jessica gabriel was born (1980) in sechelt (shishá7lh) on the sunshine coast, cascadia, canada. currently based in vancouver (be sea), on unceded coast salish territories, working as a multidisciplinary artist, 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 (2002), and also studied at l’école nationale supèrieure des beaux arts in paris, france.
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.