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ABOUT JESSIE RASCHE

Jessie Rasche is a South Dakota based artist, originally from Seattle, WA. Her paintings and portraits hang in homes from Florida to Washington and every region in between, as well as Canada and Ireland.

South Dakota has purchased Jessie’s work for the public collection in Pierre, and Sanford hospital has purchased her work for the Edith Sanford Breast Center and the Memorial Garden in Sioux Falls, SD. She is represented by the South Dakota Art Museum shop, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, KS, and Art Resources Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born in 1971 in the Pacific Northwest. My mom sold her artwork at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, where I ran errands for the artists, sometimes getting art lessons in return. Other days were spent with my dad at his plumbing contractor sites where I explored and built sculptures with scrap materials.

I studied Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR (1989-91), then Psychology at the University of Oregon. (Bachelor in Psychology, 1997). I am fascinated with art and science. Since graduating I have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (UofW), and painting and drawing workshops and classes.

At the University of Washington, I worked as a Medical Illustrator and Animator, and later at Microsoft as a Media Developer.

In 2007 my son was born I had the wonderful opportunity to leave Microsoft and develop my painting career while spending time with my son. I began showing my work in galleries in Washington and California and painting every available minute with passion and focus.

In 2012 my family moved to South Dakota, where I now paint the people, land, and animals of the Midwest. I am fascinated with the invisible, but a very tangible connection between people who care for each other, and between people and the land they grew up on.

Previous Press Coverage

  • South Dakota Art Magazine October 2017
  • Hood Magazine, Sioux Falls SD, November 2017

  • The Brookings Register, Pages 1 and 2, April 18, 2016

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  • South Dakota Magazine section opener! 2015
  • South Dakota Magazine winter issue, 2014
  • Interested in Impact, Spokesman Review newspaper, 2010

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  • Behind the Paint, 2012

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