Jessie Krause is an artist, actress, and writer. She has
made most of her living as an artist, but continues to
pursue her other interests with equal enthusiasm.
Raised in Princeton, NJ by an artist mother and architect
father, Jessie studied at Smith College, The American
Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York University, and The
Art Students League. Upon graduation from NYU, she
corralled a collection of jobs in advertising, teaching art to
inner city students, and designing for theater and music
videos. She has painted murals of all sizes, both public
Jessie had 3 solo exhibits of her art at the Galleries in the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, where she was the artist in residence for over ten years. She designed, painted and mentored students for the musical theater productions held there throughout the year. Continuing to develop as an artist, she made hundreds of paintings and drawings of her Gramercy Park neighborhood in New York, which became the basis for her nationally sold line of greeting cards. Her blank art cards have been selling in select Barnes & Noble stores for over 15 years. In 2008, she moved out of the city to Bucks County PA, where she opened Netherfield Gallery. It showcased her artwork along with other local artists. The gallery was in business for over 10 years.
She is currently the featured artist for all 4 Grey Dog Restaurants in Manhattan, where her work is sold directly off the walls. One of her paintings is hanging in the administrative offices of MOMA, purchased by a director who was having coffee at the restaurant.
In the spring of 2019, Jessie rediscovered her gift for acting, and appeared in Newtown Theater’s production of “Deathtrap”. She enjoyed dying every night onstage, and looks forward to future forays into performing. Perhaps she’ll be able to stay alive for the second act.