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Jess Cross Davis
Salisbury, MD

About the Artist

Jess Cross Davis was born in Freedom, Pennsylvania in 1981. She began exhibiting her work as a teenager with shows at The Baltimore Museum of Art and at The Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland.

In her work Jess combines traditional portraiture with abstract layers of projected light. Jess first started painting her Goddesses series after the birth of her son, examining the delicate dichotomy between strength and vulnerability. Her work has been described as a “modernistic take on portraiture with visionary play between shapes and light”.

Jess currently lives and teaches in Sa…

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About the Artist

Jess Cross Davis was born in Freedom, Pennsylvania in 1981. She began exhibiting her work as a teenager with shows at The Baltimore Museum of Art and at The Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland.

In her work Jess combines traditional portraiture with abstract layers of projected light. Jess first started painting her Goddesses series after the birth of her son, examining the delicate dichotomy between strength and vulnerability. Her work has been described as a “modernistic take on portraiture with visionary play between shapes and light”.

Jess currently lives and teaches in Salisbury, Maryland, where she balances the roles of artist, teacher, wife and mother.

Artist’s Work

Aphrodite enraptured
Jess davis

Aphrodite Enraptured

By Jess Cross Davis

Nike of athens
Jess davis

Nike of Athens

By Jess Cross Davis

Nike
Selene waxing
Jess davis

Selene Waxing

By Jess Cross Davis

Hermes
Jess davis

Hermes

By Jess Cross Davis

Pontus
Jess davis

Pontus

By Jess Cross Davis

Nike the devine
Jess davis

Nike the Devine

By Jess Cross Davis

Self portrait as hera
Jess davis

Self Portrait as Hera

By Jess Cross Davis

Eclipse 2
Jess davis

Eclipse

By Jess Cross Davis

Selected Exhibitions

  • Salisbury University Gallery
    Salisbury, MD, 2013
  • N.A.W.A. Gallery
    New York, NY, 2012
  • Lore Degenstein Gallery
    Selinsgrove, PA, 2012
  • Blink Art Gallery
    Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Qbix Gallery
    Philadelphia, PA, 2006

Education

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Masters of Fine Art in Painting
    Philadelphia, PA,2007 
  • Salisbury University, Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting
    Salisbury, MD,2004