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Jane E Zweibel
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: My most recent and on-going work consists of what I call “stuffed paintings”, which are sewn, stuffed and painted sculptural objects. The idea of a “stuffed painting” subverts the more conventional notion of a “painted sculpture”. The materials I use in these pieces include canvas, cotton fibers, thread, glitter, and acrylic and oil paints. My work attempts to push and blur the boundaries and conventions of sculpture and painting, and of traditionally male dominated “fine art” and female generated “craft”. It also takes a progressive and challenging approach to figuration and narrative in art. This work allows me to bring together content and form in new ways. A major theme in my work is an on-going exploration of issues of identity, in particular female identity. I use self-portraiture as a subject through which I can express and conceptualize meaning in a chaotic world. My “stuffed paintings” actualize images that reference physical and psychological states of being. In my work, I am interested in the interweaving of private and public realms. My content is culled from a range of sources: personal and collective history, current societal issues and concepts, mythology, the human body and psyche, and the interplay of reality and fantasy. My hybrid personas embody the conflicts, losses, and connections between childhood and adult, and factual and fictive, lives.
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ARTIST RESUME:


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 New paintings: Pamilya. Kulay-Diwa Gallery, Manila, Philippines.
2010 The Stuffed Paintings Survey Show. Chaffers Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
Stitched Identities. Baang & Burne Contemporary, New York, NY.
2009 Midlife Mermaids. Leslie’s Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg.
2008 New Stuffed Paintings. Leslie’s Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg.
A Cut Above the Rest: A Salon of Self-Portraits and Styles, Part 2. Balance Salon/18 Erie Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
2007 A Cut Above the Rest: A Salon of Self-Portraits and Styles (Site-Specific Painting Installation). Midoma Gallery, New York, NY.
Transitional Objects: Stuffed and Unstuffed Paintings. RePoP 95% Recycled, Brooklyn, NY.
2002 Bare-Foot and Pregnant. Tribeca Rooftop Exhibition Space, New York, NY.
1997 Self-Portraits in the Third Person. 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY.
1996 Phantom Limbs. Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Rutgers, NJ (catalogue).
1995 Bodies of Evidence. 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY.
Personal Passages. The Transit Museum of New York, Brooklyn, NY (poster).
1994 Paintings. Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY.
Drawings. Damon City Center Gallery, Rochester, NY.
1993 Wrecollections, From the Habitat. Treasure Room Gallery, The Interchurch Center, New York, NY (catalogue).
1990 Recent Mixed Media Paintings. Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Sum of Her Parts. Arts Guild of Rahway, New Jersey.
2011 Talking to Myself. Baang & Burne Contemporary, New York, NY. (Two Person Show).
8”x8”. 567 Gallery, New York, NY.
The Renaissance NYC. Crime Scene Exhibition Space, New York, NY.
2010 Cuore Pop. Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy.
Fever Dream. C.C.C.P Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Midsummer Art Bazaar. Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY.
Feminist Art Base. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Self Image. Arts Guild of Rahway, New Jersey.
Baby Doll. Broadway Gallery, New York, NY.
2009 Faith Ringgold: A Celebration. Benefit Exhibition. The Institute for Women and Art at
Rutgers, New Jersey.
2008 Gallery Artists. Leslie’s Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg.
Spontaneous Gesture Realized. Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 New Gallery Artists. Leslie’s Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg
Play. Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
The submissions Show. Sarah Bowen Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 Dreamscapes. New York City Art Cypher, Staten Island, NY.
2005 Project Diversity. Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Wish You Were Here. Project Room 88, New York, NY.
2004 Glass (of) Water. The Painting Center, New York, NY.
2003 Wombyn: And She Dances. Think Exhibition Space, New York, NY.
2002 911: Artists Respond. Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, Bronx, NY.
Reactions. Exit Art, New York, NY.
2000 Flatfiles. Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Good Business is the Best Art (20 Years of the Artist in the Marketplace
Program). Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.
1999 Annual Group Show. New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ. (Curated by Lisa Dennison).
A Skowhegan Decade. David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY.
1997 The Imaginary City. St. Marks Church Exhibition Space, New York, NY. (Catalogue). 1996 AIM Benefit Exhibition. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.
PaperWorks. Curcio/Spector Gallery, New York, NY.
Particular Realities. Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series: 25 Years of Feminism, 25 Years of Women’s Art. Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ (catalogue).
Liars and Hypocrites. Jack Light Gallery, New York, NY.
1995 Altered States. Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY.
Inaugural Exhibition. Curcio/Spector Gallery, New York, NY.
The World in a Painting. Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
1994 Light and Lightness. Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Self Portraits. NYU Law School Exhibition Center, New York, NY.
Hair: The Long and Short of It. Mills Pond House, Smithtown Arts Council, NY.
1992 Artist in the Marketplace. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (catalogue).
1991 The Family. Peconic Gallery, Riverhead, NY (catalogue).
1990 Drawings: Step One. Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York, NY.
1989 Thirteenth Annual Small Works Exhibition. Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY.
1988 Eighth Annual Small Works Show. BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY.
The Spirit of the Toy. Cabrini Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
1984 Select Works. Small Walls Gallery, New York, NY.
New Artists, Mixed Media. Exhibition Space at 112 Greene Street, New York. NY.

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2012 P-Stop, a public art installation project, sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia.

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

2011 Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Base. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 Grant Award. The Artist’s Fellowship, Inc.
Artist-in-Residence. The Creative Center, New York, NY.
2003 Creative Capital Workshop Program. New York, NY.
2001 Grant Award. Riklis Faculty Fund, Allen-Stevenson School, New York, NY.
1996 Residency Fellowship. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA.
1994 Residency Fellowship. Leighton Artist Studios, Banff Centre for the Arts,
Alberta, Canada.
1992 Grant Award. Puffin Foundation.
Artist in the Marketplace Program. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.
1991 Residency Fellowship. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011 Catalogue. Talking to Myself. Baang and Burne Contemporary, New York, NY. Catalogue essay by Charlotta Kotik).
2010 Book. The Hybrid Stories of Jane Zweibel. Leslie’s Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg.
Luxembuger Wort. Jane Zweibel Succombe au Chant de Sirenes. (Nathalie Becker), January 28.
Le Quotidien. Sirens of Mature Age. (Pablo Chimienti), January 22.
Catalogue. Cuore Pop. Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy.
2009 Fiberarts Magazine. Jane Zweibel’s Stuffed Paintings. Fall issue. (Cover art and feature article).
2008 Catalogue. Gallery Artists. Leslie’s Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg.
Journal. Jane Zweibel at Leslie’s Artgallery. Kultur, 20 March.
Luxemburger Wort. Volumes-Objets de Jane Zweibel. Nouvelle Expositions. 3/8/08.
Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. (Cover art).
2001 The Bronx News. New Exhibit Captures Terror of 9/11, Loss of the Towers.
(Daniel Gesslein). January 31 – February 6, 2002 issue.
1997 Art in America. Review of Exhibitions - New York. Jane Zweibel at 55 Mercer
(Janet Koplos). October issue.
American Artist. Self-Portraits in the Third Person (Kristina Feliciano).
September issue.
Catalogue. The Imaginary City. Essay (John Yau).
1995 The New York Times. Art in Review, Critics’ Choices. Jane Zweibel at
55 Mercer (Pepe Karmel). Friday, February 17.
Meet Me in Brooklyn. Underground Art: Paintings at the Transit Museum.
1994 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Exhibits. Bringing in the Shes.
1993 Street News. A Different Subway Series. November, Issue II.
Artspeak. Special and Familiar Places.
1992 Catalogue. Bronx Museum of the Arts. Artist in the Marketplace.
Curator’s Essay (Connie Butler).


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Leslie’s Artgallery. Bridel, Luxembourg.
Baang & Burne Contemporary, New York, NY.



EDUCATION

1991 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan, ME.
1984 Master of Fine Arts in Painting. Columbia University, New York, NY.
1981 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art. Bennington College, Bennington, VT.
1979 Syracuse University Program Abroad. London, ENGLAND.



 








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