Available Works


Jess Burgess (b.1993, UK) is a visual artist whose research questions how the virtual space of the digital screen affects the way we view the world, in particular the habit of simultaneously viewing many windows full of disconnected images. Questions surrounding the virtual screen inform Jess' decisions when creating new meanings from disparate forms, and influences the way she disrupts the pictorial composition. Jess uses the process of painting to explore how we consume and discard images with little pause for thought, and suggest that this has given painting a new agency as a slower medium. Jess' research has influenced the way she brings traditional, painterly ideas into a dialogue with our experiences of reading space and material in a world saturated with digital images. Jess is currently investigating how painting has developed into a more interactive discipline by forming relationships between genres and using existing art histories as a catalogue from which to generate new material. The subject matter of these paintings: images of women, interiors and objects, in some ways conveys my own experiences or anxieties, albeit from a distance. Her research through the ‘virtual window’ has allowed me to reflect on how, as a painter today, technology impacts on the way I look, think and work. Jess lives and works in the UK.


MFA, Norwich University of the Arts, 2016-2017

BFA, Norwich University of the Arts, 2013-2016


2022, May 2022 Issue, British Vogue

2020, Bread and a Girl, Fairhurst Gallery

2019, Volume 11, Friend of the Artists

2019, Two Lives in Cooler, Ian Collins

2019, Art Girl Graduates We’re Opening Our Wallets For, The Art Gorgeous

2018, Summer Issue 8, Art Maze Magazine


2022, Figuration Libre, Acid Gallery, Lille, France (Group)
2022, Contemporary Landing, The Malting Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (Group)
2021, It’s All Relative, Artistellar X Four You Gallery, Online (Group)
2021, Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Holt (Group)
2021, Ultramarine, Fashion Arts Summer Exhibition, Fida & Isitituto Marangoni Partnership, Miami, USA (Group)
2021, Finding Sanctuary, Visionary Art Collective, Online (Group)
2021, Cley 20 Nowhere, North Norfolk, UK (Group)
2020, Art for Youth London, The Mall Galleries, London, UK (Group)
2020, Indian Summer, Artistellar, London, UK (Group)
2020, Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Holt (Group)
2020, 13., Crypt Gallery, Norwich, UK (Group)
2019, Greggs or Greta? Artists Reflect on 2019, The Auction Collective, The Menier Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Holt (Group)
2019, At the End of Lines, Original Projects, Great Yarmouth (Group)
2019, AucArt Lab, AucArt, London, UK (Group)
2019, Two Lives in Colour, East Gallery, Norwich, UK (Group)
2018, Fully Awake, Teaching Painting’ Group, Dyson Gallery, Royal Collage of Art, London, UK (Group)
2018, Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Holt (Group)
2018, UNA Gallery, The Shoe Factory Social Club, Norwich, UK (Group)
2018, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK (Group)
2018, Pull up with Lemons, Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth, UK (Group)
2017, Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Holt (Group)
2017, Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition Tour, Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey, UK (Group)
2017, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK (Group)
2016, Home Part III, Gloucester Street, Norwich, UK (Group)
2015, Hidden Spaces, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, UK (Group)
2015, Home Part II, Studio 20, Norwich, UK (Group)
2015, Painting about Painting, St Georges Gallery, Norwich, UK (Group)