Jeri Eisenberg

Additional works by Jeri Eisenberg available through Cumberland Gallery

 

RESUME

 

Education

M.F.A., Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University; J.D., Boston University; B.A., Kirkland College

             

Individual and Two Person Shows         

2014       Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee (Solo)

2013       Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Solo)

2012       Wallspace Gallery, Santa Barbara, California (Solo)

                Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, California (Two Person Show)

                Putnam Gallery, The Dublin School, Dublin, New Hampshire (Solo)

2011        Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, New York (Solo)

                John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas (Solo)

                Griffin Museum, Winchester, Massachusetts (Solo)

2010       Spheris Gallery, Hanover, New Hampshire (Two Person Show)

2009       Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, California (Solo)

                John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas (Solo)

                Lanoue Fine Art, Boston (Solo)

2008       Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Two Person Show)

                Galerie BMG, Woodstock, New York (Solo)

2007       Gallery Saintonge, Missoula, Montana (Solo)

                Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, New York (Solo)

2006       Julie Kinzelman Art, Houston, Texas (Solo)

                Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York (Two Person Show)

2005       Galerie BMG, Woodstock, New York (Solo)

                Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York (Solo)

2004       Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, New York(Solo)

                Siena College, Loudonville, New York (Solo)

2003       Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York (Solo)

                Adirondack Lakes Art Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York (Solo)   

2001       Perella Gallery, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, New York (Solo)

                Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, New York(Two Person Show)

                Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, New York (Solo)

                Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York (Solo)

                Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho (Solo)

2000       University of La Vern, La Vern, California (Solo)

1999       Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, New York (Two Person Show)

                Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, New York (Two Person Show)

                Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York (Solo)

                Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York (Solo)

                Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Two Person Show)

1998       Saratoga County Arts Council Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York (Two Person Show)

                Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, New York (Two Person Show)

                LRC Gallery, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York (Solo)

1996       Shelnutt Gallery, RPI, Troy, New York (Solo)

 

Selected Group Shows

 

2013          Multiple Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Collection, Albany Institute of History and Art, NY

                  Summer Portfolio, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Three Person Show)

                  A Few of My Favorite Things, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

                  Rejuvenation, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburn, VT (Featured Artist)

                  Have a Nice Day, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID

                 Soft Focus, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

                 Wax is Hot, Amy Simon Gallery, Westport, CT

2012        Snail Mail, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

                Small Packages, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

                Encaustic Works 2012 Invitational, R&F Gallery, Kingston NY

                Photograph: New Work, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

                Deck the Walls, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX

2011        Fotografias – Colecao Joaquim Paiva, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                Women Photographers: Selections from the LUAG Teaching Collection, Lehigh University, PA

                Deck the Walls, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX

                Massively Small, JGO Gallery, Park City, UT

                Portfolio I: Gallery Artists, Corden Potts Gallery, Sa n Francisco, CA

                Mark 10, Martin-Mullen Gallery, State University of New York at Oneonta, NY

                20/20, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

                Summer Sampler, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010        Invitational II, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

                Encaustics: Wax and Image, Westchester Comm. College Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY

                Polaroids, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

                Then & Now: Jeri Eisenberg, Mimi Graminski and Iona Park, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY  

                Smoke and Mirrors, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID

                Simple Gifts, Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

2009       Deck the Walls, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX

                Small Packages 15, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

                One of a Kind, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, New York

                New Artists, New Work, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

                See & Be Seen II, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID

                Everchanging Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

                Other Nature, Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, NY

2008       Fall – Redux, Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

                Small Packages 14, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

                On Location, Wallspace, Seattle, WA

                Found at FotoFest, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX

                Some Wonderful Things, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL

2007       (20) Views, Wallspace, Seattle, WA

                Summer Selections and Winter Group Show, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2006       Trees, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

                Alternatives, Exposed Gallery, Delmar, NY

                Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Catskill Center for Conservation, Arkville, NY

                Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY (Three Person Show)

                Picture Perfect, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY

                Summer Show, Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, MA

                28th Annual Photography Regional, Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, NY

2005       Encaustic Works, Dorsky Museum, State University at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

                Inaugural Regional Triennial, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

                Lens Gumbo Redux, Exposed Gallery, Delmar, NY

                Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY (Three Person Show)

                Winter Woods, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

                Significantly Small, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY                             

                SNAP: Contemporary Photography, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT (Three Person Show)

                Into the Woods, Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Catskill, NY

2004       Out of the Woods, Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, NY

                Saratoga County Arts Council Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

                12 By 12, Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

                Group Summer Show, Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

2003       Interpretive, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY

                Group Show, Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, MA

                Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY

                Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

2002       Smaller Than a Breadbox, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

                 Cornucopia, Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, NY

                 Food, Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Catskill, NY               

                 Americana, The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

                 Shades of Summer, Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

2001         Fowl, Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

                 A Day in May, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID

2000        Library Commission Competition, Siena College, Loudonville, NY         

                 Arts and Healing, Morehead State College, Morehead, KY      

1998        Enchanted Visions, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

 

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2011                    Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2010                   New York Foundation for the Arts, MARK Program

2005                  Residency, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Platte Clove, New York

2003, 1999        Individual Artist’s Grant,

                           New York State Council on the Arts and the Arts Center of the Capital Region

2002                  Residency, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2001-1997          Special Opportunity Stipends,

                           New York Foundation for the Arts and the Arts Center of the Capital Region

 

Selected Bibliography

Encaustic Works ’12, R&F Publication, May 2012

Women Photographers: Selections from the LUAG Teaching Collection, Lehigh University, 2011

Visions of Land, Sea, Sky and More, Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, March 2011

Encaustics: A Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax, Lissa Rankin, Watson Guptill, August 2010

Photos and Galleries Replace Briefs and Courtrooms, Tim Kane, Times Union, February 7, 2010

The Arts in these Parts, Paul Smart, Woodstock Times, January 1, 2009

Eisenberg in Color, Paul Smart, Woodstock Times, April 24, 2008

Intoxicating Abstraction, Beth Wilson, Chronogram Magazine, May 1, 2007

Photography Quarterly #92, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Vol.2 No.3, Fall, 2005

Encaustic Works 2005, Catalogue, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University at New Paltz

 

Selected Public and Corporate Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Paiva Collection, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Collection, Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York

Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York

Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York

Tiffany’s, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong

Sheraton Hotel, Stockholm

HSBC Bank, New York, New York

Banana Republic, New York, New York

Babcock and Brown, New York, New York

McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Los Angeles

Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Houston, Texas

State Street Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts

Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont       

 

STATEMENT

As a photographer, I embrace the direct and inescapable link between my work and the corporal world.  But I strive to convey a sense of the ephemeral, and the intangible, beyond mere description.

The Pieces in this series are traces of weeds, seeds, grasses and vines gathered during walks – mostly, in the vicinity of my rural home in upstate New York. The pieces begin as cyanotype photograms, one of the earliest historical photographic processes.  I paint the light sensitive chemicals onto the artists’ papers, and place plant material directly on the dried surface in the sun.  After exposure and processing I scan the resulting photogram and print a segmented image with pigment inks on panels of Japanese Kozo paper.  I infuse the panels with encaustic medium, which provides a luminance and translucency, and, at times, embellish the images with silver pigments, thread or beads.

As I age, it is hard not to think of the physical world’s eternal cycles; of loved ones who have passed, of what’s left to hold on to when we’re gone.  Sometimes there are indelible memories, other times, only absences.  Mostly, we’re left with vague or fractured remembrances; and, if we’re lucky, a few cherished mementos. I hope to leave, in one form or another, bits of silver, meditations on the ineffable, and some measure of visual pleasure.