2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

About Jessica Sabogal

Jessica Sabogal is a first-generation Colombian American muralist who believes art serves as a haven, a tribute, a creative outlet of adoration, and exaltation for women with stories often untold. Her pieces possess a vision of female identity that is revolutionary and powerful, brave, and beautiful. By utilizing a spray can, she aims to color her canvas by unraveling stories she once heard, lived, struggled, and loved.

Jessica Sabogal

Throughout the years, Sabogal has consistently reinvented what it means to be a female muralist in a male-dominated medium. She has continuously pushed the boundaries as an artist by utilizing her medium for social change, action, and empowerment. Since 2011, Sabogal has made front page on CNN.com with her time-lapse tribute to Egyptian revolution, designed Dorothy Allison’s 20th anniversary cover for Plume Book’s Bastard Out of Carolina, and is the first female artist commissioned to paint murals at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Jessica Sabogal
Commissioned for the Mission Street Public Life Plan to create five illustrations that would be placed both inside and on the SF Muni buses. The project, entitled, Sí. Existimos, is a record of the trans-migratory nature of Mission Street, as community members are photographed and turned into a multi-layer stencil portrait.

In the past she’s been inspired by literary works written by poets, authors, and women of color, and have utilized their experiences and their existence as the sole muse for her creations. But most recently, she has created a line of work that honors the woman and female body as perfect. Her newest campaign entitled, “Women Are Perfect (If You Let Them)” attempts to spread this simple but necessary notion worldwide.

Sabogal is an artist that continues to grow with resilience, prosper with purpose, and paint without fear. She seeks to connect the world around us with art that reminds all that women are to be valued, glorified, respected, and above all, loved.

To learn more about Jessica, visit www.jessicasabogal.com.

Somos Perfectas
Commissioned by the Amplifier Foundation as an official selection for the Women’s March in Washington.