At the core of my practice is the relationship between observation—codified in my painting as representation—and inner thoughts and imagined forms—codified as abstraction. Through numerous permutations, this relationship between the outer world and inner consciousness has defined all of my projects. The deliberate lack of fluidity in my work between representation and abstraction reflects this separation in one’s attention between inner and outer stimuli. Often our observation is clear and attentive, but more often it is obscured by inner thought. This essential element of consciousness is what I hope to communicate qualitatively in all of my work.
My most recent bodies of work, Cutaway and Screen paintings, are made from direct observation in my own home. Triangular abstract compositions, and secondary paintings affixed to the first, intrude on these banal scenes of everyday life, starkly contrasting abstraction as an imaginative, expansive gesture with the confines of my daily circumstances. In some paintings this contrast is abrupt and irreconcilable; in others, a new sense of space emerges between imagined and lived experience, and not quite either one.
Jacob Feige’s work has been exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at Rule Gallery, Denver, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, and Movement, Worcester, UK, with other exhibitions at Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, Watergate Gallery, Seoul, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among other venues. Reviews of his work have appeared in Artforum, Freize, The New Yorker, and Art in America. The Phaidon Press anthology of contemporary abstract painting, Painting Abstraction, edited by Bob Nickas, includes a section on his work. In 2011 he co-founded Title Magazine, an online publication of art criticism, essays, and artists projects in Philadelphia, co-editing the publication until 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in visual art and the humanities from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Stockton University, New Jersey.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2003-05
Carnegie Mellon University, 1998-2002
BHA (Bachelor of Humanities and Art), Visual Art and Perceptual Psychology
Concentrations in Painting and Electronic & Time-Based Media
(with College and University honors)
Rule Gallery, Denver, CO October-December, 2015
Movement, Worcester, UK, September-November 2014
Overstock (solo special project)
PhilaMOCA, Philadelpia, PA, February, 2014.
College Gallery, The Richard Stockton College of NJ September-November 2013
From the Bellona Museum of Natural History
Lombard Freid Projects, NY October-November 2011
The Ultimate Painting (with Gene Bernofsky films)
Movement, Worcester, UK, October-November 2010
After Dense Fog
Lombard-Freid Projects, NY, November 2008-January 09
Lombard-Freid Projects, NY, November 2006- January 07
Jacob Feige: Paintings
Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, October-November 2002
OTHER SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
(Includes two/three person exhibitions and solo collaborations)
Cupid Angling, John H Baker Gallery, West Chester University, PA, 2017
Jump Cut, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2017
Broadcast from Cedarburg, New Jersey, Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY, 2016.
People’s Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, Spaces, Cleveland, OH, 2015-16
Command-Z, Improvised Showboat, Brooklyn, NY 2015
duplicate. until response. Hooloon Art, Philadelphia, PA 2015
Ice Storm, The Willows, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Listening In, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA, 2014
Rocky Mountain High, Adam Goldar Gallery, Denver, CO 2014
A City(ies) That Walked, Fjord Gallery and TSA Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2013
Lost & Found Pt 2, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
In Front of Strangers, I Sing, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
A Modest Occupation, curated by Abigail Satinsky, Luminary Center for the Arts, St.
Louis, MO, 2013. Travelled to: Threewalls, Chicago, IL, 2013.
2012 CSA Artists, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 2012-13
Refuse Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill, Icebox, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
CSA at Urban, Gallery 534, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
Philadelphia Community Supported Art Project, Practice, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
Home Where?, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, NY 2012
The Death of Affect, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, NY 2011
Memories Last a Lifetime, (solo, in collaboration with William Earl Kofmehl III) Jolie
Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2011
RISD Faculty Biennial, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011
In Between, (with Jeffrey Schwietzer, two person) Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China, 2011
Tri State Show, olie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2010-11
Frameworks, (with George Rush and Trygve Faste, three person) David Richard
Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2010
New Work New York, (curated by Jacob Robichaux) Chang Art, Beijing, China, 2010,
Watergate Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2009-10 Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore, 2009
Futurescape, Univ of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT 2009
Next Wave (curated by Dan Cameron), Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2009
Disorganized (curated by Jacob Robichaux), Museum 52, NY, 2009
If the Dogs Art Barking, Artists Space, NY, 2009
Fracture and Fidelity (curated by Christopher Bedford), Memorial Hall Gallery RISD,
Providence, RI 2008
Eco-Centric, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO 2008
Cover Version (curated by Timothy Hull), Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2008
Audacity in Art, Orlando Museum of Art, FL 2007-08
50/50 (collaboration with Ivin Ballen), Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI 2007
Fresh, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 2007
Let’s Bolt, Metro Color Collision, NY 2007
Tell Pitiful Story (collaboration with William Earl Kofmehl III), Lombard-Freid Projects,
Artworks, Mt. Clemens Art Center, MI, 2006
At the End of the Day, We’re All Sooty, (solo, in collaboration with William Earl
Kofmehl III), Lombard-Freid Projects, NY 2006
Summer Group Show 2006, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 2006
Exquisite Corpse / Cadavre Exquise (curated by Bob Nickas), Mitchell Algus Gallery, NY
Three Positions: Shiva Ahmadi, Jacob Feige, Eva Struble (three person), Lombard-
Freid Projects, NY 2005
Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Daimler Chrysler, Berlin 2005
Summer Group Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 2005
Made Here (degree exhibition), Cranbrook Museum of Art 2005
Exchange Show, Wayne State University Gallery 2004-05
Feelings, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art 2004
Information Man, Space 801, Pittsburgh, PA 2003
Senior Exhibition, Carnegie Mellon University 2002
Selections, Seton Hill College, 2001
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRESS:
(reverse chronological order)
Poulsen, Andrew. “Past Imperfect,” Cleveland Magazine, December, 2015.
Lehr, Rob. “Finding Utopia with Jacob Feige,” curatorialcollective.org, Feb 3, 2015.
Schwartz, Chip. “Jacob Feige Reflects Via Commercial Commentary at PhilaMOCA,” knightarts.org, Febuary 6, 2014.
Bursese, Stephanie. “FJORD & TSA: “A City(ies) That Walked,” the-st-claire.com, Oct 6, 2013.
Gerwin, Daniel. “A City(ies) That Walked, the Archigram Space Program,” title-magazine.com, Sept 27, 2013 (note: I am co-editor of Title Magazine and did not edit this article).
Dell, Alison. “Re-View, Could a Community Supported Art program work in Philadelphia?” Philadelphia City Paper, Aug 16, 2012.
Wolin, Joseph. “Jacob Feige, ‘From the Bellona Museum of Natural History,’” Time Out New York.
Newhall, Edith. “Galleries: Pale photographs that could easily pass for paintings,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 21, 2011.
Rochester, Katherine. “Memories Last a Lifetime @ Jolie Laide,” Philadelphia Weekly, Aug 3, 2011, p. 28.
Rogers, Lauren. “Art Now Arriving on Platform Two,” Worcester News, Oct 10, 2010, p4.
Nov 9, 2011 “Galleries- Chelsea: Jacob Feige,” The New Yorker, January 12, 2009, p. 9.
Nickas, Robert. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting. Phaidon Press, 2009.
Bedford, Christopher. “Jacob Feige,” Frieze, March, 2009, p. 170.
Hudson, Suzanne. “Jacob Feige at Lombard-Freid Projects,” Artforum, February, 2009, p. 193.
Zeeger, Brian. “Jacob Feige, ‘After Dense Fog,’” Time Ou,t New York January 1, 2009, p.48.
George, Lynell. “A New Cover Story,” Los Angeles Times July 13, 2008, p.F4.
Ducker, George. “Running for Cover,” Latimesblogs.com, July 1, 2008.
Voelz Chandler, Mary. “Artists go Eco-Centric,” Rocky Mountain News August 28, 2008, p.S12. Westcott, James. “Around the Armory, Volta, Pulse, and Scope,” Artreview.com, April 1, 2008.
Lovelace, Carey. “William Earl Kofmehl III and Jacob Feige at Lombard-Freid,” Art in
Scott, Sue. Audacity in Art, Orlando Museum of Art, 2007. (catalogue)
America, December 2006, p.156-157.
Joy, Christopher and Keeting, Zachary. “Jacob Feige,” www.gorkysgranddaughter.com, Sept 24, 2012.
Mackie, Phil. “The Gallery at Platform 2…” Today, BBC4 UK, Oct 10, 2010.
WRITING, LECTURES, AND PROJECTS:
Visiting Artist, West Chester University, February 2017
(conducted critiques and delivered lecture to Fine Arts area)
“Gold Rush,” lookie-lookie.com, February 2017
(authored article )
Co-editor and co-founder, title-magazine.com, 2011-16
(one of three editors-in-cheif and regular contributor)
Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute College of Art, April 2015
(conducted critiques and delivered lecture to Fine Arts area)
Visiting Artist, Moore College of Art and Design, October 2014
(conducted critiques and delivered lecture to Fine Arts Department)
Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, March 2013
(conducted critiques and delivered Academy-wide lecture)
CSA Philadelphia, 2012
(contributed a multiple work of art to a community-supported folio of artist’s projects)
Visiting Artist, Corcoran College of Art and Design, October 2010
(conducted critiques and delivered lecture to Fine Arts division)
Consultant to ShinHan Art, South Korea, 2010- 2011
(advisde on paint product lines and proofread for the American market)
Artist Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, December 2009
(presented my work to the Painting Department)
Visiting Artist, SUNY Oswego, November 2009
(conduct critiques and delivered University-wide lecture)
Artist Lecture, Museum of Modern Art, March 2009
(presented my work to students at the museum)
Commission, Target/Alexander McQueen, 2009
(produced artwork for a fashion label)
Guest Artist/Designer, Tenant, Brooklyn, NY 2008-09.
(collaboration for wall covering and furniture design)
“Psychopathia Pastoralis,” The Highlights Online,
thehighlights.org, September 2007. (authored article)
Visiting Artist, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art,
Brittany, France, March 2007
(conducted critiques and delivered school-wide lecture)
Research and Professional Development Grant
The Richard Stockton College, 2013, 2014, 2017.
Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award
Part-Time Faculty Association Grant
Rhode Island School of Design, 2010
Daimler Chrysler Emerging Artist Award
Finalist and Painting Representative, 2005
Joan Mitchell MFA Award
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2004
Samuel Rosenberg Senior Award
Carnegie Mellon University, 2002
Stockton University (formerly Richard Stockton College of NJ), Fall 2012-present
Associate Professor of Art, Painting
Courses Taught: Painting and Drawing, all levels. Interdisciplinary seminar courses.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Fall 2010–Spring 2012
Part-time Faculty, Foundation Studies. Courses taught: Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Painting 1
University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2011–Spring 2012
Lecturer, School of Design. Courses taught: Drawing 1
Rowan University, Fall 2011
Adjunct Faculty, Art Department. Courses taught: Computer Art Techniques
Rhode Island School of Design, Fall 2009-Spring 2011
Part-time Faculty, Painting and Illustration Departments. Courses taught: Drawing I,
Painting II, Painting for Non-Majors, Graduate Independent Study
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Spring 2011
Adjunct Faculty, Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Department. Courses taught: Color Studio
Bergen Community College, Spring 2009-Spring 2010
Adjunct Faculty, Art Department. Courses taught: Life Drawing, 2D Design, Digital Imaging,
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2004-05 academic year
Teaching Assistant to Beverly Fishman, Painting Department
Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 2001
Teaching Assistant to Ayanah Moor, Intro to Lithography