Approved: 18.06.2020

Jess Parry

Artist

Approved: 18.06.2020

ITS FLESH. ITS NOTHING BUT FLESH. MY FLESH, YOUR FLESH. ITS NOTHING BUT FLESH!

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Artist Statement

ITS FLESH. ITS NOTHING BUT FLESH. MY FLESH, YOUR FLESH. ITS NOTHING BUT FLESH!

Jess' practice is spontaneous. 

Her work is the excess flesh that she does not want on her body. It becomes an almost alter-ego that contrasts against the femininity of the artists delicate touch.

She is concerned with the monstrous femme and confronts ideological womanly bodily parts.

She explores this through sculpture, performance, video/photography, drawing and arrives at a painting. It's a complex and integral process.

Flesh to her is a malleable substance and she’s utterly fascinated by its violently visceral, grotesque carnality that fuels her work.

She feels that the hand of the artist is indeed as violent as the hand of the butcher. As delicate as the hand of a seamstress and as intimate as the hand of the surgeon.

 

"there's just something about the bathroom and that taboo associated with the figure and flesh that I'm really interested in right now"  

 

The site of the bathroom to the artist is the human behind closed doors. The sides of the human we don’t want to see. The taboo associated within such a space of personal intimacy intrigues her. We clean ourselves only to get dirty again.

CV & Education

Jess Parry BA(Hons)

Based in South Wales, UK

Represented by Queen Street Gallery, Neath, South Wales.

Education:

2017- 2020 : BA (Hons) Fine Art. First Class: Swansea College of Art, UWTSD

2015 – 2017 : Art & Design. Distinction***. Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys College.

Upcoming:

2020 – GROUP EXHIBITION - ’Lockdown Unlocked’ – Firstsite Colchester, Essex

January 2021 – GROUP EXHIBITION – Manege Gallery, Siegen, Germany

August 2021 – SOLO SHOW – Queen Street Gallery, Neath, South Wales.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2020 – ‘Of Skin & Home’ My Covid-19 BA Fine Art Graduate Solo Exhibition, Parents Residence, The Dining Room.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020 – ‘Abstraction’ - Queen Street Gallery, Neath, South Wales.

          –      ONLINE EXHIBITION –

2020 – ‘The Social Distance Art Project’, ‘PAINTING’ - ONLINE GALLERY -

2020 – ‘Portal 2020’ – Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Cwmbran.

2020 – ‘Jane Phillips Award Graduate Showcase’ – Mission Gallery, Swansea

2020 – Minitopian Art Gallery – VIRTUAL EXHIBITION –

2020 – ‘The Social Distance Art Project’, Gallery 11.  -  ONLINE GALLERY -

2020 – ‘Swansea College of Art Graduate Summer Shows’, UWTSD, Swansea            

              College of Art – Fine Art - ONLINE EXHIBITION -

2020 – ‘Virtual Gallery Open Call’ –, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen.             

             - ONLINE GALLERY-

2020 – Absynthe Gallery. - ONLINE GALLERY -

2020 – ‘Everyday Violence 360 Experience’ BA (Hons) Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context 

           Graduate Show, UWTSD, Swansea College of Art. Supported by Axisweb - UK

           - ONLINE EXHIBITION -

2020 – ‘Art Prof 2020 Graduation: A Global Exhibition’ , Art Prof, Massachusetts.

            - ONLINE EXHIBITION -

2020 – ‘Open Door Policy’ – Pop Up Exhibition. UWTSD, The Atrium, Swansea   

             College of Art, Swansea

2020 – “Unfinished’ – RUG, Capitol Centre, Cardiff

2019 – ‘Meat in the Middle’ - Creative Bubble, Swansea

2019 - 'Pallet 02' – Pop Up Exhibition. Porters, Cardiff

2019 - 'What A World' UWTSD, Swansea College of Art, Swansea

2019 - 'Axe Head to Everything Cut'n'Run' - Volcano Theatre, Swansea

2019 - 'Stripped' - Creative Bubble, Swansea

2018 - 'Subtitles Please' - UWTSD, Swansea College of Art, Swansea

2017 – ‘Crosskeys College Art & Design End of Year Exhibition’, Crosskeys College,   

            Coleg Gwent

Selected Publications:

2020 - ‘Ghouls on Film’ – Take Care Zine - Issue 5.

2020 – Just My Cup of Tea Magazine – ‘Autumn 2020’ 

2020 – ‘Portal 2020’ – Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Cwmbran.

2020 – ‘Jane Phillips Award Graduate Showcase’ – Mission Gallery, Swansea

 2020 – ‘Change’ - Blunderbuss Magazine – UK

2020 – Art Hole Magazine – July Issue no.2 – UK

2020 – ‘Jess Parry (2017-2020)’

2020 – ‘EVERYDAY VIOLENCE & REPOSE NEWSPAPER’ BA (Hons) Fine Art:

             Studio, Site & Context Graduates UWTSD, Swansea College of Art. Supported

              by Axisweb - UK

2020 – ‘Life in Lockdown’ - Witch Zine – Issue no.3 – Cardiff

2020 – ‘Youth’ - F*EMS ZINE – March Issue no.16 – Melbourne, Australia

2020 - Diafano Magazine Online – January Issue no.2 - Barcelona

2019 - Diafano Magazine Online – December Issue no.1 - Barcelona

2019 - Eftychia Magazine Interview Online, August - Cardiff

2019 – Rhys Way x Jess Parry ‘W.I.P’ - Swansea

2018 - Art Share Love Magazine Wales & Borders – September – UK

Awards & Shortlists:

2020 - Haydn John James Layton Painting and Drawing Undergraduate Prize 2020. WINNER

2020 – The Josef Herman Foundation Award

Shortlisted Artist

2017 - NOA (National Open Art)

Shortlisted Artist

Other:

2020 – ‘Children in Need Charity Auction’ – Torfaen

2020 – ‘Too Many Painters Beep Talks’ – GS Artists/ Elysium / Beep Painting Biennial

2020 – Guest Lecturer for the theme of ‘Human’ – Art - Bridgend College

2020 – PROJECT F

2020 - The Roseanna Chew Podcast Interview Pt 3 Spotify - July

2020 - The Roseanna Chew Podcast Interview Pt 2 Spotify - February

2019 - BBC Work Experience - 'The Tuckers' - Art Department

2019 - AHEH (Arts and Humanities Enterprise Hub) – Finland

2019 – The Roseanna Chew Podcast Interview Spotify - July

POSTPONED

2020 – ‘Everyday Violence & Repose’ BA Fine Art Graduate Show UWTSD, Swansea College of Art, Swansea POSTPONED

2020 – ‘Collectik’ – VC Gallery, Haverfordwest POSTPONED

2020 – ‘What Are You Doing Here?’ Volcano Theat