The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
March 12, 2016-January 8, 2017
Washington, D.C. 

This exhibition will travel to the following museums:

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA:  February 4 - May 14, 2017
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX:  June 8 - September 10, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO:  October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Museum of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, June 1 - August 26, 2018

(un)expected families
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Clementine Brown Gallery and Herb Ritts Gallery
December 9, 2017-June 17, 2018
Boston, MA

Every Breath We Drew
The Transformer Station
April 27-June 17, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, April 27, 7-9 p.m. (Member's Preview 5-7 p.m.) 
Panel discussion: Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m. 
Cleveland, OH

To Survive on this Shore: Exhibition and Book Launch
September 6-October 10, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 6-9 p.m. 
St. Louis, MO

New Midwest Photography
Curated by Flak Photo
James Watrous Gallery
September 7-October 28, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, September 7, 5-7 p.m. 
Madison, WI

Every Breath We Drew
Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa
September 27-October 25, 2018
Tulsa, OK

Every Breath We Drew
Truman State University
January-March, 2020
Kirksville, MO


2018 Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2017 Collection Award for Women Documentarians, Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University. Durham, NC

2017 INFocus Sidney Zuber Photography Award, Phoenix Art Museum, Honorable Mention. Phoenix, AZ

2016 Commended Artist, Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2016 Artist Fellowship, Regional Arts Commission. St. Louis, MO


The St. Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, MO recently acquired work from Every Breath We Drew for their permanent collection. 

Smith College Museum of Art recently acquired the limited edition portfolio of To Survive on This Shore for their permanent collection. 

The Light Work Collection at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY recently acquired the limited edition portfolio of To Survive on This Shore, as well as new work from Every Breath We Drew, for their permanent collection. 

The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL recently acquired work from To Survive on This Shore for their permanent collection. 


Jess T. Dugan: A Decade of Visual Activism
October 2018
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK


The Intimate Portrait
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Snowmass Village, CO
July 30-August 3, 2018
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