Jessica E. Barber


"My style is highly intuitive, drawing inspiration from a variety of subject matter. Most often, I tend to gravitate toward capturing the essence of the human form in a loose, expressive manner, using color and texture as my primary focus. Combining monotype printmaking with painting and pastels is my favorite vehicle for creating these images . I utilize monotypes, lithographs or other prints as a textural base, then create subsequent layers in other media until I've achieved the desired result. My goal is not to render my subject exactly as it appears, but rather to interpret the spirit of the form and my internal perceptions related to it." ---Jessica E. Barber

Continuously showing at Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia (every second Friday)
Opening Receptions:
Every Second Friday of the month from 6:00pm-9:00pm


"Portrait Study in Orange" appears on cover of Philadelphia Stories, Fall 2010

Seen in Don Art News:

Samples of work appeared in Icon Magazine, Philadelphia's Regional Arts Publication-February 2010

Past Shows-Philadelphia Art Galleries/Alternative Spaces:


"Vestige: An Industrial Perspective" (Mixed media/Print works)
Twenty-two Gallery
June 13-July 7, 2013

"The Industrial Complex: A Visual Interpretation" (Mixed Media/Print works)
Twenty-Two Gallery
June 10-July 3, 2011

Explorations in Texture: Art by Jessica Barber
Hosted by Mendez Homes & Investments
October 2010


Jessica Barber/Alison Altergott
"Making an Impression"
Twenty-Two Gallery
February 12 - March 7, 2010


Art on Avenue of the States Gallery (Co-owner/Co-founder/Board Member Artist)-
Frequent group shows

"Monotype Exhibition"
Fullwood Press-Miami, FL
June-August 2013

American Color Print Society Juried Show
Abington Art Center
April 2013

"Square Foot Art Miami Basel"
Projects Gallery-Miami, FL
November 29 - December 10, 2011

Group shows with Art on Avenue of the States, Chester, PA
September 2011, December 2011, February 2012 (upcoming)

Group Shows with Delaware Valley Artists Collective
October-November 2011, February 2012 (upcoming)

Angel Studios, 2452 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia
First Friday Group Show, June 2010

The Plastic Club Art Gallery-April 2006, June 2006, August 2006, January 2007, April 2007, May 2007, June 2007, December 2007, January 2008, February 2008, May 2008, June 2008, December 2008, May 2009, June 2009, December 2009, April 2010, May 2010, June 2010, May 2011, June 2011, May 2012, June 2012, May 2013, June 2013

The Philadelphia Sketch Club Art Gallery-June 2006, May 2007

Seasonal Shows at Church of the Holy Trinity/Rittenhouse Square Artists Guild, Philadelphia-
June Gallery on the Square-2008,
Center City Gallery Night at Autumn Gallery-2008,
May Gallery on the Square-2009,
June Gallery on the Square-2009

Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's-"Under 100" Show-December 2008, "Moments in Time" January 2010, "Identity" June 2010, "Deja Vu" December 2010, June 2012

Educational Background

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science 1999
Communications Media/Graphic Design (Major)
Studio Art (Minor)

Continuing Education: Fleischer Art Memorial (Feb. 2008-current), Schuykill Academy of Fine Art (Winter 2006), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (May 2009), Painting Abroad with watercolorist Alice Meyer-Wallace in Mallorca, Spain (September 2008) and Sesto al Reghena/Venice, Italy (September 2010)

Teaching: Art Classes to youth in Chester, PA through Chester YAVI/Chester Housing Authority-since spring 2011, Polyester Plate Lithography (Printmaking) workshop at Cheyney University, October 2011

Professional Background

International communications Research 2006-present
Alan McIlvain Co. Administrative Assistant 2008-2013,
Yeadon Business Solutions Marketing Consultant/Business Development Specialist 2009
Primetime Business Solutions Marketing Consultant 2007
The Weekly Press/The University City Review Advertising Consultant/Account Executive 2005-2007,
Quantom Inc. Training Manager/Event Coordinator 2005,
Innovage, Inc. Training Manager-Outside Sales (Baltimore/Washington,DC Metro area) 2001-2005,
Herff Jones Yearbooks, Inc Graphic Designer/DPC 1999-2001


Yeadon Business Solutions April-June 2009- Marketing/Promotions/Graphic Design,
Primetime Business Solutions- October 2006- Marketing/Promotions/Graphic Design,
Charles Cushing Fine Arts- June 2007, October 2007, June 2008, June 2009, June 2010, October 2010 -Direct Sales Assistance
Browne & Bradley LLC- Graphic Design
First Abyssinia Baptist Church- August 2005- Graphic Design


Art on Avenue of the States, Chester, PA-Co-founder
The Plastic Club-Full Artist Member since 2006, Publicity Contact since 2008
Rittenhouse Square Artist Guild at CHT -participating artist June 2008-June 2009, June Show Publicity Chair 2009
Twenty-Two Gallery Artist Member since June 2009
Delaware Valley Artists Collective-since 2011

Professional Awards:
Honorable Mention for "Released" (Mixed Media Monotype) at The Plastic Club Members' Medal Show - May 2008
First Place B/W Ad (MidAtlantic Community Newspapers Assoc.) 2007,
Third Place Large Full Color Ad (MidAtlantic Community Newspaper Assoc.) 2007,
Top Leader Award (Innovage, Inc.) 2002