Jessica was born in New York City. She has lived in Portland for 25 years. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from Brooklyn College. She has received a National Endowment of the Arts Regional Fellowship in Painting. She was awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Cummington Community for the Arts. Jessica has been a Lecturer in Art at Bates College and Bowdoin College. She has exhibited across the country and at several venues internationally.
Her work can be found at http://www.jessicagandolf.com/