Jessie Lumb is a multidisciplinary artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. With colour and joy at the core of her practice, she captures and creates the moments that make up our everyday lives, attempting to provoke in the viewer a greater understanding and experience of ‘where we are’, and transforming the mundane into something wondrous and beautiful.
A first class honours graduate of the School of Art, Architecture and Design (UniSA), Jessie won the Adelaide Critics Circle 2013 Emerging Visual Artist award. She was selected for Hatched 2010 National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and has exhibited in many of Adelaide’s artist run spaces; at San Diego State University, where she undertook a study exchange; with the Australian Experimental Art Foundation; at SASA Gallery (UniSA); and in solo shows at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide; Constance ARI, Hobart; Sawtooth ARI, Launceston; Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide; Format Systems, Adelaide; in the Project Space at the Contemporary Art Centre South Australia, Adelaide; at FELTspace, Adelaide; and Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne. She has created temporary public artworks both individually and collaboratively in Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and in Jingdezhen, China, the result of a six week residency undertaken in 2010. From 2011 – 2012 she spent a year as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development working with the Arts Council of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and in 2016 spent 6 months as an artist in residence at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide. Jessie was a co-director of FELTspace from 2010-11 and is currently a co-director of Tarpspace Mobile ARI.