Jessica holds a MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a MA in Art and Design from University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Art from Colorado State University. Recently, Jessica was an artist-in-residence at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado where she debuted a new collection of wall drawings. She was also awarded the opportunity to display her work publicly by a Brooklyn-based non-profit called SaveArtSpace. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn, New York and in the Denver area.

 

Education

MFA in Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

MA in Art and Design, UNC, Greeley, CO

BA in Art, Colorado State University, CO

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018   ReCreative, Denver, Colorado

2017   Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado

2016   Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2014  UNC, Greeley, Colorado

2013  Anthology Fine Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2012  Brush and Comb, Denver, Colorado

2011  Anthology Fine Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2011  Green Spaces, Denver, Colorado

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    By Any Means Necessary, Redline, Denver, Colorado

2016    Babylone - USA, Boiler Room, Brooklyn, New York

  A Show We Co-Curate Myself, Brooklyn, New York

2015   Give Me Some Space, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

  All at Once, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2014    Salonumenta, DeKalb Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

  9th Semi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Boxcar Gallery, Denver, Colorado

  University of Northern Colorado Visual Arts Gala Exhibition, Greeley, Colorado

2013   Artist Showcase, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado

  ArtStir, 16th Street Mall, Denver, Colorado

2012   CAEA Juried Exhibition, Event Gallery 910 Arts, Denver, Colorado

  The Mask Project: A Benefit for the Denver Hospice, Denver, Colorado

2010   The Colorado Art Education Association Juried Exhibition, Alamosa, Colorado

  The Wow Show, Core New Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado

  Wabi Sabi: The Art of Imperfection, SYNC Gallery, Denver, Colorado

  Autumn ARTfest, Armory, Brighton, Colorado

 

Artist Residency

2018   Children's Museum of Denver, Denver, Colorado

2017    Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado

 

Collaborations

2018    [Colony 933], Denver, Colorado

 

Public Art Project

2017    Save Art Space, Golden, Colorado

 

Artist Presentations and Visitations

2018   Visiting Artist at MSU Denver, Denver, Colorado

2017    Artist Talk, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado

2016    Artist Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

  Discussion with Art Critic Paddy Johnson, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

  Discussion with Art Critic Lee Ann Norman, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York    

 

Curatorial Experience

2016    A Show We Co-Curated Myself, Brooklyn, New York

2015    Give Me Some Space, Brooklyn, New York

 

Honors and Accomplishments

2015    Fine Art Merit Scholarship recipient, Pratt Institute

2014    Fine Art Merit Scholarship recipient, Pratt Institute

  Best in Show, 2014 UNC Juried Student Show, University of Northern Colorado

2013    Participant, 2014 University of Northern Colorado Arts Gala

 

Bibliography

Coons, Brandy: “See it Before It’s Gone,” Longmont Observer, CO, August 16, 2017.

England, Dan: “UNC Graduate Student’s Artwork about Her Father’s Cancer in Spotlight,” Greeley Tribune, CO, January 22, 2014. Front page.

Moses, Rebecca: “For Forrestal, Art is where You Find It,” Local Color Magazine, vol. 8 (July 2011): p. 8.