Jean Feinberg

Born in 1948 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Jean Feinberg is an American abstract painter who uses paint, wood, canvas and paper to explore the intersection of painting and object. Using of 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 Masters 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.

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 the more transcendent elements of nature.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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 Urdang 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 Esman 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 Gallery, 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
Invitational 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 Borkowska, 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 Celebration”
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 “Current Undercurrent:
Working in Brooklyn”
1996
The Museum at FIT, New York, NY “Art & Design Faculty Exhibition”
1995
ACI Juried Exhibition “The Best Contemporary Art 1995” Art
Collection CD
“Salon des Tree”, Central 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, NY 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 Abstract 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”
Pratt 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 Gallery, 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, Akron, 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 Drawings”
Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
“Contemporary Abstract Painting”
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY “Russian Revolution to PostModernism”
John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH “Third Annual Group Exhibition”
1982
Art Galaxy, New York, 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 Benefit” 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 16th 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
“Invitational”
“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 Feinberg, 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”


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina
Best Products Company
Champion International Corporation
I.B.M. Corporation,
Mr. Werner Kramarsky
Parasol Press Ltd
Amerata-Hess Corporation
Peat Marwick
Main & Co.
Rich & Tang Investment Banking, Inc.
Davis Polk Wardwell
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goldberg
Dr. & Mrs. Aaron Esman
Mr. Ben Gevaert - Brussels

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