James Penfield is a Minneapolis, MN based landscape and wildlife artist, with a background in intaglio and screen printmaking, illustration, photo production and graphic design.

CONTACT: penfield5 (at)

Represented by Gallery Mar in Park City, UT and Horizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole WY.

He’s been creating visual work since he can remember and comes from a family of commercial and fine artists. Penfield creates his work by physically interacting with his environment, hiking, biking, snowboarding, exploring, documenting experiences via camera, then using that experience as a toolset to evolve new works. The design of this system enables him to stay active travelling and creating for his collectors, galleries and all sorts of other folks.

When light is deconstructed, spectrums of color emerge. Color is then looked at and harnessed to push and pull space to reveal form, like a constructive tool, shaping everything around us and Penfield’s subjects.

He’s worked in photo production labs starting at 15, screen printing studios, galleries, frame shops, giclee printing labs, printmaking studios and graphic design studios throughout his career and his work is hanging in private and permanent collections around the country.

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LATEST PROJECTS/Installed work

60×40″ commission in Deer Valley, UT. Hanging in One Empire Pass.

Install shots in Park City, UT, courtesy of Gallery Mar. “Hunters,” and “Blue Light Blue Shadows,” both 48x44x1.5″

CV/Client list

James has created original artwork or design for:

Vice Media LLC
Vice Magazine
Hilton Hotels
Denver, CO Children’s Hospital
MN Vikings LLC/ US Bank Stadium
Hotel Indigo (El Paso, TX)
DAC Art Consulting
Princeton Brushes
Palladium Boots
Conveyor Magazine
The town of Wadena, MN (murals)
The East Side Arts Council (MN)
The McNeely Foundation (MN)
NoEcho Records
Totally Gross National Product
Graham O’brien (composer/producer)
Glenn Crytzer (band leader/composer)
Abdo Publishing
Blick Art Materials


2011 – AAS Graphic Design – Parsons the New School of Design, New York, NY
2007 – BA Art History – Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Select Group Shows:

2018 – “Windows,” GX Gallery, London, England
2017 – ”Looking In, Looking Through,” neo:gallery23, Manchester UK
2017 – ”Art of Engagement,” Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
2016 – ”26th Annual Holiday Show,” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 – ”Love, SooVAC, Celebration of 15 Years of Art,” SooVAC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2016 – ”Art As Politics,” Touchstone Gallery, Washington D.C.
2016 – ”MN Vikings Permanent Collection,” U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
2014 – ”Make the Machine Feel Human,” duo show with Brian David Downs, Soo Local Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014 – ”3 Person Show,” Will Call Gallery, St. Paul
2013 – ”23rd Annual Holiday Show,” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2013 – “Parsons Alumni Exhibition 2013,” Aronson Galleries, NYC
2013 – “The Show That Never Was,” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2013 – “Art For Life,” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2013 – “Bold New West,” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2011 – “Skate Related 2,” XYZ Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011 – “Teenage Elixir,” Tarnish and Gold Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 – “EYE Will,” Nicademus Art and Framing, St. Paul, MN
2010 – “MN State Fair Annual Art Exhibition,” St. Paul, MN
2009 – “Midwest Biennial,” David Hummer Gallery, Wausau, WI
2009 – “MN State Fair Annual Art Exhibition,” St. Paul, MN
2008 – “The Fall Collection,” 555 Studios, Minneapolis, MN
2008 – “Hot Off the Press,” Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
2007 – “Intaglio Archives: Selected Student Prints 1972-2007,” Hamline U, St. Paul, MN
2005 – “Drawing Conclusions,” Offbeat Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2002 – “Yo the Movement group show,” Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2000 – “MN Student Art Exhibition,” MN State Capital, St. Paul, MN

Permanent Collections:

– U.S. Bank Stadium (MN Vikings permanent art collection)
– Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
– One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT


• 2016 – Selected artist for “Artists Serving Artists” program – Blick Art Materials
• 2015 – Selected artist (out of 34) for permanent art installation – MN Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium
• 2009 – Joseph Gazzuolo Memorial Award, for fine art illustration – MN State Fair
• 2006 – Henriette Diebold Art Scholarship – Hamline University
• 2006 – Karl Stumpf Travel Award in Art and Art History – Hamline University