About Jamie Greenfield 

Currently teaching at Rider University in the Visual Arts department, Jamie Greenfield has exhibited widely since 1975 and has work in permanent collections. Her works in this exhibition reflect an ecosystem that encompasses nature, cosmology, and the connection between the inner mind and the outer natural world. The objects in her works seem to have a tenuous relation to one another, yet they are anchored in a structured space. Some of these relations are provided to the viewer while others are more ambiguous, and may be the result of memory or longing.

Greenfield draws upon personal history in combination with observation of light and form, and often does not have a preconceived plan for a work, allowing the piece to evolve and process as it is created.

Greenfield views the moth as a potent metaphor, beautiful and dangerous, the brevity of its life and its incessant movement towards light. To Greenfield, this reflects the human dilemma.

 

 

 

 


New Brunswick Art Salon 2011: “Counterparts”

New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – Oil and Mixed Media: Encounters

Artist Personal Website: www.jamiegreenfield.com

Email: jrosegreenfield@gmail.com


Artist Statement

This body of work reflects an ‘ecosystem’ that encompasses nature, cosmology, and the sources of connection and correlation between the mind (inner) and the natural world (outer). 

In much of my work, objects, like thoughts, are held in tenuous relation to one another, seemingly unrelated yet anchored in a structured pictorial space.  Some affinities are provided to the viewer, while others remain ambiguous and, as in dreams, may be the result of memory, longing, or prescience. 

I draw upon inner sources of personal history in combination with close observation of light and form.  Much of the time, I have no preconceived plan for the image other than to draw to the requirements of an internal logic that begins to present itself as I go, a progression of possibilities that may initially be engendered by something written, something said, or something experienced.  The environment evolves as a dialogue between inner and outer spaces, presided over in many cases by a visual narrator. 

The moth is a potent metaphor, a much maligned yet often conjured insect.  Beautiful and dangerous, its metaphoric power persists in the literary imagination: the brevity of its life, coupled with its incessant movement toward the light, seems to capture so eloquently our own human dilemma. 


Exhibitions

Individual Exhibitions

  • 2011 Bodies of Work, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • 2001 Objects of Devotion, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
  • 1996 Towpath House, New Hope, PA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 Unabashed, Dacia Gallery, New York City
  • 2011 Born of Wonder: Children & Nature, Matthews Gallery, Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ
  • 2010 Harlequin’s Troop, Dacia Gallery, New York City
  • 2010 Visual Metaphor, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ
  • 2010 24th Annual Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
  • 2009 In Person: A Celebration of the Human Form, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
  • 2008 Favorite Things, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 2008 ArtFall, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
  • 2008 Pride in the Human Form, Boi’s of New Hope Gallery, PA
  • 2008 Summer Exhibition, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
  • 2008 A Matter of Perspective: Our Personal Landscape, Marie L. Matthews Gallery, Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ
  • 2007 Gemma Art Foundation: Jamie Greenfield and Anna Neis, Princeton, NJ
  • 2007 Works on Paper, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 Winter Exhibition, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
  • 2007 Mercer County Artists 2007, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 2006 Mercer County Artists 2006, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 2005 Mercer County Artists 2005, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 2003 Three Artists, Present Day Club, Princeton, NJ
  • 2002 Mercer County Artists 2002, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 2001 Contemporary Still Life: Vanitas to Veritas, The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
  • 2001 Mercer County Artists 2001* The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 2000 Dreamscapes/Landscapes, Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ
  • 1999 Mercer County Artists, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 1999 Fedora Café, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • 1998 Alumni Invitational, Michael C. Rockefeller Gallery, Fredonia, NY
  • 1998 Mercer County Artists** The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 1996 Artists in the Kitchen, Krasdale Foods Art Gallery, White Plains, NY
  • 1996 Artists in the Kitchen, University Art Museum, SUNY at Albany
  • 1996 Priva B. Gross International Works On/Of Paper, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, NYC
  • 1995 The Shrine, Princeton Arts Council Gallery, Princeton, NJ
  • 1995 Mercer County Artists, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 1993 TAWA Annual, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ 
  • 1992 New Jersey Educators as Artists, Wilson Art Gallery, Glassboro State College, NJ
  • 1992 Drawing From Within, Rider College Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • 1992 The Educator’s Eye, Allan P. Kirby Arts Center Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • 1991 Mercer County Artists* The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ
  • 1991 Priva B. Gross International Works On/Of Paper, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, NYC
  • 1984 Annual Invitational Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, PA
  • 1983 15th Annual New Talent Exhibition, Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1983 National Drawing ’83 ** Holman Gallery, The College of New Jersey
  • 1983 WCA Philadelphia, Women: Self Image, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA
  • 1981 Birmingham Biennial, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
  • 1980 19th Annual Regional Exhibition** University of Delaware
  • 1979 Mohawk-Hudson Regional, University Art Gallery, Albany, NY
  • 1975 Western New York Regional Exhibition of Women Artists, Michael C. Rockefeller Gallery, Fredonia, NY

*Juror’s Award
**Purchase Prize

Permanent Installations  

  • Rider University
  • Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission 
  • The Wm. & Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection, Bryn Mawr College Library 
  • University of Delaware 
  • The College of New Jersey 
  • Central Penn National Bank 
  • State University of New York at Albany 

Education

M.A. Studio Art, State University of New York at Albany, 1979

B.A. Studio Art, State University College at Fredonia, NY, 1976

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