News and Publications
Rebel Mountain Press: Disabled Voices, Winter 2020
Queens County Farm Fair Art Contest, Second Place in the Paintings and Drawings Division, September 2019
Stonecrop Review: Issue 2: Roots/Routes, Fall 2019
Apéro: Nature, September 2019
Queens County Farm Fair Art Contest, First Place in the Paintings and Drawings Division, September 2018
Hey there, media member!
Thank you so much for your interest in me! I’ve got a couple of things made up for you to use freely should you wish. I’ve prepared a downloadable Press Kit (description for screen readers beneath the contact form) and the photo of myself below, both free for your use with attribution (“© Jessi Eoin | jbeoin.com”). For a bit of fun, I recommend listening to the song ラ・ム・ネ (Ramune) by Snail’s House while you read! If you’re interested in high resolution photos of my work or work space for your piece, please contact me at email@example.com or fill out the contact form below. Thank you so much for your interest, support, and time! 😃 [big smiley]
Oh, I’ve also prepared a couple of artist statements for you to choose from if you’d like to include them with your piece:
Jessi Eoin is an agender artist and illustrator who makes body positive illustrations with traditional mediums that lovingly and boldly showcase fat and disabled people. Their work embraces femme aesthetics and natural elements, bringing them all together to create pieces that feel inexplicably magical in their representation.
Jessi Eoin, whose last name is pronounced like “Owen,” is an agender, body positive artist whose work focuses primarily on representing fat and disabled bodies in celebratory ways. They live in Brooklyn, New York, on the occupied and unceded land of the Canarsie, Lenape, Delaware, and Montauk people who have stewarded this land for generations. Recognizing the need in the respective communities for positive representations of both, but especially for disabled people, Jessi makes it a point to explore the beauty of the concept “Disability is normal,” creating a unique space in the illustration industry for prominently and unabashedly featuring fat and disabled people.
Highly influenced by nature and femme aesthetics, Jessi frequently includes these elements in their pieces to bring a sense of naturalness and spirituality to their work, evoking the notion that disability, as well as fatness, is normal, beautiful, and something to be celebrated. Their work typically includes the use of traditional mediums such as paper and pen, as well as watercolors and acrylic inks.
Jessi has been accepted for publication in Rebel Mountain Press’s upcoming Disabled Voices Anthology, to be published in early winter 2020, and accepted as well for publication in Issue 2: Roots/Routes of Stonecrop Review and Nature with Apéro. They have also been awarded first place in an annual local art contest in Queens, New York, with plans to enter again in early Fall of 2019.
Those interested in learning more about Jessi can visit their website at jbeoin.com where they also have their work available for purchase in their shop, or they can follow them on Instagram @jbeoin.
Description of Press Kit for Screen Readers:
A white background with purple text on it describing my latest news and ongoing information, as well as a little about me and how to contact me. At the top is a round photo of myself (fat, white person with medium brown hair tied back, with blue eyes and a small lip piercing, smiling in a lacy, blue top while holding up some sunflowers to my chest) on a purple banner with white text that reads, “Jessi Eoin is an agender artist and illustrator who makes body positive illustrations with traditional mediums that lovingly and boldly showcase fat and disabled people. Their work embraces femme aesthetics and natural elements, bringing them all together to create pieces that feel inexplicably magical in their representation.” There is a tiny bit of text under this banner that reads, “Press Kit 2019-2020.”
Underneath the banner on the left is purple text that reads “Contact” followed by ” E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @JessiEoinArt; and Instagram: @jbeoin.” Underneath is a photo of my piece titled “From Bed,” a black and white illustration whose image description can be better read in my shop’s posting of it.
Under the banner and on the right is more purple text that reads “Latest News” followed by bullet points noting the following information: “1. Soon to be published in Rebel Mountain Press’s ‘Disabled Voices Anthology’ 2. Creator of the ‘Disabled Witches Art Book’ 3. First place in the 2018 Annual Queens County Farm Art Contest with their piece ‘Cozy Witch'” Underneath this section is another block of purple text that reads “Ongoing” followed by bullet points noting the following information: “1. Original artwork featuring body positive illustrations that highight fat and disabled bodies 2. Writes about disability-related and marginalization issues on jbeoin.com 3. Illustrative prints, stickers, buttons, and other products at jbeoin.com/shop 4. Sharing resources for other artists and marginalized folks at jbeoin.com/resources.” And finally at the bottom, purple text reads, “High resolution photos of art and work space available upon request.”