Jessica Korderas received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in English from Mount Allison University in 2007 . An emerging artist , Korderas is well on her way to establishing herself as a unique talent , captivating the public with her sophisticated use of acrylic resin . Korderas has participated in group and solo exhibitions since her graduation . Her inclusion in " Art with Heart ", a juried fundraising event for Casey House in Toronto in 2009 and again in 2010 garnered her recognition within the art community . She was included in a public group exhibition titled , " inbetween ", curated by Mireille Eagan , which exhibited at The Confederation Centre for the Arts , Charlottetown , PEI in 2009 , and at The Doris McCarthy gallery in Toronto , ON , in 2011 . She exhibited in 2013 at Galerie de l ' UQAM in Montreal , QC , as part of ' Le Project Peinture / The Painting Project ' curated by Marie- Eve Beaupré and Julie Bélisle . Korderas received a creation grant from Nova Scotia ' s Communities , Culture and Heritage in 2012 , another from Arts Nova Scotia in 2013 and 2015 , and a project grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2013 . She was invited to participate in her first artist residency in 2014 as part of the Canadian Residency project located in Detroit , MI .