Jean Feinberg lives and works in New York and upstate NY. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, universities, and museums, including the National Academy of Art in New York, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, the Museum at FIT, among others. Her work has been featured in many New York galleries and been reviewed in major art publications. She has been awarded grants from Yaddo, MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Edward Albee Foundation. Feinberg received a BS from skidmore College, and an MA from Hunter College. Her work is included in various private and public collections.
My work's area of focus is abstraction, minimalism, and construction.This work combines those areas of interest with experiences of color as it relates to place, particularly the Hudson Valley with its changing light and weather. The attempt to capture through color the landscape light experience necessitates the translation of intricacies and subtleties of light through the hue, value, and intensity of color – the painter’s language. Color notations made in the landscape may be my starting point. But the play of value and color intensity manifests itself whether I am using the landscape notations or the “found” color of paint chips and colored papers - also part of my working process. Ultimately the work uses a non-objective language – abstraction, to achieve a sparse sense of geometry and a lush, rich, and complex color sense. Though the term “constructions” can describe what I do, I consider the pieces more related to painting than sculpture because of their frontal orientation and use of color. The salvaged wood pieces in much of my work creates a foil of texture and color, as well as wear and imperfection. The painted color might be a reiteration and/or elaboration of the colors imbedded in the found wood or taken from the other inspirations mentioned. I find that this rich and subtle vocabulary provides me great flexibilty and fascination.
Lives and works in New York, NY