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Education:

2015          B.A., Highest Honors in Studio Art, Sculpture / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

2010-12     Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.

Fellowships & Residencies:

2016         Residency, Anderson Ranch / Snowmass Village, CO. / October 12 - December 21, 2016

2015-16      Aunspaugh Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. / Sept.-May

Receive $8,000 honorarium, $1,200 materials stipend and a private studio space. Participate in an advanced seminar, act as a teaching assistant, interact with visiting artists and have a culminating exhibition.

Honors & Awards:

2016          Presidential Scholarship / Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO. / Summer 2016

                  Based on quality of portfolio, scholarship covers half of tuition for chosen workshop.

2014-15      Distinguished Majors Honors Program / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. / Sept.-May

An artistic honors program (by invitation) that entails weekly seminars, a written research thesis, and a self-directed cohesive body of work. Received the distinction of “Highest Honors” for final exhibition.

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions:

2017           Solo, Vessel, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C. July 7-30, 2017  

2016           Biomorphic Futures, Otis Street Arts Project, Mount Rainer, MD. With Eric Celarier.

                  Dwelling + Grounds, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA. With Jack Costello.

2015          Otherworldly, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA. With Quincy Darbyshire.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018          Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, D.C.

                  March 150, Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

2017          Off the Wall, McGuffey Art Space, Charlottesville, VA. Curated by William Bennett.

2016          Artist-in-Residence Open Studio, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO.

                  Past meets Present 2016: UVa. Alumni Exhibition, Ruffin Hall, Charlottesville, VA.

2015          Past meets Present 2015: UVa. Alumni Exhibition, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA.

                  Ritual: An ISPIP Art Collective Production, The Haven, Tom-Tom Festival, Charlottesville, VA.

                  McIntire Art and Commerce Committee Juried Show, The McIntire Building, Charlottesville, VA.    

2014          Herding Cats, McGuffey Art Space, Charlottesville, VA. Curated by Jessica Burnam and Nick Watson.

Teaching:                   

2016          Teaching Assistant to Mark Dion, Visiting Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence, Special Topics in Sculpture / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

            Teaching Assistant to William Bennett, Introduction to Sculpture I & II / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

2015          Teaching Assistant to William Bennett, Introduction to Sculpture I & II / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Press:

2017          Artist Interview, filmed segment / Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NehhHIl-fMI

                  Artist Interview, online blog / Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC.

                        http://hillyerartspace.tumblr.com/post/163833197840/environments-and-dreamscapes-q-a-with-jessica

                  Creative Quarterly, online gallery, CQ45-46 / New York, NY.

                        http://cqjournal.com/gallery/gallery45-46/burnam-jessica-46-0050

2016          Artist-in-Residence Interview, online, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO.

                        https://www.andersonranch.org/meet-artist-residencejessica-burnam/

2015          V Magazine, Autumn 2015 Issue / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 Speaking:

2017          Artist Talk and Audience Q+A, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC. / July 20, 2017

2016          Anderson Ranch Artists-in-Residence presentation, The Art Base / Basalt, CO. / Dec. 8, 2016

                  Featured Artist, Otis Street Arts Project, Public Critique Program / Mount Rainer, MD. / Sept. 14, 2016

2015          Second Annual Public Day, present thesis, a nominated honor / University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Further Education:

2016          CNC Sculpture Workshop, Anderson Ranch / Snowmass Village, CO. / June 13-17, 2016

                  Used 3-D Rhino modeling software and the CNC router to build a collapsible/reassembled wooden sculpture.

                 

                  Campo Dell’ Altissimo, School of Sculpting, Drawing and Painting / Azzano, Italy / June 26-July 9, 2016

                  Sculpt carrara marble.