Contemporary Art: Florida Artist, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Naturalist

Artist Resume

Jean was born and grew up on Anna Maria Island, Florida. She received a BA Degree from the University of Florida, an AS degree in Biological Parks Technology from State College of FL, Gainesville and an MFA from the University of Oregon where she was awarded a two year graduate teaching fellowship.

She taught fine arts at State College of Florida, Manatee Campus for several years. Jean was a painting instructor for the Ringing College of Art and Design in Sarasota and Wildacres campus in NC for 14 years. She has completed a masters workshop at the Canadian School of Non-toxic Printmaking in Alberta and at The Edinburgh Institute of Printmaking in Scotland. She was certified by the University of Florida as a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and served on Sarasota’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Council.

Jean now serves on the governing boards of Sea to Shore Alliance and the Friends of Myakka River State Park. Her early adult years were spent sailing and painting throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Central America. A small farm in Old Myakka is where she now gardens, paints and lives with her family. Part of each year is spent on a ranch in Montana and a cottage in the Village of Longboat Key. Three trips throughout Cuba were the focus of 2012 -2014.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2015 Defining Abstraction, The Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
  • 2015 Environs, Two Person Exhibit, The Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
  • 2015 Florida Springs, Two Person Exhibit, Northwest Florida Visual Arts Center, Panama City, FL
  • 2014 All Over the Map, Solo Exhibit, The Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
  • 2014 Made in Sarasota, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL 2014 Large Paintings, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • 2013 All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2013 Mindscapes, Seascapes, Landscapes, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • 2013 Cuban Dogs and Florida Water, solo exhibition, The Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
  • 2012 Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
  • 2012 Group Exhibit, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
  • 2012 One Person Exhibit, Rhea Chile’s Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
  • 2012 One Person Exhibit, Kalmanson Gallery, Swainsboro Center for the Arts, Swainsboro, GA
  • 2012 Curator, Wild, an exhibiton partnership of Myakka River State Park, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts (Ringling College) and invited regional artists, Sarasota, FL
  • 2011 Growing Up, 2 Person Exhibition, Rhea Chiles’ Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
  • 2011 One Person Exhibition, Englewood Center for the Arts, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, Englewood, FL
  • 2011 Fine Art Society Galleria, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
  • 2011 Abstraction, 4 Person Exhibition, Rhea Chiles’ Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria FL
  • 2010 Florida Printmakers Invitational, Highlands Museum of Art, Sebring, FL
  • 2010 Florida by Floridians, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • 2010 One person exhibition, Rhea Chiles’ Studio @ Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
  • 2010 Underwater Homage, Palmetto Art Center, Palmetto, FL
  • 2010 One-person exhibition, Ponte Vedre Cultural Center, Ponte Vedre, FL
  • 2009 All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2009 Two person exhibition, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 Water and Wood, Two person exhibition, South Florida Museum of Art, Avon Park, FL
  • 2008 Field and Stream, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • 2008 One-person exhibition, Rhea Chiles’ Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria
  • 2008 Tinta Fresa, (group exhibition) Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
  • 2007 One-person exhibition, Mac B Project, Sarasota, FL
  • 2006 Seven, (group exhibition) South Florida Museum, Bradenton, FL
  • 2006 and 05 One-person exhibitions, Mac B Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 2004 One-person exhibition, Fine Art Gallery Manatee Community College, Bradenton, FL
  • 2004 One-person exhibition, The Blue House Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 2003 North American Print Biennial, Boston University, MA
  • 2003 Currents in Printmaking, Roskamp Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sarasota, FL
  • 2002 The Florida National, Florida State Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2001 Outside In (group show), Salt Creek Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2000 One-person exhibition, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR
  • 2000 Masters of Manatee, Art League of Manatee County, Bradenton, FL
  • 2000 Society of American Graphic Artists, Steven Gang Gallery, New York City, NY
  • 1999 Monotypes, (two-person show) Manatee Community College, Venice, FL
  • 1999 One-person exhibition, South Florida Community College, Avon Park, FL
  • 1999 One-person exhibition, Kathleen Carillo Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1999 New Treasures, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
  • 1998 National Print Exhibition, Schenectady Museum of Art, Schenectady, NY
  • 1998 A Fan Fantasy, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
  • 1998 Animal Stories, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1996 Evocations, (group show) University of Cincinnati Fine Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1994 Biennial I, Florida Gulf Coast Art Museum, Bellair, FL
  • 1994 One-person exhibition, Sarasota Arts Council, Sarasota, FL
  • 1992 One-person exhibition, Museum of Botany and the Arts, Selby Gardens, Sarasota, FL

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2011-12 Major Public Art Project funded by the Knight Foundation, Riverwalk, Bradenton, FL
  • 2011 Guest Lecturer Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL
  • 2010 Major public art project, All Children’s Hospital, a division of Johns Hopkins, St Petersburg, FL
  • 2008 Awarded Artist’s Residency, the Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY
  • 2008 Profiled on Gulfcoast Journal, PBS Channel WEDU, Tampa FL
  • 2004 City of Sarasota Percent for Art Commission, Whole Foods Center
  • 2003 Sarasota Season of Sculpture “Cow” Artist, Sarasota, FL
  • 2003 The Fulton Ross Fund- Artists Helping Artists, Mini-grant, Sarasota, FL
  • 2002 Best of Show, Northern Trust Exhibition, Longboat Key Art Center, Longboat Key, FL
  • 1999-2002 Juror, Sarasota County Public Art Committee, Sarasota, FL
  • 1999 Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
  • 1998 First Place, On a Smaller Scale, Art League of Manatee County, Bradenton
  • 1998 First Place, Town of Longboat Key Exhibition, Longboat Key Art Center, Longboat Key, FL
  • 1997 Critics Choice, SNN Television Channel Six, Sarasota, FL
  • 1995 Award of Excellence, Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1989 Award of Excellence, Beaux Arts, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
  • 1989 Grand Prize, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, FL
  • 1989 US- Soviet Union Print Exchange, Irkutsk Museum of Art, USSR

Public and Corporate Collections

  • Disney Corporation, EuroDisney, France
  • Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
  • Constructa US, Paris, France
  • Tropicana Corporation, Bradenton, FL
  • Michael Saunders Corporation, Sarasota, FL
  • Tampa Hillsborough Library, Tampa, FL
  • Whole Foods Market Inc, Austin, TX
  • City of Sarasota Public Art, Sarasota, FL
  • City of Bradenton Public Art for Riverwalk Park, Bradenton FL
  • Museum of South Florida Art and Culture, Avon Park, FL
  • All Children’s Hospital, a Division of Johns Hopkins, Public Art, St Petersburg, FL