Jessica Tawczynski

jtawczynski@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATION

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

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

 

RESIDENCIES

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

 

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

  • 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.

 

ARTICLES

  • 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.