About

Each work I create is a story. My paintings navigate in different dimensions, exploring collective thoughts, the real and UNREAL. They exist in a place where vision is superfluous and intuition is my tool. My paintings are a perfect balance between harmony and anarchy.

Using brushes, rollers, spray paint and pastel, I work with layers applying different techniques to create depth and texture. The relationship between the different mediums is my motivation. Modern colors act also as tools, so that my paintings emulate  the rhythm of nature and life.

I translate my energy piece by piece so that each work can have its own effect on my viewers. Translating my knowledge as a reiki master is absolutely fundamental for me. 

I am passionate about the power of colors, I am fascinated by the impact a piece will have after leaving the studio. Intention behind the creation, respects the principles of reiki, influencing the energy that the canvas will carry. The focal points determined according to a sacred geometry, applied subtly, allow the works to respect natural laws.

I create what I believe in, here and now, connecting my essence. Welcoming all universe to universe.

THE ARTIST BEHIND THE WORK

Biography

Jessie Bélisle is a contemporary artist from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada, living and working from Denver, Colorado, United States.

Her creative process began in 2011, while working in Montréal. Her education in the world of optics blended with her research into the visual arts. Her visual practice is fueled by her Reiki practice. Jessie has exhibited in Canada and the United States. 

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Resume

Education 

Reiki Master class, Manon Ducap Private School, Montréal, Québec, 2018-19 

Meditation Seminar with Mata Amritanandamayi Indian Guru, Toronto, Ontario, 2018 

Licenced Optician, Cégep Édouard Montpetit, Longueuil, Québec, 2010

 

Professional Development 

Burning Man, Group Art Project, Black Rock City, Nevada, 2019

The Art of Realism, Private Workshop with Master Jean-Pierre Neveu, Upton, Québec, 2019

Unlock your Potential, Online Workshop by Emma Gannon on Skillshare, Devon, United Kingdom, 2020

Make a Living as an Artist, Online Workshop with Brooke Glaser on Skillshare, Portland, Oregon, 2020

Watercolor Portrait, Online Workshop with Melissa Lee on Skillshare, Northern California, 2020

To be Magnetic, Online Manifestation Workshop with Lacy Philips, Los Angeles, California, 2019

Intuitive Creation, Workshop with the Artist Gabrielle Dumont, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, 2017

Exploration Authentic Signature, Private Workshop with the Artist Sophie Lebeuf, Saguenay, Québec, 2016

Gallery permanent residency 

FooLPRoof Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado, 2021

Galerie le Hangart, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2021

Galerie du Vieux Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, 2017-21

 

Teaching Experience 

Abstraction and Intuition, Online Workshop, Montréal, Québec, 2020-21

Guided Meditation Covid Mental Health Support, Online Workshop, Montréal, Québec, 2020

Women Empowerment Circle, Private Studio, Montréal, Québec, 2018

Discovering Meditation with Creative Transe, Private Studio, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, 2018-20

 

Exhibitions

RiNo Showcase, Group exhibition, Denver, Colorado, 2021

Inside Her Studio x Dairy block, Group exhibition, Denver, Colorado, 2021

Goddess Vision, Solo Exhibition, Voskins, Montréal, Québec, 2019

Sky is Not the Limit, Solo Exhibition, Galerie du Vieux Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, 2018

The cat show, Group Exhibition, Galerie du Vieux Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, 2016

Mtl Expose, Group Exhibition, Galerie 203, Montréal, Québec, 2016

Black History Month, Group Exhibit, Georges Laoun Optician, Montréal, Québec, 2015

Georges Laoun present Jessie Bélisle, Solo Exhibition, MBAQ, Montréal, Québec, 2014