 - 2018 DEC Marketing and Business Management, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 La Maison, Home, Lakay, Private home, Montreal-Nord, Canada.
2019 Durag Series, Ausgang Plaza, Montreal, Canada.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021The Red Room (curators: Luna Nashar and Jessie Emile), presented by Artists Can’t Sell, Montreal, Canada.
2021Spaced Gallery (curator: Chloe Chang), presented by Banded Purple, Ossington Street, Toronto, Canada.

GRANTS & PRIZES

2020 Black Creator Fund by Banded Purple, Toronto.

PUBLICATIONS

2021 “The Red Room : Exploring Intimacy and Femininity”, Liminul Magazine.
2021 “Spaced Turned Ossington into a Walkable Outdoor Art Gallery”, Now Toronto.

WORKSHOPS

2021 Form and Color, paint night host