Born: 1985

Location: Camberwell, London

Education: Edinburgh College of Art and Turps Banana Studio Program, London


In 2013 Jessie was selected as an Artist of the Day at Flowers Central Gallery, which led to her inclusion in Flowers East’s ‘Small is Beautiful’ Exhibition early the following year. In autumn 2013 she was awarded the Royal Drawing School’s fully-funded Moritz-Heyman Artists’ Residency in Tuscany, Italy, and also won the School’s Sir Denis Mahon Award 2014– 15.





2019      Solo show at Galleria OMR, Mexico City (solo)
2019      ‘No patience for monuments’, Gallery Perrotin, Seoul (group)
2019      Hyper Mesh at Assembly Point, London, Curated by Alice Bonnot (group)
2018      Stuart lorimer and Jessie Makinson at Lyles and King, New York (2 person)
2018      ‘In the company of’, TJ Boulting, London (group)
2018      ‘01’ with PM-AM and Painters painting paintings, London (group)
2018      ‘Something else’, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, (group)
2018      ‘Dead Eden’, Lyles and King, New York. (group)
2018      ‘Formal encounters’, Nicodim Bucharest (group)
2018      ‘Bio-Peversity’, Nicodim, LA (group)
2018      ‘Breaking Shells’, The Koppel Project, London. (group)
2018      ‘If you can’t stand the heat’ Roaming projects, London (group)
2017      ‘Poem of the pillow’, curated by Kate Neave, London. (group)
2017      ‘Figure it out’, Tannery project space, London. (group)
2017      ‘You see me like a UFO’, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot. (group)
2017      ‘Only a handful’, Exhibition for residency (Feb – Sept 2017) at City and Guilds, London (group)
2017      ‘The luminous language’, Frestonian Gallery, London (group)
2017      ‘Does your chewing gum lose its flavour (on the bedpost overnight)’, J Hammond Projects, London (group)
2016      ‘The Classical’, Transition Gallery, London. (group)
2016      ‘Fake French’, Roman Road, London. (solo)
2016      Painting made me do it’, The Dot Project, London. (group)
2016      Winner of Marmite Prize, Block 336, London, and Drogheda Ireland (group)
2015      ‘Dennis Mahon Award’, £5,000, Studio Space and Solo Show. (solo)
2015      ‘Fancy’, 9b Projects, London. (solo)
2015      ‘Concrete Fictions’, New Art Projects, London. (group)
2015      ‘Turps goes west’, Edel Asanti, London. (group)
2015      APT ‘Creekside Open’, selected by Lisa Milroy, at APT Gallery, London. (group)
2014-15      ‘Dennis Mahon Award’, £5,000, Studio Space and Solo Show
2013      Re–Enchanted Worlds’, Bosse and Baum, London. (group)