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Education:

2012 MFA, Printmaking. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2009 BFA, Printmaking. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

2007 Associate Degree in Arts, Studio Art. College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Awards :

 2011-2012 Lester K. Smith Endowed Creative Art ScholarshipNorthern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

 2010-2011 Jeffrey T. Lunsford Fellowship – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Hellen Merritt Art Scholarship - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2009-2010 Full Tuition Waiver - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2007 Transfer Scholarship Award – Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

Sophia Award for Printmaking – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Transfer Scholarship Award – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

2006 Award of Merit Printmaking – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

2004 Award of Merit Painting – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

2003 Award of Merit Printmaking – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Professional Experience:

2017 CSU Summer Arts Course Coordinator – California State University Fresno – Fresno, California. 

Duties: Coordinating Summer Printmaking workshop with artists Dennis McNett, Mazatl and Kill Joy. 

2015-Present Lecturer of Printmaking – California State University, Fresno – Fresno, California

Duties: Printmaking shop manager, Introduction to Printmaking, Beginning and Advanced Screenprinting, Advance Intaglio and Lithography.

 2013- Present Adjunct Art Faculty – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Duties: Drawing instructor, Beginning and Advanced Color and Design instructor.

Lecturer of Printmaking – California State University Fresno, Fresno, California.

Duties: Introduction to Printmaking instructor which covered: Silkscreen, Relief, Intaglio and Lithography..

2013-2016 College of the Sequoias Art Gallery Director - College of the Sequoias - Visalia, California.    

Duties: Director of the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Beginning and Advanced, Beginning and Advanced Gallery Exhibition instructor.

2012-2015 Children’s Art Instructor, Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA

Duties: General art classes covering painting, drawing and printmaking ages 5-13.

2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Photography – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
Duties: Digital Photography Lab and Photography Darkroom monitor.  

2011 Teacher of Record, Introduction to Printmaking – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Duties: Taught Introduction to Printmaking class which covered monotype, relief, collagraph and intaglio processes. Lead critiques and performed demonstrations of processes to the class.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Printmaking - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Duties: Assisted Professor Michael Barnes in teaching Introduction to Printmaking class which covered relief, collagraph and intaglio processes, assisted in grading student work, performed demonstrations of processes to the class.

Visiting Artist – Lakeview Elementary School, Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Printmaking - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Duties: Printing assistant to Professor Michael Barnes, assisted in matting, framing and packaging artwork, assisted in researching a reductive lithograph process which I helped present at the 2010 Mid-American Print Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2009 Graduate Assistant Printmaking Studio Technician, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Duties: Basic maintenance and upkeep of all printmaking facilities and equipment.

Internship – Laura Berman Press, Kansas City, Missouri.

Duties: Printing assistant to Laura Berman, assisted in installing print installations, assisted in packaging artwork for shipping.

2004-2006 Beginning and Advanced Drawing Tutor – College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Duties: Assisted Richard Peterson in teaching Beginning and Advanced Drawing classes. Class covered sight measuring, value, texture, line, perspective and introduced figure drawing.

Workshops Attended:

2007 Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, Photo Lithography Course. Vermillion, South Dakota. Instructor: Gregory Page.

2006 Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, Tonal Intaglio Course. Vermillion, South Dakota. Instructor: Art Werger.

2005 Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, Stone Lithography Course. Vermillion, South Dakota. Instructor: Cynthia Osborne.

Exhibition History:

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 “If You Were to See Me Now.” Provenance Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.

2014 “Allegories.” Arts Visalia, Visalia, California.

“A Sense of Wit.”  The Bank, Matfield Green, Kansas.

2012 “Allegory.”  Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2009 “Tiny Happenings.” Songbird Café, Kansas City, Missouri.

2007 “Preparation for Flight Solo Show.” Arts Visalia Gallery, Visalia, California.

2006 “Solo Show.” Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, Visalia, California.

Juried Exhibitions:

2010 “Annual Juried Blick Art Materials ARS NOVA Exhibition.” Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

“60 x 60: 17th Biennial North American Small Print Exhibition.”  Purdue University Galleries, West Layfayette, Indiana. Juror: Jenny Schmid.

Group Exhibitions:

2018

Multiple Originals.”  Corridoor 2122 Gallery. Fresno, California.

2016

“COS Art Faculty Show.” COS Art Gallery, Visalia, California.

“Repair, Repurpose, Reuse:Outwitting Planned Obsolescence.” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon.

“My Rules.” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon.

2015

“Creative Connections.” Palmetto Center for the Arts, San Antonio, Texas.

“The Skin We’re In: Art Inspired by Tattoos.” Oskaloosa Art Center, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

“The Red Death.” Hoofprint Workshop, Chicago, Illinois.

“South Valley  Artists’ Studio Tour Preview Exhibition.” Arts Visalia, Visalia, California.

2013

“6x6-The 36 Chambers of Print Narrative.” Corridor2122 Gallery, Fresno, California.

2012

“Bump-It Mafia.” Studio Two Three. Richmond, Virginia.

“Bump-It Mafia.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Hall Wall Gallery - Sixth Floor. Madison, Wisconsin. 

“Les Outlaws de L’Estampe. A L’Arrache: Rencontre Autour de la Gravure. Exposition Franco Americaine.” Sponsored by L’Ecole D’Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Riom and Le Centre Culturel Le Bief, Ambert. Les Abattoirs. July 24-25, 2012. Riom, Auvergne, France.

Le Centre Cultrel Le Bief. July 26-27, 2012. Ambert, Auvergne, France.

“Bump-It Mafia.” Printmaking In Graafika Festival: Live Brain Branding. Parnu Linnagalerii Kunstnike Maja: Galerii Saal. Parnu, Estonia.

“Belles of Texas Present: Bump It Mafia Portfolio Exhibition.” Meme Gallery, Denton, Texas.

“Beyond the Bouffant: Bump It Mafia Portfolio Exhibition.” UNT North Gallery, Denton, Texas.

“Bump-It Mafia.” By the Bayou Invitational Portfolio Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

“Bump-It Mafia.” Oso Bay Biennial XVII Portfolio Exhibition. Produce Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas.

“Bump-It Mafia.” North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

2011

“Suite Revenge.” Gallery 215, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

"Reflections.” Exchange VII: Contemporary Print Exhibition, Patty and Rusty Ruff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

“The Incredibles.” Gallery 215, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

“Varying Perspective.s” University of Colorado at Boulder, Third Floor Exhibition Space, Boulder, Colorado.

“Blind Folds II,” Cora Stafford Gallery. Denton, Texas.

“Reflections,” King Family Exhibition Space, Boulder, Colorado.

2010

“Penang International Print Exhibition,”  Penang State Art Gallery,  Ground Floor, Dewan Sri Pinang and No. 57, Macalister Building, Penang, Malaysia.

“Video Violence.” The International House. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“20/20 Vision, Third Edition – The Art of Contemporary University Printmaking.”  Firehouse Gallery, Louisville, Georgia.

Printmaker and Prodigies.” University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas.

2009

"Sharing the Road." (hosted by Drive-By Press) - Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

"Cultural Composite: Ten Years of the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery." - Mattie Rhodes Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.

“Senior Printmaking Exhibition.” Foundation Building, Kansas City, Missouri.

"2009 BFA Exhibition." H&R Block Space, Kansas City, Missouri.

“Venha a Carnival.” Mattie Rhodes Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.

2008

“Dia de los Muertos.” Mattie Rhodes Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.

“Apocalypse Meow.” Midwestern Music Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

“MOMA.” Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

Bibliography:

2016 Lifestyle Magazine. DMI Agency. March 2016.

2011      Studio Visit Magazine. Open Studios Press. Fall 2011 Edition. Volume 16.

Graphic Impressions. Southern Graphics Council International Newsletter. Summer 2011.

2010      Flowers, Ann. “Someone Else’s Home.” A Beautiful Party. November 2, 2010. http://abeautifulparty.blogspot.com/2010/11/someones-elses-home.html.

Brady, Shaun. “Little Shop of Horrors.” Metro Philly. October 28, 2010. http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/entertainment/article/676451--little-shop-of-horrors.

 Flowers, Ann. “Dreamy, Artful Couple.” A Beautiful Party. October 13, 2010. http://abeautifulparty.blogspot.com/2010/10/dreamy-artful-couple.html.

Kleim, Julia. “ShoeGaze.” FreePeople Blog. January 13, 2010. http://blog.freepeople.com/2010/01/shoegaze.

2009 O’Toole, Meighan. “Reader LOVE: Jessica Robles.” My Love For You Is Like A Stampede Of   Horses. September 22, 2009. http://myloveforyou.typepad.com/my_love_for_you/2009/09/reader-love-jessica-robies.html.

O’Toole, Meighan.Reader LOVE: Jessica Robles.Juxtapoze Blog. September 22. 2009. http://www.juxtapoz.com/Meighan+OToole/11879-reader-love-jessica-robles.

Brisendine, Steve. “Moments in Miniature: Jessica Robles at Songbird Café.” ArtKC365. April 14, 2009. http://artkc365.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/moments-in-miniature-jessica-robles-at-songbird-café.

Wasson, Courtney. “Jessica Robles: Etchings.” Songbird Café. April 4, 2009. http://songbirdcafe.blogspot.com/2009/04/jessica-robles-etchings.html.

Collections:

University of Texas – Denton, Texas

University of Colorado – Boulder, Colorado

Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, Illinois

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery – Penang, Malaysia

Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, Missouri

College of the Sequoias – Visalia, California

Tulare County Art Museum – Visalia, California

California State University Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, California

California State University Long Beach – Long Beach, California

University Alaska Anchorage- Anchorage, Alaska

University Mary Hardin Baylor – Belton, Texas

Drive-By Press - Austin, Texas

Brooklyn Art Library – Brooklyn, New York

Oregon College of Art and Craft – Portland, Oregon

Zuckerman Museum of Art 

Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw, Georgia

University Southern Indiana – Evansville, Indiana

Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection at Museum of Texas Tech – Lubbock, Texas

Affiliations:

Southern Graphics Council

Mid-America Print Council