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 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.


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 in Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Professional Experience

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, VT
Board of Directors and Artist member

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA   

AVA Gallery Faculty, Lebanon, NH 

New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH   

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

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

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction,
Curated and prepared exhibits, and assisted teaching

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

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

Residencies, Awards and Grants
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

International Juried Exhibition 
Second Place
Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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

Montague Travel Grant, London, UK

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

Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Architectural and Urban Sites,
Johnson, VT

Atrium of 50 Church Street, Viscosity Prints, Cambridge, MA

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

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

Dartmouth College, Dana Library, Landscapes, Hanover, NH

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

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, VT

Juried Exhibits

Members Prize Show, 2019, University PL Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Juried by Lisa Crossman, art historian and Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum.

Red Biennial, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA
juried by Dan Byers, John R. and Barbara Robinson Directorof the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University

61st Chautauqua Institution Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, NY
Juried by Sharon Louden, author of, "Living and Sustaining a Creative
Life:Essays by 40 Working Artists"

National Prize Show, University PL Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Juried by Michelle Grabner (Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jessica Hong (Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston), and Jamilah James (Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Momenta IV, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, VT
Juried by James Stroud of Center Street Studio, Milton Village, MA

Members Prize Show, University PL Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Juried by Joseph Carroll of Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston

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

International Juried Exhibit 2017, Center for Contemporary Art
(Second Place), juried by Stephen Westfall, Professor at Rutgers University
and Contributing Editor for Art in America. Bedminster, NJ

In Transit, Art League Rhode Island
VETS Gallery. Juried by Abigail Newbold, Director of
Exhibitions, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Providence, RI

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

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

Members Prize Show, University Place Cambridge, MA
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
Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, Boston, MA
Painting Area Biennial, Katherine Weems Center, Boston, MA 

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

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

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

Spheris Gallery, Juried by Cynthia Reeves, Hanover, NH

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

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions


Two Rivers Printmaking Studio Group Show
Woodcut prints from Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet's
"Big Ink" Tuna Press.  White River Junction, VT

Upper Valley Art Alliance
AVA Silent Auction, Benefit for AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

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

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

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

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

SMFA Mission Hill, Student Exhibit Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Bibliography

Studio Visit, juried artist books. Volume 41 and 42, 2018.

Artscope Magazine. "2018 CAA Prize Show". 12th Anniversary Issue.
Boston, MA. March and April, 2018.  

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, "From Pillar to Poster." 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.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio. "10th Anniversary Portfolio, A Decade of Printmaking." Member Portfolio Prints. White River Junction, VT 2011.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio.Portfolio of Prints"  White River Junction, VT 2011.

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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