Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2023 “Carry Fire”, Cross Center Gallery, Boston, MA


“Everywhere Return”, Hostetter Arts Center Gallery, Basking Ridge, NJ

“Reverie”, Latchkey Gallery, New York, NY


“Verses, Over The Waves”, Passaic County Art Center, Hawthorne, NJ 

“No Rule Multiply Alpha”, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

2020   “3 Mothers”, ArtYard, Frenchtown, NJ

2019   “Teacher As Artist”, Dineen Hull Gallery & Department of Cultural Affairs, Jersey City, NJ 

2017   “Pearl Of A Panther”, Film Premier, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ 

2014   “Woman and Children First”, Art House Productions Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 

2008   “1964/1967”, Newark Historical Society, Newark, NJ 


“1964/1967”, 1×1 – Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ 

“Glimpse”, Red Saw, Newark, NJ 

“Wave In The Water”, The Majestic (w/ Jersey City Museum), Jersey City, NJ 

“Phoenix” Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ 

2005   “Receiver Series 1” Gallery 58, Jersey City, NJ 

2004   “12 FOLLOWS” L.I.T.M., Jersey City, NJ 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2022   “Future Fair”, Future Fair, New York, NY 


“The Bridge”, The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ 

“Holiday Market”, Future Fair, New York, NY 


“Leap Of Faith”, Gallery 58, Hillsdale, NJ 

“Glimpse”, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ


“Pearl Of A Panther”, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ 

“Another World”, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

“Process and Practice”, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

“Art Educators of New Jersey”, Kean University, Union, NJ 


“Linkage: 2 Degrees of Separation”, Hackensack Performing Arts Center, Hackensack, NJ 

“Art Educators of New Jersey”, Kean University, Union, NJ 

“Essential”, 69 Wyckoff, Bushwick, NY 

2017   “Essential”, 395 Johnson, Bushwick, NY 

2016   “Art Educators of New Jersey”, Kean University, Union, NJ 

2015   “Art Educators of New Jersey”, Kean University, Union, NJ 


“Looking Back, Looking Black”, Goldman, Sachs & CO., Jersey City, NJ 

“Instigated” Sebastian Patane Masuelli installation, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 

“Black Rock”, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 


“Broken Wings”, Gallery 58, Jersey City, NJ 

“ArtReach XIV”, city without walls, Newark, NJ 

“Pulp”, Red Saw, Newark, NJ 

“Reverie”, ANNEX Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 

“What Have You Got To Say?” Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ 


“Magical Realism”, Jersey City, NJ 

“Heavy Hitters” Gallery 58, Jersey City, NJ 

“Four Artists”, Brooklyn, NY 

“Passing Through” The Luna Stage, Montclair, NJ 

“Black History Month Exhibit” City Hall, Jersey City, NJ 


“What Have You Got To Say?” Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ 

“Artist By Numbers” L.I.T.M., Jersey City, NJ 

“Unusual Suspects” Gallery 58, Jersey City, NJ 

“Collectivity” Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ 

“Now and Then”, Long Island City, NY 

2003   “Word of Mouth” FEASE, Montclair, NJ 

2002   “Emerging Artists” Williamsburg, NY 

2001   “End of the Day” FEASE, Bloomfield, NJ 

2000   “FEASE Art Collective” FEASE, Bloomfield, NJ 


2006   Bachelors of Fine Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1995   Middlesex Polytechnic, London, England (Artist Exchange Program) 

1999   Graphic Design Certification, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ 

Awards and Grants 

2021 Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year

2007-2008 Artist In Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 

1995   Student Exchange Scholarship, Middlesex Polytechnic, London, England 


Art/Tech Instructor, 2009-Present, Eastern Christian High School, North Haledon, NJ 

Art Instructor & Creative Director, 2014-2021, Goldman Sachs’ Student Art Program, Jersey City, NJ 

Graphic Design Instructor, 2008-2011, BridgeHope (after school program), Paterson, NJ 

Creative Director, 2007-2010, Touch The World Ministries, Allendale, NJ 

Consultant and Art Related Projects 

2007-Present Graphic/Web Design for American Indian Artists, Inc. NY, NY 

Murals and Public Projects


Mural “Past, Present, Future Spirit”, Community Garden, Jersey City, NJ, USA

Mural “50 years of Hip Hop”, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA


Mural “As Above So Below (Jersey Shore)”, Newark Airport Terminal B Gates 60+, Newark, NJ 

Mural “Faces Of New Jersey”, Newark Airport Terminal A, Newark, NJ 

Mural “One Humanity”, Hofstra Park, Prospect Park, NJ 

Mural “Wandering Stars (For Ukraine)”, Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY, USA


Mural “Freedom”, North Haledon Recreational Center, North Haledon, NJ 

Mural “Miracle Of Help”, Medical Center, Sierra Leone, West Africa

2012 Mural, Eastern Christian Media Center, North Haledon, NJ 

2012 Mural, “Core Values”, Eastern Christian School Media Center, North Haledon, NJ 

2011 Mural, “Open The Gates”, Wings of Refuge orphanage, Port Au Prince, Haiti 

2009 Mural, Colegio de James R Ganley, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 

Bibliography and Publications


Manu Sharma. “Family, faith, and cultural history: exploring the art of Jesse Wright”, Stir World, September, 2022


Special to “RAF Tour is the first in-person event since the pandemic”, USA Today Network – New Jersey, October, 2021

Violet Lazarus. “Ridgewood Arts Foundation Returns to In-Person Events”,, October, 2021


Jon Batiste. “Rooftop Song”, ArtYard, November, 2020


Schiller, Sara. “Wooster on Paper #4: 10th Anniversary”, Wooster Collective Magazine, August 2013


Behrens, Ahn. “Broken Wings review”, Waterfront Journal, July 2006 

Bischoff, Dan. “Artreach XIV”, Star Ledger, July 2006 

Behrens, Ahn. “Review”, Jersey Journal, April 2006 


Leonard, Lex. “Feature”, Jersey City Digest, March 2005

Jackson, Aaron. “Rules of the Artist”, Chilltown, March 2005