Jake Messing was born in Northern California in 1982. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in May 2006. Messing works in a wide variety of media, ranging from silkscreen to pen and ink to paint and collage. His work has been shown in galleries and art fairs across the US, Canada and Europe. He has been invited to lecture at numerous prestigious universities and design studios. Messing recently returned from a two-month residency at CAMAC Center D’Art in France preparing work for his most recent solo show. He presently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.