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Artist, Jessica:


Jessica Rowell is a Bespoke Costumier and Creative Artist. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she is a Denver, Colorado local raised in southeast Aurora. Currently, at age 30, her study in the arts has spanned over the course of 15-years originating in traditional art as a former painter. Her imagination later extended beyond the canvas into the endless world of costume design where she established a necessary outlet for open creativity. Through a multitude of mediums, Jessica has developed a skill-set in draping, embroidery, beading, sculpting, painting and more. She is a practicing costumier who has cultivated technique and knowledge through decisive independent study, garnering direct industry experience and growth through processes of trial and error. Her ethic uses a free-form methodology designing fluidly from fabric to form. With an inclination toward the Avant Garde, Jessica enjoys exploring diverse genre while maintaining a strong sense of self and artistic identity. Many of Jessica’s pieces are created resourcefully or sustainably, frequently from thrifted, up-cycled, and re-purposed textiles. Conceptually, Jessica is jointly involved in contributing to the visual media projects produced with her design work. Her involvement entails styling, artistic direction, and set design to more recent ventures into solo photography projects. Jessica is a recent a two-time Weta Workshop finalist of renowned international award show World of WearableArt based in Wellington, New Zealand. Representing the United States in the World of WearableArt competition, her garment entries in 2016 and 2017 were among the few selected to participate from the states. Jessica's 2016 garment entry "Madame Deficit" exhibited with Face to Face with the World's Best exhibition at the National WOW Museum in Nelson, New Zealand January-September. In 2017, Jessica also appeared as a demonstrator for the Studio Artist Program at the Denver Art Museum where she worked on a community-created garment. Returning to the Denver Art Museum again in 2017, Jessica collaborated with Untitled Final Fridays for the Adult Program where she exhibited a fashion installation that documented visitor's wishes. Jessica specializes in fabricating one-of-a-kind works in addition to fulfilling commissioned works for private clientele, editorial, film, stage, television and more. Her design work not only caters to local clients on creative and collaborative projects, but also services clientele nationally as well as internationally while working cohesively from afar. For further information on Jessica's work, resume, or to commission her for your next project please inquire via info[at]jessicarowell.com.


Media Reviews +Excerpts:

"A force to be reckoned with." – COILHOUSE Magazine, San Francisco, CA

Not one to run with the pack, Rowell has a singular design aesthetic uniquely her own, one that was quietly bred in Aurora, Colorado, to erupt onto the fashion scene in a most-welcomed sensory sneak attack.” - IN Magazine, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

"When given a choice, designer Jessica Rowell chooses to go bold." -JUTE Magazine, Denver, CO

"A quiet and different child once, Jessica Rowell grew up to become one of Colorado's best alternative fashion and costume designers..." - Chasseur Magazine, London, UK

"...She takes a seemingly inanimate object and sheds new life into it by creating her bespoke designs." - Noctis Magazine, London, UK