My Last two weeks of workshops in my studio and examples of student work

September 17th, 2015

I had two great workshops this month .  One was an advanced level workshop and the other was an open level 5 day both at my gallery and studio True Measure Gallery in Portland, OR.

My November in-studio workshop is full  – if you would like to be on the pre-list for next year’s workshops email me at

To see all upcoming workshops check my website here —->


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Above is one of my many  demo and lecture pieces from the open level class.

Below are some examples of student work from the advanced level workshop

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Doug’s second workshop with me this year


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This was John’s second workshop with me

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Rachel’s second workshop


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Katie’s forth workshop with me

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Local liquor, beer and pizza night (pizza missing from picture)

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Students working in my studio


P:ear presents Roots & Clouds a Solo Exhibition by Jesse Reno opens First Thursday in Portland, 6-8pm

September 11th, 2015

I am very excited to be working again with the local non- profit p:ear.  P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year their programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.

More information about p:ear and my exhibition can be viewed at their website :

My Solo exhibition opens October 1st from 6pm -8pm, I will be in attendance.  The show will be open by appointment through November.

I will be showing my current work which  deals with the underlying connections of what is or appears to be fragmented and my attempt and the ability to make those connections by using instinct and emotion over logic and reason.

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One Spot left – in studio workshop this November!

September 8th, 2015

My November Workshop which was full just had a spot open up!

Contact me at or sign up here  – at this time payment is due in full


This workshop is open level November 5-9th.  Class runs from 11-6pm in my studio at 3022 E Burnside st, Portland, OR 97214.  All supplies included!


Other workshops I am teaching are listed here —


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4 more days to see my exhibition in Chicago at Rotofugi

September 2nd, 2015

My solo exhibit, a stone & a wish, at Rotofugi is up through September 6th.  If you are in the area make sure to check it out!

If you are unable to make it to the show you can view the exhibit online here —

Widewalls did a write up on the show you can read here–


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Opening Reception for Michael DeMeng at True Measure Gallery – Friday, September 4th

September 2nd, 2015

Come join me at True Measure Gallery, Friday, September 4th from 6-9.

New work by Michale DeMeng, artist in attendance, drinks and music!

The show runs through September 31st.

True Measure Gallery is open most days from 1-6pm, feel free to call or email ahead time to make sure I am here. or 503-235-8549



new shirt – preorder

August 30th, 2015

I am doing a preorder for my next tshirt design.

this image is a mock up. the brown color of the shirt might be slightly different.

Preorders will come with a free coloring book of my art.

heres a link to purchase….


video interview about the process and meaning of my paintings

August 5th, 2015

I recently had a interview with Norbet Guthier in my studio & gallery True measure.

from his website

after 25 years of commercial photography studio in  frankfurter and after more than 10 years experience with co_works artists in Germany, it is about time the rest of the world to explore. a 4 × 4 Atego seemed suitable, all the facebook artist friends living in the real, and to be taken in remote areas and possibly to work with you. more co_works, books, calendars, couple- and nude shootings, exhibitions are the projects for the coming years (translated from German using google translate)”

In the video I talk about  the  process and meaning behind a couple of my favorite paintings

watch it here!  and if you are in Portland, OR make sure to visit me at my Gallery (3022 E Burnside St , Portland, OR- I am open most days 1-6pm and you can always email me for an appointment!

Solo show at Rotofugi opens in Chicago August 14th

July 28th, 2015

I will be in attendance for the opening of my solo show at Rotofugi in Chicago August 14th 7-10pm.  I will be showing over 20 new works.  Hope to see you there!

Exhibit opens at 11am on August 14th and continues through September 6, 2015

more information here

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Upcoming workshops – still time to sign up for Art Unraveld in Pheniox!

July 24th, 2015



Click here to see more information, read reviews and sign up!

New Book Released

July 24th, 2015

I just recently released a new 40 pg catalog of works I have created in the last year. This book displays the connection between my evolving style and ideas through  paintings words and photos.


You can view the entire book and purchase  here –

If you would like to purchase a signed copy with an original  sketch directly from me you can order through my site here –




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