Jessica Corujo is an artist from northern New Jersey who has studied various methods of art making on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. Early in her career, Jessica moved to San Francisco to study drawing and painting at the Academy of Art University. She is continuing her education at Drew University earning a B.A. in both studio practices and art history. During the transition of schools, Jessica achieved her A.F.A. at Sussex County college, triple majoring in studio practices, photography, and interior design. Her work is inspired by humanity and the effects of modernity on American culture. She uses unconventional color to explore mood in both hyper-realistic and abstract ways. Currently working as an event planning and promotion assistant, Jessica strives to continue learning to curate gallery spaces while also developing her own body of work.

ArtistJessicaCorujo@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Bachelor of arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ (Pending, May 2020)
Major: Studio Arts, Art History
Associate of fine arts, Sussex County College, Newton, NJ 2018
Major: Studio arts, Photography, Interior Design
Other Education:
Certificate in Computer Aided Designing, Sussex County College, Newton, NJ 2018
Foundation practices, Academy of art university, San Francisco, CA 2014-2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Event Planning and Promotion Assistant, Drew university, Madison, NJ, 2019 – present
Studio Assistant, Bennett Bean Studios, Blairstown, NJ 2019
Visual Resource Assistant, Drew university, Madison, NJ, 2018 – 2019
Teen Arts Festival Event Coordinator, Sussex county college, Newton, NJ, 2017 –  present
Junior Interior Designer, Ambience Interiors, Sparta, NJ, 2017 – 2018
Gallery Assistant, Sussex County College, Newton, NJ, 2017 – 2018
Darkroom lab tech, Sussex County College, Newton, NJ, 2017

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Trans(re)formation, SCCC Gallery, Newton, NJ, 2018
Student Exhibition, SCCC Gallery, Newton, NJ, 2018
Art in Sussex County, Richards Building Gallery, Augusta, NJ, 2018
Creative Caravan Pop-up, Rest Stop Rejuvenate, Rockaway, NJ, 2017
Student Exhibition, SCCC Gallery, Newton, NJ, 2017
Art in Sussex County, Richards building gallery, Augusta, NJ, 2017
Art in Sussex County, Richards building gallery, Augusta, NJ, 2016
Congressional arts Completion, Morris Museum, 2014
Vans Custom Culture, https://customcultureculture.com, 2013
Art in Sussex County, Richards building gallery, Augusta, NJ, 2011

AWARDS/HONORS
Art student of the year, Sussex County College, 2018
Fine arts achievement award, Sussex County College, 2018
George Paffedorf Endowment Scholarship, 2018
Ladies’ Saturday Annual Retreat Scholarship, 2018
Jeffery and Lisa Quinn Endowment Scholarship, 2017
First Place: student pastels, Sussex County fair, 2016

SKILLS
Adobe proficiency: Photoshop, Lightroom illustrator, indesign
Auto desk proficiency: autocad, sketchbook, 3dmax
Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Photography: DSLR cameras, 35mm and medium format film, traditional photo printing
Misc Computer Skills: Mac, Windows, WordPress, Quickbooks
Languages: English (Native Speaker), German (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)

COMMISSIONS
Event photography, The Farm in Harmony: Philipsburg NJ
Event photography, Picatinny Arsenal: Wharton, NJ
Poster design, Tilt BK, Esaiesdeon: Bushwick, NY
Watercolor portrait, private collection
Colored pencil portrait, private collection
Logo design, individual patron
Logo design, Byram Cove Party: Hopatcong, NJ
Web banner, Squibby.net
Logo design, Precious Gems Music: Hopatcong, NJ
Backdrop design, Precious Gems Music: Hopatcong, NJ
Tattoo design, private patron
Portrait oil painting, private collection
Backdrop painting, Westside Childcare: Hopatcong, NJ
Portrait oil painting, private collection

PUBLICATIONS
NJ herald 2018
Idiom and image 2017-2018
NJ Patch 2014
Tapinto.net

VOLUNTEER WORK
Drew University budget and organization board, Board Member, Madison, NJ, 2019
Sussex County Teen Arts, Event coordinating assistant, Newton, NJ, 2019
Sussex County farm and horse show, gallery worker, Augusta, NJ 2018
Ladies retreat, guide and setup staff, Newton, NJ 2018
SCCC Fine art League, Club president, Newton, NJ 2018
SCCC Fine art League, Club VP, Newton, NJ 2017
Senior Citizen figure drawing classes, instructor, Newton, NJ 2016-2018
Phi theta kappa, event photographer, Newton, NJ 2017-2018
Hopatcong apple pie and art festival, setup and cleanup, Hopatcong, NJ 2017