ABOUT

Jessica is a painter, printmaker, photographer, and graphic designer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana.

For inquiries about commissions, collaborations, or purchasing original artwork, contact: 
jessicasaunders.artist@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

2017
B.F.A.
, Painting, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-Present
Design Manager
, Sincerely Hers, Bainbridge, IN. 

2018-2019

Graphic Designer, Sincerely Hers, Bainbridge, IN.

2017

Photography Intern, Sincerely Hers, Bainbridge, IN.

2016

Photography Intern, Cathy's Concepts, Indianapolis, IN.

EXHIBITION RECORD

2020
Artists Paint the Town
, Gallery on the Square, Danville, IN.

2019
Do Millennials Still Like Pink?
, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN.

Reflected Light 2019, Gallery of Bread of Life Ministries, Avon, IN.
Featured Artist, LoFi Lounge, Indianapolis, IN.
Blue, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Featured Artist, Garfield Brewery, Indianapolis, IN.
Hoosier Women in Art: Resistance, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Hoosier Women Artists, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN.
A Herron Student and Alumni Exhibition, Barnes & Thornburg Building, Indianapolis, IN.
Growth: Healing Through Art, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN.

2018
An Imprompt Promt Show
, Circle City Industrial Complex, Indianapolis, IN. 
Black and White Ball, Exposition Hall, Danville, IN.
Winter Wonderland, Studio Alchemy Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
Onyx + East, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
Color, Blackline Studio, Indianapolis, IN.
Together We Can, Schwitzer Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
Well Traveled, Fletcher Place Arts, Indianapolis, IN.
Cry It Out & Silent Sky, Phoenix Art Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

Reflected Light 2018, Gallery of Bread of Life Ministries, Avon, IN.
Candor: a solo exhibition by Jessica Saunders, Speck Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Featured Artist, Wasser Brewing Company, Greencastle, IN.

2017
Manifestations of Energy
, Peeler Art Studio Lobby, Greencastle, IN.
Featured Artist, Conspire: Contemporary Craft Retail Boutique, Greencastle, IN.

Emerald City, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
DYNAMO, Circle City Industrial Complex, Indianapolis, IN.
Filters, Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greencastle, IN.
Indy Fringe, Theatre on the Square, Indianapolis, IN. 

This to That: A Herron Senior Thesis Exhibition, Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN. 

Indiana's Emerging Artists, Circle South Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

2016
Herron Undergrad Exhibition
, Basile Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.  

Art Against Trafficking, The Irving Theatre, Indianapolis, IN.      

This is Painting, Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
 

2015
Herron Undergrad Exhibition
, Basile Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. 

Hands: Shaping Our Worlds, Cultural Arts Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
 

2014
Continuing the Party
, Cultural Arts Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. 

 

2013
Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.

PRESENTATIONS & ARTIST TALKS

2018
A Panel Discussion with Herron Alumni
, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.
Monotype Printmaking Workshop, Putnam County Public Library, Greencastle, IN.

2017
Artist Talk
, Circle South Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. 
     

HONORS & AWARDS

2020
Second Place: Professional Division
, Artists Paint the Town, Gallery on the Square,
Danville
, IN.

2019
Hoosier Women Artist Honoree
, Indianapolis Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN.

2018
People's Choice Award
, Gallery on the Square, Danville, IN.

 

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

2013 - 2017
Dean's List
, Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN.

 

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

 

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

 

2014
Hoosier Family Scholarship
, Indianapolis University Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN.

 

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

PRESS

2019
Stage and Stuff, Radio Interview, WYRZ (98.9 FM), Brownsburg, IN.
Hoosier Women Artists, Article, WYRZ (98.9 FM), Brownsburg, IN.