About

CONTACT: penfield5 (at) gmail.com

Penfield has created original artwork or design for:

Vice Magazine
Vice Media LLC
MN Vikings LLC
Sports and the Arts LLC
Converse
Palladium Boots
Ricoh Electronics
Noisy.com
Abdo Publishing
Totally Gross National Product record label
Conveyor Magazine
The East Side Arts Council (MN)
Blick Art Materials
Hotel Indigo (El Paso, TX)
Hilton Hotels
Denver, CO Children’s Hospital

James Penfield is from St. Paul, MN and currently lives in Minneapolis. He studied art and art history at Hamline University, focusing on intaglio printmaking, and later studied graphic design in NYC at Parsons the New School, interned with Vice Media in Brooklyn and freelanced in the city. He’s represented by Gallery Mar, in Park City, UT. Born in 1983, he’s been exhibiting work since 1999 and has work on permanent display around the country, notably in the Denver Children’s Hospital and the new MN Vikings football stadium downtown Minneapolis.

Penfield establishes an image thats built to strike at or reveal the timeless nature of the subject through controlled abstraction. Light is captured through a photo image, then fractured into color to construct space with paint. He’s an active guy, and goes traveling to snowboard, hike and bike around the country, using photo images from these experiences to create from, with the belief that this individual direct experience retains the ingredients necessary to generate a more truthful piece, retaining the true drive and vision leading up to creation. Without this knowledge, a subject falls flat. With this in mind, Penfield builds images so that the viewer can relate to, recognize and understand the subject immediately in literal form (realism) and simultaneously breaks perception through abstracting the image to guide the viewer into questioning the mechanics and malleability of reality. Theory he uses on art/image is rooted mostly in Zen Buddhism and phenomenology. You can read more in an interview posted below.

A review written by Victoria Kennedy, Fine Art Consultant, Gallery Mar, Park City, UT:

“The brevity and stillness of Penfield’s work often reminds me of moments in time. Brief moments that we try and remember – an image that we try and capture within our minds and memories. And yet here they are on a canvas.

The stripped down memory of a place, the feel of it in your senses – the simple beauty of colors and lines is what attracts me to Penfield’s work. It is a peacefulness that we rarely encounter in modern art. With Penfield, this chaos is stripped away, until we are left with suggestions and imitations of the form’s true essence.”



Read more about Penfield below including an interview and exhibition list:

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT
private residence, Park City, UT
Hilton Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico (turtle)
North Shore, MN
San Luis Valley, CO
San Luis Valley, CO
Midtown NYC
Chinatown, NYC


Represented by:

Gallery Mar in Park City, UT: CLICKHorizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY: CLICK



Read an interview by NYC based art consultant company Indiewalls.com 

HERE



Education:

2011 AAS Graphic Design, Parsons the New School, NYC

2007 BA Art History and 3 years intaglio printmaking, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Shows:

2019 – “It’ll Last Longer,” Gallery Mar, Park City, UT

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

1999 – “MN Student Art Exhibition,” MN State Capital, St. Paul, MN

About

CONTACT: penfield5 (at) gmail.com

Penfield has created original artwork or design for:

Vice Magazine
Vice Media LLC
MN Vikings LLC
Sports and the Arts LLC
Converse
Palladium Boots
Ricoh Electronics
Noisy.com
Abdo Publishing
Totally Gross National Product record label
Conveyor Magazine
The East Side Arts Council (MN)
Blick Art Materials
Hotel Indigo (El Paso, TX)
Hilton Hotels
Denver, CO Children’s Hospital

James Penfield is from St. Paul, MN and currently lives in Minneapolis. He studied art and art history at Hamline University, focusing on intaglio printmaking, and later studied graphic design in NYC at Parsons the New School, interned with Vice Media in Brooklyn and freelanced in the city. He’s represented by Gallery Mar, in Park City, UT. Born in 1983, he’s been exhibiting work since 1999 and has work on permanent display around the country, notably in the Denver Children’s Hospital and the new MN Vikings football stadium downtown Minneapolis.

Penfield establishes an image thats built to strike at or reveal the timeless nature of the subject through controlled abstraction. Light is captured through a photo image, then fractured into color to construct space with paint. He’s an active guy, and goes traveling to snowboard, hike and bike around the country, using photo images from these experiences to create from, with the belief that this individual direct experience retains the ingredients necessary to generate a more truthful piece, retaining the true drive and vision leading up to creation. Without this knowledge, a subject falls flat. With this in mind, Penfield builds images so that the viewer can relate to, recognize and understand the subject immediately in literal form (realism) and simultaneously breaks perception through abstracting the image to guide the viewer into questioning the mechanics and malleability of reality. Theory he uses on art/image is rooted mostly in Zen Buddhism and phenomenology. You can read more in an interview posted below.

A review written by Victoria Kennedy, Fine Art Consultant, Gallery Mar, Park City, UT:

“The brevity and stillness of Penfield’s work often reminds me of moments in time. Brief moments that we try and remember – an image that we try and capture within our minds and memories. And yet here they are on a canvas.

The stripped down memory of a place, the feel of it in your senses – the simple beauty of colors and lines is what attracts me to Penfield’s work. It is a peacefulness that we rarely encounter in modern art. With Penfield, this chaos is stripped away, until we are left with suggestions and imitations of the form’s true essence.”



Read more about Penfield below including an interview and exhibition list:

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT
private residence, Park City, UT
Hilton Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico (turtle)
North Shore, MN
San Luis Valley, CO
San Luis Valley, CO
Midtown NYC
Chinatown, NYC


Represented by:

Gallery Mar in Park City, UT: CLICKHorizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY: CLICK



Read an interview by NYC based art consultant company Indiewalls.com 

HERE



Education:

2011 AAS Graphic Design, Parsons the New School, NYC

2007 BA Art History and 3 years intaglio printmaking, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Shows:

2019 – “It’ll Last Longer,” Gallery Mar, Park City, UT

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

1999 – “MN Student Art Exhibition,” MN State Capital, St. Paul, MN

CONTACT: penfield5 (at) gmail.com

Penfield has created original artwork or design for:

Vice Magazine
Vice Media LLC
MN Vikings LLC
Sports and the Arts LLC
Converse
Palladium Boots
Ricoh Electronics
Noisy.com
Abdo Publishing
Totally Gross National Product record label
Conveyor Magazine
The East Side Arts Council (MN)
Blick Art Materials
Hotel Indigo (El Paso, TX)
Hilton Hotels
Denver, CO Children’s Hospital

James Penfield is from St. Paul, MN and currently lives in Minneapolis. He studied art and art history at Hamline University, focusing on intaglio printmaking, and later studied graphic design in NYC at Parsons the New School, interned with Vice Media in Brooklyn and freelanced in the city. He’s represented by Gallery Mar, in Park City, UT. Born in 1983, he’s been exhibiting work since 1999 and has work on permanent display around the country, notably in the Denver Children’s Hospital and the new MN Vikings football stadium downtown Minneapolis.

Penfield establishes an image thats built to strike at or reveal the timeless nature of the subject through controlled abstraction. Light is captured through a photo image, then fractured into color to construct space with paint. He’s an active guy, and goes traveling to snowboard, hike and bike around the country, using photo images from these experiences to create from, with the belief that this individual direct experience retains the ingredients necessary to generate a more truthful piece, retaining the true drive and vision leading up to creation. Without this knowledge, a subject falls flat. With this in mind, Penfield builds images so that the viewer can relate to, recognize and understand the subject immediately in literal form (realism) and simultaneously breaks perception through abstracting the image to guide the viewer into questioning the mechanics and malleability of reality. Theory he uses on art/image is rooted mostly in Zen Buddhism and phenomenology. You can read more in an interview posted below.

A review written by Victoria Kennedy, Fine Art Consultant, Gallery Mar, Park City, UT:

“The brevity and stillness of Penfield’s work often reminds me of moments in time. Brief moments that we try and remember – an image that we try and capture within our minds and memories. And yet here they are on a canvas.

The stripped down memory of a place, the feel of it in your senses – the simple beauty of colors and lines is what attracts me to Penfield’s work. It is a peacefulness that we rarely encounter in modern art. With Penfield, this chaos is stripped away, until we are left with suggestions and imitations of the form’s true essence.”



Read more about Penfield below including an interview and exhibition list:

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT
private residence, Park City, UT
Hilton Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico (turtle)
North Shore, MN
San Luis Valley, CO
San Luis Valley, CO
Midtown NYC
Chinatown, NYC


Represented by:

Gallery Mar in Park City, UT: CLICKHorizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY: CLICK



Read an interview by NYC based art consultant company Indiewalls.com 

HERE



Education:

2011 AAS Graphic Design, Parsons the New School, NYC

2007 BA Art History and 3 years intaglio printmaking, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Shows:

2019 – “It’ll Last Longer,” Gallery Mar, Park City, UT

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

1999 – “MN Student Art Exhibition,” MN State Capital, St. Paul, MN