Jeri Eisenberg

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Traces, After Anna

Crabapples

Approaching Equinox

Summer Greens

After Equinox

Black/White

Kozo Prints on Acrylic Panels

Kozo Prints infused with Encaustic


Flat Water, 2010

Inlet, 2009

Other Works

Artist Statement

Jeri Eisenberg works primarily with non-traditional and alternative photo-based techniques. She represses or subverts traditional photography's emphasis on the representational qualities of the medium, and emphasizes instead the medium's expressive nature. She employs a strong sense of materiality and seductive surfaces in her work, to evoke sense memories and visceral connections. Her work steadfastly serves as an affirmation of beauty in the everyday natural world, but is tinged with the bittersweet - a reminder of the temporal condition, and an elegy for life.

Eisenberg's long term series, 'A Sojourn in Seasons', consists of five chapters - one in black and white and four seasonal chapters in color. The large-scale, abstracted images of the treed landscape in this series are captured with an oversized pinhole or defocused lens. The images are usually segmented and presented as diptychs, triptychs or quads, printed on long panels of Japanese Kozo paper and infused with encaustic medium. The final presentation of translucent panels hang from acrylic bars with magnets, floating off the wall, casting shadows, and moving gently with air currents in a room. Eisenberg began this series as her father was losing both his vision and his memory. As the images fade in and out of recognizable form, they echo our ephemeral grasp on life.

'Sea/Shore' is a series based in areas where land and water meet. The multi-paneled pieces begin with a single or contemporaneously captured images shot with a very soft focus or slowed shutter speed. Printed on very thin Japanese Kozo and adhered to sanded acrylic panels with acrylic medium, the resulting translucent pieces in shades of blue, green, gray and white resemble the sea glass that one often finds at the waters' edge. The blur and segmentation of the imagery in the series require an active engagement from the viewer, who provides the missing elements of the traditional landscape from memory, and forms emotional wholes from the fragments.

Eisenberg's newest series, 'Traces (After Anna)', is based on cyanotype photograms. The images are the shadows left behind by the weeds, seeds, grasses and vines gathered on walks in the vicinity of Eisenberg's rural upstate New York home. The cyanotype photograms are scanned, sometimes inverted, and printed on long panels of Japanese Kozo paper. They are infused with encaustic medium and often embellished with silver leaf, pigments, threads or beads. For Eisenberg, the pieces echo the physical world's eternal cycles and memories of loved ones passed - memories that are often vague or fractured, with only small glints of bright light to try to hold on to.
 


Artist Bio

 

 

 

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:

 

  1. 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

  1. 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

 

Education:

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

 

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 

 

 


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