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BLINN JACOBS

"As an abstract artist the basis of my work has been a dialogue between polygonal “shaped” canvases and the use of “painterliness” in regard to the interaction of color.

 

Some of the works retain surface clarity; others become saturated by manipulation of graphic marks and various media. All involve a process-oriented manner that allows for discovery and a freedom to extemporize. I am interested in using variety of materials, sometimes in whimsical and surprising ways that playfully undermine the geometric formality of the work. Whether it is delicate weavings of ribbon or intersecting planes of transparent color where the hard edges are cajoled into an animated rhythm,  I hope to merge movement with stability, transparency with opacity, and labor with play."

E D U C A T I O N

 

1991-93     University of Pennsylvania, MFA, Painting, Philadelphia, PA

1979-83     Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

 

O N E – T W O   P E R S O N   E X H I B I T I O N S

 

2018          Blinn Jacobs and Robert Reed, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2014          Manufactured Rarities,  Blinn Jacobs and Willard Lustenader, Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery,

                  Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT           

                  Blinn Jacobs, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2013          Blinn Jacobs, Tipping Planes, Artifact New York, NY                                                                             

2012          Blinn Jacobs and Tim Nikiforuk, Gallery 195, New Haven, CT                       

2011          Blinn Jacobs and Emilia Dubicki, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2009          Overtones/Undertones, Blinn Jacobs and Marjorie Wolfe, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2007          Blinn Jacobs and Amy Browning, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2006          Translucence/Transparency, Blinn Jacobs and Susan Moldenhauer, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2000          Blinn Jacobs, The Sky Is Under Construction, Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany

1999          Blinn Jacobs, Chester Gallery, Chester, CT

                  Blinn Jacobs, Light / Repression and Recovery, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY    catalog

1998          Blinn Jacobs, Gar Waterman, West Rock Studio, Westville, CT

1997          Blinn Jacobs, Recent Work Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1996          Blinn Jacobs, Poplar Forest, Hilles Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

 

INSTALLATIONS

 

2017        Palindrome, Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT (Purchased)    

2016        Gig, Window/Drawing Installation, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT              

2015        The Shape It Takes, Ball and Socket Arts Garage, Cheshire, CT

                String Theory, Sculpture by Blinn Jacobs, Susan Shutan and Alison Walsh, Curator, Stephen Kobasa,

                A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT

2014        Twizzle, Site Specific Wall Drawing/Installation, Dublin Biennial, Dublin, Ireland

2013        Drawn and Quartered, Hexagonal, Window/Drawing Installation, Artifact, New York, NY 

2012        Plumb, Local Builders: An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors, Curator, Stephen Kobasa, A-Space Gallery, West        

                Haven, CT

                A Bird for Uccello, Slifka Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2011        Window Drawing/Installation, Kehler Liddell, New Haven, CT

2005        Diaphanie x 4, Window Drawing/Installation, Hilles Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2004        Cuatro, Commissioned Wall Drawing/Installation, Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT

2003        Regalo, Wall Drawing/Installation, Erector Square, New Haven, CT

 

                 

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

 

2017          Maniac 5, curated by Kevin Daly, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

                  Inspirations,  juror, Judy Hecker, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

                  MIXMASTER, juror, Meg White, Mattatuck, Museum, Waterbury, CT

2016          Holiday Exhibition, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  New Geometry, Blinn Jacobs, Will Lustenader, Don Voisine, Celia Johnson, Power Boothe, Robert Storr, Gary

                  Stephan, Anoka Farugee , Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2015          Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2014          Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  21 & Counting, The Painting Center, New York, NY

                  Axis, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD

                  Dublin Biennial, Counterpoise x 9, Dublin Biennial Gallery, Dublin, Ireland                                                     

2013-14     Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2013          Colored Paper, curated by Jane Lincoln, Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA

2012          Faber Birren National Color Show, juror, Ian Alteveer, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT                              

                  Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition, juror Cathy Malloy, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

                  Artist’s Choice, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2011          Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy 

                  New Works on Paper, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  I and Love and You, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  Extraordinary Facilities, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT                 

2010          Small Works Invitational, Painting Center New York, NY

                  Geometrically Composed, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009          Size Matters, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2008          Color Key, The Painting Center, New York, NY

                  The Modern Show/Francis Frost, New York, NY

                  Amerika trifft Bayern, Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany

                  Generation VI, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2007          Postcard invitational, Chester Gallery, Chester, CT

                  Summer Group Show, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  Kehler Liddell Artists, Haskin Laboratories Gallery, New Haven, CT

2006          Group Exhibition, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2005          Small Works, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  Summer Show, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

                  Newart, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2004          State of Mind, Small Space Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  CWOS, Artspace, New Haven, CT    

                  Generations 04, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2003-04     Structures, John Slade Ely Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

                  30 Years at Second Street Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2003          PENNMFA Alumni Exhibition, Kroiz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002          Color and Form, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

2001          Creative Arts Workshop Celebrates Yale’s Tercentennial:

                  Artists from the Yale School Of Art At The Hilles Gallery, New Haven, CT                  

                  Subjective Color, untitled (space) gallery, New Haven, CT

2000          KoOpf, Pertolzhofen, Germany

1998          Award Winning Artists of 1998, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT

                  Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship Recipients, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

1997          Art Of The Northeast, juror, Cora Rosevear, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT                 

                  New Art Annual, juror, Ann Philbin, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT

1996          National Juried Exhibition, juror Ivan Karp, Gallery 84, Inc., New York, NY

                 144 Square ”, International Small Painting Exhibition, juror, Robert Reed, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

1995          Contemporary Art from Penn, Invitational, Center Square Gallery, Midlantic Bank, Philadelphia, PA,

                  Cromar, Jacobs, Love, Shimizu, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  Women "s" Work, Invitational, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1993-94     Seventh Annual Women in the Visual Arts, juror, Susana Jacobson, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  6 Spaces, Installation Exhibition, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,

                  Graduate School of Fine Arts Exhibitions, selected MFA students, Meyerson Gallery,

                  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                  MFA Exhibitions, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,

                  Portfolio Print Shows, Burrison Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                  Penn Prints, Large Print Shows, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1991          Angel in the Basement, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                  30th Anniversary Exhibition, Creative Arts Workshop, May, New Haven, CT

1990          Painting Exhibition: Alexander, Dorsey, Jacobs, Strahle, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

1979--83     Student Exhibitions, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

 

 

A W A R D S

 

2017          Painting Award, MIXMASTER, juror Meg White, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2016          The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

                  Artist Fellowship Grant, Connecticut Arts Council of the Department of Economic and Community Development                          

                  (DECD), Office of the Arts (COA)

2014          The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

2012          Wofsey Award, Thirty  Second Annual Faber Birren National Color Show, Stamford, CT

2009          The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

2002          The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

2000          Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus Fellowship, International Residency, Schwandorf, Germany

                  The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

1998          Artist Fellowship Grant, Connecticut Commission On The Arts, Hartford, CT

                  State of Connecticut General Assembly Citation, Connecticut Commission On The Arts, Hartford, CT

1997          The Dr. Thomas Ayoub and Christine Dombrowski Award, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

                  The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

1995          The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweet Briar, VA

1992-93      Graduate Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

O T H E R   P R O F E S S I O N A L   A C T I V I T I E S

 

1995-present The Drawing Center, Artist Registry, New York, New York

2010          Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Twelve, Open Studios Press Spring Publication, Boston, MA

                  Overtones/Undertones Gallery Discussion, Tim Applebee Moderator, Blinn Jacobs and Marjorie Wolfe Artists,                                                   Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2009          An Afternoon in Blinn’s Studio, VCCA Event, Branford, CT

                  Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Six, Open Studios Press Spring Publication, Boston, MA

2004          ARTLIFE, Limited Editions, collage (signed edition of 100), Volume 24, Number 7, Issue 261, Ventura CA

                  Gallery Talk, John Slade Ely Gallery, New Haven, CT

2002          ARTLIFE, Limited Editions, digital prints (signed edition of 100), Volume 22, Number 10, Issue 242, Ventura CA

                  ARTLIFE, Limited Editions, original drawings (signed edition of 100), Volume 22, Number 1, Issue 233, Ventura, CA

2001          ARTLIFE, Limited Editions, original drawings (signed edition of 100), Volume 21, Number 7, Issue 228, Ventura, CA

1999          Gallery and Slide Lecture, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

1997          Gallery Talk, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

                  CAA Conference,”On Bees and “Bee-ing”, presentation by session chair, Nancy Macko, New York, NY

1993          Siteonseen, Co-founder, collaborative visual art group

1992          Institute of Contemporary Art, Lecture Series, ICA, Philadelphia, PA

1984-90     Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Board of Directors

                 

 

W O R K   E X P E R I E N C E

 

1992-93     University of Pennsylvania, Teaching, Department of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1991-92     Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1986-90     Creative Arts Workshop, Gallery Director, New Haven, CT

1976-82     Creative Arts Workshop, Teaching, New Haven, CT

1977-81     Guilford Handcrafts Center, Teaching, Guilford, CT

 

A R T I C L E S   A N D  R E V I E W S

                 

                  John Austin, Illusionistic Play in the work of Blinn Jacobs, Tipping Planes, exhibition catalog, Artifact, 2013

                  Ian Alteveer, 32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Show Brochure, Stamford Art Association, 2012

                  Christina Hennessy, Art Takes A Deep Look At Color, Stamford Advocate, September 30, 2012

                  Yanan Wang, Set In An Office, Abstract Art Abounds, Yale Daily News, Wednesday, April 18, 2012

                  Blinn Jacobs, Florence Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea, VIII Edizione, 3 - 11 Dicembre 2011

                  Two Coats of Paint Blog, September 2011

                  Judy Birke, The Best of 2009, New Haven Register, December 27, 2009

                  Judy Birke, Translucence/Transparency: New works by Blinn Jacobs and Susan Moldenhauer, New Haven Register,

                  Sunday, March 19, 2006

                  Judy Birke, Diaphanie x 4, New Haven Register, Sunday, August 21, 2005

                  Patrick Ferrucci, Best of Weekend, New haven Register, Friday, July 29, 2005

                  Amy Barry, Artists open Doors and Minds, The Sound, September 30, 2004

                  Judy Birke, Structures, New Haven Register, Sunday, January 25, 2004

                  Second Street Gallery, 30 Years, exhibition catalog, 2003

                  Judy Birke, CAW gives good glimpse of decades of Yale art, New Haven Register, Sunday, April 1, 2001

                  Judy Birke, Two Shows Examine Color, Objective and Subjective, New Haven Register, Sunday, March 4, 2001

                  Hank Hoffman, Color My World, New Haven Advocate, February 22-28, 2001

                  Echte Reifegrufung fur die Kunstlerkolonie, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, Germany, July 12, 2000

                  Die anderen Formen des Seins, Der Neue Tag Zeitung, Germany, July 10, 2000

                  Michael Zeissner, vom Leben in einer Kunstlerkolonie, Der Neue Tag Zeitung, Germany, July 6, 2000

                  Wenn Alice an der Naab spazieren geht, Mittelbayerische Zeitung Germany, July 5, 2000

                  Michael Zeissner, Sehen, mit ganz anderen Augen, Der neue Tag Zeitung, Germany, July 5, 2000

                  Bayern television, evening news, Bavaria, Germany, July 4, 2000

                  Im neuen Kunstlerhaus zogen erste Gaste ein, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, Germany, June 8, 2000

                  Erste Gaste im Kunstlerhaus II Der Neue Tag Zeitung, Germany, June 8, 2000

                  What’s Happening, New Haven Register, September 19, 1999

                  Susan Moldenhauer, Blinn Jacobs, Light / Repression and Recovery, exhibition catalog, 

                  University of Wyoming Art Museum, 1999

                  Willoughby Mariano, The Cocktail Party, New Haven Advocate, December 17, 1998

                  Judy Birke, Exhibit shows off concentration of talent at Erector Square, New Haven Register, December 13, 1998

                  Netscape, Senator William Aniskovich presents General Assembly Citation to three artists, July 1998

                  Karen Singer Area Artist reap rich rewards from Connecticut Commission on the Arts, New Haven Register,

                  January 25, 1998

                  Robert Slutzky, Blinn Jacobs, Recent Work, exhibition catalog, Second Street Gallery, 1997

                  Sarah Sargent, In November: works by Blinn Jacobs, Second Street Gallery Publication, 1997

                  Kathleen Sloan, Blinn Jacobs, Interview, CVILLE Weekly, December 16, 1997

                  Landon Normema, Getting Shipshape, The Daily Progress, Virginia, November 7, 1997

                  Art of the Northeast USA, Exhibition brochure, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 1997

                  Winners announced in Silvermine Guild Show, New Canaan Advertiser, May 15, 1997

                  Bill Lustenader, Women in the Visual Arts, art/view, March 1993

                  Bernard Hanson, Four at New Haven’s Erector Square, The Middletown Press, June 28, 1990

 

BLOGS

 

Nicole Lenzi, Expanded Drawing Practices Blog, Blinn Jacobs’ Installation at Fred Giampietro Gallery, 2016

http://expandeddrawingpractices.blogspot.com/2016/02/blinn-jacobs-multiples-and-modules.html

Teresa Chen, Getting In Shape for the New Year, January 22, 2016,

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/01/22/getting-in-shape-for-the-new-year/

Sarah Sargent, AXIS Exhibition Blog

http://vcca.blogspot.com/2014/08/fellows-who-come-to-vcca-speak-about.html

Sarah Sargent, Blinn Jacobs Exhibition at the Paul Mellon Arts Center

http://vcca.blogspot.com/2014/09/jacobs-at-paul-mello-art-center.html

 

C O L L E C T I O N S

 

Beachwold Residential

Connecticut Mental Health Center

CPU, Inc.

Gateway Community College

Stadt Schwandorf, Germany

University of Wyoming Art Museum

Private Collections in the United States, France, Germany and Ireland