Jessica Sheinbaum was born and raised in New Hampshire and studied visual art at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. In 2002 she relocated to Seattle, Washington but since then has also spent time living and working in Southeast Asia, Vancouver, B.C., and more recently, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Her recent paintings confront speciesism - the idea that humans should have greater moral rights than non-humans - as well as how humans think about, and interact with, non-human animals. In November of 2014 she began a portrait series of the residents living at Tuulispää, an animal sanctuary in Southern Finland.
Jessica is a Washington state certified art teacher and has taught art to both children and adults for over five years. She lives in Tacoma with her husband, 5 cats, and a dog.