Jess 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 Solo exhibitions including These Four Walls (Floating Goose Studios Inc, 2018), Some Place Near (Hill Smith Gallery, 2013) and selected group exhibitions Vista (Hill Smith Gallery 2015), NVisage Portrait exhibition (Adelaide Central Gallery, 2012), Paintings (BMG Gallery, 2009) Hatched (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 2007)

Jess has been a 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 recently presented portraiture workshops for VAESA (Visual Arts Educators in South Australia) and completed a residency at Wilderness School.

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