Jessica Carroll


Painter and engraver

Jessica Rosalind Carroll was born in Rome in 1961. At the age of five, she began working as a "young shopkeeper" by cleaning her painter's brushes and gradually learning various techniques including etching. Since she was very young, she has dedicated herself to drawing.

She has made photographic research trips to numerous parks, nature reserves and places of nature around the world from Italian parks to those in northern Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Pamir plateau and the Volga delta park in Turkey , Israel, Burma, India and Africa.

During a long period of stay in the United States, in addition to dedicating herself to photographic research in various national parks and reserves, or sanctuaries of the Audubon company, she attended courses in drawing, photography and chalcographic techniques at the Cleveland Institute of Art and readings on biology and ethology at the Western Reserve University. Five large pencil tables on cardboard on the flora and fauna of Lake Vico are permanently exhibited in the Park Visitor Center in Caprarola (Viterbo).

For about seven years she has also devoted herself to sculpture in marble, bronze, terracotta and other materials. Recently she has developed a bas-relief drawing technique with pongo.

In 2000 Jessica participated in a series of group exhibitions: at the Salamon & C Gallery in Milan, at the Galleria dell'Incisione in Brescia, at the Patrizia Buonanno Gallery in Trento and at Susanna Orlando gallery in Forte dei Marmi. In December she illustrated for Fogola Editore in Turin the book of the Great Series "the Recall of the Forest" by Jack London.

In April 2001 she exhibited at the castle of Rranz Paludetto and on May at the gallery La vetrina by Elisabetta Giovagnoni in Rome. In 2002 she created a Hannukia for the Museo dei Lumi of the Synagogue of Casale Monferrato. She also participated in the exhibitions "Risalto" and "Rumorosa" in Monferrato and in a group exhibition at the Gallery dell'incisione in Brescia.
In 2022 her artworks have been exhibited at Selvatica festival, the most significant art and nature Italian exhibition. Curated by Lorenza Salamon.