EDUCATION
MFA    2001    Painting    Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA (University Fellowship)
BFA    1995     Painting    Washington University School of Art in St. Louis, MO (Conway/Proetz Scholarship)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2016    If You Wander Far Enough, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, AB 
2016    Overburden, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB
2014    If You Wander Far Enough, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
2012    Babyscapes, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR, USA
2012    Babyscapes, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat, AB
2010    Fact and Fancy, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2008    Maternal Instincts: Portraits of Women, Satellite Gallery, La Grande, OR, USA
2008    Instintos Maternales/Maternal Instincts, Galería Jesús Gallardo, Universidad de Gto, Mexico
2007    Sueños (Dreams), Galeria Studio Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
2007    Indecision, Firehouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR, USA
2005    Conflicting Expectations, EWU Art Gallery, E. Washington University, Cheney, WA, USA
2004    Glamour Girls, Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, USA
2002    Games: Recent Paintings, The Olitsky Art Gallery, Spring House, PA, USA
2001    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1999    Women and Other Human Beings, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD, USA
1999    Mujeres y Otros Seres, La Galeria, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

SELECTED GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2016-18    When We Were Young (5-person exhibition), Alberta Travelling Exhibition: TREX
2016    New Works: Visual Communications Faculty, One on One Gallery, MHC, Medicine Hat, AB
2015    Medicine Hat Visual Communications Faculty Biannual, Esplanade Art Gallery, AB
2014    Something Old, Something New, One on One Gallery, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, AB
2014    Studio Members Group Show, The Hive Artists’ Hub Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
2013    To Be Continued… (3-person exhibition), Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls, ID, USA
2011    Fit for Consumption (invitational) Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA, Curator: Aaron McNamee
2010    No New Tale to Tell: Narrative in Contemporary Art, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead University, Morehead KY, Curator: Michael Deetsch
2009    12th International Juried Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA, Curator: Yolanda Lopez
2008    Nervous Laughter (5-person show), phd gallery, St. Louis, MO, USA, Curator:  Leslie Holt
2007    Ninth Annual Miami University Young Painters Competition Finalists Exhibition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
2007    From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then and Now, Curator: Claudia Sbrissa, University Gallery, St. John’s University, New York (catalogue)
2006    East Meets West: Faculty from EOU and WOU, Opus 6IX Gallery, Eugene, OR, USA
2005    Expressions Northwest ART PORT TOWNSEND (Merit Award), Northwind Arts Centre, Port Townsend, WA, USA, Juror: Esther Luttikhuizen 
2005    Texas National Competition and Exhibition, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacadogches, TX, USA (catalogue)
2004    Conversations: Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art, National Traveling Exhibit, Curator: Barry Nemett (catalogue)

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2012         Studio Art Centers International (SACI), Florence, Italy, Artist-in-Residence 
2007-08    Universidad de Guanajuato, México, Visiting Artist/Instructor (Fulbright Scholarship)
2005          Vermont Studio Center, 4-week Artist Residency (Artist’s Grant)
2001          Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 9-week Artist Residency (Fellowship)

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS
2011-12    Sabbatical Award, Eastern Oregon University 
2007-08     Fulbright Scholarship to Mexico, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, US  Dept of State
2010, ’07, ’04, ’03, ‘02        Faculty Scholars Summer Research Stipends, Eastern Oregon University
2008        EOU Foundation Faculty Grant
2005        Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center Residency
2005        Merit Award, “Expressions Northwest” Juried Exhibition
2005        Faculty Service Fellowship, Eastern Oregon University
2004        Honored Artist Award, Eastern Oregon Regional Exhibition
2004, 2002    Merit Award, Eastern Oregon University
2002        First Place Purchase Award, Expressions West Juried Exhibition
2001        Skowhegan Residency Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 
2001        Best in Show, Artists Equity Foundation Exhibit, Baltimore Museum of Art
2000        University Fellowship, Tyler School of Art and Temple University
1991-95        Conway/Proetz Scholarship, Washington University School of Art 
1995        Eliot Scholar, Washington University School of Art
1993        Sirosky Prize for Drawing, Washington University School of Art
1992        Southern Prize for Drawing, Washington University School of Art
1991        Maryland Artists’ Equity Foundation Scholarship
1991        Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award
1991        ARC/Riggs Bank Regional Scholarship

SELECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS
Tammy Rollie, “Artist looks at human impacts on nature: Medicine Hat painter brings environmental perspective to her work,” Okotoks Western Wheel, May 4, 2016 
Plattner, Jessica. “Overburden.” Go! Edmonton. Shaw TV Edmonton: 6 April, 2016. Television.
Scott Hayes, “Magical realist’s take on a world overrun by pipes: Jessica Plattner’s new exhibit Overburden now on at gallery,” St. Albert Gazette, March 12, 2016
Jenny Willson-McGrath, “Overburden,” Art Gallery of St. Albert 2016 Exhibition Catalogue essay
Joanne Marion, “If You Wander Far Enough,” Esplanade Art Gallery exhibition essay 2014
Jodi Varon, “Harmony and the Imagination: A Conversation with Jessica Plattner,” Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, Oct. 2011
“Maternal Instincts: Portraits of Women in Oregon and Mexico,” High Desert Journal, Spring 2009, Issue 9, p. 25 - 27
Alexis Salas, “Jessica Plattner’s Maternal Instincts,” Exhibition catalogue, Galería Jesus Gallardo, Universidad de Guanajuato, June 2008
Benjamin Pacheco Lopez, “Plattner: incognita mater” Periódica AM, June 19, 2008, Guanajuato, México. 
Julio Domínguez Balboa, “Sueños de Jessica Plattner” Diario de Chiapas, June 22, 2007, p. 88-89
Carey Lovelace, “Feminist Group Shows: Girls, Girls, Girls,” Art in America, No. 6, June/July 2007, p. 91
Lori Waxman, "Upside Down and Inside Out," Exhibition Catalogue: From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then and Now, St. John's University, New York, 2007
Susan Rosenberg, "From the Inside Out," Exhibition Catalogue: From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then and Now, St. John's University, New York, 2007
Edith Decker, “Humorous portraits on display at Firehouse,” Grants Pass Daily Courier, April 9, 2007, Grant’s Pass, OR
Sylvie Pederson, “East Meets West: Faculty work from both sides of the Cascades,” Eugene Weekly, May 25, 2006, Eugene, OR
Kristin Elsen, “Conflicting New Exhibit Challenges Expectations,” The Easterner, April 6, 2005, Cheney, WA
“Northwest Artist Shows Glamour Girls,” Pacific Monthly, October 2004, Forest Grove, OR

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The City of St. Albert, AB
The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB
Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR
Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

TEACHING
2014-current    Instructor of Art, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB
2008-2013    Associate Professor of Art, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR    
Spring     2008    Visiting Professor of Art, La Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
2003-08    Assistant Professor of Art, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR
Fall 2006    Artist-Teacher, Union Institute and Vermont College low residency MFA program
2001-03    Instructor of Art and Art History/Director of Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR