Jessica Alfonso, Montreal Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Jessica Alfonso was born a fraternal twin, in 1977 in Montreal, growing up in the Laurentians. Her true name is 'Diaz' and is in actuality, the name of her Cuban grandfather (Boulivar Diaz) who, upon fleeing Castro's regime, purchased the papers of a man named Tony Alfonso. Her ethnicity combines both a Cuban and Irish heritage.
The artist’s creativity was cultivated by her father’s skilled guidance from an early age. She has garnered distinctive artistic awards, winning the Barbara Foreman Art Award in 1987-88, and L.R.H.S art award in 1994. A graduate from Concordia University (2000), and she is also a former member of the Concordia Art Collective. Her work can also be found in numerous private collections, across Canada and in Europe.