Jessie Krause was raised in Princeton, NJ by her mother, Sylvette de Aldrey, an artist from Puerto Rico, and her father, William, an architect.
Jessie studied Liberal and Fine Arts at Smith College, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and New York University. Upon graduation from NYU Gallatin, she taught art in the NYC Public Schools, while also designing theater sets, murals, and music videos. She continued to develop as an artist at The Art Students League and on the streets of New York, making hundreds of paintings and drawings that became the basis for her nationally sold line of greeting cards.
In 2007, she moved from the city to Bucks County, where, for over a decade, she owned and operated Netherfield Gallery in New Hope and Frenchtown. From there, her work was collected internationally, with patrons as far-flung as Tasmania, Kyoto, Sweden, and Winnipeg, among others.
For over a decade, she was the featured artist for The Gray Dog Restaurants in Manhattan. Her painting “Bedazzled” hangs in the administrative offices at MOMA, purchased by of one of the directors. Three of her paintings, commissioned by Princeton University’s Office of Campus Life, are on permanent display in Nassau Hall.
Currently, Jessie resides in Princeton and can be found at Princeton Makes, an artist co-op, where she has a studio.