Jessica Dame is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Columbia, South Carolina. Originally from Virginia, she grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent her days organizing her sticker collections, crafting illustrated stories, and drawing sea life. Largely self-taught, she graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Art in Art History and from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Library and Information Science.
The natural world, vintage fashion and illustration, children’s book illustration, and graphic design are among Jessica’s strongest sources of inspiration. Jessica works in mixed media and has a particular love for ink, watercolor, gouache, and found paper. Under the moniker of Lady Dame Prints, her evocative designs appear on greeting cards, postcards, and stickers. She has exhibited in Virginia and South Carolina, and published in Skirt! Magazine, Sea Foam Magazine, and Kakalak 2017.
2017 | Group Exhibit. State Fair Juried Art Show. SC State Fair. Columbia, SC.
2017 | Group Exhibit. Rosewood Art and Music Festival Juried Art Show. Columbia, SC.
2017 | Group Exhibit. Figure Out. Tapp’s Arts Center. Columbia, SC.
2017 | Group Exhibit. Women Speak Art Gallery. SC State Library. Columbia, SC.
2017 | Solo Exhibit. Cool Beans Exhibit #3. Cool Beans Coffee Company. Columbia, SC.
2016 | Group Exhibit. State Fair Juried Art Show. SC State Fair. Columbia, SC.
2016 | Solo Exhibit. October Featured Artist. It’s the Little Things. Lexington, SC.
2016 | Solo Exhibit. Cool Beans Exhibit #2. Cool Beans Coffee Company. Columbia, SC.
2014 | Solo Exhibit. Cool Beans Exhibit #1. Cool Beans Coffee Company. Columbia, SC.
2010 | Group Exhibit. Annual ArtCNU Majors Exhibit. Newport News, VA.
2009 | Group Exhibit. Invidia: Gallery Des Refusés. Newport News, VA.
2008 | Group Exhibit. The Next Generation. Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. Hampton, VA.
2006 | Solo Exhibit. Preliminary. Thomas Nelson Community College. Williamsburg, VA.
2005 | Group Exhibit. Vanity. Phoebus Art Factory. Hampton, V.A.