Approved: 18.06.2020

Jess Parry

Artist

Approved: 18.06.2020

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

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  • Location: Pontypool, Wales

Artist Statement

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

Jess Parry

  

Based in South Wales, UK

 

Instagram: @paintingsbyparry

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07496 452809

  

Education

 

2017- 2020

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

 

Selected Publications:

 

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

 

Other:

 

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