Artist Statement

Capturing abstraction in nature, both physical and atmospheric, is the essence of my work.  I search for moments when the natural world appears changed, distilled down to color, form and light.  I invite the viewer to experience the same sense of discovery.  


Bio

Tess Atkinson hails from Worcestershire, England and has lived most of her life in Boston.  She graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover and Skidmore College.  During her junior year at Skidmore she studied photography and art history in Paris.  It was during that time that photography captured her heart.

Tess spent the 1990s working at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Starting out in the Asiatic Department she eventually became Manager of Special Projects in the Director’s Office. At the MFA, Tess worked alongside some of this country’s leading curators as well as an inspiring director. In 2000 Tess left the MFA to raise a family and rediscovered her work in photography. She most recently studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.  She currently serves on the Board of Overseers for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, chairs the Board of Overseers for the Epiphany School in Dorchester and serves ex officio on Epiphany’s Board of Trustees.  

Her work is in private collections in England and the U.S. including the collection at Massachusetts General Hospital and the private collection of Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady.


Artist Representation

Jules Place Gallery, 1200 Washington Street #204,  Boston, MA

http://julesplace.com/

Shows and Featured Work

2017    Bountiful! Group Exhibition at Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA

2016    “Webster Art Project” Group Exhibition at Webster & Co., Boston, MA    

2016    Blink 2016, Group pop-up photography exhibition, Somerville, MA

2016    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Summer Party Juried Silent Art Auction featuring emerging and established artists, Boston, MA     

2016    “Party at iartcolony”  Group Exhibition at iartcolony gallery in Rockport, MA (October 2015 - June 2016)

2016    Artrageous, Juried Art Auction for Montserrat College and preview exhibition, Naga Gallery, Boston, MA

2015    “Amboseli, Quiet Plains” Solo Exhibition at Lab Central, Cambridge, MA

2015    SMFA Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2015    ARTcetera, Juried ART Auction, Boston, MA

2015    Nichols House Museum Spring Fete, Boston, MA

2014    Looking Out, Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, Peterborough, NH

2014    Blink 2014, Group pop-up photography exhibition, Somerville, MA

2014    WGBH Fine Art Auction, Boston, MA

2014    Nichols House Museum Spring Fete, Boston, MA 

2014    Samson Projects, Boston, MA 

2014    SMFA Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  

2013    Nichols House Museum Spring Fete, Boston, MA 

2013    ARTcetera, Boston, MA 

2013    SMFA Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

2012    Nichols House Museum Spring Fete, Boston, MA 

2012    SMFA Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

2011     ARTcetera, Boston, MA 

2011     Affairs of the Art Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2011     SMFA Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA