MARC STRAUS

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Jessica Alazraki’s paintings open up a dialogue about immigrants, and her work intends to bring Latinx life into contemporary art by celebrating the culture and highlighting family values. The narratives often show interior domestic scenes surrounding tables. Bright colors and decorative patterns are very characteristic of her works; in her oil paintings, portraits are always in the foreground and close to the viewer. Intense brushwork provides unique character combined with flat backgrounds to highlight emotion.

Jessica Alazraki was born and raised in Mexico City. She lives and works in New York City. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Universidad Anáhuac. She holds a diploma in graphic design from the Parsons School of Design and a certificate in drawing and painting from the New York Academy of Art. In 2018, she received the Award of Excellence from the Huntington Arts Council and an Honorable Mention Award from the Barrett Art Center. In 2019, she participated in the ARTWorks Fellowship at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) and was selected for the Creative Capital NYC “El Taller” in collaboration with the Hemispheric Institute. In 2020, Jessica completed the Trestle Art Space Residency Program, was awarded the New Work Grant by the Queens Art Fund, and won the Diane Etienne Founders Award from the Stamford Art Association. In 2021, she received the Emerging Artist Award from the Jackson Painting Prize. Her work is featured in several publications including New American Paintings, No. 152, the Northeast Issue. She recently completed a residency at the prestigious Fountainhead Residency in Miami Beach.

Her works are included in renowned public and private collections in the US and Mexico, including the Hort Family Collection, the Rubell Family Collection, the Jorge Pérez Collection, the Lipson Collection, the Hornik Collection, the Whitley Collection, the 5M Collection, the Vascovitz Collection, the Gautreaux Collection, among others. She is currently working on a public commission for The Bronx Animal Shelter, in The Bronx, NY, and the Stanford Children’s Hospital, in Stanford, CA. She is currently exhibiting at Hudson Valley MoCA, in Peekskill, NY.

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Selected Works
Last Supper, 2022
Oil on canvas
72 x 118 in (183 x 300 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Jessica Alazraki

Last Supper, 2022
Oil on canvas
72 x 118 in (183 x 300 cm)

Wallpaper, 2022
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in. (152.5 x 182.9 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Jessica Alazraki

Wallpaper, 2022
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in. (152.5 x 182.9 cm)

Pool, 2022
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in (152.5 x 182.9 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Jessica Alazraki

Pool, 2022
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in (152.5 x 182.9 cm)

Bike, 2022
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in (152.5 x 182.9 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Jessica Alazraki

Bike, 2022
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in (152.5 x 182.9 cm)

Couple with Tequila, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 in (152.5 x 121.9 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Jessica Alazraki

Couple with Tequila, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 in (152.5 x 121.9 cm)

Exhibitions
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