Jessica Hess is a hyperreal painter who travels often to explore the urban landscape and seek out new subject matter. She received a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and has been pursuing a fine art career ever since. Hess has exhibited nationally and internationally and is currently represented by Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco and Plastic Murs in Valencia, Spain. Hess grew up in North Carolina, and also lived for years in Massachusetts and Rhode Island before heading west to California in 2009. She and her better half now own a creative commercial space in Oakland that houses her art studio in a former barber shop.