jessica gabriel is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in vancouver, be sea, canada on unceded coast salish territories. she works as a life model, and (since 2003) is artistic co-director of mind of a snail puppet co.
jessica earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting from ubc in 2002, and also studied at l’école nationale supèrieure des beaux arts in paris, france.
jessica holds a permaculture design certificate; is a founding member of the ASSEMBLY: an all-womxn’s & non-binary clown collective; and she performs experimental music/found sounds under the name “tay_ploops”.
the roots of their language are in 10+ years of french immersion; and before that she learned sign language from the cat. jessica’s first spoken word was “bird”; and shi still often tweets.
jessica has a strong affinity to the natural whirl’d & can often be found crawling the ground with many feelers, collecting and layering debris onto her homemade shell.. . .
©2002 – 2019 Jessica Gabriel – All images are copyright of the artist.