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Jess Bean 

Full time artist, born in 1986, and currently residing in Fort Collins, CO.

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Jess Bean

J Bean Art LLC


Born August 1986

Residing in Fort Collins, Colorado



Associates in Applied Sciences – Graduated with honors 2007

Studied under:

Vin Luong



Fort Collins Mural Project – Executive Director since 2022

Organized the Colorful Protest (a collaborative mural with 8 former and current uterus owners) in support of abortion rights 2022

Mural Coaching for first time mural artists – has coaching 10-12 artists a year



2022 Private residence: 10' x 10' abstract mural

2022 Resthaven Funeral Home: 8' x 14 infographic sky mural

2022 "Fort Morgan" ground mural for HGTV 150' x 12', Fort Morgan, CO

2022 DONATION The Marmot: 10’ x 40’ Planned Parenthood support mural, Fort Collins, CO

2022 Private Residence 8' x 10' Chinoiserie mural 

2022 Orchard Town Center 10' x 12' Window Mural paired with music

2022 Grit Gym: 30’ x 8’ Window mural, Old Town Fort Collins, CO

2021 Stove Works Museum: 10’ x 10’ aerosol portrait mural, Chattanooga, TN

2021 Private residence: 8’ x 4’ aerosol Chinese lion costume mural, New York City     

2021 Private residence: 3’ x 12’ fern leaf mural, Worcester, MA

2021 Private residence: 3’ x 6’ nature scene mural, Bethel, Maine

2021 Mean Mugs Pub: 2- 3’ x 9’ logo and phrase murals, Cleveland, OH

2021 InForum News Building: 12’ x 20’ aerosol portrait mural, Fargo, ND

2021 Lincoln Middle School: 10’ x 10’ mascot mural in gym & a DONATION 8’ x 8’ local hero mural

2021 Maui Gym: 16’ x 20’ sea turtle

2021 Orchard Town Center: 8 ‘x 6’ window mural and Adirondack chair for charity auction

2021 Private residence: 2- 4’ x 10’ local nature scene murals, Fort Collins, CO

2021 WILD Horizons 15 spray paint murals, Fort Collins, CO

2021 Johnstown Strength: 45’ x 8’ mural, Johnstown, CO

2021 Private residence: 8’ x 14’ mountain scene, Loveland, CO

2020 Private residence: 12’ x 12’ ceiling mural looking up into trees, Fort Collins, CO

2020 FOCO Arts in Public Places: transformer cabinet mural, mountains in the morning, Fort Collins, CO

2020 Fort Collins Mural Project: solidarity flowers & fist, Alley Cat Café, Fort Collins, CO

2020 DONATION The Marmot: 10’ x 40’ Planned Parenthood floral and character mural, Fort Collins, CO

2020 Private residence: 3’ x10’ floral mural, Fort Collins, CO

2019 Private residence: 10’ x 10’ ceiling floral mural, Fort Collins, CO

2019 Private residence: 360 Honey I Shrunk the Kids style mural, Fort Collins, CO

2019 Doughnut Club Grand Opening: 3’ x 4’ live portrait mural, Fort Collins, CO

2019 Chilli Rec: 10’ x 15’ live painting, Chillicothe, IL

2018 FOCO Arts in Public Places: transformer cabinet mural, T-rex tail chaser, Fort Collins, CO

2018 Timnath Beerwerks : 12’ x 30’ line work mural, Timnath, CO

2018 Colorado flag (stylized) mural 10’ x 20’, Fort Collins, CO

2017 FOCO Arts in Public Places: transformer cabinet mural, raining tennis balls, Fort Collins, CO

2017 Private residence: 5’ x 3’ sports logo mural, Thornton, CO

2016-present: Monthly live white board art in a local business, Fort Collins, CO

2016 live painting battle scene mural 16’ x 20’, Fort Collins, CO

2016 Private residence: 10’ x 8’ tree mural, Aurora, CO

2015 Bohemian Society Pianos About Town live piano mural, Fort Collins, CO

2014 DONATION to nonprofit Animal House Rescue 20’ x 40’ live painting mural, Fort Collins, CO

2014 4 wall fish tank mural in a kid’s area of a local business

2013 Set design & Building for Hair Spray, Cornstock Theatre, Peoria, IL

2013 DONATED to St, Jude Fundraiser single wall mural

2013 Private residence: 10’ x 14’ Bush Stadium mural with Cubs logo & Cardinals logo with pennants

2012-2008 exclusively painted children’s rooms (24 murals completed)

2005 3’ x 5’ mural Hammer’s Bar & Grill, Bartonville, IL

2004 single wall murals in 4 rooms in All About You Salon, East Peoria, IL

2004 Private residence: single wall tropical mural, East Peoria, IL



2021 40 West “I Heart…” curated group exhibition, Lakewood, CO

2020 Group exhibition: Carnegie Center for Arts, Fort Collins, CO

2019-2020 Sight specific installation: Bighorn FD, Fort Collins, CO

2004 & 2005 Group exhibition: IHSEA, Peoria, IL



2023 CanvasRebel Magazine 

2022 NOCO Style Magazine "Letter from the Editor"

2022 Voyage Denver 

2021 NOCO Style Magazine “Painting NOCO: The Fort Collins Mural Project Brings Color and Community to the Streets”

2021 Cultbytes "Can Clubhouse Stay Cordial?"

2021 Bipolar Creatives “Jess Bean: Bipolar Creative”

2021 Shoutout Colorado “Meet Jess Bean: Muralist, Commission, and Fine Artist”

2021 Fort Collins Lifestyle Magazine “Local Artist Spotlight”


I'm always looking for new collaborations and connections.


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