artists

JESSICA PISANO

To view all work available by Jessica Pisano visit artsy. As an artist, I have always been inspired by nature; it is my muse. Specifically trees and the ocean are my primary subjects to paint. Recently, however, I have also been drawn to birds, which has led to an interesting comparison and contrast of all these subject matters. In many ways, birds symbolize the opposite traits of trees and the ocean. While trees and the ocean are majestic and represent strength, stability and growth (they are grounded in nature), birds are light, delicate and epitomize freedom (and are mobile in nature). Together, they create balance: the bird is the weightlessness to the earth's weight, the yin to the yang. Likewise, I feel that the addition of the bird series is bringing balance to my body of work, and I am excited and reinvigorated by the process.

"If you observe nature closely, there's a dance in every tree, a song by every bird, and a story behind each ocean wave - countless gestures and poses in nature's landscape; ever-changing yet timeless - inspiring me to capture these moments through painting."

Education

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Masters in Arts Administration, 2000-2002
  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1995-1999
  • Lorenzo DeMedici School for the Arts, Florence, Italy, studio arts abroad program, 1997

Selected Exhibitions

  • Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL (April) Solo Show: Balance, 2016
  • The Field Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA (June) Three Person Show, 2015
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (Feb-May) Awarded First Place in painting, 2015
  • Dean Day Gallery, Houston, TX Group Show, 2015
  • The Field Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA Two person Show, August 2015
  • Jessica Hagen Fine Art & Design, Newport, RI Two person Show, August 2015
  • Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA Group Shows, October & December, 2015
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, February-May 2014
  • Jessica Hagen Fine Art & Design, Newport, RI, Two person Show, June 2014
  • The Field Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Two person Show, July 2014
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 2013
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, 2013
  • Focus Gallery, Cohasset, MA, 2012
  • “Vineyard Artists of the Copley Society,” Featherstone Arts Center, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2012
  • “Group Show,” Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2012
  • “Group Show,” Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2012
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 2012
  • “Landscapes/Seascapes,” Jessica Hagen Fine Art, Newport, RI, Solo Show, 2011
  • “Group Show,” Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2011
  • “Group Show,” The Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA, 2011
  • “New Members’ Show,” Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA, 2011
  • “Winter Lights,” Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA, 2011
  • “New Paintings,” Jessica Hagen Fine Art, Newport, RI Solo Show, 2010
  • “Group Show,” Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2010
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 2010
  • “Small Works Show VI,” Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, 2010
  • “Group Show,” Donovan Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 2010
  • “CoSo Artists A-Z,” Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA, 2010
  • “Save the Bay Fine Art Benefit,” Save the Bay, Providence, RI, 2010
  • “New Works,” Belushi Pisano Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (May) Solo Show, 2009
  • “Nature's Bounty,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2009
  • “New Works,” Belushi Pisano Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (August) Solo Show, 2009
  • “Song Catcher,” Lark & Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2009
  • “New Works,” Belushi Pisano Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA Solo Show, 2008
  • “Group Show,” Lark & Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2008
  • “Group Show,” Harvest Gallery, Dennis, MA, 2008
  • “New Works,” Belushi Pisano Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA Solo Show, 2006-2007
  • “Group Show,” Kebanu Gallery, Bend, OR, 2006-2007
  • “Group Show,” The Wyland Galleries, Seattle, WA, 2005
  • “Scenes from Italy,” Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA Solo Show, 2000
  • “Two-person Show,” The Field Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 1999, 2001

Selected Public & Private Collections

  • Cambridge Trust Company - Cambridge, MA
  • Hyatt Manchester - San Diego, CA
  • L.E.K. Consulting - Los Angeles, CA
  • Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
  • Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
  • Harold Ramis/Ocean Pictures - Chicago, IL
  • Dan Akyroyd - Los Angeles, CA
  • Jim Belushi - Los Angeles, CA
  • Nightowl Productions, Inc. - Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Barbara Zaraloff/Spago Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA
  • The Ford Plantation - Savannah, GA
  • La Dolce Vita Ristorante - Boston, MA
  • Second Chance Foundation - Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Numerous Private Collections