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Jenny Nelson

My work has always been anchored in drawing. I spent years drawing and painting from life. This instilled a strong sense of space and structure. At some point I became more interested in the negative space surrounding the objects I was observing and modifying the objects themselves. I began to organically develop an abstract language, but the sense of structure and organization remained constant in the painting.

 

I apply paint in layers using palette knives, brushes and oil sticks. I initially draw loose gestures and a variety of spontaneous marks. Often traces of previous layers remain visible, allowing colors to interact in ways I could not have anticipated. This process leaves me feeling quite lost a lot of the time, and I have had to learn to become comfortable with that feeling. This sometimes builds to frustration, and I will scape off much of what was applied, but the result of doing this is often something wonderful that moves the painting forward.

 

I view the painting process as a collaboration between myself and the materials. A conversation starts that has a beginning and an end, but everything in between is unpredictable. It seems at first some exciting things may show up but it’s important to disregard these first, too beautiful bursts, work over them, and develop something deeper from them. As the painting evolves, shapes and lines solidify, and I begin to see how the parts affect the whole.

 

This way of layering, adding and subtracting, creates a history on the canvas. Shapes have a story to tell. Lines that have been obliterated and resurrected over and over again have an emotional charge. This process that started as a wild party ends up as a contemplative carefully edited composition, involving precise modifications, while hopefully leaving the life force in tact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Paintings 2015-2016

Paintings 2011 - 2012


Heron, 2012

Earlier Works


Reef, 2009

Gull, 2010

Resume

 

Jenny Nelson attended Maine College of Art in Portland Maine, and is a graduate of Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. She has been living in Woodstock, New York for nearly two decades, including a Residency at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony from November 2004-08. Jenny has been exhibiting for many years nationally and regionally including, Tria Gallery, Manhattan, NY; Hidell Brooks Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina; Carrie Haddad, Hudson, NY


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:


Solo Shows:

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2016 Solo Exhibition, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2013 Traveling Light, Tria Gallery, Manhattan NY

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    2012 New Work, Smink Modern, Dallas TX

     

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    2012 New Work, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     

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    2011 Awakenings (Duo with Keun Young Park) Tria Gallery, Manhattan NY

     

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    2010 New Paintings, Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes NY

     

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    2008 Autumn Elegance, Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank NJ

     

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    2008 The Light Between, Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes NY

     

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    2007 New Work, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     

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    2006 Of Line and Light, Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes NY

     

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    2006 Abstractions, Gallery 100, Saratoga NY

     

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    2005 Spring Collection, Coffey Gallery, Kingston NY

     

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    2005 New Work, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     

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    2004 Summer, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY

     

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    2004 New Work, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     

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    2003 Paintings from Shady, Coffey Gallery, Kingston NY

     

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    2001 Fisher Studio Art Gallery, Annandale-on-Hudson

     


Group Exhibitions:

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    2014 Women in Abstract, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte NC

     

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    2013 Hidell Brooks Anniversary Show, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC

     

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    2013 AD Boston Art Fair, Gold Gallery, Boston

     

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    2012 Contemporary Painters, Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY

     

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    2012 Featured Artist, Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

     

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    2012 Tria Gallery Summer Exhibition, Manhattan, NY

     

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    2012 AAF NYC, Tria Gallery, Manhattan, NY

     

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    2011 Featured Artist, Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

     

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    2011 AAF NYC, Tria Gallery, Manhattan, NY

     

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    2011 Figures and Abstractions, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     

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    2010 Art Hamptons, Tria Gallery, Manhattan NY

     

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    2010 Featured Artist, Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard MA

     

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    2009 LA Art Fair, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto CA

     

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    2009 Curators Choice, Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes NY

     

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    2009 Instructors Exhibition, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock NY

     

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    2009 Group Exhibition, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto CA

     

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    2009 Small Works, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA

     

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    2009 Winter White, Tria Gallery, Manhattan NY

     

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    2009 Contrasts, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA

     

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    2009 AAF NYC Tria Gallery, Manhattan NY

     

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    2008 Summer Cocktail, Tria Gallery, Manhattan NY

     

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    2008 5"x7" Show, Kleinart-James Gallery, Woodstock NY

     

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    2007 Faculty Plus One, Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson NY

     

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    2007 Art Basel Miami, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     

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    2007 One New Work, Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes NY

     

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    2007 5"x7" Show, Kleinart-James Gallery, Woodstock, NY

     

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    2006 Beach, Gallery Yellow, Cross River NY

     

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    2006 Flow, Kleinart/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY

     

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    2006 Group Exhibition, James Cox Gallery, Woodstock NY

     

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    2006 Collectors Choice, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock NY

     

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    2005 Group Exhibition, Chace Randall Gallery, Andes NY

     

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    2005 Passionate About Art, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock NY

     

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    2005 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston MA

     

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    2004 Six Women Painters, Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Poughkeepsie NY

     

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    2004 New York Underground Art Fair, Pool Art Addict, Four Points Hotel NY

     

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    2003 Senate House Show, Kingston NY

     

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    2002 Group Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

     


Juried Exhibitions:

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    2004 Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock NY

     

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    2002 Hudson Valley Artists 2002, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz NY

     


Selected Collections:

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    Fareed Zacharia, Rhinebeck, NY

     

Warren Bierwirth, Paris, France

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    Cecilia Greene, New York NY

     

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    Helen Chapman, New York NY

     

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    Michael & Sheila Faharty, New York NY

     

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    Christopher Dlutowski, New York NY

     

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    Jim & Dianne Footlicke, New York NY

     

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    Laurent Gaudry, New York NY

     

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    Nancy Seigal, Boca Raton FL

     

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    Holli Gersh, Boca Raton FL

     

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    Kenneth & Margaret Uhle, Ridgefield CT

     

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    Dr. Lee Sider, Mt. Tremper NY

     

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    Friedrike Merck, Woodstock NY

     

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    Weston & Julia Blelock, Woodstock NY

     

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    Miller Howard Investments, Woodstock NY

     

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    Kingston Hospital, Kingston NY

     



Media:


Three Abstract Artists Christie Scheele Blog, 2013

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    Modern NYC, Review, "Traveling Light" at Tria Gallery, 2013

     

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    Off the Palette, HV Biz, Interview, July 2011

     

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    In Her Own Words, Times-Herald Record article, DB Leonard, February 2011

     

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    Balance in the Abstract, Roll Magazine Feature Article, May 2010

     

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    Catskill Mountain News, Review, May 2010

     

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    The 60/60 Portrait Project with Franco Vogt, December 2009

     

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    Roll Magazine, Cover Artist, December 2009

     

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    Studio Visit Magazine, Fall Edition 2008

     

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    Spring Awakening,Woodstock Times Feature Article, Paul Smart, June 2008

     

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    "Blue Bird" Featured in Beautiful Homes Magazine, Summer 2007

     

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    "Float" Featured in Universal Studios movie: Definitely, Maybe (2008)

     

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    Directed by Adam Brooks 2007 release

     

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    Woodstock Times, Review, Paul Smart, May 2006

     

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    Art New England, August 2005

     


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