Jessica Strahan

Artist + Jessica Strahan

Jessica Strahan (b. 1980) is a painter and muralist native to and based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Self-taught, she creates portraits that amplify the African influence on New Orleans culture, from the city’s neighborhood cultural practices to its shot-gun architecture and culinary traditions to the facial features and hair stylings of its residents. Her paintings play in the parallels and dissonance between the past and the present to create windows into imagined futures. They investigate the meaning of home for a people who carry both the ancestral memory and lived experience of mass displacement – due to enslavement and Hurricane Katrina. 


Strahan’s paintings have been exhibited, collected, and published nationally and her murals color neighborhoods throughout New Orleans. From 2014 through 2017, she co-produced the annual Art Madness exhibition, as a founding member of Axiom Art Collective and Gallery. In 2016, Strahan was named Regional Winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series during Miami’s Art Basel. For her painting “Survived,” the Ogden Museum of Southern Art named her Winner and Best in Show for the 2019 Louisiana Contemporary, juried by David Breslin, the DiMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Strahan’s paintings have been exhibited at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, the Joan Mitchell Center, Lemieux Gallery, the New Orleans African American Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Rush Corridor Gallery. Her murals include YAM commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans; Portrait of George Carter as part of the acclaimed street art exhibition ExhibitBE; Strahan’s work has been published in The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com and The Washington Post. 



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Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Sunset Wind
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
Daryl D. Johnson
Thoughts - Float
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Bayou Valentine
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Ironing Board Sam over Jackson Square
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Viva la Carnival
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Crackle
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Watson 101 Print
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
Close Encounter
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Confluence of Emotions in a Field
Donald Fontenot Painting
Donald Fontenot
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Blushing Oyster Original Painting
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Lisa Frank Forever
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Zulu Uptown
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Singleton Melts the Sky
Max Bernardi Painting
Max Bernardi
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Tomb of The Unknown Slave
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Absract  Serenity
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
'Let It Be' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
Heather Bird Harris
Poppee Original Painting from the Book, "Hey! So, I'm a Baby."
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
Gabrielle Tolliver
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Carnival Crawfish
Rannie Howard Painting
Rannie Howard
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Hot in the Shade
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Awake Print on Cotton Paper
Josie Azuma Painting
Josie Azuma
"Emilia"
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Aftermath
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Jungle Justice
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Composition #1
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Alejandra
Katie Kut Painting
Katie Kut
Yugen - Archival Print of Mixed Media Abstract on Watercolor Paper
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Limerita Angelica
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Meeting Notes #185
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Old Friend (Accordion)
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Muses (TERPSICHORE)
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
Dr. John
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
All That Jazz #6
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Happy Home
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
The Village
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
"The March"
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Unbroken Shadows
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Blue Notecard
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Buddy Bolden
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Moon Moss
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
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