Jessica Winters

Jessica Winters is an Inuk painter, printmaker, textile artist and emerging curator from Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, NL.

Jessica grew up surrounded by art and craft. The matriarch of her family, grandmother Nellie Winters, a nationally celebrated textile artist, made a living through her work, and was recently honoured with a doctorate from Memorial University for her contributions to Inuit art. Despite attending residential school and being forced to relocate south, Nellie Winters passed down her creativity and traditional knowledge to many of her 11 children, grandchildren and generations to come.

Jessica’s journey as an artist has also been influenced by her studies in biology, and uses her work to advocate for the preservation of Inuit culture, values and surrounding environment.

She has exhibited in groups shows, including Nunatsiavut: Our Beautiful Land at La Guilde gallery in Montreal (2019), Of Myths and Mountains (2020) and The Wish150 Newfoundland & Labrador Mosaic (2017), both at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL, Qautamaat (2022) at the Art Gallery of Guelph and Tether (2022) at the Yukon Arts Center. Jessica was the first recipient of the Arts and Minds Canada Tilting Invitational Artist in Residency Award.

Jessica Winters, Lichen (Velez Blanco) #2, 2022

Jessica Winters, Lichen (Velez Blanco) #2, 2022, acrylic on paper, 16″ x 16″

Selected Works

Exhibitions

Group Exhibition

the things that we love tell us what we are.

October 5 – November 13, 2022

Group Exhibition

Erratics

July 14 – August 14 2022

Claudia Brahms

Brian Freake

Erin Hunt

M’Liz Keefe

Nelson White

Jessica Winters