About

James Penfield is a Minneapolis based landscape and wildlife acrylic painter and photographer represented by Gallery Mar in Park City, UT and Horizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY. He has degrees in art history and graphic design, has been showing his work in galleries since 1999 and has lived around the country doing it. His work follows what he loves to do, so its based in snowboarding, hiking, being outside and exploring.

As far as the image is created, Penfield typically photos a subject first to catch that initial impression. With ideas based in Zen Buddhism, phenomenology and color theory he reconstructs the impression to create an image that’s both recognized and abstracted, to show how the mind discriminates information and to illustrate that process.

Gallery Mar: CLICK

Horizon Fine Art: CLICK


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


Awards:

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

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

Exhibitions:

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,” 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 – “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

Chasm Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park
private residence, Park City, UT
Hilton Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico (turtle)
Commissioned deer piece for One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT
Permanent display – US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN – 5 piece commissioned series for the MN Vikings.
San Luis Valley, CO
Between Vail and Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

About

James Penfield is a Minneapolis based landscape and wildlife acrylic painter and photographer represented by Gallery Mar in Park City, UT and Horizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY. He has degrees in art history and graphic design, has been showing his work in galleries since 1999 and has lived around the country doing it. His work follows what he loves to do, so its based in snowboarding, hiking, being outside and exploring.

As far as the image is created, Penfield typically photos a subject first to catch that initial impression. With ideas based in Zen Buddhism, phenomenology and color theory he reconstructs the impression to create an image that’s both recognized and abstracted, to show how the mind discriminates information and to illustrate that process.

Gallery Mar: CLICK

Horizon Fine Art: CLICK


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


Awards:

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

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

Exhibitions:

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,” 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 – “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

Chasm Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park
private residence, Park City, UT
Hilton Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico (turtle)
Commissioned deer piece for One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT
Permanent display – US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN – 5 piece commissioned series for the MN Vikings.
San Luis Valley, CO
Between Vail and Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

James Penfield is a Minneapolis based landscape and wildlife acrylic painter and photographer represented by Gallery Mar in Park City, UT and Horizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY. He has degrees in art history and graphic design, has been showing his work in galleries since 1999 and has lived around the country doing it. His work follows what he loves to do, so its based in snowboarding, hiking, being outside and exploring.

As far as the image is created, Penfield typically photos a subject first to catch that initial impression. With ideas based in Zen Buddhism, phenomenology and color theory he reconstructs the impression to create an image that’s both recognized and abstracted, to show how the mind discriminates information and to illustrate that process.

Gallery Mar: CLICK

Horizon Fine Art: CLICK


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


Awards:

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

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

Exhibitions:

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,” 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 – “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

Chasm Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park
private residence, Park City, UT
Hilton Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico (turtle)
Commissioned deer piece for One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT
Permanent display – US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN – 5 piece commissioned series for the MN Vikings.
San Luis Valley, CO
Between Vail and Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO