A British artist born in 1993, Jess Burgess is based in Norwich at the moment. She holds a BA (First) and MA (Distinction) in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts, earning them in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
The coveted Lynn Painter Stainer Prize has rewarded Burgess’ talents with a Young Artist award. Burgess is also the recipient of the Sir John Hurt Art Prize and the very first Zealous Stories UK painter prize. Her work has also appeared in ‘Friend of the Artists Volume 11’.
This year, Norwich’s Fairhurst Gallery is hosting Burgess’ first solo show. The artist has previously participated in an impressive array of group projects and exhibitions. These include ‘Finding Sanctuary’, Momentum, The Holy Arts, London, and ‘Forthcoming: Cley 20 nowhere’. In 2018, her work was a part of ‘FULLY AWAKE’organized by the ‘Teaching Painting’ group at the Dyson Gallery in the Royal College of Art, London. In 2019, her work also appeared in ‘Two Lives in Colour’ at the East Gallery in Norwich.