Jessica Russo Scherr’s exploration of the self and the other creates a hybrid of the personal and the universal through her artworks. The handling of her chosen media is often applied in overlapping and mirrored layers forming atmospheric portraits and landscapes that intentionally evoke sensations of memory recollection and internal evolution. She uses tiny images and splashes of color from magazines to form her palette. Her subjects are frequently depicted in solitary, social and spiritual situations.

Jessica Russo Scherr is an internationally exhibiting artist and IB Visual Art/ Theory of Knowledge Teacher. In 2007 she was the recipient of a the prestigious  Fulbright Grant by the U.S. State Department for her work in art. Some of her recent shows have been her solo exhibition, "Layers"  at The Creative Collective, "Segnali d'Amore" at Tepidarium del Roster, "Dignity Through Art" at the Museo dell'Opera Del Duomo, in Florence, Italy. She currently resides in Germany.

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Selected Awards

Palm Art Award Recognition Award, 2017

Florence Art Festival: Award Best in Show, 2012

Best of America: Mixed Media Artists 2009

Fulbright: Bratislava Slovakia 2007-8

Artwork Published inside and on cover: Calyx Journal of Art and Literature by Women V21 #1 Winter 2003, Spring 2008

Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Lobby Display, 2000, 2001

Interviewed by NBC /WVIT Television about my artwork, April 1997

Interviewed and artwork featured in Inside Montclair TV Show in 1999 and 2002

Member of Studio Montclair, 1999 - present

Excellence in Art Education Award, Montclair State University, May 1999 Selected to present my artwork and speech at University of Hartford’s Undergraduate Research Colloquium, May 1997

 

Selected Press

Interview: The Florentine

Press Release: Hidden Cities: Rome 2012

Teacher's & Students, Daily Record Newspaper

Newspaper Article: Daily Record, Artist plant seeds, December, 2007

Reflections Slovak Interview MP3

Reflections Slovak Remarks

Reflections US Embassy Press

Reflections US Embassy 1

Reflections US Embassy 2

NJ Photo Show Star Ledger Newspaper

NJ Photo Show 2 USA Today Newspaper

The World's View of NJ

Eric Fischl's remarks regarding group show

 

 

Art Exhibitions

Hope is Maybe: Munich Airport and touring several exhibition locations throughout 2018

Snap to Grid, LACDA, Los Angles, December, 2017-January 2018

TedX Talk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONeNMYDtcTA Florence, Italy 2016

Fare Spazio: Tepidarium del Roster, Firenze, Italy, September 2016

Dignity Through Art:  Museo dell'Opera del Duomo , Firenze, Italy, March 2016

Segnali d'Amore: Tepidarium del Roster, Firenze, Italy, November 2015

Solo Exhibition: The Creative Collective, Firenze, Italy,  November 2015

Color: Merlino Bottega d'Arte, Firenze, Italy, September 2014

The Body: Merlino Bottega d'Arte, Firenze, Italy, May 2014

Open Studio with Creative People in Firenze: Bagno a Ripoli, February 2014

Women Supporting Women: Firenze, Italy, October 2013

Florence Art Festival: Exhibition winner, Firenze, Italy, October 2012

64 Arts National Juried Exhibition: Curated by Eric Fischl, Illinois, August-October 2012

Hidden Cities and Hybrid Identities: Rome, Italy, July-August 2012

Accademia Ristorante: Firenze, Italy, 2009-2012

Art Fair: Patchogue, New York 2012

Odrazy/Reflections: US Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia. A yearlong traveling exhibition throughout Slovakia. My work and some work of my students as social commentary on Slovakia as it entered the European Union. 2008

Artists Planting Seeds of Hope, Summit, NJ Oct 2007-January 2008. Traveling exhibition throughout 2008 and 2009

Time Presentations: Power Art Gallery-William Paterson University, February 14th 2007

Second Story Gallery: Teachers and Students: Chester, NJ January-March 2007

Peck School: Artist of the Month Series: Solo Exhibition: Morristown, NJ; January–February 2007

Atrium Gallery: Morristown Records Building, Morristown, NJ October 2006-January 2007

Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams, William Paterson University: Women's history month 2006 Featured Artist

Newbie Show: Blackboard Gallery: William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. October 2005-November 2005

Robin Hutchinson's Gallery: Maplewood, New Jersey. July 2005-July 2006

Jigsaw Art Gallery: New York City, New York, July 2005-August 2005

Art Market: Montclair State University Gallery, Montclair, NJ, Nov.–Dec. 2004

Let's Face it, What is a Portrait: Exhibitor and Panelist for slide discussion: JCC Metrowest, Whippany, NJ, February-April 2004

Studio Montclair Slide Night: Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, October 2003, September 2004

Elizabeth McGraw Gallery: Solo Exhibition: Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ, September 2-27th 2003

Luna Stage Company: Montclair, NJ, December-February 2003

Heartstrings: Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ, January 2003

November: Solo Exhibition: Clark House, Montclair, NJ, November 2002

Faces IV: Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, October-November 2002

The Seed is Sown: Interchurch Gallery, New York City, NY, July-August 2002

Raw Spaces: South Park Street, Montclair, NJ, February 2002 - present

Mother’s Love: Pavilion Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ, May-June 2002

Studio Montclair Exhibition: 416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ, Dec. 2001

Studio Montclair: Watchung Arts Center. Watchung, NJ, April 2001

Dreamscapes: Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ, September 2000

Red: Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ, May 2000

Projected Visions: Gallery One: Upper Montclair, NJ, January-March 2000

Midland Gallery: Montclair, NJ, artwork currently on display since June 1999

Makeready Press Gallery: Montclair, NJ, April 1999-2001

Montclair Studio Tour: Montclair, NJ, October 1999

Montclair Open Studio: Montclair, NJ, April 1999

Watchung Art Gallery: Watchung, NJ, Spring 1998

Pro'.gres Art Exhibition: Taub Gallery, West Hartford, CT, March 1997

Alexander A. Goldfarb Art Exhibition: West Hartford, CT, Dec. 1995, Dec. 1996

The Spiral: art exhibition, East Village, NY, July 1996

Open Studio Weekend: Hartford, CT, Dec. 1995, April 1996, Dec. 1996, May 1997

No Name: Hartford, CT, 1995

Foundation Art Exhibition: Taub Gallery: West Hartford, CT, Dec. 1993

 

Publications

A5 Magazine, UK, January 2018

Average Art Magazine, UK, January 2018

La Strada della Dignità: Italy, June 2017

Calyx Journal of Art and Literature by Women V21 #1 Summer 2008:Cover Artist

Calyx Journal of Art and Literature by Women V21 #1 Winter 2003:Artwork published

Women: Builders of Communities a Dreams William Paterson University publication

Artwork Featured in Inside Montclair TV Show

 

 

 

 

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