Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. She earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University, and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago.
Jess’s work has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago, IL), the Grey House Gallery (Krakow, Poland), the Griffin Museum of Photography, Gallery Kayafas (Boston, MA), Carroll and Sons Gallery (Boston, MA), Michael Mazzeo Gallery (New York, NY), JDC Fine Art (San Diego, CA), the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery (Atlanta, GA), the Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 516 Arts (Albuquerque, NM), the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, and at many colleges and universities nationwide.
Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museums, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, the DePaul Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan Chase, the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Her work is also included in the Midwest Photographer's Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL.
In the fall of 2015, Every breath we drew will open as a solo museum exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and will coincide with the release of Dugan's first monograph, published by Daylight Books. She is the recipient of a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Jess is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL and Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA.