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Jessica Saunders

Jessica Saunders (Schultz) studied painting and printmaking at the Herron School of Art and Design, located in Indianapolis, IN. During her time at Herron, she earned a BFA in painting and a minor in art history.
She currently lives and paints out of her home studio in Brownsburg, IN, and she works as a full-time graphic designer for Sincerely Hers, Inc., located in Bainbridge, IN.

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About My Work:

Recent Work
            One of the deepest needs of the human heart is to have a sense of control. When we feel out of control, we can experience a powerful tension between our dominance and the evidence of inadequacy. My most recent work explores themes of spontaneity, control, and restlessness through the abstract representation of paint. I emphasize impulsive movements that are accompanied by hints of intentionality. By mixing paint with various amounts of water and compressed air, I find ocean-like forms that range from aggressive waves to calming shores. This technique has taught me to value spontaneity, improvisation, and inventiveness. My hope is to reveal the beauty of an unpredictable process and to inspire hope for others who may be struggling with the daily pressures of life.

To read more about Jessica’s work, visit her website at https://www.jjs-art.com/statement

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For inquiries about commissions, collaborations, or purchasing original artwork, feel free to contact me anytime at jessicasaunders.artist@gmail.com.

Education:

Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (Painting), High Distinction, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN. 2017.

Minor in Art History, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN. 2017.

Professional Experience

Graphic Designer, Sincerely Hers, Inc., Bainbridge, IN. 2018.

Photography Studio Assistant, Sincerely Hers Inc., Bainbridge, IN. 2017.

Photography Intern, Cathy’s Concepts, Indianapolis, IN. 2016.

Affiliations:

2018                   Winter Wonderland, Studio Alchemy Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
2018                   Onyx + East, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN.
2018                   Color, Blackline Studio, Indianapolis, IN.
2018                   Together We Can, Schwitzer Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
2018                   Well Traveled, Fletcher Place Arts, Indianapolis, IN.
2018                   Cry It Out & Silent Sky, Phoenix Art Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
2018                   Reflected Light, Gallery of Bread of Life Ministries, Avon, IN.
2018                   Candor: a solo exhibition by Jessica Saunders, Speck Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2018                   Featured Artist, Wasser Brewing Company, Greencastle, IN.
2018                   Manifestations of Energy, Peeler Art Studio Lobby, Greencastle, IN.
2017                   Featured Artist, Conspire: Contemporary Craft Retail Boutique, Greencastle, IN.
2017                   Emerald City, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
2017                   DYNAMO, Circle City Industrial Complex, Indianapolis, IN.
2017                   Filters, Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greencastle, IN.
2017                   Indy Fringe, Theatre on the Square, Indianapolis, IN.
2017                   This to That, Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN.
2017                   Indiana’s Emerging Artists, Circle South Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

For more information, visit https://www.jjs-art.com/about

Awards:

2017                   High Distinction, Class of 2018, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

2016                   Joseph L. Van Sickle Scholarship, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

2016                   Dean’s List, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

2015                   Joseph L. Van Sickle Scholarship, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

2015                   Dean’s List, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

2014                   Hoosier Family Scholarship, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN.

2014                   Dean’s List, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

2013                   Silver Key, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, South Bend, IN.

2013                   Dean’s List, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

PHOTOS

  • Circle City Industrial Complex, Indianapolis, IN.

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