Jessica Dunne lives near San Francisco’s notoriously foggy Ocean Beach, and finds ideas for her paintings and prints in her immediate surroundings. Over the years, she has focused on how the often unseen presence of the ocean affects an otherwise drab grid of tract houses.
She has had solo shows of her paintings and prints at the Frye Art Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, and the Flaten Museum. Her latest solo exhibitions were at B. Sakata Garo in Sacramento and FOG in San Francisco. She has been included in shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, both in San Francisco.
Dunne discovered artist residency programs in the early nineties and has been a resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Ucross, and several residencies in Europe.
She has received the James D. Phelan Award, a Kala Art Institute Fellowship, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, among others.
Her work is collected by the Oakland Museum of California, Stanford Special Collections, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the New York Public Library.
Partner: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Virginia, USA