Jared Boggess has been a working artist for nearly a decade creating illustrations for folks like Simon & Schuster, Scientific American and Smithsonian. In 2018, his solo show “SIMULACRUM” was displayed at Gallery Edit in Richmond VA. The exhibition coincided with a collaboration with Center Church and the release of 4 Risograph mini comics based on the parables of Jesus.
He lives in the countryside just outside Richmond, Virginia USA finding inspiration in his life as a husband and father of two.
Spectrum 24 • Society of Illustrators 59 • Society of Illustrators 57 • Print’s Hand Drawn 2011 • Juried Illustrators Club of DC Show 16, Silver • Juried Richmond Illustrators Club 2012 • Juried Richmond Illustrators Club 2011 • AIGA Richmond GRADE 6 • Juried Illustrators Club of DC Show 15
October 2018, Solo exhibit “SIMULACRUM”, Gallery Edit, Richmond VA
Simon & Schuster • Scientific American • Smithsonian Magazine • Narratively • Education Week • San Antonio Magazine • SF Weekly • OC Weekly • LA Weekly • Hippocampus Press
The world we live in is full of beauty and full of potential.
And it is full of brokenness.
Our social media feeds and news outlets forbid us from denying the turmoil.
However—it has been this way for quite some time. Experts will tell you shootings and wars and earthquakes have been happening for a long time. It is not getting worse as some might portray it.
In fact, quite the opposite.
There are movements in the undertow making our world better.
There are rich stories of redemption amidst the chaos and suffering. Love is cloaked but not lost among the monsters of our world. The might of nature demands both terror and awe. There is an elegance to the cosmos and its tension with havoc. When we pan out far enough, we see that we are moving forward and towards wholeness. In spite of itself, tragedy ultimately makes way for hope and love.
There is hope because of tragedy.
And I will show it to you.