Jessica Maria Hopkins (b. 1983, Washington, DC) is a figurative painter who lives and works in Takoma Park, Maryland. Her artistic training at Howard University aligns her practice with the painting traditions of Alma Thomas and the AfriCOBRA movement. “Each figure I paint narrates my growth as a woman of color,” Hopkins imparts. The artist experiments with surface texture, explores the symbolic value of decorative patterning, and accesses the emotional potential of color in her work. Hopkins’ work has been featured in exhibitions at The Howard University Gallery of Art and The Delaware Contemporary.
Hopkins’ work is in the collection of the University of the District of Columbia as well as numerous private collections.
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