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  • Jeri Eisenberg

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

B.A., Kirkland College, 1974

J.D., Boston University, 1977

M.F.A., Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University, 2005

ARTIST STATEMENT

I feel no need to seek out grand vistas or exotic locales, majestic mountain ranges or rushing rivers. It's the common wooded landscape of my day to day life that captures my attention. Many of the images in my current work are from areas close to my home; others are from farther flung places, but places that I just happen to be for one prosaic reason or another. They are places that are generally more ordinary than spectacular.

By photographing the treed landscape with a purposefully oversized pinhole or a radically defocused lens, however, I capture it as it is not often seen. The images are firmly grounded in the natural world, a particular place, a particular season, a particular time. But by obscuring detail, only the strongest brush strokes emerge: the images become sketches with light, literally and figuratively. They tend to float between there and not there, to dissolve into abstraction and reconfigure themselves back into recognizable form.

I began this series when my father, then 83, started loosing both his sight and his memory. Strangely, the work has been comforting. Beauty, though fleeting and fragmentary, seems to console me.

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Collection, Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York
Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York
Tiffany & Co., Singapore, Japan & China
Banana Republic, New York, New York
Babcock and Brown, New York, New York
Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Houston, Texas
State Street Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts
Ayco Financial Services Corporation, Saratoga Springs, New York
Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont
Okemo Resort Corporation, Ludlow, Vermont
Spruce Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York
Sheraton Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

 

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS 2009

Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, California (Solo
John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas (Solo)
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston (Solo)

2008
Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington
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)
Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, New York

2005
Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York
Galerie BMG, Woodstock, New York
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

2004
Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, New York
Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, New York (Solo)
Saratoga County Arts Council Gallery,
Saratoga Springs, New York
Siena College, Loudonville, New York (Solo)

2003
Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York (Solo)
Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York
Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
Adirondack Lakes Art Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York (Solo)

2002
Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, Massachusetts
Hudson Opera House, Hudson, New York
Jerry Burrell Gallery, Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Schenectady, New York

2001
Perella Gallery, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, New York (Solo)
Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, New York
Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, New York (Solo)
Adams Street Gallery, Delmar, New York
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York (Solo)
Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho (Solo)

2000
University of La Vern, La Vern, California (Solo)
Dietel Gallery, Emma Willard School, Troy, New York
Albany Center Galleries, Albany, New York

1999
Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, New York
Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, New York
Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York (Solo)
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York (Solo)
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

1998
Saratoga County Arts Council Gallery,
Saratoga Springs, New York Spencertown Academy,
Spencertown, New York
LRC Gallery, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York (Solo)

1997
Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, New York

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


INVITATIONAL SHOWS

2009
"Seen & Be Seen II", Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
"Everchanging", Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, Maryland
"Other Nature", Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, New York

2008
"Fall-Redux", Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Small Packages 14", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
"On Location", Wallspace, Seattle, Washington
"Found at FotoFest", John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas
"Some Wonderful Things", Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Florida

2007
"Twenty views", Wallspace, Seattle, Washington
"Summer Selections and Winter Group Show", Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2006
'Trees', Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Massachusetts
Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Catskill Center for Conservation, Arkville, New York
'Picture Perfect', Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York
Summer Show, Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, Massachusetts
28th Annual Photography Regional, Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, New York

2005
'Encaustic Works', Dorsky Museum, State University at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
Inaugural Regional Triennial, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York
'Lens Gumbo Redux', Exposed Gallery, Delmar, New York
'Winter Woods', Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont
'Significantly Small', Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, New York
'Into the Woods', Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Catskill, New York

2004
'Out of the Woods', Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, New York
'12 By 12', Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, New York
Group Show, Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, Massachusetts
Summer Show, Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont


2003
'Interpretive', Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York
Group Show, Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, Massachusetts

2002
'Smaller Than a Breadbox', Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
'Cornucopia', Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, New York
'Food', Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Catskill, New York
'Americana', The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
'Shades of Summer', Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont

2001
Group Show, Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne Vermont
'Touch the Spirit', Schenectady Jewish Community Center, Schenectady, New York
'Interleave', Northpoint Cultural Arts Center, Kinderhook, New York
'Fowl', Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, New York
'A Day in May', Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho

2000
'Library Commission Competition', Siena College, Loudonville, New York
'Arts and Healing', Morehead State College, Morehead, Kentucky
'Dog Days', Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, New York
'Art and Memory in the Jewish Experience', Schenectady JCC, Schenectady, NY

1999
'Em(body)', Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Catskill, New York

1998
'Enchanted Visions', Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York
Vanguard Showhouse, Albany Symphony Benefit Exhibition, Albany, New York

1995
'Photography Methods', Michelle Long Gallery, Coppell, Texas

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2005
Artist-in-Residence Program, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Platte Clove, New York

2003
Individual Artist?s Grant, New York State Council on the Arts and the Arts Center of the Capital Region

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

2001
Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts and the Arts Center of the Capital Region

2000
Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts and Rensselaer County Council on the Arts, Round I and Round III

1999
Individual Artist's Grant, New York State Council on the Arts and Rensselaer County Council on the Arts; Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts and Rensselaer County Council on the Arts

1998
Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts and Rensselaer County Council on the Arts, Round II and Round III

1997
Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts and Rensselaer County Council on the Arts

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1999-2007
Instructor at Sage College of Albany, Albany, New York

2002
High School Summer Art Program, Sage College of Albany, Albany, New York

1998-2000
Heldeberg Workshops, Voorhesville, New York

1996-1998
Workshops, Robert C. Parker School, Wynantskill, New York