Jeff Carpenter


Contact Information

jeff@jcarpenterstudio.com

http://www.jcarpenterstudio.com/

Philadelphia, PA

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Painting

Artist's Biography

Jeff Carpenter was born in 1953 in Greenville, Delaware. He studied with the painter Tom Bostelle there and then went to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a BFA Film, in 1976. His thesis project, a short animated film called Rapid Eye Movements played the Cannes, Berlin, Telluride and New York film festivals. His first gallery exhibition was in 1974 at the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh. His work has been shown at P.S.1, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, and the Centre Pompidou.

Artist's Statement

If you daydream a memory of a wonderful day it’s rarely just one “snapshot” that you summon, it’s many images - the full panorama, the light in her eyes, the wind in the leaves - all layered one on top of each other. The real pleasure in conjuring up the memory is not in any one part as it is in slipping through the images. I pursue that subconscious effect: to combine images in a way that tricks the mind to flicking from one image to the next, back and forth, a mental flickering that is slightly beyond our control. Art that induces a momentary wobble of perception that triggers the subconscious, making us the projector in a cerebral movie. To capture those fleeting, ontological moments of our lives that defy words, that can only be achieved visually.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2013
Reaching Deep, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Brooklyn, NY
in collaboration with Anthony Vogt

2010
New Paintings, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

2007
Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

Cherry & Webb Gallery, Fall River, MA

2006
Pandion Gallery, Fishers Island, NY

2004
A & C Fine Art, East Greenwich, RI

2002
DFN Gallery, New York

2000
DFN Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Galerie Berliner Bank, Berlin

McLauchlen Gallery, Southampton, NY

1995
Riverside Studios Gallery, London

Group
2016
Both Sides Now, Three Stones Gallery, West Concord, MA

2015
Last Exit: Painting, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

All Good, Gallery Guddahl, Brooklyn, NY

House, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Affordable Art Fair, New York City

The Sum of Its Parts, Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art, Portland, OR

2014
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY
Juror: Lauren Hinkson

Navigation Puzzle, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Bridgette Mayer

Identitification, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Juror: Dara Engler

2013
Working It Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Sea and Sky, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Winter’s Bridge, Pile of Bricks, Philadelphia, PA

Juried Landscape Show, Tellus360, Lancaster, PA

Natural Elements, ArtSpace64, New York, NY

2012
Summer Show, Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2011
Summer Show, Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2010
Double Vision, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

2009
All Media Juried Exhibition, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Fall River, MA
Juror: Mary Dondero

Opening Exhibition, Isherwood Gallery, Newport, RI

2008
EA Gallery, Port Chester, NY

Cherry & Webb Gallery, Fall River, MA

2007
Biennial 2007, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Juror: Pamela Clark Cochrane

Art Kudos International, online
Juror: Peter Trippi

10th National, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS
Juror: Stephen C. Wicks

2003
A & C Fine Art, East Greenwich, RI

2002
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI

DFN Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Curator, Mark Sink

1997
Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY

Blue Gallery, London, England

1996
Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Coventry Gallery, London, England

1995
Hete Hunermann Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Eastway Open Studios, London, England

Awards and Honors

Finalist, Stained Glass Ceiling for Ahavas Sholom Synagogue, Newark, NJ

Third Place, Art Kudos International, online
Juror: Peter Trippi

1978
First Place, Bellevue Film Festival

Special Jury Prize, Ottawa International Animation Festival

1977
First Place, Lille Film Competition

Special Jury Award, Zagreb Animation Festival

Exhibitions Curated

2008
Co-curator, Experiencing the War in Iraq: A Multi-media Exhibition, Providence and Pawtucket, RI

Grants

2011
Puffin Foundation

2008
Fall River Cultural Council

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Rhode Island Foundation

Cedar Hill Foundation

2007
Fall River Cultural Council

1999
New York Foundation for the Arts

1976
AFI, Independent Filmmaker Grant