Jessie Makinson is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal Drawing School, as well as participant in the London-based Turps Banana Studio Programme. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the City and Guilds of London Art School. Her practice focuses on multi-figure Paintings of women as a reference to the representation of women in art history and celebrity pop culture. The Paintings are dense with recollections and impressions, questioning with humorous and often capricious proposals. The figures are difficult to separate from their place and relation to the rooms and spaces they inhabit.
Makinson’s work has been featured in numerous shows throughout the UK. She was the recipient of the Sir Denis Mohan Award for 2014-15, and in 2016 was the winner of the prestigious Marmite Prize for Painting.