Jere graduated from Georgia State University after completing work on an M.A. degree in philosophy in 2000 and an M.F.A. degree in sculpture in 2002. He was an adjunct professor from 2001 through 2005, during which time he taught sculpture, woodworking, art theory, and the philosophy of art at the Atlanta College of Art, Brenau University, and Georgia State University. He taught foundations, sculpture electives and the philosophy of art at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH for 7 years before moving to Richmond, VA in 2012. He currently teaches sculpture, design and philosophy at Collegiate School.
In 2013, he focused on drawing and printmaking. This work culminated in a solo show at the Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, VA. In the spring of 2014 a conceptual art piece was accepted for publication by the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism in a special edition on printmaking. This photograph entitled “A Beautiful Manhole Cover Tacked to the Bulletin Board on Goodman’s Door” concerns the ontology of printmaking. Since 2014 Jere has been developing a body of Sculpture. One of these sculptures, “We’re Having Fish For Dinner, Honey!”, recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s New Waves 2016 exhibition. Also in 2016, Jere had his second solo show, Resting On Is Relying On, at the Page Bond Gallery. In 2017, Jere was juried into the VA MOCA New Waves 2017 show with the piece entitled It Will Return Even Without The Receipt.
This past September Jere installed a collaborative (two person) show at the Flippo Gallery at Randolph Macon College in Virginia. These pieces were conceived of and created in collaboration with Pam Sutherland. This show will travel to Mary Baldwin College in 2018.