My Story

I draw inspiration from the nature I see in my backyard, folk tales, children’s books, and ghost stories. I look for the intersections between story and truth. I read between the lines to find the quiet parts left unspoken. I think about the owls and crows that share the same tree but see the earth below differently. I am a fox who knows many things, admiring the hedgehog that always slips away. I look past the elephant in the room to find the real story hidden in the shadows. I’m always looking for the light. I grew up in Taiwan where I learned to love storybooks and traditional crafts, and carried it through my life as a maker. I found my way to Warren Wilson where I continue my journey with fellow travelers.


  • BFA in Sculpture, East Carolina University
  • MA in Printmaking & Drawing, University of Iowa
  • MFA in Printmaking & Drawing, University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Wood engraving
  • Crankies
  • Book art

Courses Taught

  • ART 1041: Intro to Printmaking
  • ART 1071: Intro to Letterpress
  • ART 1160: Drawing 1

Crews and Other Activities

  • Blue Spiral 1 Gallery
  • Southern Highland Crafts Guild
  • Ladies of Letterpress

Contact Jessica White

(828) 771-3034
Holden 111
CPO 6352
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815
Download CV