Jessica Mara

Jess is an Adelaide based painter. She received her Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2006 from Adelaide Central School of Art. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Hill Smith Gallery/Malaysia Airlines Travel Award and travelled to Europe on a professional development trip.

She has been actively exhibiting since with select exhibitions including Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 2007); Paintings (BMG Gallery, 2009); nVisage (Adelaide Central Gallery, 2012); Taking Place (Hill Smith Gallery, 2013); Vista (Hill Smith Gallery 2015).

Jess has been a recent finalist in the Royal South Australian Society of Arts Portrait Prize (2015), The Prospect Portrait Prize (2016) and The Kennedy Art Prize (2016).

Jess lectures at Adelaide Central School of Art teaching in both the Drawing and Painting departments. She has also presented workshops and talks in multiple high schools and recently completed a residency at Wilderness School.

Jess is a member of Switchboard studios, Norwood. View Jessica Mara's website here.