Book: Painting Back the Wild, glimpses of a sensuous world

It’s here, my brand new and first book! 128 pages in full color, with paintings from three different series. Graphic design by Art Collart and a text by Hanne Hagenaars in Dutch and English. You can find a preview in the pictures below.

You can get your copy at Galerie Sanaa (payment by card). If you can’t go to the gallery in person, you can order the book by sending an email to [email protected]

Cost: 25 euro

Shipping: 4 euro within The Netherlands, 8 euro within Europe, varying prices for The World.

I will ship the first books between 6 and 12 December, some delays may occur because postal services are overwhelmed.

“Looking at Jessica’s paintings, you see silence and movement. If you open all your senses, you can hear the wind and possibly the low humming of insects, see the heat vibrating. Under the painter’s hands, strokes of paint form sand, vegetation, and stones, even as they appear to dissolve, become liquid. Back to the origin.”

Hanne Hagenaars, 2021, translated by Tilman Skowroneck and Robin Blanton

This book was made possible by: Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Josine de Bruyn Kops Fonds), Jaap Harten Fonds, Galerie SANAA.




4 December 2021 – 8 January 2022: solo exhibition ‘Painting Back the Wild’, galerie SANAA, Utrecht NL – opening and book release

8 – 12 September 2021 KunstRAI Amsterdam, stand 86 Galerie SANAA

20-21 & 27-28 June 2020 Art Utrecht in Broese, Stadhuisbrug Utrecht

CANCELLED because of Covid-19. 19 – 26 March 2020 De Aanschouw, Café de Schouw, Rotterdam. Opening 19 March 9pm, Witte de Withstraat 80

New medium: Ceramics

Thanks to the Young Talent Grant I received from the Mondriaan Fund in 2016/2017, I´ve had the opportunity to experiment with new materials in the last year. I have fallen in love with clay. I started a basic pottery class in March 2017 where I learnt throwing on the wheel and some glazing and firing skills. I now continue to experiment with different sculptural forms. Ceramics is a field with vast opportunities to learn skills and techniques; it really gives me a kick. It is also a humbling process, where I am a total beginner and still struggle with some technical parts of the process.

It feels very good to reactivate my 3d brain as I call it; thinking in three-dimensional space is something I love to do, and yet haven’t done so intensively since attending art school. Working with ceramics, I concentrate on form, proportions, empty space, colour and surface. Clay is earth, and I can feel this when I work with it. The material itself is part of the natural world, and I can relate to it very well. The process of firing to make the material durable is absolutely fascinating to me.

With special thanks to the Mondriaan Fund to grant me such an enriching year of experiment and play. The process continues and I will be sharing more about it soon.

Short Solo at Galerie SANAA

I warmly invite you to my Short Solo at Galerie SANAA in Utrecht, 27 February – 5 March 2016

Galerie SANAA
Jansdam 2

Saturday 27 February 2016, gallery open from 12-18 hours
16 hours saxophone quartet ‘t Wuivend Riet:
Irma Heijnsdijk, Hans Roos, Piet Beukema, Remko Majoor

Sunday 28 February 2016, gallery open from 12-18 hours
15 hours artist talk with Jessica Skowroneck by Dieuwke Spaans

I will be present on 27 and 28 February in the gallery for questions about my work.

When Colours Move @ SANAA 2015

5 September-18 October 2015: When Colours Move, group exhibition in Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht NL
Artists: Jessica Skowroneck, Mai van Oers, Adriaan de Villiers.
Address: Jansdam 2, Utrecht
Open: we-sa 12-18 hours


Life goes ON – Open Studio 22 March 2015

Life goes ON Open Studio, 22 March 2015, Prinses Margrietlaan 414 Zeist, 11:00-17:00 hrs Graduation, residence, new relationship, new home, new life. Then winning the Royal Prize out of the blue. Stunned by so much success but confused, on my own as an artist. So what to do? I organize an experimental exhibition in my studio at home, to celebrate the end of working here, before I move my work to my new studio in Zeist!

You´re all very welcome to my Open Studio – Life goes ON, Sunday 22 March 2015. It´s on the Prinses Margrietlaan 414 in Zeist, the door will be open from 11:00-17:00. Bring family, friends, artists and kids! All the best & love, Mouna/Jessica