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Jean Feinberg

1948 United States

7 Works exhibited

Current location

New York City

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography

Jean Feinberg is an American abstract painter who uses paint, wood, canvas and paper to explore the intersection of painting and object. Using salvaged wood, she constructs paintings that incorporate sculptural qualities, blurring the lines between 2D and 3D representation. She lives and works in New York City.


Education

Jean Feinberg earned her BS in Fine Arts from Skidmore College in upstate New York and went on to earn her Master of Art in painting from Hunter College. Feinberg has taught or lectured at Parsons School of Design, Princeton, the Chicago Art Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design, among others. She currently teaches drawing and painting at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.


Technique

Feinberg works with a variety of techniques and mediums, including painting, paper collage and installation. The majority of her work incorporates the application of paint, gesso, canvas and other mediums to found and salvaged wood. 
Her process results in abstract paintings, sometimes called constructions, which utilize geometric abstraction and lush, dramatic color patterns to explore relationships between color, material and space.

The work defies objective reference points, instead evoking meditative qualities and facilitating emotional explorations.


Inspiration

Feinberg gains inspiration from her environment, in particular, the interplay of light and color in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She is also guided in her color choices and compositional decisions by wood, paint chips and other found materials she incorporates into her constructions.

Inspired by notions of landscape, nature, time, space and feeling, Feinberg's abstract constructions communicate feelings about the partnership of human-made materialism with more transcendent elements of nature.


Relevant quotes

Jeanette Fintz, abstract painter and art writer, wrote about Feinberg's work for The Artful Mind, saying:
“Feinberg’s subtly hued, rusticated, minimalist constructions are very much in line with the accomplished abstract canvases she has exhibited throughout her career. Her loose, but thoughtful and spatial geometric style has always been concerned with planar color…Her sensitivity to light, shape, and line transforms…”


Collections

Feinberg's works are included in a variety of both public and private collections throughout the United States. Her work is collected by art collector and philanthropist Werner Kramarsky and is also included in the collection of the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Notable distinctions

Feinberg's work has been reviewed in several prominent art publications, including Artforum, ArtNews, Art International and the New York Times.
Feinberg has been awarded residencies from the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States.
 

Exhibitions

She has extensively exhibited her work throughout America, mainly on the US East coast in a variety of solo and group shows.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

"Jean Feinberg Works on Paper", John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
"Jean Feinberg", Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

2012

Marist College Art Gallery, “Making Light” Larry Brown & Jean Feinberg, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

2010

John Davis Carriage House Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2007

Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

1994

Beth Urdan g Gallery, Boston, MA

Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY

1989

Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY

1987

John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1985

John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1984

John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

Rosa Esma n Gallery, New York, NY

1981

Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

1980

Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY “ En Masse”

Urban Studio Unbound Inaugural Exhibition, Yonkers, NY

FIT John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT/SUNY, New York, NY “New Views”

Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY “Circle the Wagons”

2014

FIT John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT/SUNY, New York, NY “New Views”

2012

Thompson Giroux Galle ry, Chatham, NY “Friend of a Friend”

The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Fantastic” Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

SUNY Plaza Gallery, SUNY Plaza, Albany, NY “FIT Faculty”

BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY “Cowgirls 4” 2011 Columbia - Greene Community College

2010

Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Lightness”

BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY “Cowgirls 3”

2009

FIT Gallery, FIT/SUNY, New York, NY “Metal Transfigured”

Beth Urdang Gallery, Wellesley, MA

2008

National Academy Museum, New York, NY “183rd Annual: An Invit ational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art “

Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY “Peace”

2007

BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY “Cowgirls 2”, curated by Rich Temperio

The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Imagined Sites: NYC”, curated by Lyle Rexer

2006

Artswalk, Hudson, NY “Feeding on the Past”, curated by Holly Hughes

BRIK, Catskill, NY “In/formed Color”, curated by Jeanette Fintz

2005

Bond Gallery, New York, NY “Small Works”, curated by Nancy Olivier

2003

Columbia County Council on the Arts Open Studios “Artists in a Landscape”

ADD Gallery, Hudson, NY “Krystyna Borkows ka, Jean Feinberg, Susan Mastrangelo, Laine Nori, Helen Suter”

2002

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC “Finely Drawn: A Recent Gift of Contemporary Drawings”

The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “FIT Art & Design Faculty: Works on Paper”

Yaddo Benefit, New York, NY

ADD Gallery, Hudson, NY “Joan Grubin, Jean Feinberg, Susan Mastrangelo”

1999

Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA “10th Anniversary Cele bration”

The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Materializing”, Recent Works by Art & Design Faculty

Kendall Art & Design, Hudson, NY “Location: A Survey of Hudson Valley Artists”

1997

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY and James Howe Fine Arts Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ “Intimate Universe (Revisited)”, curated by Michael Walls

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY “Cu rrent Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn”

1996

The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Art & Design Faculty Exhibition”

1995

ACI J uried Exhibition “The Best Contemporary Art 1995” Art Collection CD

 “Salon des Tree”, Ce ntral Park event, New York, NY

Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY “New, Surprise, & Nostalgia”

1994

The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Art & Design Faculty Exhibition”

Sculpture Center, New York, N Y Sculpture Center Benefit, E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York, NY “Remotion”

1993

Drawing Center, New York, NY “Return of Cadavre Exquis”

Heidenberg Gallery, New York, NY “Structure”

1992

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ “Art for Art’s Sake: A Celebration”

1991

Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY “The Painters”

1988

Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY “Elizabeth Dworkin, Katherine Bradford, Jean Feinberg,     Laura Newman”

Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY “Summer Group Show”,

1987

”Romantic Science”, curated by Stephen Westfall, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY

1986

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY “Fifth Holiday Invitational Exhibit”

Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA “Small Ab stract Painting: Five New York Artists”

John Davis Gallery, New York, NY “Andrea Belag, Jean Feinberg, Michael Gitlin, Catherine Lee, Louis Lieberman, John Parcher, La Wilson”,

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY “The Inspiration Comes From Nature”

Pra tt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, NY “Spirit Tracks, Big Abstract Drawing”

John Davis Gallery, New York, NY Inaugural Exhibition

1985

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ “ A Decade of the Visual Arts at Princeton”

Victoria Munroe Ga llery, New York, NY “Studio Visits”

Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY “Painting 1985”

Creative Time Benefit Art Sale, Christies Auction, New York, NY

1984

Milwaukee Museum of Fine Arts, Milwaukee, WI “Current New Abstractions”

John Davis Gallery, Ak ron, OH “The Fourth Annual”

Muhlenberg & Lafayette Colleges, Allentown & Easton, PA “Small Works; New Abstract Painting”

Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ “Painting Invitational”

1983

Jersey City Museum, NJ “Selected Drawing s”

Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA “Contemporary Abstract Painting”

Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY “Russian Revolution to Post - Modernism”

John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH “Third Annual Group Exhibition”

1982

Art Galaxy, New Yor k, NY “Abstract Painting”

Women’s Caucus of the College Art Association, New York, NY “Abstract Painting by Women Artists” , curated by Emily Sorkin

Lafayette College, Easton, PA “Three Artists”

Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY “Sweet Art Benef it” for Franklin Furnace,

1981

Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY Heresies Benefit Exhibition,

University of Texas, TX “The Image of the House”

Bennington College, Bennington, VT “Invitational”

1980

Hunter Gallery, New York, NY “From the 16 th Floor”

Galeria Durban, Caracus, Venezuela “Art of the Eighties”

Randolph - Macon College, VA “Art of the Eighties”

Jeffrey Fuller Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “ Painted Structures”

Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI “Invitat ional”

“Alumni Exhibition”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

1979

Bette Stoler Gallery, New York, NY “New Drawings”

Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY “On Paper”

1978

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY “Jean Fe inberg, Lynn Itzkowitz, Donald Sultan” “Constructs ”, O.I.A. Exhibition, New York, NY

1977

55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY “Invitational”

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY “Invitational”

Cate McQuaid, “Brushstrokes Loaded with Intent”, The Boston Globe , March 8, 2007

Jeanette Fintz, “ In/Formed Color at Brik”, The Artful Mind , July 2006 D. Dominick Lombardi, “Keeping It Simple, in Color and Form”, The New York Times , February 16, 2003

Jeanette Fintz, “Departures, Arrivals, Pit Stops - Three Artists at ADD Gallery”, The Artful Mind , Jan/Feb 2003

Vivien Raynor, “For a Sophisticated Audience”, The New York Times , Septembe r 27, 1992

John Yau, “Jean Feinberg, Victoria Munroe Gallery”, Artforum , March 1990 Barry Schwabsky, “Jean Feinberg at John Davis”, Arts Magazine , May 1987 Dan Cameron, “Report from the Front”, Arts Magazine , June/Summer 1986

Greg Masters, “Group Show”, Ar ts Magazine , April 1986

Stephen Westfall, “Jean Feinberg at Rosa Esman”, Art in America , October 1984

Nancy Princenthal, “Jean Feinberg at Rosa Esman”, ArtNews , September 1984

John Russell, The New York Times , April 6, 1984

William Zimmer, The New York Tim es , October 2, 1983

Roberta Smith, “Abstract Extractions”, Village Voice , June 8, 1982

William Zimmer, “Hunt’s Point”, Soho News , May 13, 1981

Ronny Cohen, “Energism”, Artforum , September 1980

Kay Larson, “ Now Voyeur”, Village Voice , June 9, 1980

Carter Ratcliff, “New York Letter”, Art International , Vol. XXII/6, 1978

Valentin Tatransky, “Group Show”, Arts Magazine , September 1978

Peter Frank, “To Be Young, Gifted, and Avant - Garde”, Village Voice , July 3, 1978

William Zimmer, “Back to the Ice Age”, Soho New s , July 3, 1978

Peter Frank, “Reviews”, Village Voice , January 9, 1978

Tiffany Bell, “Group Show”, Arts Magazine , March 1978

Corinne Robins, “Organization of Independent Artists”, Arts Magazine , November 1977

Ellen Lubell , “Invitational/4 Artists”, Arts Ma gazine , March 1977

Peter Frank, “Reviews”, WomanArt Magazine , Spring/Summer 1977

Works by Jean Feinberg

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2015

33.1 x 32.4 cm

2015

28 x 38.1 cm

2015

56.4 x 36.2 cm

2015

29.3 x 36.2 cm

2014

28 x 38.1 cm

800,00 €

2013

28 x 38.1 cm

2013

31.8 x 43.2 cm

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