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11.02 x 15 in


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This gouache paint on Japanese paper is a result of working with the accidental arrangements of found colored papers that are in piles all over Feinberg's studio.

She uses “found” papers as part of her oil painting process on larger pieces. These piles of found papers around the studio have become the means of making work on paper by using them as her starting point. 

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

About the Artist

1948 , United States

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.


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.


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.


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…”


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.


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


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