EDUCATION
2015

MFA University of Miami-Miami, FL

Masters of Fine Arts/ Graduate Teaching Assistant

BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Double Major: Painting/ Art History; Graduated with Honors and Distinction


EXHIBITIONS
2015

ARTIFICIAL OASIS, FAT Village Gallery, Fort Lauderdal, FL

ARTIFICIAL OASIS, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Miami Gallery: Wynwood, Miami, FL


2014

The Residency at Vytacil, Art Students League of New York, White Plains, NY

Jena Thomas: Solo Exhibition, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT


2013

Home, Grin Event Space and Gallery, Providence, RI

62nd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL Juried by Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN

6th All Media Juried Biennial, Hollywood Arts and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, Juried by Hunter Braithwaite, Miami Rail editor, and Gean Moreno, founder of [NAME] Publications, critic, curator, and artist

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL, juried by Hunter Braithwaite-Chief in Editor, Miami Rail

Art Palm Beach, International Art Fair, West Palm Beach, FL

Miami International Art Fair (MIA) Sea Fair: The Mega Yacht Venue, Miami, FL

Salon d’Refuses, UM CAS Gallery, Miami, FL


2012

5th Annual Canes Fair, Wynwood Project Space, Miami, FL

Incoming MFA Show, CAS Gallery, University of Miami, FL


2009

Beg Borrow Steal, La Montagne Gallery, Curated by Aaron Segal, South Boston, MA

Senior Show, Godine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, MA

All School Show, Juried by Joseph Ketner, professor of Contemporary Art at Emerson College, Boston, MA

Midnight Blooming Fund, GASP Gallery, Boston, MA


2008

Six Degrees of SOA, Visual Alumni Show, Curated by Carolyn Sickles, Lake Worth, FL

All School Show, Juried by Paul Stopforth, professor at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


2007

Midnight Blooming Fund (In Collaboration with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts) GASP Gallery, Boston, MA

All School Show, Juried Emily Eisenberg, La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2013

Teaching Assistantship, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Painting Art Department Award, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL


2009

Presidential Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Patrick Gavin Painting Award, Boston, MA

Art History Auction Award, Boston, MA

International Arts Travel Grant (Egypt), Boston, MA


2008

Artist Supply Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

All College Show Painting Department Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA


2006

Honorable Mention, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, All School Show, Boston, MA

Student of the Year Scholarship Award, Studio Foundations, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA