2017- on field with ATLUTD's Carlos Carmona at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with Custom Painted Guitar for Heineken's Man of The Match.     Jeremy Townsend   b. 1977, St.Louis, Mo, Usa  Pseudonymns: Jert; Mister Jert     Jeremy Townsend was born in 1977 to a working class family in Jefferson County, Missouri.      He began using the pseudonym "Jert" at age 16 (1994).      The pseudonym stuck because it sounded weird and was easy for people to remember.     At age 20 he discovered the world of live caricature art - and found a means to support himself and travel across the US and Europe without a trust fund.      In 2008 he abandoned full time caricature to focus on freelance illustration and independent creative projects.     Since then he has shown work vigorously in galleries, group shows and alternative spaces across the US.      He is currently focusing his efforts on cultural satire and pop culture iconography.     He lives in the Atlanta Metro area with his wife and dogs.     Education:   AFA- STLCC Meramec- 1999  Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop - Garmisch-Partenkirken, Germany-2006  Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop-  St.Goar, Germany-2007  Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop  Barsringhausen, Germany-2008  Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop  Santa Barbara, California -2010     Selected Shows:  Cryptids-   2015, Kibbie Gallery; Atlanta, GA  w/Aaron Crawford, Chris Neuenschwander      …War Against Boredom-   2013, Mad Art Gallery; St. Louis, Mo  w/ Aaron Partney     Death and Girls…  2012, Cube Gallery: Atlanta,GA  w/ Eric Petersen     Socially Awkward-  2012, Mad Art Gallery: St. Louis, Mo  w/ Ron Buechel        Selected Group Shows:  This is it!-  2017, Blue Mark Studios: Atlanta Ga     Trumpocalypse- What Next?  2017, Sacred Gallery: New York, NY     Dumping Trump: Art Against the Donald  2016, Elephant Room Gallery; Chicago, Ill.     South-  2015, Kibbee Gallery; Atlanta, GA     Mr.Show Show-  2014, Nerdist Gallery, Meltdown comics, Los Angeles, CA     ICONS-  2013, Thee Grotto- Alternative Space  Orlando, Fl     Born and Bred  2013, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA     Grey Scale  2012, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA     Difference and Discourse  2010, Keyhole Gallery, Kansas City, MO     World of Imagination vol.3  2010- APW Gallery; New York, NY     Lost Toys  2010- Mercer Gallery; Rochester NY     Golden Age- Asifa Atlanta group show  2008- Eyedrum Gallery; Atlanta Ga           Curated shows:  People Ruined the Internet  2015, HodgePodge- Alternative Space; Atlanta GA        Lectures:  Art of Caricature- 2009- SCAD ; Savannah, GA, Illustration Building     Art of Caricature- 2010- SCAD; Savannah, GA, Illustration Building     Art of Caricature vs the Act of Caricature-2014- ISCA annual convention; Reno NV     Press:     Interview by Ali Thome from episode 14 of the "It's Supposed to Be Funny" podcast  http://www.itssupposedtobefunny.com/14-mr-jert/     Jert Says ‘People Ruined The Internet’- Creative Loafing- Kate Douds- 2015-  http://www.creativeloafing.com/news/article/13082427/jert-says-people-ruined-the-internet       Who is Jert?-  13thflr.com -  Gavin Godfrey- 2013-   https://13thflr.com/tag/jert/      10 Best Shows This Weekend in St.Louis- Riverfront Times- Mabel Suen- 2013 -  https://m.riverfronttimes.com/musicblog/2013/07/12/the-ten-best-shows-in-st-louis-this-weekend-july-12-to-14      Published works:  “Secret Lives of Cellphones” - 39 page comic in “Satellites: a Comics Anthology”, 2015- Art Squared Publishing     Awards:  C4 (California Comics Cartoon & Caricature Convention) - ARTIST OF THE YEAR- 2007- San Diego, CA     4 time ISCA top 10 caricaturist in the world  2005  2009  2011  2013     4 time ISCA Most Humorous artist  2006  2008  2009  2011     2005 ISCA guest of honor award for outstanding work     Secret Walls record: 4-3     Collections:  “Portrait of Luke The Drifter”   18 X24  Watercolor and Ink on Paper  Hank Williams Museum, Montgomery Alabama           Twitter- @mrjert  Instagram: @mrjert  Facebook: /misterjert      

2017- on field with ATLUTD's Carlos Carmona at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with Custom Painted Guitar for Heineken's Man of The Match.

 

Jeremy Townsend 

b. 1977, St.Louis, Mo, Usa

Pseudonymns: Jert; Mister Jert

 

Jeremy Townsend was born in 1977 to a working class family in Jefferson County, Missouri. 

 

He began using the pseudonym "Jert" at age 16 (1994). 

 

The pseudonym stuck because it sounded weird and was easy for people to remember.

 

At age 20 he discovered the world of live caricature art - and found a means to support himself and travel across the US and Europe without a trust fund. 

 

In 2008 he abandoned full time caricature to focus on freelance illustration and independent creative projects.

 

Since then he has shown work vigorously in galleries, group shows and alternative spaces across the US. 

 

He is currently focusing his efforts on cultural satire and pop culture iconography.

 

He lives in the Atlanta Metro area with his wife and dogs.

 

Education: 

AFA- STLCC Meramec- 1999

Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop - Garmisch-Partenkirken, Germany-2006

Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop-

St.Goar, Germany-2007

Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop

Barsringhausen, Germany-2008

Sebastian Kruger Acrylic workshop

Santa Barbara, California -2010

 

Selected Shows:

Cryptids- 

2015, Kibbie Gallery; Atlanta, GA

w/Aaron Crawford, Chris Neuenschwander 

 

…War Against Boredom- 

2013, Mad Art Gallery; St. Louis, Mo

w/ Aaron Partney

 

Death and Girls…

2012, Cube Gallery: Atlanta,GA

w/ Eric Petersen

 

Socially Awkward-

2012, Mad Art Gallery: St. Louis, Mo

w/ Ron Buechel

 

 

Selected Group Shows:

This is it!-

2017, Blue Mark Studios: Atlanta Ga

 

Trumpocalypse- What Next?

2017, Sacred Gallery: New York, NY

 

Dumping Trump: Art Against the Donald

2016, Elephant Room Gallery; Chicago, Ill.

 

South-

2015, Kibbee Gallery; Atlanta, GA

 

Mr.Show Show-

2014, Nerdist Gallery, Meltdown comics, Los Angeles, CA

 

ICONS-

2013, Thee Grotto- Alternative Space

Orlando, Fl

 

Born and Bred

2013, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

Grey Scale

2012, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

Difference and Discourse

2010, Keyhole Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

World of Imagination vol.3

2010- APW Gallery; New York, NY

 

Lost Toys

2010- Mercer Gallery; Rochester NY

 

Golden Age- Asifa Atlanta group show

2008- Eyedrum Gallery; Atlanta Ga

 

 

 

Curated shows:

People Ruined the Internet

2015, HodgePodge- Alternative Space; Atlanta GA

 

 

Lectures:

Art of Caricature- 2009- SCAD ; Savannah, GA, Illustration Building

 

Art of Caricature- 2010- SCAD; Savannah, GA, Illustration Building

 

Art of Caricature vs the Act of Caricature-2014- ISCA annual convention; Reno NV

 

Press:

 

Interview by Ali Thome from episode 14 of the "It's Supposed to Be Funny" podcast

http://www.itssupposedtobefunny.com/14-mr-jert/

 

Jert Says ‘People Ruined The Internet’- Creative Loafing- Kate Douds- 2015- http://www.creativeloafing.com/news/article/13082427/jert-says-people-ruined-the-internet 

 

Who is Jert?- 13thflr.com-  Gavin Godfrey- 2013-  https://13thflr.com/tag/jert/

 

10 Best Shows This Weekend in St.Louis- Riverfront Times- Mabel Suen- 2013 - https://m.riverfronttimes.com/musicblog/2013/07/12/the-ten-best-shows-in-st-louis-this-weekend-july-12-to-14

 

Published works:

“Secret Lives of Cellphones” - 39 page comic in “Satellites: a Comics Anthology”, 2015- Art Squared Publishing

 

Awards:

C4 (California Comics Cartoon & Caricature Convention) - ARTIST OF THE YEAR- 2007- San Diego, CA

 

4 time ISCA top 10 caricaturist in the world

2005

2009

2011

2013

 

4 time ISCA Most Humorous artist

2006

2008

2009

2011

 

2005 ISCA guest of honor award for outstanding work

 

Secret Walls record: 4-3

 

Collections:

“Portrait of Luke The Drifter” 

18 X24

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Hank Williams Museum, Montgomery Alabama

 

 

 

Twitter- @mrjert

Instagram: @mrjert

Facebook: /misterjert

 

 

 Jert video profile segment on halo board at halftime of Atlanta United Match at Mercedes Benz Stadium, August 2018

Jert video profile segment on halo board at halftime of Atlanta United Match at Mercedes Benz Stadium, August 2018