University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA — Master of Fine Arts, 2017
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD — Master of Arts in Teaching, 2015
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD — Bachelors of Fine Arts, 2014, Magna Cum Laude
Studio Arts College International (SACI), Florence Italy — Semester Abroad Honors Program, 2012 


Jeremy Jirsa
b.1992, Baltimore, Maryland

Jeremy Jirsa was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1992. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Jeremy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in General Fine Arts and a minor in Art History with the honors of Magna Cum Laude in 2014 and a Master of Arts in Teaching from MICA in 2015. In 2017 he received his Master of Fine Arts at The University of Pennsylvania, where he was also the recipient of the Christopher Lyons Memorial Grant Award for the class of 2017. His work has been exhibited across the United States as well as in Florence, Italy. Jeremy’s studio practice encompasses sculpture, painting, photography, performance and installation. A 2022 Bethesda painting prize finalist and Bethesda Young artist 2022 recipient. His most recent Solo Exhibition took Place at IA & A Hillyer Gallery in Washington DC and has recently been featured in the Washington Post. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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  • 2022 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year, Carroll Community College
  • 2022 Bethesda Painting Prize Young Artist Award
  • 2022 Bethesda Painting Prize Finalist
  • 2021 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Nominee, Carroll Community College
  • 2017 Christopher Lyons Memorial Grant Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2012 A. Claire Gaskins Harper ‘41 Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • 2012 SACI Trustee Award Scholarship, Studio Arts College International, Florence Italy
  • 2010-2014 Dean’s List, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • 2010-2014 National Art Honor Society Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • 2010-2014 Trustee Award, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • 2010-2014 A.R.T.S. Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • 2010-2014 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Scholars, Maryland Institute College of Art

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Gray Area, 2022 — Washington D.C., IA & A Hillyer Gallery
  • Surface Tension, 2021 — Baltimore, MD, Function Gallery
  • KillJoy, 2020 — Chelsea, NY, SACI Gallery (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
  • Surface Tension, 2020 — Washington D.C., IA & A Hillyer (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
  • Facade, 2019 — North East, MD, Millburn Stone Gallery, Cecil College
  • Masquerade, 2019 — Westminster, MD, Scott Center Gallery, Carroll Community College
  • Note to Self, 2019 — Washington D.C., SENSE Gallery
  • Transitions, 2016 — Philadelphia, PA, Saxsbys Gallery
  • Memoriam, 2015 — Baltimore, MD, Pixilated Gallery
  • Without the Blinders, 2014 — Baltimore, MD, CharmedLife Art Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • MICA Faculty Exhibition 2022, 2022 — Baltimore, MD, Fanny Fox Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Bethesda Painting Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2022 — Bethesda, MD, Gallery B
  • Carroll Community College Faculty Biennale, 2022 — Westminster, MD, Scott Center Gallery, Carroll Community College
  • And Still We Rise, 2021 — Baltimore, MD, CCBC Essex Gallery, Community College of Baltimore County
  • Into the Void, 2020 — Towson, MD, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University
  • WPA ART NIGHT, 2020 — Washington D.C., Washington Project for the Arts, Online Exhibition
  • Cecil College Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 2020 — North East, MD, Elkton Station Gallery, Cecil College
  • Crossing the Line, 2020 — Oxford, PA, Oxford Art Alliance
  • Rise 2020, 2020 — Washington D.C., IA & A Hillyer
  • Tin Ceilings and Other Specifics, 2019 — Exeter NH, The Magenta Suite Gallery
  • Perspectives, 2018 — Baltimore, MD, Creative Alliance
  • 5 into 1, 2017 — Philadelphia, PA, The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art and Design
  • Time In Dreams Is Frozen, 2017 — Philadelphia, PA, ICEBOX Project Space, University of Pennsylvania MFA Thesis Show
  • Essays in Words and Images, 2017 — Philadelphia, PA, Seraphin Gallery


Press Interviews:


  • Jenkins, Mark. “Review | in the Galleries: Big Messages Conveyed in Close Quarters.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 18 Aug. 2022,
  • “Memoriam: A solo Exhibition of Works by Jeremy Jirsa” Pixilated Federal Hill. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2015.
  • “When Teaching and Art Making Combine<BmoreArt Baltimore Contemporary Art.” BmoreArt. Baltimore Contemporary Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 June 2015.
  • JUXTApositions Apr. 2015: 20. Print
  • Zevitas, Steven, ed. “A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists.” Studio Visit: Volume 30 1 Aug. 2015: 90, 91. Print.

Clients/Employment History:  

Teaching Experience:

  • Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA  — Assistant Professor, 2023-present 
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD — Visiting Lecturer and Critic, 2014-present 
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD — Adjunct Professor, 2020-2023
  • Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD — Adjunct Professor, 2019-2022
  • Cecil College, North East, MD — Adjunct Professor, 2019-2023
  • Delaware County Community College, Media, PA — Adjunct Professor, 2018-2020
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA — Adjunct Professor, 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA — Visiting Artist, 2017; Instructor, 2016; Teaching Assistant, 2015- 2017

Art-related Work Experience:

  • Baltimore Chesapeake Rugby Football Club — Chief Marketing Officer, 2022-Present
  • Beware the Artist — Host, Editor, Producer, 2020-Present
  • Freelance Art Handler, 2019-Present
  • Atelier Fine Art Services — Art Handler,  2017-2019