A native of Maryland, Jean Hess currently resides in Tennessee.  Her work is influenced by her studies in cultural anthropology [U. New Mexico, BA, MA] as well as in art [Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland]. 

Hess' work is in several museum collections, numerous public venues, and has been featured in commercial galleries with work in many private collections.  In 2013 her work was featured in "Abstract America," shown at Saatchi Online, curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Gallery, London.

SELECTED VENUES AND COLLECTIONS:

          Huntsville [AL] Museum of Art [Solo show] [Work in permanent collection]

          Evansville [IN] Museum of Arts, History and Science [Invitational and Juried shows]

                  [Museum purchase award for permanent collection]

          Knoxville [TN] Museum of Art  [3-person show] [permanent collection]

          Mobile Museum of Art [AL] [Juried regional exhibition]

          William King Museum [VA]  [Two regional exhibitions; one curated show]

          Clarksville Museum [TN]  [Invitational group show]

          Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University [Two juried shows]

          Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center, Cincinnatti, OH

                    [One painting publication; two juried exhibitions]

          Minnesota Center for Book Arts [Juried show]

          Oak Ridge Art Museum [Juried show]

          University of Tennessee [2-person show; invitational show;

                    curated an invitational show]

          University of North Carolina, Charlotte [Solo show]

          University of North Carolina - Asheville [Juried drawing show]

          University of Alabama - Huntsville [Solo show]

          University of Mobile [AL] [Juried show]  

          Savannah College of Art and Design [Solo show]

          East Tennessee State University  [Solo show]

          Eastern Institute of Technology, Stratford, New Zealand.  [International Collage Exhibition]  [Permanent collection]  

          Maryville [TN] College  [Solo show]

          McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas [Juried show]

          Tennessee Arts Commission [Solo show]

          Maryland Federation of Art [Two juried shows]

          Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA [Solo show]