About Jessica

Jessica’s Artist Statement

As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul.”

– Hermes Trismegistus

As above, so below

“The same principles and patterns that explain the physical world (energy, light, vibration, motion) correspond to the nonphysical universe. Within the microcosm and macrocosm are similar properties.

For example, the entire universe is 99.99999% space, so are atoms. Our solar system, which is a macrocosm of planets, stars, and moons is similar to an atom, which is a microcosm of protons, electrons, and neutrons. Both are mostly empty space. An atom consists of a central large charged body around which other smaller electrons revolve, just like the planets orbit the sun. An atom also has its own spin and so does a planet (rotation). An atom is stable in itself just like our Solar system. Many atoms combined form a molecule as different solar systems combined form a galaxy. This principle can be found repeatedly throughout nature.

As within, so without

What we perceive externally is a projection of the internal processes of consciousness. Anything that can be imagined by the mind is possible to be experienced in the physical world.

As the universe, so the soul

All souls are connected to the oneness of the universe. The whole of creation branches out into individual souls, receiving energy feedback in the form of the vibrations we emit. Everything we do affects each other, our planet, and the universe. We can heal our environment if we first heal ourselves.

My paintings are interpretations of these principles and patterns found in nature.

Bio

Jessica Dunegan was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1977. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Studio Art from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After working as a gallerist with internationally renowned contemporary artists at The Lowe Gallery and Lanoue Fine Art, she immersed herself in her own work and has been a successful full-time artist for ten years. Dedicated experimentation led to her unique process of painting in layers of liquid resin. Dunegan’s paintings have been exhibited and auctioned throughout the East Coast, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Hubert Gallery in Manhattan.

Selected Exhibitions

2015

  • In With The New, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Fluent, The Vendue Inn, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2014

  • Jessica Dunegan, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC (solo show)
  • AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries, The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • Jessica Dunegan and Michael Costello, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA (two-person show)
  •  10th Anniversary Show, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2013

  • Jessica Dunegan & Michelle Jader, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC (two- person show)
  • Life Deconstructed: Jessica Dunegan and Ryoko Tajiri, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA (two-person show)
  • Evolution, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Artexpo, Pier 92, New York City, NY
  • AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries, The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • North vs. South, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2012

  • Gilded, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Featured Artist, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Summer Invitational, Victorine Contemporary Art, Newport, RI
  • Expansion Re-opening, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Everything Changes, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011

  • Fortunate, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX
  • Arcs and Angles, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC (two-person show)
  • Fenway Community Health Center’s Men’s Event Auction, Copley Place, Boston, MA

2010

  • Women Painting Women, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Victorine Contemporary Art Grand Opening, Victorine Contemporary Art, Newport, RI
  • May Art Walk, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Black vs. White, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Creative Alliance Auction, The Patterson, Baltimore, MD

2009

  • Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD (two-person show)
  • Open Studio Show, Boston, MA
  • Fenway Community Health Center’s Men’s Event Auction, Copley Place, Boston, MA
  • Yellow vs. Blue, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
  • Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
  • Fluid, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC (two-person show)
  • Vanity Affair, Fall 2009 Benefit Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

2008

  • Fenway Community Health Center’s Men’s Event Auction, Copley Place, Boston, MA
  • 18th Annual Art in the Round Barn, Green Mountain Cultural Center, Waitsfield, VT  National juried exhibition by Erika Carlson, Zola Solamente, and Stephanie Walker
  • Foodie’s Feast, Marblehead, MA
  • Fresh, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2007

  • Men’s Event Auction Preview Exhibition, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
  • Fenway Community Health Center’s Men’s Event Auction, Copley Place, Boston, MA

2006

  • Art Papers Auction, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
  • Fenway Community Health Center’s Men’s Event Auction, Copley Place, Boston, MA

2005

  • South Carolina Equality Coalition Auction, Charleston, SC

2004

Art House, Open Studio Show, Boston, MA

Anniversary Exhibition, Momus, Atlanta, GA

2003

Galerie Gora, Montreal, QC Canada (solo show)

 Atlanta Alternative Arts Festival, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Remember My Name, Momus, Atlanta, GA

Tech Art, The South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA. National juried exhibition by Aaron Fry and Dorothy Simpson Krause

Art Papers Auction, City Hall East, Atlanta, GA

2002

Art Papers Auction, City Hall East, Atlanta, GA

Off-The-Wall, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

The B-Complex, Atlanta, GA

2001

Art Papers Auction, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA

 Atlanta Urban Artists, Open Studio Show, Atlanta, GA

2000

Artists United, Open Studio Show, Atlanta, GA

1999

Student Exhibition, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

1995-96

Governor’s School Juried Student Exhibition, traveled United States

Bibliography

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Howard, Robin. “All Are Welcome,” Charleston Style & Design. Spring 14: 194-196.

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Education

2000

B.A. in Sociology and Studio Art, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

1995

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Gallery Experience

2004 – 2007

Assistant Director, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

2000 – 2003

Gallery Manager, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Representation

Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

KH Fine Art Projects, New York, NY