By conveying what I see, I make discoveries. By paying attention to the details that record shifts in light, structures, and moods, I want to impart the sense of being located and included in a way that leaves an afterimage in the mind's eye.

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Artist Image #1
The Bad Sleep Well, 2022, monotype, 18 x 25 inches
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Access, 2021, spit-bite aquatint, 4 x 5 inches
Artist Image #7
Purple Preoccupations II, 2016, spit-bite aquatint, 5 x 7 inches
Artist Image #2
City Light, 2021, monotype, 19 x 22 inches
Artist Image #5
Bicycle DE II, 2006, spit-bite aquatint, 6 x 8 inches
Artist Image #8
Craft, Shaping a Surfboard, 2009, book with aquatint etchings
Artist Image #3
The Cross, 2021, monotype 18.5 x 24.5
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Butts III, 2016, spit-bite aquatint, 6 x 12 inches
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Craft, Shaping a Surfboard, 2009, artist book detail
San Francisco, CA
United States

Jessica Dunne makes large paintings of the Bay Area’s tunnels, freeways, and schoolyards as well as smaller atmospheric monotypes and spit-bite aquatints. She lives in San Francisco when she is not off being an artist-in-residence somewhere. A recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship, she has had solo shows in museums and universities around the country, including the Fresno Art Museum, The Flaten Art Museum, Saint Olaf College, and the Frye Art Museum.

Jessica has been awarded residencies by the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Ucross Foundation, and Kuenstlerhaus Salzburg (a partner of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) and Monon Arts.

Her work is collected by the Oakland Museum of California, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and The Library of Congress, and Stanford Special Collections.

She is an avid student of Italian and German.

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