Photo: Jessica Winters
Credit: The Artist


painting, printmaking, seal skin, textile

Artistic Community:

Makkovik, NL



Date of Birth:

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April 23, 1996



Jessica Winters is a painter, printmaker, and textile artist from Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, NL. She got her artistic start at an early age thanks to her family of accomplished craftspeople, including grandmother Nellie Winters, a celebrated textile artist. Winters has been heavily influenced by her studies in biology, and uses her work to advocate for the preservation of Inuit culture, values and surrounding environment. In 2019 she curated Billy Gauthier: Beyond Bone at The Rooms, and was herself exhibited in Nunatsiavut: Our Beautiful Land at La Guilde.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Advice for a Young Curator Fall 2019 Jessica Winters
Why these Labrador Inuit want new names for schools in Nunatsiavut January 2019
Qanuq Tauttugaqarvigimmangaakku Winter 2017/2018 Jessica Winters


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Nunatsiavut: Our Beautiful Land 2019 La Guilde
Billy Gauthier: Beyond Bone 2019 The Rooms
The Wish 150 Mosaic: created by TakingITGlobal in partnership with Fishing for Success 2017 The Rooms


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Achievement Year Organization
Commissioned to paint a concrete column in the Queen Elizabeth II library at Memorial University in St. Johns 2018
Invited to submit a piece for The Wish 150 Mosaic created by TakingITGlobal in partnership with Fishing for Success, which was unveiled at the Rooms 2017
Co-hosted Transfers: Inuit Printmaking workshop at iNuit Blanche with Jason Sikoak, Sandra Baikia, Echo Henoche, Julie Nagam, and Dinah Andersen 2016