About Ciel

Jessa Ciel is a video artist, creative director, and photographer based in California.


Jessa Ciel

is a video and still artist, filmmaker, and creative director. Ciel is the creator/host of new podcast: Black Art School Graduates. She was the creative director and curator of the 10-week projection installation BEACON: Sacramento. Ciel has shown artwork at the Cranbrook Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI; the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA; and recently at Gallery ALSO in Los Angeles, CA.  Her art works to  trigger empathy in relation to womanhood, charged racial relations in America, land, and personal grief. She often incorporates text, audio, video, photography, and installation to create a mixed-media "setting."

Ciel is also a filmmaker who directed the short film, "Like Home" in 2018, and worked on the Oscar-nominated film LadyBird. She previously worked in post-production at Brave New Films in Culver City. She has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA from Cal State LA.