Jessie Van der Laan is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Knoxville, TN. She received her B.F.A in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and her M.F.A in Studio Art from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2009. Her work is informed by her training as a printmaker, and a childhood spent knitting, sewing, drawing, and daydreaming. Van der Laan was raised in Denver, CO, whose landscape continues to lend form and color to her work. She is an Instructor of Art at Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN. She has shown her work in numerous national and regional exhibitions. She makes her work at the Vacuum Shop Studios, a collaborative artist space, which she co-founded.

Jessie loves stacks, her tea mug, things that are very fragile, things that are very strong, rust, paranthetical statements, and comfy shoes.

Jessie disloves standing ovations, air fresheners and Snapple pink lemonade.

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