A painter originally from Manila, Philippines, Jesse Medina attended the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture and Fine Arts where he received a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts – Painting.

Having lived in the Philippines, Singapore, San Diego, Orlando, Nebraska and now in Council Bluffs, IA at the Harvester Artist Lofts by Artpsace Projects, Inc. Jesse has been a resident of the Harvester Artspace Lofts for over 9 years, since its opening in 2010.

Jesse’s work has been shown and exhibited in the United States and abroad including The Cultural Center of the Philippines; The Folk Arts Theater in the Philippines; The Singapore Museum; Nanyang Academy Singapore; YMCA in the Philippines; San Diego Art Institute; Balboa Park in San Diego; Ayala Museum in Philippines and the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE to name a few.

Jesse believes drawing to be basic and fundamental and expresses, “Art is really the expression of the self. The painting that I create are the result of my personal experiences, thoughts, feelings and will. The subjects represented are signs and symbols used to express an inner vision into the world without.”