Jessica Maraschiello

Painter, Printmaker, Freelance Artist based in Nashville, TN

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Address Nashville, TN
United States

Artist Statement: Jessica Maraschiello

My process of art-making utilizes intuition and self-expression. Abstract compositions come together like puzzle pieces, and I must be present in the moment to be effective. My work centers around themes of identity and relationships, and the psychology behind them.

Deeply intrigued by psychology and the subconscious, especially where art and psychology overlap, my work is extremely process-based. Having the mind of an introvert, but the heart of an expressionist means many of my busy, chaotic compositions are restrained by elements of order. This is a visual depiction of inner turmoil I often experience. The line or form placed on top of expressive, gestural, and spontaneous marks signifies my self-awareness and discomfort.

Acrylic paint on canvas or board allows me to layer quickly, creating depth and lots of texture. My surfaces are built by piling on paint, and then sanding away areas. I paint many layers with only the vaguest idea of an end result. My approach to art-making is an organic one, in which the final design is an emergent phenomena of the micro-decisions that comprise it.

Biography: Jessica Maraschiello

Jessica Maraschiello was born and raised in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up in a family full of artists who all played a role in nurturing a creative spirit. Maraschiello has also lived in Indianapolis, Indiana and Dayton, Ohio. While living in Ohio, Maraschiello exhibited her work at local businesses and worked on commissioned pieces. Eventually, she returned to Nashville in pursuit of a formal education. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with her BFA in Painting in December 2015. Printmaking and graphic design are also areas of study and interest. Maraschiello’s current abstract paintings deal with identity, relationships, and the psychology behind them. She also has a personal portrait business and most recently has shown work at galleries in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Maraschiello plans to attend graduate school to pursue an MFA in the Fall of 2018.


Graphic Design
Pet Portraits




Midsouth Crafting Supplies

Graphic Designer

Smyrna, TN · 10/1/2016 – Present

Design and print patterns on adhesive and heat transfer vinyl using Adobe Illustrator software and a Roland Versa Works printer.

Sips N Strokes


Nashville, TN · 12/2015 – Present

Teach and assist nightly classes open to the public.

Middle Tennessee State University

Project Assistant

Murfreesboro, TN · April 2015 – April 2015

Assisted with wood blocking printing with visiting artist, Edie Overturf.

Jessica Rose Maraschiello Art

Freelance Artist

Nashville, TN · 2014 – Present

Freelance artist for pet portraits and commissioned work


Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft

Watercolor and Collage

Gatlinburg, TN · July 2016 – July 2016

A week long workshop taught by Jered Sprecher focusing on watercolor and collage.

Middle Tennessee State University

Study Abroad - Italy

Florence, Rome, Venice, Italy · May 2014 – June 2014

Middle Tennessee State University

Magna Cum Laude, BFA- Studio

Murfreesboro, TN · January 2011 – December 2015

Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Design


2016 Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft
2015 Tennessee Lottery Hope Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University
2014 International Education Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University


2015 235 @ 302 (Group Exhibition), Moxie Art Supply, Murfreesboro, TN
2015 Apex (Group Exhibition), Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
BFA Senior Exhibition
2015 Greenway Art Festival (Juried Show), Greenway Park, Murfreesboro, TN
2015 SAA Juried Show (Group), Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Murfreesboro, TN
2015 Untitled (Group), Springhouse Gallery, Smyrna, TN
Juried Show
2015 Untitled (Group), Murfree Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
2015 Pancakes and Booze Art Show (Group), 12th and Porter, Nashville, TN
2014 Collection (Group), Two Tone Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
2014 Greenway Art Festival (Juried Show), Greenway Park, Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Untitled (Group), Liquid Smoke, Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Greenway Art Festival (Juried Show), Greenway Park, Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Untitled (Group), Lime Tiger, Murfreesboro, TN
2012 Greenway Art Festival (Juried Show), Greenway Park, Murfreesboro, TN
2011 The Essence of Red (Group), The O'Gallery, Nashville, TN
2011 Life Without Art is Stupid (Group), Phat Bites Deli, Nashville, TN
2010 Untitled (Solo), Kanoe Cafe, Tipp City, OH