Jessica Alazraki

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Painting of puppy on gray background by Jessica Alazraki


Bio

I was born and raised in Mexico City. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Universidad Anáhuac, a Diploma in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, a Certificate in Drawing & Painting from The New York Academy of Art in 2013, and completed a year of studies of the Master’s Degree in Figurative Painting at the New York Academy of Art in New York City from 2015-2016.

I have exhibited my paintings in the US in over 40 group shows at galleries in New York, California, and Pennsylvania as well as at Sotheby’s Auction House in NY and internationally in Mexico. I have also participated in various museum exhibitions, including at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts and the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut.

Statement

We all love dogs. They're our companions – we share with them our lives and most intimate secrets. They have become symbols of emotional support and represent something cute and lovable; they're iconic to us.

My dear dog Luna loves going to my studio– she knows every subway stop and gets quite excited when we get to the building. Sometimes, she'll hang out with other artists' dogs. After a few hours, she climbs onto the couch, and all I hear is her snoring while I paint. She's my sort of inspiration for this project and absolutely the best company.

In my paintings, I recreate dogs without much description. I'm looking for something raw and bold to capture their essence. I limit drawing and use paint to do all the work. The texture comes from a messy surface, and color choices are always intense and dramatic. I try to achieve the most painterly look possible. My dog portraits are charged and have a unique energy that creates
character despite destroying their standard anatomical form.

I have the intention to create a visceral reaction with these paintings and to connect deeply with dog lovers. I wanted these contemporary works to go beyond, so I tied them to a cause. I will donate a piece of the profit to the wellbeing of dogs, by supporting The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) whose headquarters are in my home of New York City. The ASPCA's mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States."

Painting of white dog on green by Jessica Alazraki
Painting of white dog on green by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, White in Green Square - Original Painting
$525.00
Painting of small dog against green background by Jessica Alazraki
Painting of small dog against green background by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Green in Small Format - Original Painting
$475.00
Painting of a small dog by Jessica Alazraki
Painting of a small dog by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Orange on Pillow - Original Painting
$550.00
White dog painting by Jessica Alazraki
White dog painting by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Square in Purple - Original Painting
$525.00
White dog painting by Jessica Alazraki
White dog painting by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Whitish Drips - Original Painting
$600.00
Painting of puppy on gray background by Jessica Alazraki
Painting of puppy on gray background by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Puppy with Wrinkles - Original Painting
$600.00
Dog painting against purple background by Jessica Alazraki
Dog painting against purple background by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Orange in Square - Original Painting
$525.00
Painting of puppy on gray background by Jessica Alazraki
Painting of puppy on gray background by Jessica Alazraki
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Jessica Alazraki, Puppy on Gray - Original Painting
$600.00