​​EDUCATION
2001    MFA, Painting     Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA (Fellowship)
                Temple Rome, Italy (Teaching Assistantship)
                 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Residency Fellowship)
1995    BFA, Painting     Washington University School of Art in St. Louis, MO (Scholarship)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS *indicates solo
2021    *Title TBA, ArtsEast Gallery, La Grande, OR
2020    *Far and In-Between, HUB@302 Gallery, Calgary, AB
2019    This Perfect Day (3-person exhibition), Yuill Family Gallery, Medalta, Medicine Hat
2019    The Collective: Recent Acquisitions to the City of St. Albert Permanent Public Art Collection featuring Jessica Plattner, Gerry Dotto, Rayma

             Peterson, & Borys Tarasenko, St. Albert, AB
2016-19  When We Were Young (5-person exhibition), Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) Curator: Xanthe Isbister
2019, ’17, ’15   Medicine Hat Faculty Biennial, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
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
2014    Hive New 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, Curator: Nathan Barnes

2013, ’11, ’09, ’07, ’05, ’03    Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University

2012    *Babyscapes, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR

2012    *Babyscapes, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

2011    Fit for Consumption (invitational) Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 

Curator: Aaron McNamee

2010    *Fact and Fancy, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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, Curator: Yolanda Lopez

2008    *Maternal Instincts: Portraits of Women, Satellite Gallery, La Grande, OR

2008    *Instintos Maternales, Galería Jesús Gallardo, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

2008    Nervous Laughter (5-person show), phd gallery, St. Louis, MO, Curator:  Leslie Holt

2007    *Sueños (Dreams), Galeria Studio Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

2007    *Indecision, Firehouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

2007    Ninth Annual Miami University Young Painters Competition Finalists Exhibition 

Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2007    From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then and Now, Curator: Claudia Sbrissa

University Gallery, St. John’s University, New York, NY (catalogue)

2005    *Conflicting Expectations, EWU Art Gallery, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

2005    Expressions Northwest ART PORT TOWNSEND (Merit Award), Northwind Arts Center, 

Port Townsend, WA, Juror: Esther Luttikhuizen 

2005    Texas National Competition and Exhibition, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacadogches, TX, (catalogue)

2004-05  Conversations: Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art, National Traveling Exhibit,             Curator: Barry Nemett, (catalogue)

2004    *Glamour Girls, Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

2002    *Games: Recent Paintings, The Olitsky Art Gallery, Spring House, PA

2001    *MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999    *Mujeres y Otros Seres, La Galeria, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico













ARTIST RESIDENCIES/VISITING ARTIST 

2012         Studio Art Centers International (SACI), Florence, Italy, Artist-in-Residence 

2007-08    Universidad de Guanajuato, México, Visiting Artist (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, US Council for International Exchange of Scholars

2010, ’07, ’04, ’03, ‘02    Faculty Scholars Summer Stipends, Eastern Oregon University

2005        Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center Residency

2005        Merit Award, “Expressions Northwest” Juried Exhibition

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, ’93, ‘92    Eliot Scholar, Sirosky Prize for Drawing, Southern Prize, Washington University




SELECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS

Mo Cranker, “Family Matters for This Perfect Day,” Medicine Hat News, August 29, 2019

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 ’07, 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

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 ‘05, Cheney, WA

“Northwest Artist Shows Glamour Girls,” Pacific Monthly, October 2004, Forest Grove, OR

Catalogue: Texas National 2005 with Juror James Surls, 2005

Catalogue: Conversations: Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art, 2004




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