ITS F****** FLESH. ITS NOTHING BUT F****** FLESH. MY F****** FLESH, YOUR F****** FLESH. ITS NOTHING BUT F****** FLESH!
Jess' practice is spontaneous. She wakes up in the morning, not knowing where her work shall lead her throughout the day. Jess knows that she has one thing in mind- flesh.
Her work is the excess flesh she does not want on her body and explores this through sculpture, performance, photography, drawing and painting. She is primarily a painter and all of these disciplines combine as a process to develop into ‘that’ painting.
Flesh to her is a malleable substance and she’s utterly fascinated by its violent, 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.
CV & Education
Based in South Wales, UK
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07496 452809
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea
2015 - 2017 –
Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma In Art & Design
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 – ‘Virtual Gallery Open Call’ – ONLINE GALLERY, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen
2020 – ‘Everyday Violence 360 Experience’ BA (Hons) Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context Graduate Show, UWTSD, Swansea College of Art, ONLINE EXHIBITION
2020 – ‘Art Prof 2020 Graduation: A Global Exhibition’ ONLINE EXHIBITION
Art Prof, Massachusetts.
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
2020 – ‘Change’ - Blunderbuss Magazine – UK
2020 – Art Hole Magazine – July Issue no.2 - UK
2020 – ‘EVERYDAY VIOLENCE & REPOSE NEWSPAPER’ BA (Hons) Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context Graduates UWTSD, Swansea College of Art & 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 – The Josef Herman Foundation Award- Shortlisted Artist
2017 - NOA (National Open Art) Shortlisted Artist
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