JEFF PAGE

BIO

I am currently living and working in Denver, CO as an Adjunct Instructor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Metro State University.   I hold my BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and my MFA from UC Santa Barbara.  I was recently featured in issue #111 of New American Paintings and was the UCSB nominee for the 2015 Dedalus Foundation Masters of Fine Art Fellowship. Currently, I am deeply engaged with the passionate, thoughtful work of The New Genres Collective a new-media collaborative project I co-founded alongside artist, Tobias Fike.

STATEMENT 

I am a multidisciplinary maker and intuitive thinker who is greatly influenced by the work being done in affect and queer theory by writers such as Brian Massumi, Eve Sedgwick, Michael Warner and David Getsy.  These writers are mining the territory of queerness and/or in-betweenness in ways that intersect with my studio practice in a myriad of direct and indirect ways.  

The concept of in-betweenness is emanating throughout all of my work.  Whether it's a phrase of text in a video that hovers in and out of states of legibility, an installation of twisted t-shirts ambiguously formed in the corner of a room or a surface that is at once a painting, sculpture and skin, the aspect of the liminal is prominently at play.

In my current painting, video and sculptural works there is a recurring form that looks like this: I><I . Sometimes it is clearly a bow tie, sometimes it's a corner space and other times it's an open book. I use this form to explore, tweak, queer and poeticize the relationships between TEXT, art, clothing and space. I see this current interest in TEXT as a reaction to my recent immersion in the world of academia in my theory-driven, thesis-centric MFA program. It also comes from a deep love of language and poetry- both material and textual.

 

CURRENTLY READING / THINKING ABOUT 

Various essays by Amy Sillman

Various essays on Bruce Nauman

clothing as text and text as clothing

Mistake Poetry by Meredith Striker

"Ambivalent Painting" the essay by Helen Molesworth

The Trouble With Normal by Michael Warner

Touching Feeling by Eve Sedgwick

Nayland Blake writings

 

COLLABS, COMMUNITY & HAPPENINGS

The New Genres Club - collaboration with artist, Tobias Fike, working with students of Rocky Mntn. College of Art & Design 

JSWOLL- collaboration with my hubby and other artists and designers on public art, events, parties, happenings etc..

 

PRESS, PUBLICATIONS & WRITING

OneGoodEyeOnline.com

New American Paintings MFA issue #111

UCSB 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue

Denver Post

Westword

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2015 MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara
2002 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY 

Solo & Two Person Shows

2016 Abowt?! , Barn Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 
2015 Mystical Absolutes / MFA Thesis, UCSB ADA Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 Logical Elsewhere, Napa Gallery, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
2014 MirrorSkin, 1328 Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Raze / Raise, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 Celestial Terrestrial, Hinterland, Denver, CO
2010 Common Men in an Uncommon Era, Denver Courthouse, Denver, CO
2010 Fortune Revised, Nalanda Gallery, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
2010 Systemic, RedLine, Denver, CO
2006 Hot Air, Cool Suit, House of Hengst, San Francisco, CA
2006 Paper Portraits, Harvey's, San Francisco, CA
2005  Splitting Headaches, Bridge Theatre, San Francisco, CA
2002 The Toll, Gallery X, San Francisco, CA

Group

2017 For Lease: Pop-Up Exhibition, Denver, CO  
2017 Lucid, Mary Harris Auditorium, RMCAD, Denver, CO  
2017 Turning the Lights On, Detached Garage Residency, Denver, CO  
2017 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art, Redline, Denver, CO  
2017 Azores Fringe Film Festival, Azores Islands, Portugal 
2017 Faculty Show, RMCAD, Denver, CO 
2016 Fringe Film Fest, London, UK
2015 MIX NYC, NY Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
2015 Love is Love, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2015 UCFZ, Gone Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 In, On / Into, Onto, Project Space, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 So Not Solo, Gallery 1328, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 DCD, Groundswell Gallery, Denver, CO
2014 DCD, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2013 UCSB MFA Open House, Gallery 1328, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Dynamo, Boulder Musuem of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2012 Bespoke, Denver Art Museum / Design Council, Denver, CO
2011 1:1, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
2010 Love Lines, Robischon Gallery-curated, hosted at RedLine, Denver, CO
2010 RedLine at the Republic Plaza, Republic Plaza Building, Denver, CO
2010 RedLine at District 475, District 475, Centennial, CO
2010 Braided Apart, RedLine, Denver, CO
2009 You of All People! Here of All Places!, RedLine, Denver, CO
2010 Extinction: Artists Respond, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
2008 Marvel of Specialization, Lure, Denver, CO
2008 Spatial Investigations, RedLine, Denver, CO

INSTRUCTION

RMCAD - Foundations/Fine Arts & Graphic Design Departments
2017 Instructor, New Genres Collective, Fall
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Fall Term C 
2017 Instructor, Methods of Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall Term A 
2017 Instructor, Vector Graphics / Illustrator, Fall  Term A
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Spring Term C 
2017 Instructor, Raster Processing / Photoshop, Spring Term C
2017 Instructor, Infographic & Data Visualization, Spring Term A
2016 Instructor, Web Design 1, Fall Term C
2016 Instructor, Methods of Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall Term C
2016 Instructor, Methods of Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall Term A

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY - Foundations Department
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Fall semester
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Spring semester

UC SANTA BARBARA - Department of Art
2015 Instructor, IV Mural Project, Fall Quarter
2015 Instructor, TA Training Course for Graduate TAs, Fall Quarter
2015 Teaching Assistant, Art & Life, Kip Fulbeck, Spring Quarter
2015 Teaching Assistant, Intro to Printmaking, Cathy Ellis, Winter Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Intro to Painting, Stephanie Washburn, Fall Quarter 
2014 Teaching Assistant, Visual Literacy, Helen Taschian, Summer Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Visual Literacy, Yumi Kimomoto , Summer Quarter
2013 Teaching Assistant, Intro to Drawing, Eric Beltz, Summer Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Visual Literacy, Helen Taschian, Spring Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Art, Science & Tech, Lisa Jevbratt, Winter Quarter
2013 Teaching Assistant, Digital Strategies, Graham Budgett, FallQuarter

AWARDS

2015 Nominee - The Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture
2014-2015 UCSB Israel Levitan Fellowship
2013 UCSB Graduate Opportunity Fellowship
2013 GLBA Scholarship
2010 Scion Xchange Featured Artist
2003 Outward Bound Art Merit Scholarship

RESIDENCIES

2015-2016 University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 The Wayfaring Band, Special Olympics, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Redline, Denver, CO
2002 Sanitary Fill Student Residency Award, San Francisco, CA

LECTURES / INTERVIEWS

2014 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
 

BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT

2017 Co-Founder, The New Genres Collective, Denver, CO
2011-2013 Artist Committee Chair, PlatteForum, Denver, CO
2007-2010 Board Member, PlatteForum, Denver, CO