Master of Fine Arts,
COCA, Massey University, Wellington,
2016 -2017

Peter Turner Documentary Photography Scholarship 2016,
Massey University of Wellington

Bachelor of Design, Majoring in Photography, 
Victoria University of Wellington, 
1994 - 1997

DAC Scholarship Photography 1995,
Victoria University of Wellington


2018: P A S S A G E, Group Exhibition, Karori Rd Studios,
Marsden Village, Karori, Wellington, 24th–25th November 2018

2018: Residue, Group Exhibition, Green St Projects,
2 Green St, Newtown, Wellington, 15th–20th October 2018

2018: Thistle Hall Lightbox – September 2018

2017: Exposure 2017, College of Creative Arts,
Massey University of Wellington, 4–18 November, 2017

2016: Early Symptoms, The Engine Room,
MFA year 1 Students, 10–13 May 2016,
COCA, Massey University, Wellington

2015: Alphabetica, Jess O'Brien + Mindy Dalziel,
August, In Good Company, Cuba St, Wellington

1998: Wellington Fotofest 1998, July 31–August 9,
Group Exhibition, St James Theatre, Wellington

1997: Graduating Bachelor of Design, Photography Exhibition,
VUW Students, November 1997,
New Moon Gallery, Capital on the Key, Wellington

Jess O'Brien

Born and bred in Wellington, I followed a passion for travelling and photography at 18 taking me overseas. On my return to NZ, I studied Photography at Wellington Design School (BDes Photog), then embarked on my career learning and working with some great Wellington creatives in Media, Photography and Design. 

I now share a design studio with my partner, Craig who runs Graphic Solutions, and four other creatives.