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ABOUT JESSICA PEARLESS
Master of Fine Arts (Honours), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. University Graduate Scholar
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
Boosted Artist Ambassador for The Arts Foundation of New Zealand
Director, Paragon Matter Ltd, Art Services Agency  (http://www.paragonmatter.com/)

ACHIEVEMENTS
2018
Shortlist, 2018 NZLI and University of Auckland Alumni Leadership Fellowship
2016
Longlist, John Fries Award, Australia
2015
Merit Award, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award
2014
Women of Influence Finalist, Arts Category
Alternate Grantee, Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award
Shortlist, Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award
Merit Award, The New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award
2013
Alternate Grantee, Fulbright-Wallace Trust Art Award
Shortlist, Fulbright-Wallace Trust Art Award
Merit Award, The New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award
Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grantee
2012     
Shortlist, Fulbright Wallace Trust Art Award
2011     
AMP Do Your Thing National Scholarship Winner
Inaugural Artists Alliance Residency Recipient
2010    
Zinni Douglas Award, Walker & Hall Art Award
University of Auckland Postgraduate Scholarship
2009    
University of Auckland Postgraduate Scholarship
2002  
Pumphouse Art Awards, Merit Award
Denise Gerrard Scholarship Recipient, University of Auckland
2001    
Derivan Art Spectrum Prize for Painting,
Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

SELECTED COMMISSIONS
2015    
Flags for Te Wero Island, site specific billboard,
Te Wero Island for Waterfront Auckland
2014    
Selected Artist, Clonbern Lane_site, Clonburn Service Lane,
Urban Design Project for the Remuera Business Association
2011    
Folder, Artists Alliance limited edition artwork
edition of 850 works to accompany Art All Issue #105
2011    
Arthouse_site, The Arthouse, Nelson
2009    
OSB_site, Old South British Building, Auckland