Jessica Merchant is an artist based in Madison, WI. 



2017      MFA in Printmaking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

2009     BFA in Studio Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Solo Exhibitions

2017       nest, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

2016      Succession, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

               Portrait, 5th@21 Gallery, Madison, WI

Group Exhibitions

2017       RESPONSE, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2016       The Jettisoned Object, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

               Capitol Lakes Annual MFA Show, Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI

               INKlings, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

               Can You Taste It? Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

               Criminal, Overture Center, Madison, WI

              Criminal, OCAC, Portland, OR

2015      Status Report, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

              Capitol Lakes Annual MFA Show, Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI

              The Gang’s All Here, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

              Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Yoshinogawa, Japan

              Graphics MFA Candidate Exhibition, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

              ...and..., Gelsy Verna Gallery, Madison, WI

              Overlap, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

              Atwood Atelier, Yahara River Gallery, Madison, WI

              The Broken Family Room, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

              Winnebago Studios Portrait Showcase, Artist & Craftsman, Madison, WI

              Separate Checks, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2014      Aspects of Self, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

2010     Fall Show, DuPage Art League School and Gallery, Wheaton, IL

2009    Senior Studio Art Exhibition, Centennial Hall, Rock Island, IL

Related Experience

2016-2017       Project Assistant, Tandem Press: Print Fine Art editions, assist Master Printers in preparing plates, inks, papers, etc.

                        Studio Assistant, William Weege

Summer 2016 Screen Printing Instructor, PEOPLE Program, UW-Madison

2015-2016       Printmaking Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison: maintain Relief, Serigraphy, Intaglio and Lithography                               classrooms, assist professors during and outside of class

2013-15           Studio Assistant, Tandem Press: assist Master Printers in printing Fine Art editions and maintaining the shop

2011-2012        Arts and Crafts Program Assistant, Dupage County Convalescent Center: aided residents with various art projects suited

                        to their cognitive and physical abilities


2017-present  Vox Populi Print Collective: member, contributes work to group shows

2014-present  Southern Graphics Council International: member, attends and presents at conferences

2014-2017       Fresh Hot Press: Secretary, member, participates in sales, assists with visiting artists

2005-2009    Augustana Artisans: Member, Vice-President, President: organized and assisted in demos, arranged field trips, organized                        and participated in sales


2018    Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, NC

2017    Meditation Room Artwork Commission, UW-Madison Police Department

            Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT

            Professional Development Grant, UW-Madison Graduate School, Madison, WI

2016    Conference Presentation Funds Grant, UW-Madison Graduate School, Madison, WI

2014    William J. Wartmann Graduate Art Printing Scholarship, Madison, WI

2009   Alpha Vaky Wingard Art Award for Excellence in the Senior Studio Art Exhibition, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL