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John Jacobsmeyer - CV


Lives and works in New York
Born 1964, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Education
1996 Plate Lithography Summer Workshop, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1992-93 Scuola del Nudo, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
1989 M.F.A., Painting & Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1986 B.F.A., Painting, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Solo Shows
2016
Knotty Children, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
It Came From a Pine Box, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
More Than Human, New York Center for Book Arts, NYC

2014
More Than Human, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2008
Prometheus Incubus, Memorial Gallery Farmingdale State University, Farmingdale, NY

2006
What Ban on Human-Animal Hybrids? Pratt Institute Printmaking Gallery, Brooklyn

2005
Superhero Lonely, Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2004
Grandiosities (two person), Fraser Gallery, Georgetown, DC

2003
Accurate Deceptions and Other Optical Illusions, Karl Drerup Art Gallery Plymouth State College, NH

2002
Orphans, Pastures and History, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda,MD
Impossible Patrimonies, The New York Academy Gallery, NYC

2001
Strangely Distorted Views of Very Important People, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

2000
Sleepwalking with G.I.Joe, Fraser Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1999
Saints and Survivalists, Anchor Graphics, Chicago

1998
Frontier Fever, Kougeas Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1996
John Jacobsmeyer Faculty Review, University Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire

1993
Paradossi In-Naturali: Recent Works by John Jacobsmeyer Ex-ministry of Agriculture, Florence, Italy

1990
John Jacobsmeyer: Recent Works, William Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

Selected Group Shows & Expositions
2015
Between Us, Lodge Gallery, NYC
The Copenhagen Interpretation, Gallery Poulsen & Lodge Gallery, NYC
Blaze of Glory, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tell Them Stories: Origins, Mark Miller Gallery, NYC
Distortion: a print portfolio, curated by Wuon Gean Ho
Locket, Love It, Leave It, Island Weiss Gallery
Art Herning 2015, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Tell Them Stories, The Foundry, NYC
Unbound: Contemporary Woodcut Prints, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai
Formative Impressions, KCPA International Printmaking Exhibition- 8 Pacific Nations (traveling show)
-Jincheong Printmaking Museum, South Korea
-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
NYAA Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NYC
Object/Abject the figure in contemporary printmaking (traveling show)
-Academy of Art University, San Francisco
-New York Academy of Art, NYC

2013
Published by the Artist, IPCNY NYC
I Love Shanghai, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai
Into the Vortex, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC
I Love New Dork, Bunnycutlet Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, NYC

2012
Works, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
Mutual Interests, Gallery 99 M50 Art district, Shanghai, China
Prints Alive, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Published by the Artist, IPCNY, New York
After School Special, New York Academy of Art
Toylander, Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton State College, NJ

2011
Inky Void, Kraine Gallery, NYC
Monster Truck, Kleio Projects, NYC
B-sides, York College Art Gallery,Jamaica, NY
Space Invaders, Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
NYAA Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NYC
FI & FE Medialia, Rack and Hamper Gallery, NYC
I Have a Secret, Forbes Gallery, NYC
Uncovered, Janes Gallery, St. Bart, France
Return of The Outlaw Printmakers, Phillip Slein Fine Art, St. Louis MO
A Desert in the Ocean, Leslie Heller Gallery, NYC
Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again (23 works), Alix Sloan Fine Art, NYC

2010
Remnants, Fuse Gallery, NYC
Conceptually Sound, Medialia Gallery, NYC
Nice to meet you, Sloan Fine Art
Conceptually Sound, Rack & Hamper Gallery NYC
Still Life, Rack & Hamper Gallery NYC
Single Fare, Werkstatt, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2009
Reconfigured and Relocated, DFN Gallery, NYC
The Protean Figure, Medialia Gallery, NYC
American Dream, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Legendary Crest Hardware Exhibition, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Intimate Frontiers, Stockton College Art Gallery, Stockton, NJ
Trajectories, Karl Drerup Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 2009, 808 Gallery Boston University
private (dis)play, COCA, Saint Louis, MO; Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Old School, Jack the Pelican Presents
Broad Shoulders and Brotherly Love, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2008
The Art of the Print, Rack & Hamper Gallery, NYC
Admire/Inspire/Aspire, Paper/New England, Hartford, CT
Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, NYC

2007
New Prints 2007, IPCNY, NYC
Wet, DFN Gallery, NYC
Keeping it Real, curated by Jerry Kearns, Western Michigan State Univ.
2006
Salon 2006, New York Academy of Art, NYC
Scope NYC, Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery
The Woods, DFN Gallery, NYC

2005
Animal Tales, DFN Gallery, NYC
Art Chicago, Jack the Pelican Presents, Chicago, IL
MiArtX, International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Milan, Italy
Scope Hamptons, Jack the Pelican Presents, Southhampton, NY

2004
Scope Chelsea, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York City
Scope Miami, Jack the Pelican Presents, Miami, FL
Invitational Exhibition & Auction, Momenta Gallery Brooklyn and White Columns, NYC
Prints of the Year, Franklin Pierce College, Concord ,NH
Faculty Review, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2003
Prints Only, Fraser Gallery, Wash., DC
Printworks 2002 , Seattle Arts Commission, Key Tower Gallery,Seattle
Vision and Mark-Making, New England College Gallery, Henniker, NH

2000
Muka 366/2000, Auckland, New Zealand (traveling show)

1999
Drawing and Printmaking: A Dialog, Fort Point Gallery, Boston
Flesh In-Action, Fort Point Gallery, Boston
The Patrimony Corrupted, University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

1997
The Artist Revealed: 1997 Studio Art Program Exhibition, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

1996
Allegory and Identity, Visceglia Art Center, Caldwell College, New Jersey
Genius Loci: A Sense of Place, traveling exhibition: Prallsville Mill, Stockton, New Jersey, Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

1994
New England/New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Lunatics and Lovers, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Fantastically Real, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1991
The Eternal Male: Ares and Pluto, Sherry French Gallery, New York, New York
Intimate Interiors, First Street Gallery, New York, New York
Contemporary Charleston, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina; traveling exhibition: Anderson, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.

1990
Salon 1990, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Selected Honors & Awards
2013 Artist-in-Residence, Cill Rialaig Residency program, Co. Kerry Ireland
2012 Artist in Residence, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
2011 New York Academy of Art Travel Stipend to Der Spinneri, Leipzig Germany
2010 Artist-in-Residence, Cill Rialaig Residency program, Co. Kerry Ireland
2008 Artist-in-Residence, Anchor Graphics at Columbia College, Chicago
2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for works on paper
2002 Pollack Krasner Grant to fund ongoing woodcut book
2000 MacDowell Colony summer residency May/June
1998 Ragdale Foundation/NEA Fellowship and summer residency
1996 Artists Fellowship New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
1994 Basil Alkazzi Award
Artists Fellowship New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
1993 Fulbright Extension Grant
1992 Miguel Vinciguerra Fulbright Fellowship to study in Italy for 10 mo.
Fulbright Travel Grant to and from Italy
1991 Roswell Art Center Residency Grant one year residency
1989 Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award Yale University School of Art

Teaching Experience
May 06 – 11 Chair of Faculty, New York Academy of Art: Graduate School for Figurative Art(NYAA)
Sept. ‘99- Printmaking Coordinator Graduate Instructor, History of Composition & Design, Intaglio, Relief Printmaking, History of Painting Technique, History of Drawing Technique, New York Academy of Art: Graduate School for Figurative Art
Summer 08 NYAA Coordinator for the Prince’s Drawing School at the Chateau de Balleroy, Normandy, France
Summer ‘99 Instructor Figure Painting Viterbo Italy for Montserrat College of Art
Spring’02 Instructor, The Human Figure in Lithography, Rhode Island Scool of Design
‘96-‘00 Faculty-In-Residence, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
‘93-'96 Instructor, Drawing and Printmaking, University of New Hampshire, Durham and Manchester, New Hampshire
‘93-‘94 Saltzman Visiting Artist, Printmaking, Painting and Drawing Brandeis University
‘90-‘91 Foundations Professor, Drawing, Savannah College of Art & Design
‘89-'90 Visiting Asst. Professor Painting and Drawing, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Other Professional Experience
March 2015 Distortion and Identity Lecture, Southern Graphics Council International, Knoxville, TN
June 2014 Narrative Printmaking in the Digital Era Lecture, Print Arts Research Center, Seoul
Narrative Printmaking in the Digital Era Lecture, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai
Unbound: Contemporary Woodcut Prints Symposium, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai
April 2013 Lecture, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Kentucky
Jan 2012 Lecture “Contemporary Figuration”, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
April 2011 Lecture “Art in the 21st century”, The Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
March 2011 Artist Lecture, The Lyme Academy of Art, Old Lyme, CT
Nov 2010 Artist Lecture, RISD, Providence, CT
April 2009- Member, Artist Advisory Council, New York Foundation for the Arts
Nov 2009 Guest Lecturer, “Intimate Frontiers”, Stockton State College, Pamona, NJ
Oct 2009 Panelist "New Methods for Building the Old Figure"; Session "Figure Drawing Pedagogy", Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL
April 2009 Panel Chair " Gabriel Laderman unconventional Realist", New York Academy of Art, NY Panelists: Margaret McCann, Langdon Quin, David Carbone, Edward Schmidt
Feb 2009 Guest Lecturer, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Nov 2008 Guest Lecturer, Farmingdale State College, NY
Feb 2007 Guest Lecturer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
March 2007 Guest Lecturer, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
March 2005 Guest Lecturer, The School of Visual Arts, NYC
March 2004 Guest Lecturer, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
April 2000 Visiting Artist, New York Academy
April 1999 Guest Lecturer, Boston University, Boston, MA
Feb 1999 Speaker, Anchor Graphics, Chicago IL
Oct 1998 Visiting Artist, University of Louisville, Louisville KY
Spring 1998 Visiting Artist, University of Kentucky, Lexington,KY
Spring 1997 Speaker, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA
Nov 1996 Panelist, “Allegory and Identity,” Visceglia Art Center, Caldwell College, NJ
Feb 1996 Panelist "Hallucinations and Caprices of Allegorical Figures", Session: "Allegory and identity" College Art Association Conference, Boston, MA
April 1995 Visiting Artist, Boston University, Boston, MA
June 1995 Visiting Artist , Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

Curatorial Projects
2016 The Interface Effect (tba)
2014 Object/Abject: The figure in contemporary printmaking, SGCI Themed Portfolio
2013 Into the Vortex, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC
Desert in the Ocean Printmakers, Cill Rialaig Residency, County Kerry, Ireland
2011 Psi under p.s.i, 105 Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NYC

JJHS Press Publishing Projects
2013 Safety First! Boxed portfolio of 10 wood engravings of the Shanghai Metro
Nanjing St. one etching co-published with Drogo press as part of UNH Print Portfolio “Rose Moon”, UNH Art Museum
2010 More Than Human, Boxed portfolio of 80 wood engravings in American Sign Language.

Selected Catalogs & Book Publishing
John Jacobsmeyer John Jacobsmeyer (feature article) Carrier Pigeon CP 15 Volume 4 issue 3, Dec. 2015
Jacobsmeyer, John contributor The Figure, essay: Spatial Systems from Geometric Perspective to Digital 3D Modeling, Rizzoli, 2014, one image John Jacob-Jingle-Heimer-Schmidt
McCann, Margaret Intimate Frontiers, gallery catalog, Publisher: Stockton State College, Oct. ’09
New American Painting Northeast (a group show in print) Vol. 80, Publisher: Open Studios Press Feb. ’09
Martin,Craig The Patrimony Corrupted, gallery catalog for exhibition “The Patrimony Corrupted” publisher: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1999, statement by artist and one image of painting Prodigal Son
Poras, E. Linda. New England / New Talent, museum catalog for the exhibition “New England / New Talent”published by Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 1994, p. 10, one image of the painting Prodigal Son
Bradford R. Collins,Contemporary Charleston, museum catalog for the traveling exhibition “Contemporary Charleston” publisher: Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC 1991, statement by artist and one image of the painting Sacred Love
Nathan, Jacqueline. Accurate Depictions? Figurative Realist Paintings, gallery catalog for the exhibition “Accurate Depictions?” printed by Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 1986, one image of the painting Self-portrait with Fomar

Selected Reviews & Articles (by date)
Weirup, Torben “It Came From a Pine Box”(review), Jan. 27 2015, AOK
Caro, On View “It Came From a Pine Box”(review) Jan. 27 2015, Hi-Fructose online
L_A_N magazine (interview), “John Jacobsmeyer” Volume 01. Issue 02. Plutarch’s Reality
Kany, Daniel, “Impressive Gallery Makes Impressive debute” Audience, Portland, Maine (July 31, 2011)image of “Tank”
Bouchard, Sarah, “Art Review” , The Bollard, Portland, Maine, (August 2011) Image of “Tank” Animal New York
Fischer, Mark, River Front Times, St. Louis, MO (March 10 ,2011)
Lambert, Olympia, Review Artcat Zine (August 5, 2008)
Kalm, James, Review Brooklyn Rail(July/August 2005) Image of “Invasion”
Weekend Event Daily Candy NYC (June10-12 2005) Image of “Invasion”
Review Village Voice NYC Guide June 2005 (Snow)
Craven, Robert. Spotlight Review “Accurate Deceptions and Other Optical Illusions” Art New England(Dec. 2003/Jan. 2004)
Calabria, Karen. Interview 24/7 Brooklyn Arts Cobble Hill Carroll Gardens Courier(May 26,2003) portrait photo
Dawson, Jessica. Review The Washington Post (Oct. 3 2002) image of St. Gregory
Pope, Laura. Review The Union Leader (Feb.1-4, 2001)image of Cindy Sherman wood engraving
Protzman, Ferdinand. Review The Washington Post (May 11,2000,CO5)
McCartin, Jeanne. “Challenging Assumptions” Portsmouth Herald (May19,2000, B5,B6)two photos of the artist
Parcellin, Paul. Review Art New England 20th year ( April/May ‘99 p.39)
McQuaid, Cate. “My G.I. Joe, Myself: one man’s private frontier“ The Boston Globe (14 Jan. 99, pp. E1, E6) one image of the painting Frontier Artist
Wildman, David. “Graphic look at Narrative Painting Genre” The Boston Sunday Globe (3 Jan. 99, pp. C9, C10 City Weekly Pulse Section) one image of the paintingCyclops
Ruggieri, John. “Tableaux vivants” Bay Windows (17 Dec. 98, pp. 12B, 13B) one image of the painting
Frontier Artist
Dagostino, Mark. “Exhibit presents fresh new works” The Boston Sunday Globe (6 April 97, City Weekly Calendar Section)
Hamm, Christine. “You decide what they are: Jacobsmeyer’s landscapes work the imagination” Concord Monitor (27 March 97 pp. D-1, D-6) two images of the paintings Excavation and Brainscape
“Canvas Crusader” Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH (14 March 97, p. B5) one image of the artist with the painting Carrying
Isaacson, Philip. “A show of six artists taking place ...” Maine Sunday Telegram (17 Nov. 96, p. 8E)
“Kudos” ArtNews Magazine (Jan. 95, p. 38)
Hamm, Christine. “It’s a wild, wild world - Down on the farm with John Jacobsmeyer” Concord Sunday Monitor(27 Nov. 94, pp. 1, 3, 14) image of artist with a painting and two images of the paintings Carrying and Daedalus
Fletcher, Nina. “Neomannerists fail to please” Worcester Magazine (1 Jun. 94) one image of the painting Prodigal Son
McQuaid, Cate. “The Twilight Zone” South End News (26 May 26 94, pp. 13-15) one image of the painting Pyramid
Magiera, Frank. “Fitchburg’s ‘New Talent’ exhibition quite impressive” Telegram & Gazette (13 May 94)
Hill, Shawn. “Other Worlds” Bay Windows (12 May 94, pp. 27, 28)
Giuliano, Charles. “The Surreal Thing” The Improper Bostonian (11 - 24 May 94)
Nigrosh, Leon. “Come out, come out: Spring brings 24 ‘new’ artists to Fitchburg” The Worcester Phoenix (22 Apr 94)
Day, Jeffrey. “Charleston exhibit rich and diverse” The State, Columbia, SC (2 Feb. 92, pp. 1F, 4F) one image of the painting Bull and Man
Rusnell, Wesley A. “Second annual artists’ residency show opens” Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, NM (Jan. 92)
Day, Jeffrey. “Contemporary ties to the past” The State, Columbia, SC (21 Jan. 91, p. 1F)
Drake, Nicholas. “Exhibit showcase diversity of local talent” The News and Courier/The Evening Post, Charleston, SC (20 Jan. 91, p. 9G)
Drake, Nicholas. “Arts retrospective joins opposing sides” The News and Courier/The Evening Post, Charleston, SC(12 Aug. 90, p. 10F)
Drake, Nicholas. “New look at art” The News and Courier/Evening Post, Charleston, SC (Feb. - - 90, p. 2F) one image of the painting Cow in Parabola
Edmundson, Tiffany. “Art exhibit offers variety” Cougar Pause (31 Jan. 90) one image of the painting Clones
“Ely House displays works by five emerging painters” - - - (Feb. 89) one image of the painting Iconostasis
“Five emerging painters exhibit at Ely House” New Haven ARTS (Feb. 89, p. 10) one image of Jacobsmeyer self-portrait
Bruner, Louise. “Focus is on Realism in current exhibition at BGSU Art Gallery” Toledo Blade (8 Oct. 86, p.11)

Television
August 2011 “Bigfoot” History Channel
October 2009 “Intimate Frontiers” New Jersey Public Television
March ‘03 “Printmakers Only: An Exhibition of Handmade Artist’s Prints”Maryland Public Television
Nov. ‘02 “John Jacobsmeyer: New Paintings” Ann Avry producer Maryland Public Television one half hour interview(played several times each month for one year)Rockville, MD
Feb. 2001 “Strangely Distorted Views...”(brief seacoast arts story interview) WMUR TV news Manchester, NH

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