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Clint Jukkala's paintings combine color, geometry, and textured surfaces to create images that hover on the edge of nameable things. Ostensibly abstract, his work evokes real world references, suggesting figures, architecture, and landscape elements. Eye-like openings and framing devices orient the viewer, making them question their own perceptions. A play between part and whole ensues as the paintings configure and reconfigure through the act of looking. Clint received his BFA from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his MFA from Yale University. His work has been shown at Feature Inc., and Envoy Enterprises in New York, The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA, VOLTA NY 2013, The Currier Museum, and Soil Gallery in Seattle. Jukkala is currently the Dean at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.


1998 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

1995 BFA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Solo Exhibitions


Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven CT VOLTA NY

solo presentation with Fred Giampietro Gallery, New York, NY


Lenses, Portals and Escape Plans, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI

Cosmic Trigger, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY


Off Course, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT VOLTA NY

solo presentation with Fred Giampietro, New York, NY


Even if and Especially When, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Feature Inc. (project space), New York, NY


FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA J

eff Bailey Gallery (project space), New York, NY


Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY


Selected Group and Two Person Exhibitions


Receptive Fields, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

The Guston Effect, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA


Complimentary Colors, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spacematters, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Let’s Go, Let Go, 33 Orchard, New York, NY


Floater, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY

Tiny, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Lookout Outlook, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Chromacosm, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT


i heart poetry, i am not monogamous, Feature Inc., New York, NY

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


Clint Jukkala and Mia Rosenthal, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Blue, Bluer, and Orange Blues, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY

Foot to Mouth, Available Space, Brooklyn, NY


The Great Impression, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Out of Sight, Wunderarts, Amherst, MA

Present Tense, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA


Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

The Appearance and the Thing Itself, Envoy @ Galerie-Tamer, Paris, FR


Pie in the Face, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Big Bang Abstraction, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

Lilies and Cannonballs Launch Exhibition, Space B Gallery, New York, NY


The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY


Place and Placeless, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Zip, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Abstraction/ Obstruction, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

Washington Depot Art Association, Washington Depot, CT


Inaugural Group Show, George Billis Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA


Fresh Assortments, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY


Referential Abstraction, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT


Soft, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2001 Drawing- an Intimate Dialogue, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

Drawing Today, Hamden Hall, Hamden, CT

2000 Hesperides, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT

1998 M.F.A. Thesis Show, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Honors and Awards

2013 Yaddo The MacDowell Colony

1998 Vermont Studio Center- Paul Harper Fellowship


Curatorial Projects

2013 Strange Natures, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT

2008 Unnameable Things, Artspace, New Haven, CT


Selected Bibliography


Zachary Keeting, Tuning in: Clint Jukkala and John Newman on animism, spirituality, sensory experience and consciousness, Two Coats of Paint, October 8


Hearne Pardee, Clint Jukkala, Cosmic Trigger, Brooklyn Rail, June 5

David Cohen, Clint Jukkala: Cosmic Trigger, Artcritical, May 23

Sharon Butler, Clint Jukkala: See and Be Seen, Two Coats of Paint, May 21


Highlights from the 2013 Volta Show, New American Paintings Blog, March 12

Field Trip, Flatfile Boston, March 11

Volta NY Favorites, NYC Art Parasites, March 10

Best of Volta 2013, New York Arts Magazine, March 10


Gorky’s Granddaughter, Clint Jukkala at Giampietro, video interview, Sept. 11

Hank Hoffman, The Icing on the Cake, Connecticut Art Scene, October 6


New Paintings: Jukkkala in Philadelphia, The Huffington Post, June 19

The Square Line: Jukkala and Rosenthal in Philadelphia, Two Coats of Paint, June 16

Roberta Fallon, Eye Candy Alert, The Artblog, June 10 T

im Giershick, Clint Jukkala and Mia Rosentha, Tiger Strikes Asteroid web essay Ryan Schneider, Studio Visit with Clint Jukkala, Cedar Tavern Blog, February 17


Right Angles, Boston Globe, Thursday, September 10 James Hull, FP3 catalog essay David Gibson, Present Tense catalog essay 2007

Nick Capasso, Big Bang catalog essay


Karsten Harries, Place and Placeless catalog essay Denise Markonish, Zip catalog essay Judy Birke, Zip, New Haven Register, Sunday, June 5


Hank Hoffman, Frame of Reference, New Haven Advocate, March 6


Professional Experience

2015-Present Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Dean of the School of Fine Arts

2013-15 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs

2001-13 Yale University School of Art, Department of Painting/Printmaking Appointed Associate Professor 2011

Director of Undergraduate Studies 2008-2013

Graduate Coordinator 2002-2006

1998-2002 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Adjunct Lecturer, Drawing and Painting

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