JESU VASQUEZ - LESSER
Jesu is a Chilean artist from Coquimbo. In Santiago de Chile she studied fine arts and then emigrated for two years to Spain where she finished her master's degree in contemporary art. She is a versatile artist as her practices include oil painting, puppetry, sculpture, textile art and tattooing. Jesu has 10 years of experience in artistic teaching. Her workshop in Chile, founded in 2014, is still open, run by other teachers, where they still teach painting and weaving.
Jesu arrived in New Zealand in 2019, to begin her PhD in Latin American Studies at the University of Auckland. She hopes to develop as an artist and teacher in Aotearoa and to generate support networks between artists from different disciplines and backgrounds.