Born and raised in central Long Island, Jessee grew up feeling disconnected and at variance with several aspects of Long Island social culture. Finding it difficult to relate to her surroundings and feeling expressively suppressed, Jessee developed her own unique philosophical ideas of life and moved into New York City at age 18 to pursue her artistic expressions at Parsons The New School for Design.
Graduating with a degree in Fine Arts in May 2010, Jessee’s work ranges from intense hyperrealistic graphite renderings to intricate pencil and ink drawings. Unable to confine her expressions into a specific conceptual framework, Jessee continues down the path towards developing her artistic identity.
Aspects of cosmology, consciousness, neuroscience and evolutionary biology, as well as elements of sound and musical structure continue to be vectors of inspiration for Jessee's work. "It is much easier to express myself through sound or music or art than it is for me to express myself any other way. When I listen to music, I develop the most beautiful visuals within my head. They are unexplainable, ethereal and radiant. I've encountered much trouble trying to talk about my work. There is something about music that encompasses my entire body and mind. The rush of a musical stimulus reacts with the visual centers of my brain and then I get these lovely emotional images. Sometimes they involve people I love and sometimes they incorporate favorite childhood characters. Sometimes they draw upon the larger questions of science. It could be anything really. Anything that is mysterious, complex and beautiful."
Jessee currently resides in the East Village and lives a fun, productive and artistically expressive life. Her hyper-sensitivity to music and sound has driven her towards a career in electronic music production, as she attends classes at Dubspot for honing her skills at manipulating and working with sounds. "I want to collaborate my own songs with the images they give me someday. Like a sort-of fusion between the two. Kind-of like your head, my voice." Continuing to be secretive and personal with her musical expressions, Jessee is scheduled for an upcoming release of her work in 'post-dubstep' in December 2010.