Jess Booth was born in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. They earned their Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting at Maryland Institute College of Art. Jess works in oil on canvas, using small-scale clay sculptures as reference for their paintings. Their work reflects an interest in interpersonal relationships and how people communicate through the sense of touch. They have been included in various exhibitions including Combustion in the Lazarus building at MICA and Virtually Beside You, a virtual exhibition. Jessica Booth currently lives and works in Baltimore.