Jessica Nissen

Jessica Nissen

Jessica Nissen splits her time between NYC, where she works as a scenic artist for the entertainment industry and Vermont, where she keeps a studio and occasionally teaches in the Art Dept. of Middlebury College. Since 1991 she has exhibited paintings, drawings and installations extensively, and has participated, both as an artist and as an organizer/curator, in several large-scale interdisciplinary art events. Nissen received an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art in 1998, a BA from Middlebury College in 1990, and earned undergraduate credits from the Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler. She has been a fellow at The Corporation of Yaddo and the Chautauqua Institution. Jess also owns a red electric guitar that she likes very much.

Jessica Nissen, Mud Season Review artist

Breaking free of “flatland”

Cynthia Close interviews
Jessica Nissen


Our art editor, Cynthia Close, recently spoke with Jessica Nissen, Issue #6’s featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her artistic development, influences on her art, and how she supports herself as an artist…
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Art: Issue #6

All In Our Head Mixed-media on paper series Jessica Nissen                            …