San Francisco-based artist Jessica Hess is a hyperreal picture painter. Her depictions of the urban surroundings both observe and validate the art of graffiti through a nice art lens of oil paintings on canvas and gouache on paper.
A graduate of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Hess is a recipient of the Trent Burleson Painting Prize, the Faber Birren National Color Award and the Stamford Art Association Award for Excellence. Hess has been exhibiting nationally since 2002 and has shown at Subliminal Projects (LA), White Walls (SF), Thinkspace (LA), Yves Laroche (Montreal), Ferrin Gallery (MA) and Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA) to name a few. Her work has been featured in print publications including New American Paintings (Northeast #74) and Harper‘s (April 2009.)