Jeannie Moberly

Recent Works

Archived Works

Artist's Statement

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding of the world. I find photo realism to be, like Renaissance perspective, only a language, not more real than other perceptions and projections. Too restrictive! We see differently. I introduce microscopic, structural, close and distant elements as well as imaginary ones. I like to leave things open enough that the viewer can make their own interpretations, changing and flexible. I'm attempting to break free of rectilinear canvas constrictions, disengage from singular viewpoints, and blur the distinctions of representation and abstraction.

Selected Exhibitions

Deluges 1 - 4
Four 10' diptychs Based on sketches from Leonardo DaVinci's plans for a painting on this traditional theme. Crated for overseas. Music compositions by Anton Barbeau (20 minute immersive experience).
50' minimum

Fear of the Deep
A set of 8 paintings on the theme of fear with bubble pictograms of things that lift us up.

Seven dream landscapes, Party's End, Pour Out, Root2and1, Root Cellar, Crossroad, and Lost Path with pictograms.

Garden of Delights I
A traditional theme but representing all families of plants in 7 ecosystems (mountain, hillside, swamp, lake, meadow, grassland and desert) and bubble pictograms of human delights. 22' Key to 760 plants & delights, Artflic FLORILEGIUM

Garden of Delights II
See Garden of Delights I above

Sex Life of Plants
A set of 17 paintings depicting microscopic alternative sex practices of the plant kingdom as well as the egg and sperm method animals share with plants. 22' Key graphic to plant names and active cells.

Dream Of
A set of 27 paintings with a dream narrative. Artflic with poem.
Minimum 90'

Professional Experience

Seamstress for clothing design, costumes, sails; handsewing Baroque reproduction curtains for the NY Met and embroidery

Art in Public places mural for the City of Davis

Painting under Milton Resnick,
Apprenticeships with Minoru Niizuma and Robert Arneson

Model and furniture maker, drafting for water systems

Worked with children as teacher and camp counselor, skilled drafting, design, computers, communications, people and machinery, physical labor, research and investigation and art in a variety of media, geometry, folk dancing, and bicycling.


Barnard College, New York, NY
BA, Program in the Arts
Cum Laude