Jessica Ream was born in Columbus, Ohio early in the year 1990, but was raised in Carolina suburbia. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated with honors and her BFA in Painting. A jack-of-all trades artist, she incorporates her knowledge of painting, photography, print, sewing and sculpture into her mixed media, abstract landscapes.
After spending the past five years in the High Rockies of Colorado, she and her husband have returned to their southeastern, coastal origins, where they reside with their newborn son and two, four-legged, furry children.
I seek emotional catharsis.
My work is a visual expulsion of my intimate ruminations. Each piece is a visual confession, infused with an unbridled honesty I find paradoxically terrifying and liberating.
I am a painter, a photographer, a printmaker and a seamstress. I am a sculptor and a habitual collector of discarded objects. I am process driven; the physicality of the material capturing my natural curiosity. This child like act of discovery and alteration allows me to speak about what I cannot say audibly and drives me to create.
2012 BFA Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA
Magna Cum Laude
2008-10 Studio Art, Columbia College, Columbia SC
2016 Untitled, Cuppa Joe, Breckenridge CO
2014 ...meanderings..., Wine Down, Columbia SC
2013 Confessions, Wine Down, Columbia SC
2018 Breckenridge Creative Arts Handmade Holiday, Breckenridge, CO
2017 Transitions, Frisco CO
Of The Hands Of Man, Our Fingers Frail, Breckenridge CO
2013 The Pool House Gallery, Columbia SC
A Lasting Impression, 35 years of Printmaking at Columbia College,
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC
Photography Exhibition, Workshop Theater, Columbia SC
Open Studio, Pepe Hall, Savannah GA
2012 Open Studio, Pepe Hall, Savannah GA
my∙o∙pi∙a /is’ ür’ ōpēә/, Savannah GA
Oh My Darlin’, Savannah GA
2011 Open Studio, Savannah GA
Vernissage, Lacoste France
2009 SC State Fair, Columbia SC
Honors and Awards
2018 Artist in Residence, Breckenridge Creative Arts
2017 Poster Design Winner, Breckenridge Music Festival
2010-12 Portfolio Scholarships, Savannah College of Art and Design
2009 Patron Award, South Carolina State Fair
2017-19 Graphic Designer, Meta Yoga Studio, Breckenridge CO
2019 Mural Work, Lululemon, Breckenridge CO
2015-17 Graphic Designer, Iconix Clothing, Breckenridge CO
2017 Speaker, Breckenridge Arts District
2016 Mural Work, Crossfit Low Oxygen, Frisco CO
2013 Nursery Mural, Personal Residence, Lexington SC
2012 Painting Teacher, Explo, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA
2011 Vernissage Coordinator, Lacoste, France
Art Teacher, Let’s Make Something, Columbia SC
2009-11 In-house Designer, M&M Tees, Columbia SC