Jessie Malone is a Cork based artist. She studied printmaking in Limerick School of Art and Design from 2008 to 2011. In 2013, she graduated from CIT Crawford School of Art and Design with a BA Honor Degree in Fine Art. Upon graduating, she received the 12 month Bursary award from the Cork Printmakers and is currently still a full time member. She also is a member of Sample Studios in Cork. Her work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, as well as in Spain and Australia and is part of both private and public collections such as the OPW (Office of Public Works) and the Cork City Council.
Jessie recently curated a group show entitled 16 that toured nationally. She approached Cork Printmakers in 2015, with a collaborative proposal to initiate a box-set of prints, in commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. She wanted to bring printmakers together from across Ireland, to creatively explore to the theme. She selected four artists from four print workshops; Belfast Print Workshop, Black Church Print Studio, Cork Printmakers and Limerick Printmakers. For this specific project, the sixteen artists were asked to make one image to an edition of twenty, on paper measuring sixteen inches square; each artist receives a box-set of all sixteen prints and each participating Print Workshop also receives a box-set.
16 forms a unique record of Irish contemporary art in the medium of printmaking and showcases the high standard of skills and variety of techniques being utilised currently in Ireland. Jessie wanted to ensure that this significant new body of work was accessible to the public, so it will be exhibited in four venues across the Island – St Peters Church, Cork, Belltable Limerick, The Ulster Museum Belfast and Ormond Project Space, Dublin.