Jessica McCoy was born in 1977 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and studied art at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she received her MA and MFA. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently on display in both the National Watercolor Society Show and the California Watercolor Association National Exhibition. Her work is also included in the collections of the Woodbury Art Museum in Orem and the Porter Butts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in 2003-2004 and an artist residency at Ox-Bow in 2009. Jessica McCoy is currently under contract with LA METRO to design murals for the new Vermont and Exposition station in downtown Los Angeles.