Jessica Hess

San Francisco-based artist Jessica Hess is a hyperrealistic landscape painter. Her depictions of the urban environment both celebrate and validate the art of graffiti through a fine art lens of oil paintings on canvas and gouache on paper.

A graduate of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Hess is a recipient of the Trent Burleson Painting Prize, the Faber Birren National Color Award and the Stamford Art Association Award for Excellence. Hess has been exhibiting nationally since 2002 and has shown at Subliminal Projects (LA), Thinkspace (LA), Yves Laroche (Montreal), Ferrin Gallery (MA) and Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA).

Her work has been featured in print publications including Juxtapoz: Hyperreal (book), Expose Art Magazine (February 2016), Le Petit Voyeur (Volume 4), Graffiti Art Magazine (July 2015), New American Paintings (Northeast #74) Harper’s (April 2009).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
More Is More, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Selected Paintings, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2012
Fade and Finish, Spoke Art, San Francisco, California

2011
It Finds You, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005
Industrial Horizons, Gallery Katz, Boston, Massachusetts

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Massively Small, J Go Gallery, Park City, UT
Summer Group Show, Joseph Gross Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Art Market SF, Hashimoto Contemporary, Booth 411, Fort Mason Pavilion San Francisco, CA
The Secret Garden of Eden, SubMission, San Francisco, CA
Urbanology, Art Now NY, Chelsea, NY
Moleskine IV, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Littletopia Art Fair, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Young Painters, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2014

Casheesh 14, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Massively Small, J Go Gallery, Park City, UT
Art on The Edge, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
First/Last – a RISD Alumni Exhibition, Parklife Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hess x GATS, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, California
Carpe Diem, Loakal Gallery, Oakland, California

2013

Moleskine Project #3, Spoke Art, San Francisco, California
Scope Art Fair, Spoke Art, Miami, Florida
Made In China, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, California
Tryst & Shout, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Beyond Eden Art Fair, Spoke Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Buddy System Invitational, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Asylum, VFW Building, Oakland, California
Visions and Reflections, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, California
The Goddess, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
ArtMRKT Art Fair via Spoke Art & Abmeyer Wood Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
ArtPad Art Fair via Spoke Art & Gauntlet Gallery, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, California
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles– two person show, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, California
Scope Art Fair via Spoke Art, Moynihan Station, New York, New York
X-Centric, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Sametan – Don’t Tread On Me, Spoke Art, San Francisco, California
Art for Awareness, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, California

2012

Scope Art Fair, Spoke Art, Booth D17, Miami, Florida
Casheesh V, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
The Rooster Show, The Safehouse Atelier, San Francisco, California
Moleskine Project #2, Spoke Art, San Francisco, California
ArtMRKT, Spoke Art, Fort Mason Pavillion, San Francisco, California
ArtPadSF, Gauntlet Gallery, Phoenix Hotel, San Franciso California
Re-Objectification, Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art, Seattle Washington
Boston Ten and Beyond, The Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts
I Am Crime, Art On the Edge Of the Law, SOMArts, San Francisco, California
Picks of the Harvest, Thinkspace Art Gallery, Culver City California
Grey Full, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Chelsea, New York

2011

Drawing Crazy Patterns On The Sheets, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Double Vision, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Decadence and Decay, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Major Grey, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
ArtMRKT, Ferrin Gallery, The Concourse, San Francisco, California
ArtPadSF, White Walls Gallery, Phoenix Hotel, San Franciso, California
Street Wise, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Paint It Now III, Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, New York
Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, California
Vivid Summit, Pandemic Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
It’s A Strange World, Brick Bottom Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts

2010

Never Say Never, Arts Fund EXPO, White Walls Gallery at the W Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Broken Meter, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, California
Winter Group Show, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, California
The Holiday Show, Millery Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Casheesh IV, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Looking East, Yves Laroche Galerie D’Art, Montreal QC Canada
Westward Expansion, Philip Slein Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri
As They See It, 941 Gallery, San Francisco, California
Singles, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Casheesh III, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Subject / Subject, Subliminal Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Temporal Surfaces, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, California
Paint It Now II, Distillery Gallery, South Boston, Massachusetts
50 Years – 50 Artists – 50 Paintings, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Artistic Stimulus II, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2009

Aqua Art Miami, White Walls Gallery, Miami, Florida
The Holiday Show – Size Matters, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio
The Toy Show II, Hunsaker Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Casheesh II, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
The Great Impression, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Paint Pens and Pet Monsters, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, Massachusetts
Robots, Donuts, and Other Madness, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fresh, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Casheesh, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Abstract and Decay, LAB, Boston, Massachusetts
Women – Portrait and Figure, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

2008

Boston 10, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Hot Spit, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Boston Open Studios Coalition Exhibition, The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, & Special Events, Boston, Massachusetts
Legends of Style, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Future Classics, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
It’s Gouache & Gouache Only, Andrea Meislin Gallery & Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York

2007

The Toy Show, Hunsaker / Schlesinger Fine Art, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, California
It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
58th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut
Red & White, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

2006

In the Spirit of Play, The Holiday Toy Show, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
26th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibition, The Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Connecticut
Light In August, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut
The Enduring Triumph of Realism, First Church Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts
Take to the City, Take to the Country, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Printmaking Biennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD
Painted Cities, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

2005

Structure II, Gallery Katz, Boston, Massachusetts

2004

No Big Heads, Self Portrait Exhibition ,Student Union Gallery, University Anchorage Alaska
24th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibition, The Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Connecticut
Blanche Ames Regional Art Exhibition, Blanche Ames Mansion, Sharon, Massachusetts
Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2003

Industrial Landscapes, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Katz, Boston, Massachusetts
Small Works Group Show, Gallery Katz, Boston, Massachusetts

AWARDS

Second Place, Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award (2015)
Stamford Art Association Award for Excellence (2006)
Faber Birren National Color Award (2004)
Trent Burleson Painting Prize (2003)
Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship (1999)

PUBLICATIONS

2015
Graffiti Art Magazine – France – July

2014
Juxtapoz “Hyperreal” hardcover book

2013
Studio Visit Magazine volume 24
Crayon Beats Magazine issue 4

2012
Ceramics Monthly, Hess & Assad collaborations, November
Top Twelve Rising Artists in San Francisco, Refinery 29

2010
San Francisco Weekly: Best of San Francisco
New American Paintings Anniversary Edition

2009
The House Of Tate HOT #13
Harper’s Magazine, April Edition

2008
New American Paintings Northeast Edition #74

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