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Curriculum Vitae



I. Education

- The Florence Academy of Art, Florence Italy - Fine Art Painting & Drawing (2005 – 2008)
- San Francisco Academy of Art University, San Francisco California USA - Fine Art Painting & Drawing (2003 – 2005)
- Ventura College, Ventura California USA - Fine Art Painting & Drawing (2000 – 2003)

II. Teaching

- JHess Studios - Painting & Drawing Weekly Classes & Workshops, San Francisco CA, 2014 - Present
- The Teaching Studios of Art - “The Essential Color Study Workshop”, Brooklyn New York, 2013
- SJV Atelier - Portrait, Figure & Still Life Painting Weekly Classes & Workshops, San Francisco CA, 2012 - 2014
- Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA) - Portrait, Figure & Still Life Painting, San Francisco Bay Area CA, 2012
- In Studio - Private Instruction, Florence Italy, 2010 - 2011
- Atelier Østrup - “Portrait Painting Workshop”, Sarpsborrg Norway, 2010
- The Florence Academy of Art - “Canvas Preparation and Pigment Mulling Demonstration”, Florence Italy, 2008
- The Florence Academy of Art - “Figure Painting Workshop”, Florence Italy, 2008

III. Membership

- California Art Club: Professional Artist Member
- Portrait Society of America: Faculty/Alumni/CBF Member

IV. Author Of

- "Controlling the Creative Process, A Painter's Guide to Methods & Materials", Self Published BLURB Printing, 2011

V. Publications/Press

- 2017, Western Art & Architecture Magazine, “History’s Palette”, Pgs. 150-155, June/July Issue
- 2017, Sight-Size.com, "Present Day Sight-Size Artists - Justin Hess", May
- 2017, California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, ISBN: 9780692853726
- 2016, The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years (1991-2016)
- 2016, California Art Club 105th Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, ISBN: 9780979479298
- 2013, American Art Collector Magazine, “A Labor of Love”, Pgs. 114-115, June Issue
- 2013, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine,“Today’s Masters, Still Life Painting: Still in Bloom”, Jan/Feb Issue
- 2012, The Artist’s Magazine -Feature- “Setting His Sights”, Pgs. 54-60, November Issue
- 2012, American Painting Video Magazine - "Interview with Justin Hess", Volume III Summer Issue
- 2012, International Artist Magazine -Feature- “A Deep Commitment from the Outset”, Pgs. 66-73, April Issue
- 2012, David Jon Kassan - "Sketchbook Live with Justin Hess, June
- 2011, Southwest Art Magazine -Featured Finalist in 21 under 31 Competition, Pg. 87, Sept. Issue
- 2009, International Artist Magazine – Finalist – Portrait/Figurative Competition, Pg.17, Dec/Jan Issue
- 2009, International Artist Magazine – Finalist – Still Life/Floral Competition, Pg.16, Oct/Nov Issue

VI. Awards

- ARC International Salon 2016 - Finalist - Figurative Competition
- ARC International Salon 2016 - Finalist - Still Life Competition
- Plein Air Salon 2016 - Finalist - Best Vehicle Painting
- ARC International Salon 2013 - Finalist - Portrait/Figure Competition
- ARC International Salon 2013 - Finalist - Still Life Competition
- Greenhouse Gallery Salon International 2012 - American Art Collector Best in Show Award
- Greenhouse Gallery Salon International 2012 - Jury’s top 50
- ARC International Salon 2012 - Best Portrait, Runner Up
- The Artist’s Magazine - Dec 2012 Issue, Finalist - Portrait/Figure Competition
- ACOPAL Competition 2011 - Finalist
- ARC International Salon 2011 - Finalist - Portrait/Figure Competition
- ARC International Salon 2011 - Finalist - Still Life/Floral Competition
- The Artist’s Magazine - Dec 2011 Issue, Finalist - Still Life Competition
- The Artist’s Magazine - Dec 2011 Issue, Finalist - Portrait/Figure Competition
- Southwest Art Magazine - Sept 2011 Issue, Honourable Mention - Emerging Artist 21 Under 31 Competition
- The Artist’s Magazine - Dec 2010 Issue, Finalist - Still Life/Floral Competition
- ARC International Salon 2010 - Finalist - Portrait/Figure Competition
- ARC International Salon 2010 - Finalist - Still Life/Floral Competition
- International Artist Magazine - Dec/Jan 2009 Issue, Finalist - Portrait/Figurative Competition
- The Artist’s Magazine - Dec 2009 Issue, Finalist - Still Life Competition
- International Artist Magazine - Oct/Nov 2009 Issue, Finalist - Still Life/ Floral Competition
- Florence Academy of Art - 2008 Graduation Ceremony - Most Improved in Figurative Painting
- Florence Academy of Art - 2006 Graduation Ceremony - Best Drawing of the Year
- San Francisco Academy of Art University - 2005 Spring Exhibition - Most Improved in Fine Art Painting
- Ventura College - 2003 Student Show - Award of Excellence in Figurative Painting

VII. Solo Exhibitions

- 2012, “Introductions”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2010, “Figurative Paintings by Justin Hess”, Binggården Gallery, Fredrikstad Norway

VIII. Group Exhibitions

- 2017, “California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibition”, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles USA
- 2017, “California Art Club Musical Motifs” Altadena Town & Country Club, Altadena, CA USA
- 2016, “Still Life, an Invitational Group Show”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2016, “Landscapes, an Invitational Group Show”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2016, “California Art Club 105th Gold Medal Exhibition”, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles USA
- 2016, “Staff Selections”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2016, “Movable Feast”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2015, “Figures Exhibition”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2015, “California Art Club 104th Gold Medal Exhibition”, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA USA
- 2015, “Objets d’Art”, Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN USA
- 2015, “The Still Life Show”, Eleventh Street Arts Gallery, Long Island City, NY USA
- 2015, “Still Life/Trompe l’oeil Exhibition”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2014, “The Still Life: Mundane to the Sublime”, Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN USA
- 2014, “Figures in Interiors”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2013, “Still Life”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2013, “Salon International 2013”, Greenhouse gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio TX USA
- 2013, “Back to Back”, Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA USA
- 2013, “Figures”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2013, “Ordinary Objects: Extraordinary Still Lifes”, Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN USA
- 2013, “New Year Exhibition”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2012, “Still Life/Trompe L’Oeil”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
- 2012, “Salon International 2012”, Greenhouse gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio TX USA
- 2012, “Los Angeles Fine Art Sow” Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills CA USA
- 2011, “Christmas Exhibition”, W.H. Patterson Gallery, London UK
- 2011, “The Affordable Art Fair”, W.H. Patterson Gallery, London UK
- 2011, “Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition”, Galerie Michael, Beverley Hills CA USA
- 2011, “Petit Salon”, M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston SC USA
- 2011, “Oil Painters of America 20th Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils”, Devin Galleries, Coeur d’Alene ID USA
- 2011, “Art Chicago Annual International Contemporary Art Fair”, W.H. Patterson Gallery, London UK
- 2010, “The Affordable Art Fair”, W.H. Patterson Gallery London UK
- 2010, “Young Collectors Exhibition”, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston SC USA
- 2010, “Fifth Annual Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition”, Corsini Family Stables, Florence Italy
- 2010, “Art Monaco Salon d’Art Contemporain”, W.H. Patterson Gallery, Monaco
- 2009, “Classical Realism Exhibition”, W.H. Patterson Gallery, London UK
- 2009, “New Realism Exhibition”, Lamminpaa Fine Art, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence Italy
- 2009, “The Affordable Art Fair” – W.H. Patterson Gallery, London UK
- 2009, “Young Collectors Exhibition”, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston SC USA
- 2009,”Fourth Annual Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition”, Corsini Family Stables, Florence Italy
- 2008, “Young Collectors Exhibition”, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston SC USA
- 2008, “Florence Academy Summer Instructor Exhibition”, Via delle Casine Gallery, Florence Italy