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Artist's Resume

Jess Barnett

Photo: Corey Garland Photography.


Philadelphia resident Jess Barnett is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2004. She is a former member of Artistic Roots, an artists’ coop in Plymouth, NH, and has shown her work at various locations throughout New England. In November 2019, Jess also began assisting an art class for minimum- and medium-security inmates at the Belknap County jail in Laconia, NH. She held a weekly art class/recovery meeting for the same group of inmates from fall 2021 to January 2022. In early 2024, she relocated to Germantown, where she paints out of her apartment.


Current and Upcoming

Nothing scheduled as of April 2024, although a few shows are in the works. Please check the Exhibitions page on my website for future up-to-date info.

  • Reverence, group exhibition, Winston Gallery, New Bedford, MA, November 2022
  • Contentment, solo exhibition, Winston Gallery, New Bedford, MA, March 2022
  • Modern Art National, Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary, Plano, TX, December 2020–January 2021
  • MIXMASTER @ The Matt 2021, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, January–February 2021
  • Metamorphosis, solo exhibition, The Gallery at Villageworks, Acton, MA; November 2020–February 2021
  • Margins, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, May 16–June 21, 2020; online exhibition
  • Touchy Feely, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA, May 2020; online exhibition
  • MIXMASTER @ The Matt 2020, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, January 12–February 23, 2020; with opening reception on January 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • ENERGY, ArtSpace, Maynard, MA, January 15–February 21, 2020
  • Art and music show with Dave Seidel, The Triangle Theory, and Petridisch (musicians), Lilypad, Somerville, MA, October 2019
  • Awakening, The Gallery at Villageworks, Acton, MA, May–October 2019
  • Sky Bowl, group exhibition, Gallery A3, Amherst, MA, August 2019
  • Visiting artists reception, Artistic Roots, Plymouth, NH, February 2019
  • Connections, group exhibition, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA, July 2017
  • Informal exhibition, Look Optical, Maynard, MA, May–July 2017
  • The Hundreds Show, group show, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA, December 2016
  • The Landscape of Emotions, group show, Art at 12, Boston, MA, November 2011
  • TMI (or, Too Much Information), Lilypad, Somerville, MA, May 2010

Past Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

  • Beacon Hill Art Walk, Boston, MA
  • (ahts): The Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA
  • South End Art Walk, Boston, MA
  • South End Garden Tour, Boston, MA
  • Jamaica Plain First Thursdays, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Achilles, Boston, MA
  • Cambridge Common, Cambridge, MA
  • Bricco, Boston, MA


  • Encaustic wax workshop with instructor Kat Masella, Manchester, MA, October 2019
  • Glassblowing, Diablo Glass School, Roxbury, MA, 2015
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, BA in Journalism, graduated May 2001


For five years, Jess Barnett served as one of two arts editors for Printer’s Devil Review, an online literary and arts journal based in Cambridge, MA. She serves as a freelance copyeditor for her independently owned copyediting business.