The Heroine’s Journey of Jessica Perner

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It allows me to tell my story, share my feelings and connect to people. When I hear someone feels a type of way about my work I feel fulfilled.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by love, having no physical pain and achieving goals I’ve set for myself.

What is my greatest fear? Being trapped in a high up place and then falling and losing control.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I have no self control.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Travis Louie and Chet Zar.

What is my greatest extravagance? Video games

On what occasion would I lie? To myself.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I would rather say that I am striving to attain more technical knowledge and to be more confident in my artwork.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? This year and most of 2017, I feel like my best work came out that time and feel the most satisfied with it.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Getting a better schedule, I have insomnia and it makes me feel sick a lot of times. I feel like I’d get more done if I didn’t feel tired all the time.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Having my work shown at galleries with artists I’ve admired since I was learning about them in art school.

Where would I most like to live? Pretty much where I am, in Austria.

What is my most treasured possession? A framed picture of my dad and I in 1988 when we lived in Nebraska, posing on the deck he built. I take this with me everywhere I move.

What is my most marked characteristic? My freckles.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The Art History Museum of Vienna, Austria.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? il Pazzi, Mödling.

What books influenced my life and how? Drawing the Head and Figure by Jack Hamm, when I was a kid as soon as I got obsessed with comic books I started learning how to draw human anatomy from it. I took that book everywhere with me.

Who are my favorite writers? Koji Suzuki, Marya Hornbacher

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Slipknot

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Domino from X-Force

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Empress Maria Therasa

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Spirited Away

What role plays art in my life and work? It’s my job, it’s my hobby, it’s my outlet basically it means everything to me.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Scott Holloway is not only my podcast co-host for the Paintingloft podcast he is my partner in busting #artcrimes.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Clinton Neuhaus!

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I would love to meet. Marnie Pitts, Italia Ruotolo, Martin Woodhead to name a few.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I’m really looking forward to working on a phobia themed drawing that will be in “Tiny Terrors” art exhibit at the Dark Art Imporium this summer. Jeremy Cross is the curator I love working with him as well.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? This March I’ll be showing at Pittman Gallery in New Jersey and at Future Gallery in Michigan. In April “Feathers & Fins” at Spoke Art Gallery in New York and “An Ode to the Cherished” Hudson Hughes Gallery.In May “Masks” at Thumbprint Gallery in California and in June “Tiny Terrors” at The Dark Art Emporium in Long Beach. and “Wings” again at Future Gallery.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? That you will have to pry the pencils out of my cold dead hands.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Delphine Griffin, Kayti Welsh Stewart, Joanna Nelson

How can you contact me
You can email me at


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