Jessica Tawczynski

jtawczynski@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art, 2017.

B.F.A., The University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2014.

 

RESIDENCIES

  • Gilfelag Artist Residency, Akureyri, Iceland, November 2017.
  • Es Ef Eff Artist in Residence, Brooklyn, New York, July 2017.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • "A tendency towards becoming", Arts Research Collaborative, Lowell, MA.

2017

  • "Rhizome", Deiglan Gallery, Gilfelagid, Akureyri, Iceland.

2013

  • "Showcase", University Gallery at Lydon Library, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • "Boston Emerging Artists Awards Exhibition", Boston City Hall, Boston, MA.
  • "Boston Young Contemporaries", Stone Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • "High Rock Tower", Es Ef Eff Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  • "MFA Thesis Exhibition", Bakalar and Paine Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • MassArt Auction, auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.
  • "Surfaces", Doran Gallery, Boston, MA.

2016

  • "seeSELFsee", Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • "The Work of Being Here", Doran Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • "That Thing You Said", Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • "One Night Only", Studios at 49 Wareham Street, Boston, MA.
  • MassArt Auction, auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.
  • "Ways to Use Walls", Student Life Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA.

2015

  • UMass Lowell Alumni, Student Gallery, UMass Lowell, curated by Deborah Santoro, Lowell, MA.

2014

  • "Downstairs, Watch your Step", Boston Art and Framing Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • “BFA Thesis Show”, University Gallery, UMass Lowell, curated by Deborah Santoro, Lowell, MA.
  • “Perspectives VI”, 119 Gallery, curated by Walter Wright and Stephen Mishol, Lowell, MA.
  • 119 Gallery Benefit Art Auction, 119 Gallery, Lowell, MA.

2013

  • “y Bos 2”, Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston, curated by Harbor Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • “Process Made Visible 4”, Dugan Gallery, UMass lowell, curated by Stephen Mishol and Deborah Santoro, Lowell, Ma.
  • UMass Lowell Benefit Art Auction, UMass Lowell Chancellor’s House, Lowell, MA.
  • “Connected”, Shenkar Gallery, Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, curated by Uri Tzaing, Mati Herald and Stephen Mishol, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
  • “Double Your Fun”, 119 Gallery, curated by Walter Wright, Lowell, MA.
  • “Perspectives V”, 119 Gallery, curated by Stephen Mishol, Lowell, MA.

2012

  • “y Bos”, Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston, curated by Harbor Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • “Members Juried Show”, 119 Gallery, curated by Walter Wright, Lowell, MA.
  • “Process Made Visible 3”, Dugan Gallery, UMass Lowell, curated by Stephen Mishol and Michelle Gagnon, Lowell, MA.
  • “Perspectives IV”, 119 Gallery, curated by Stephen Mishol, Lowell, MA.
  • “29th Annual BIG Show”, Dugan Gallery, UMass Lowell, curated by Michelle Gagnon, Lowell, MA.

2011

  • “Process Made Visible 2”, Dugan Gallery, UMass Lowell, curated by Stephen Mishol, Lowell, MA.
  • “Perspectives 3”, 119 Gallery, curated by Stephen Mishol, Lowell, MA.
  • “28th Annual BIG Show”, Dugan Gallery, UMass Lowell, curated by Michelle Gagnon, Lowell, MA.

 

AWARDS

  • Becker Scholarship, presented by Massachusetts College of Art, 2015-2017.
  • “Award of Excellence in Painting”, Award for Best Thesis in Painting, presented by Head of Department of Art and Design Jeanna-Marie Gavarini and Professor of Painting Stephen Mishol, BFA Thesis Show, UMass, Lowell, 2014.
  • “Award of Excellence”, Award for excellence in Painting, presented by Vice Provost Donald Pierson, UMass Lowell, 2013.
  • “Second Place”, Members Juried Show, 119 Gallery, presented by Walter Wright, 2012.
  • “First Place”, Award for First Place in Painting, 29th Annual BIG Juried Show, UMass Lowell, presented by Michelle Gagnon, 2012.
  • “Award of Excellence”, 29th Annual BIG Juried Show, UMass Lowell, presented by Michelle Gagnon, 2012.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS & EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Critic, Final Review Board Critic, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Undergraduate Painting, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2017.
  • Visiting Critic, Final Review Board Critic, Junior and Senior Undergraduate Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2017.
  • Artist Talk, Akureyri Art Museum, Visiting Lecturer, Akureyri, Iceland, 2017.
  • Teaching Assistant Position, "Major Studio: Junior Senior Painting", assisted Professor Roger Tibbetts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Spring semester 2017.
  • President of SGA group MFA Student Alliance, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2017.
  • Teaching Assistant Position, "Major Studio: Junior Senior Painting", assisted Professor Roger Tibbetts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Fall semester 2016.
  • President of SGA group MFA Student Alliance, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2016.
  • Teaching Assistant Position, "Major Studio: Sophomore Printmaking", assisted FA2D department coordinator Professor Fred Liang, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Spring semester 2016.
  • Visiting Critic, "Major Studio: Freshman Painting", Final Review critic for Professor Kayla Mohammadi, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2015.
  • Academic Merit, Award for Best Thesis in Painting, BFA Thesis Show, UMass Lowell, 2014. 
  • Academic Merit, First Student to win UMass Lowell Painting Scholarship and Award, 2013.
  • Exchange with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan, Israel, 2013.
  • Teaching Assistant Position, “Introduction to Painting Form and Space”, assisted Adjunct Professor Sarah Lubin, UMass Lowell Department of Art and Design, 2013.
  • Inducted into National Honor Society, College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, 2010.

 

ARTICLES

  • "Great Minds Think Alike: Arts Research Collaborative: Selected Works by Jessica Tawczynski", Artscope Magazine, Online and in print, https://artscopemagazine.com/2018/01/great-minds-think-alike-arts-research-collaborative/ , Flavia Cigliano, 2018.
  • "Massive Trends Now: Jessica Tawczynski sýnir í Deiglunni", Online, http://now.trend-massivhaus.info/jessica-tawczynski-synir-i-deiglunni/ , 2017.
  • "What to do in Iceland?" Akureyri Art Museum, Listasafnid a Akureyri, Online ad for "Rhizome", http://www.whattodo.is/i/gk4oEXsjiW/eJdUikTk2- , 2017.
  • "Rhizome – Myndlistarsýning", Gilfelagid Listagil, Online, http://listagil.is/?p=847 , 2017.
  • Advertisement, Baendabladid, https://www.bbl.is/frettir/frettir/verslunin-tharf-ad-leggja/ , 2017.
  • "Christmas and New Year in Akureyri: Events: "Rhizome", selected works by Visiting Artist, Jessica Tawczynski", "Visit Akureyri" City Website, http://www.visitakureyri.is/en/moya/news/christmas-and-new-year-in-akureyri , 2017.
  • Online Student Profile, UMass, Lowell, Department of Fine Art and Design, Julia Gavin, 2014.
  • “Art Students Get Interdisciplinary in Israel”, UMass Lowell Arts and Ideas, Julia Gavin, 2013.
  • “Trip to Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem Opens Eyes And Doors”, UMass Lowell online, Julia Gavin 2013.
  • “Jessica Tawczynski: Award Winner’s Solo Show”, online, UMass Lowell, Julia Gavin, 2013.
  • “Process Made Visible”, UMass Lowell Newspaper, 2013.
  • “BIG Show Awards”, UMass Lowell online, Julia Gavin, 2012.