Jennifer Presant

Fertile Ground / 2015 / oil on linen / 48" x 60" / $8,500
Lost and Found / 2016 / oil on linen / 28" x 32" / SOLD
On the Verge / 2016 / oil on linen / 30" x 60" / $7,000
Static / 2016 / oil on linen / 24" x 36" / SOLD
Gone / 2016 / oil on linen / 24" x 36" / $4,500
At Last / 2015 / oil on linen / 24" x 40" / SOLD
The Dance / 2015 / oil on linen / 48" x 60" / $8,500
Melt / 2010-2015 / oil on linen / 40" x 60" / $8,000
Double Vision / 2014 / oil on linen / 28" x 36" / $5,000
Drift / 2011 / oil on linen / 15" x 24" / TBD
Shelter / 2011 / oil on linen / 15" x 24"
Rift / 2010 / oil on linen / 15" x 24"
Bien Recu / 2010 / oil on linen / 15" x 24"
Passing Through / 2010 / oil on linen / 9.5" x 13.75"
Shift / 2010 / oil on linen / 9.5" x 13.75"
Self-Reflection / 2010 / Oil on linen / 18 x 25.25"
Still Moving / 2009 / oil on linen / 23 x 42"
Sunday News / 2010 / oil on linen / 23 x 42"
Retreat / 2010 / oil on linen / 23 x 42"
Fall Away / 2010 / oil on linen / 23 x 42"
Night / 2007 / oil on linen / 19 x 46"
Inside Out / 2008 / oil on linen / 24 x 36"
Ever After / 2007 / oil on linen / 52 x 72" / $10,000
Low Tide / 2007 / oil on linen / 52 x 96" / $14,000
Seam / 2007 / oil on linen / 50" x 72" / $10,000
Blue Room / 2006 / oil on linen / 48" x 72" / $10,000

Education
2002 – MFA; cum laude, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1993 – BFA; Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1992 – Lorenzo Di Medici Institute, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions
2016 – “Lost and Found”, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2010 – “Surface Tension”, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 – “Passing Through”, Eden Rock Gallery, St Barthelemy, F.W.I
2007 – “Pro•ject”, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

Duo Exhibitions
2011 – “Reflections of Memory”, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 – “Faculty Exhibition”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2015 – “Wish List”, Gallery Project, curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro, Toledo, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan
2015 – “Roots”, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2015 – Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
2015 – “Faculty Exhibition”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2014 – “National Contemporary Painting”, Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2013 – “31st Juried Art Show”, Wilmette Public Library, Wimette, IL
2012 – “30th Juried Art Show”, Wilmette Public Library, Wimette, IL
2012 – “Narrative Fragments”, Quidley & Company, Boston, MA
2011 – “Juxtaposed”, juried by Alyssa Monks, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT
2011 – “Paintworks”, Gowanus Ballroom, curated by Kristin Kunc, Courtney Jordan & Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Brooklyn, NY
2011 – “Space Invaders”, co-curated by Virginia Rose and John Nickle, Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
2011 – “Cinematic Bodies”, curated by Jamie Adams, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 – “Snow”, XL Projects, Syracuse University Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2010 – “Women Painting Women”, Robert Lange Studios Gallery, Charleston, SC
2010 – “Remnants”, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
2010 – “Highlights” Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2010 – “Conceptually Sound”, Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery, New York, NY
2010 – “Chicago Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois
2010 – “Looks good on Paper”, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2009 – “Water/Bodies”, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, F.W.I.
2009 – “Summer Exhibition 2009”, curated by Eric Fischl, Matthew Flowers, Anne Strauss, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY
2009 – “Old School”, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY
2009 – Caldwell Snyder, San Francisco, CA
2008 – “Small Works”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA
2008 – “City Lights”, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
2008 – “Chicago Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois
2008 – “Take Home a Nude” Art Auction at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY
2007 – “Summer Exhibition 2007”, curated by Eric Fischl, Jenny Saville, Vincent Desiderio, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY
2007 – “Four Handed Lift: Advocacy, Art, Spirit and Community”, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
2007 – “Small Works”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA
2008 – “Chicago Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois
2006 – “Contemporary Imaginings, The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection”, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
2006 – “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Group Show, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
2006 – “AAF”, shown by DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2006 – “Salon 2006”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2006 – “LA Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Los Angeles, CA
2005 – “New Works”, curated by Eric Fischl, Jane Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.
2005 – “A Terrible Beauty: Figurative painting in the 21st Century”, Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA
2005 – “Small Works”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
2005 – “Cityscapes”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
2005 – “Take Home a Nude” Art Auction at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY
2005 – “Go Figure”, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
2004 – “Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids Benefit”, Brent Sikemma Gallery, New York, NY
2004 – “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Group Show, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
2004 – “Points of Muse”, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 – “Separate Visions”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
2004 – “Still Life”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
2004 – “27th Small Works Exhibition”, New York, NY
2003 – “Space Invaders”, curated by Peter Drake, Fish Tank Gallery, New York, NY
2003 – “26th Small Works Exhibition”, New York, NY
2002 – “National Arts Club 26th Annual Student Show”, National Arts Club, New York, NY

Press
2011 – Schroeder, Nicholas, The Portland Pheonix, July 6, 2011
2011 – Bouchard, Sarah, The Bollard, August 9, 2011
2010 – Featured Artist, Poets annd Artists, Fall Edition, 2010
2010 – Featured Interview, Whitewall Magazine, 2010
2010 – Inclusion in Publication of Artists, Studio Visit, Volume 9, 2010
2008 – Inclusion in Publication of Artists, New American Paintings, No. 80., 2009
2008 – Inclusion in Publication of Artists, Studio Visit, Volume 2, 2008
2007 – Artner, Alan, Art: Reviews, Chicago Tribune, June 22, 2007
2007 – Nance, Kevin, Art Review, “How it all happened, or not; New exhibit blurs the line between fact and fantasy” Chicago Sun-Times, June 6, 2007
2007 – Featured Artist CHI #140, Flavorpill: Chicago, May 22, 2007
2007 – “Gallery Shorts”, F News Magazine: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2007
2007 – “Galleries and Museums: Featured Artists”, Chicago Reader, May 18, 2007
2007 – Rose, Joshua, “ Persistence of Memory”, American Art Collector, Issue 19, May 2007
2006 – Duffy, Heather, “Creative Imaginings: The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection”, The Vanguard, USA, Nov. 20th, 2006
2006 – Harrison, Thomas, “Artwork, Imagery Provocative in Tullman Show”, Mobile Register, Nov. 2006
2003 – Krenz, Marcel, “Space Invaders: Six Painters & Two Sculptors Reconstruct Representation”, Contemporary, Issue 55

Awards
2009 – First Prize Summer Exhibition 2009, chosen by Eric Fischl, Anne Strauss and Matthew Flowers
2003, 2004, 2006 – Residency Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center
2002 – Prince of Wales Fellow
2002 – O. Aldon James, Jr. Award, National Arts Club, New York, NY
2001, 2002 – Merit Scholarship Awards, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Professional Experience
2014-Present – Instructor at Evanston Art Center
2008-2011 – Adjunct Instructor; Queensborough Community College
Courses: Color Theory, 2-Dimensional Design in Foundation Program
2003 – Graduate Teaching Assistant; New York Academy of Art
Course: Painting II


My paintings address the complexity of memory, by blurring and questioning the lines between recollection, projection, and reality. Each painting becomes a psychological landscape or waking dream, examining the notion of “reality.” The shifting environments become a metaphor for the transience of our experience and the indelible impressions they leave in us.

My new body of work thematically addresses the cycle of life. They are about aging, parenthood, and transformation. I use natural and endangered landscapes as metaphors for our fragile, yet beautiful, ever-changing existence. There is a sense of longing and nostalgia for these places, those around us and our previous selves. We stand vulnerable in the face of external elements, over which we have no control.

I often use deconstructed depictions of a room – a white cube – as a starting point for my imagery. I transform the room by using projections of various places or figures on the walls, in essence creating a virtual extension of the space. By combining layers of images, I explore how each painting can be transformed to create an experience that is multilayered and time-based for the viewer. The voyeuristic perspective is heightened by the paintings artificial construction and we become conscious of our physical and emotional presence. Each work becomes a sanctuary to contemplate our relationship to nature and ourselves.

-Jennifer Presant