Jessica Rae Gordon is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Toronto, Ontario. She creates artwork using a combination of acrylic paint, cut paper, pencil crayon and ink.
Jessica is an avid recycler and incorporates reclaimed, repurposed and recycled papers into her collages as much as possible. She often uses solid coloured papers, which allow her to draw on her own patterns of shading. Her style mixes flat areas with dimensionally rendered elements.
She often likes to include nature or themes from her childhood in her art. She references birds, wild animals and indigenous flora. Her illustrations are whimsical and playful with occasionally a hint of the macabre here and there.
Jessica has received a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts with honors in Illustration from Sheridan College, as well as a Bachelor’s of Education for Visual Arts and Business. She is currently accepting freelance positions in both illustration and design.
Kids Can Press, TIME Magazine, Today's Parent Magazine, Reader's Digest, The National Post, Mindful Magazine, Fluevog, Anthology Magazine, D Home Magazine, Agents of Good, YMCA Calgary, Interval House Woman's Shelter, Orange Coast Magazine, Ryerson Review of Journalism, Green Parent Magazine, WORN Fashion Journal, Shameless Magazine, Her Nashville Magazine, Okanagan Life Magazine, Applied Arts Magazine, Canadian Family Magazine, Shawn Clarke Music, Alexis & Sam Music Productions
2014 Group Show, Above Ground, Toronto, Ontario
2012 Solo Show, Cardinal Rule, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Clothed Matters, Freedom CC Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Magical Dreamworld, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2008 Project: Gallery, Culver City, California
2008 Women On Men, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2007 Headlines, Sheridan Illustration Show, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Applied Arts Student Awards Show, Toronto, Ontario
2004 Art Walk, Nelson, British Columbia
1999 Hummingbird Gallery, Nelson, British Columbia
1997 Kootenay Boundary Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Silverton, British Columbia