Jessica Eichman

Jessica Eichman

Nashville, TN, United States

About Jessica Eichman

Jessica Saterstrom Eichman is an artist who works and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, Jessica earned degrees in Art and French before living and working in Paris, France; Corvallis, Oregon; and Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica’s early career in graphic design and illustration gave her a love of visual composition, and an understanding of the communicative power of shape, line and color. These elements took on new life in 2011, when she began to shift her creative focus to public art and painting.

Jessica’s works have been shown in numerous group and solo art exhibitions, where she has won awards for her paintings. Her 2012 design for a public art sculpture, “City Irises,” selected as a winner by Nashville Metro Arts Council, was cast in steel and installed in Nashville’s Hermitage Park.

In 2020, Jessica’s work was selected for the prestigious Red Clay Survey of Contemporary Southern Art at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama. Also in 2020, Jessica’s work was featured in Art Folio 2020, a juried collection of contemporary art curated in a coffee table book. In 2018 Nashville Metro Arts chose Jessica for ArtWORKS: 40 for 40, in which her work was inducted into the permanent art collection in the Historic Metro Courthouse. The Frist Art Museum selected Jessica in 2017 for the Frist Bollard Project.

Jessica is a member of the Contemporary Collective and the Nashville Artist Guild. She is frequently featured on Saatchi Art; she was chosen for the Inside The Studio series in 2017, and was featured in the Saatchi Art printed catalog in 2019. Jessica is represented by dk Contemporary in Marietta, Georgia. Her work can be found in public and private collections across the country and internationally.

Instagram: @jessicaeichman

Education

Statement:
Through the act of painting, the painting happens.

My work is a balance of intention and chance‚control versus surrender. Allowing a painting to develop, collaborating with the creative process rather than directing it, is the heart of my painting practice. If there is an overarching theme to my work, then it is about letting go; letting go of expectations, rules, desire, and fear. It requires a leap of faith, a willingness to fail, and a belief that the simple act of mixing paint and slathering it onto a canvas will eventually turn into something that touches truth.

Thoughtful abstract compositions invite creative thinking and more meaningful interactions with others. By showing up and being present to my own artistic practice, I feel connected to an authenticity that is bigger than myself. By sharing my work with others, I hope to inspire conversation that goes beyond image.

Through the act of living, life happens.


Resume:
JESSICA EICHMAN
1972 Born Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
1990 Cathedral High School, Natchez, Mississippi
1992 International Study, L'Institut Parisien, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
1996 BA, Art and French (double major, cum laude) University of Mississippi
1996-2000 Graphic Designer, First Alternative Co-op, Corvallis, Oregon
2000-2003 Senior Designer at Sands Custom Graphics, Boston, Massachusetts
2006-2016 Freelance Graphic Designer, Glass Egg Graphic Design, Nashville, Tennessee
2013-2019 Art Mentorship under the tutelage of artist Mildred Jarrett
2015-Present Abstract Painter, Nashville, Tennessee
PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS and ONLINE FEATURES
2020 Art Folio 2020: A Curated Collection of the World’s Most Exciting Artists (book)
2020 Hope and Resilience, Singulart special collection online feature
2019 Saatchi Art Printed Catalog, Fall and Winter editions
2017 Inside the Studio, Saatchi Art Featured Artist
2017 Contemporary Collective: from the Heart and the Mind, Nashville Arts Magazine
2016 Best-In-Show Award, Sacred Spaces, St. George's Arts Festival, Nashville, Tennessee
2016 Juror's Choice Award, Diversity, Chromatics Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2011 Pearson Education (illustration for college textbook)
2009 The Big Book of Green Design (Harper Collins)

PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2018 "I Do Declare", Historic Metro Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee
2012 "City Irises", Hermitage Park, Nashville, Tennessee
Private collections in USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong and Australia

ART AFFILIATIONS
Nashville Artist Guild
Contemporary Collective Nashville

Exhibitions

October 2020–December 2023
Art in the Time of Corona, Online Exhibition
Dab Art Company
Los Angeles | Ventura | Mexico City

November 7, 2020–January 16, 2021
Marin Society of Artists
Fresh Art 2020 Online Exhibition

August 9–October 4, 2020
Red Clay Survey: 2020 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville, Alabama

June 2—August 2, 2020
Creative Distancing
Art Museum of South Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas

Art Folio 2020
Coffee Table Book, page 110
Published May 2020
March 5–31, 2020
dk Contemporary Gallery
Marietta, Georgia

January 23, 2020–April 23, 2020
Chromatics Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee

December 9, 2019—March 1, 2020
Arts at the Airport
BNA International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee

Nov 1–30, 2019
Contemporary Collective, J Gallery, Gordon JCC
Nashville, Tennessee

Oct 1–Dec 15, 2019
Nashville Artist Guild
Scarritt Bennett—Laskey Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

August 1–31, 2019
Curated by Design
dk Contemporary, Marietta, GA

July 1–31, 2019
Unseen
dk Contemporary, Marietta, GA

May 1—May 30, 2019
Nashville Artist Guild, J Gallery, Gordon JCC
Nashville, Tennessee

April 11–May 12, 2019
St. George’s Art Show
Nashville, Tennessee

October 5–December 7, 2018
Scarritt Bennett—Laskey Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: October 5, 4–7pm

August 1–31, 2018
Nashville Public Library, Green Hills Branch, Nashville, Tennessee

June 16–July 8, 2018
Spectrum Gestalt 5, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Opening Reception: June 16, 5–8pm
Closing Reception: July 8, 2–4pm

May 1–June 27, 2018
Nashville Artist Guild, Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Library
Nashville, TN

April 12–May 3, 2018
St. George’s Art Show
Nashville, TN
Opening Reception: April 12, 5–8pm

January 10–January 31, 2018
Contemporary Collective, J Gallery, Gordon JCC, Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: January 10, 6:30–8:30

October 10–November 7, 2017
Nashville Artist Guild, Blakeford Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

October 14, 2017
Frist Bollard Project, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee

May 18–August 31, 2017
Juried Exhibition: Identity: Who I Am, Who I Am Not
Chromatics Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: May 18, 6–8pm

May 8–June 2, 2017
Contemporary Collective: From the Heart and Mind
Center for the Arts
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Opening Reception: May 12, 6–8pm

March 30–April 23, 2017
Juried Show: Sacred Spaces
St. George's Arts Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: March 30, 5–7pm

September 30–October 29, 2016
Juried Painting Exhibit
J Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: October 5, 6:30–8:30pm

September 21–October 28, 2016
Juried Show: Spirit Surfaces
Marnie Sheridan Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: September 25, 3–5pm

July 13–August 7, 2016
Solo Painting Exhibit, J Gallery, Gordon JCC
Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: July 13, 6:30–8:30pm

May 26–September 1, 2016
Juried Show: Signs of the Times
Chromatics Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: May 26, 6–8pm

April 14–May 1, 2016
Juried Show: Sacred Spaces
St. George's Arts Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
Best In Show Award Recipient
Opening Reception: April 14, 5–7pm

January 28–April 28, 2016
Juried Show: Diversity: The Art of Individuality Together
Chromatics Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee
Juror’s Choice Award Recipient
Opening Reception: January 28, 6–8pm

May 2015–October 2015
Solo Painting Exhibit, C3 Consulting
Nashville, Tennessee

April 30, 2015–August 13, 2015
Juried Show: Contemporary Collective
Chromatics Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Opening Reception: April 30, 2015, 6–8pm