Debra K. Jayne is a New England based painter and printmaker. She received her MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, and her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a founding member of Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction, VT.  She has participated in limited edition portfolios at TRPS that were purchased by the Boston Public Library, the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College and the Baily-Howe Library of special collections at the University of Vermont. Jayne has had paintings in juried exhibits at the the Katherine Weems Center Painting Biennial, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, Art Takes Manhattan, AVA Gallery, and others. Her works are in private collections in the U.S., Canada, France, and Norway.


Education

MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA, 2014

Post-Baccalaureate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, 2012

BA, Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 
 
Professional Experience
 
2014-17
AVA Gallery Faculty, Lebanon, NH 
New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH

2015 -2017   
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA        

2014 
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Observational Painting

2012 
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Print and Paper

2007-11
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction,
Curated and prepared for some exhibits, customer service,
and assisted teaching, White River Junction, VT

2008 
Castello di Spannocchia,  studied wood block printmaking, Siena, Italy

2006
Castello di Spannocchia, studied wood block printmaking, Siena, Italy
 
2001 
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, founding member, White River Junction, VT


Residencies, Awards and Grants

2017
Second place,  International Juried Exhibition at the
Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
 
2016 
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2014
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
President’s Research Award, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, MA

2013 
Montague Travel Grant, London, UK

2012 
Merit Scholarship, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, MA
 
 
Solo Exhibits

2016
Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Architectural and Urban Sites,
Johnson, VT
Atrium of 50 Church Street, Viscosity Prints, Cambridge, MA

2015
Dartmouth Baker-Berry Library, Architectural Paintings
Hanover, NH 

2014
Museum of Fine Arts William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Form and Fracture,
Boston, MA

2010
Dartmouth College Dana Library, Landscapes, Hanover, NH

2008 
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, Landscapes, WRJ, VT
 
2007 
Hanover Library, Benefit for Entoto Foundation, Hanover, NH


Juried Exhibits

2017

Blue Biennial, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA
juried by Vera Ingrid Grant, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African
and American Art of the Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Cambridge

International Juried Exhibit 2017, Center for Contemporary Art
Juror:  Stephen Westfall, Professor at Rutgers University
and Contributing Editor for Art in America. Bedminster, NJ

In Transit, Art League Rhode Island, Providence, RI
at the VETS Gallery.  Juror:  Abigail Newbold, Director of
Exhibitions, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

National Prize Show, University Place, Boston, MA
juried by Nick Capasso, director of of the Fitchburg Art Museum,
Fitchburg, MA, former Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA


2016
Red Biennial, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA
juried by Joseph D. Ketner II, the Henry and Lois Foster Chair in
Contemporary Art Theory and Practice at Emerson College, Boston

Art Takes Manhattan, Summer Show, NYC, NY
juried by Kate Shin, director of Waterfall Gallery, Neil Powell, board member of MoCa Beijing and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Norwich University of the Arts, Jaime Martinez, publisher of ArteFuse Magazine, and New York based artist and
Manuel Rodriguez, director of Art takes Manhattan

Member Show, featured artist, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, NH Art Association
juried by Carol Van Loon, Portsmouth, NH

2015                       
Members Prize Show, University Place Boston
juried by Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of
Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI                                                         
Abstracted, Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
juried by Alex Kittle, assistant director of Uforge Gallery
2014
Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, Boston, MA
Painting Area Biennial, Katherine Weems Center, Boston, MA 

2013
Arches Student Show, Boston Printmakers, Boston University, Boston, MA

2012
Printmaking Student Exhibit, SMFA, Boston, MA
Drawing Student Exhibit, SMFA, Boston, MA

2011
Ava Gallery, Juried by Katherine C. Hart, Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Lebanon, NH
Printmaking Student Exhibit, SMFA, Boston, MA

2010
Spheris Gallery, Juried by Cynthia Reeves, Hanover, NH

2009
Momenta 3, TRPS, Juried by David Berona, curator of Lamson
Library Print Series, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2007
AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2006
Momenta 11, TRPS, Juried by Matt Atkins, assistant curator of
Currier Museum of Manchester, NH

2005
Momenta 1, TRPS, Juried by Andrew Witkin, Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Distillery Gallery, South Boston, MA
There is a Garden, and it Exists
Parker Hill Library of Boston Public Library, Art of Place, Roxbury, MA

2015
AVA Gallery, Annual Holiday Exhibition, Lebanon, NH 
University Place Gallery, Mary Schein Fall Salon, Cambridge, MA
Kathryn Schultz Gallery, New Members Exhibit, Boston, MA
Uforge Gallery, Wanderlust, Jamaica Plain, MA
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, VT

2014
MFA Thesis Exhibit, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Graduating Students and Award Recipients Exhibition,
Ross Anderson Auditorium, SMFA, Boston, MA
Student Exhibit, Mission Hill Building, Roxbury, MA
Samson Gallery, Proof of Purchase, Boston, MA

2013
Parker Hill Library of Boston Public Library, Roxbury, MA
Hostel International, Eclectic Mix, Boston, MA
Hostel International, Boston, MA
SMFA Mission Hill, MFA Student Exhibit, Boston, MA

2012
SMFA Mission Hill, Student Exhibit Boston, MA

2011
SMFA Mission Hill, Post Baccalaureate Student Exhibit, Boston, MA
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2010
Art Works, Hand Pulled Prints, Woodstock, VT
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, Silent Auction, WRJ, VT

2009 
Opera North, 3rd Annual Opera Exhibit, Lebanon, NH
Norwich Public Library, Norwich, VT

2008
Lamson Library, Plymouth State University, NH
McIninch Art Gallery, Southern NH University, Manchester, NH

2006
Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH
Flynndog, Burlington, VT
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, Whte River Junction, VT


Bibliography

Cambridge Art Association, "National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA, 2017

Cambridge Art Association, "Red Bienneal", Cambridge, MA, 2016

Cambridge Art Association, "Members Prize Show", Cambridge, MA, 2016

"The Imroper Bostonian" magazine, July Issue, 2015

William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, "Form and Fracture", Museum of Fine
Arts Archives, Boston, MA, 2014

William J. Simmons.  "A Boston Young Contemporary": Debra K. Jayne, Big, Red and Shiny, Aug, 2014

Sean Hill. "The Cyclorama Show, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, Big, Red and Shiny, May, 2014

"Here in Hanover" magazine, front cover wood block print, winter issue, 2009

 
Collections
 
Wellington Collections
International Contemporary Art
 
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
William Morris Hunt Library archives
Boston, MA
 
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
 
Baker-Berry Library
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
 
Hood Museum
Hanover, NH
 
Bailey-Howe Library of Special Collections
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
 
 
 
 
 
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