Jess was raised on the midwest coast of Michigan, with dirt in her hair and a camera in her hand. She is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography while double minoring in Advertising and Advertising Photography.
Jess lives in new york city, but is available for short-term travel, long-term travel, dinner dates, pen pal exchanges and philosophical discussions via email.
2017 - "Two Lovers Hugging," Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA (self curated)
2017 - "Lost in the Sauce," Welmont Studios, Savannah, GA
2017 - "DeFine Art," SCAD Curated Exhibition, Savannah, GA
2016 - “Modern Love,” Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2016 - “Small Works,” Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
WEB & PRINT PUBLICATION
2017 - PDN: THE LOOK - FIRST PLACE, DEBUT Fashion Photographer
2013 - Northwestern Michigan College Art Show - First place: photography
2011 - Michigan Interscholastic Press Association:
First place: feature photo, sports action photo, bylined opinion article.
Honorable mention: academic photo
2011 - Outstanding High School Graduate: The Detroit News
2010 - Traverse Area Camera Club Student Competition: First place: portraiture
2009 - Traverse Area Camera Club Student Competition: Notable: portraiture
2009 - Drexel University High School Photography Contest: Merit award
2009 - Michigan Interscholastic Press Association - Award of Excellence: Photojournalism