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5 4×3′ paintings installed in US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis. Part of the MN Vikings permanent art collection. Working with CA based company Sports and the Arts.
60×40″ commission in Deer Valley, UT. Hanging in One Empire Pass., courtesy of Gallery Mar.
Install shots in Park City, UT, private residences, courtesy of Gallery Mar and Root’d Home. “Hunters,” and “Blue Light Blue Shadows,” (right side) both 48x44x1.5″


About

 

CONTACT: penfield5 (at) gmail.com

 

 

Wildlife and Landscape artist Represented by:

Gallery Mar in Park City, UT

Horizon Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY

 

My background is in graphic design, fine art and art history and I’ve worked professionally as a graphic designer, screen printer, giclee printer, art teacher, public artist, framer, illustrator, 35mm/digital photo developer and interned with Vice Media / Magazine in Brooklyn. I’ve lived around the country, and currently live in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Most of my work comes from photos I’ve taken. I’ve been snowboarding for over 20 years and I started going out west from MN when I was younger, that’s when I started to photograph mountains, bringing my 35mm camera with me on the mountain. That transpired into traveling more/moving and living around the country and always shooting more, especially with the advent of smart phones. I started out with 35mm and now shoot with a phone, so that’s drastically changed my process and expanded and evolved it and continues to do so as technology advances. 

 

To get more of an understanding of where my work is coming from, I think this statement by conservation biologist John Worthington-Hill describes my work well with the idea of “ultimate reality.” “In explaining this discord, it’s useful to remember the Buddha’s distinction between ‘conventional reality’ and ‘ultimate reality’. Conventional reality is the way things appear to be, giving rise to apparent structure and organisation in the world. Central to conventional reality is the sense of self. We tend to have strong ideas about our own identity, signified by things like family, nationality, religion, occupation, and possessions. Ultimate reality, however, transcends this sort of experience. It describes all things in terms of properties and conditions within an ever-changing universe rather than as independent objects. This perspective means for example that the synthesis of forces and conditions that we perceive as ‘a river’ remains recognisable in itself, and yet intrinsically it exists as an element of a much wider system. It can only be understood in terms of the forces of physics, the geology of the land, the life it supports, and the hydrological cycle. If the self is considered in the same way, how much substance is there in what I think of as ‘me’?”

 

With paint I like to think of energy as light as the source of color and color as the source of visual space, where it communicates dimension (recede/protrude) and structure to the viewer. Harnessing color is like building with light. So painting can act as a building of spatial memory that communicates something different than photography. 

 

A lot of my work involves photography and paint, with the idea that the 2 mediums can alter and combine into each other to create alternative impressions based on the entirety of their potentials as mediums. Looking at it like a building up of structural elements, time and memory.

“Photography is nature seen from the eyes outwards. Painting is nature seen from the eyes inwards.” _Charles Sheeler

 

-Read an interview I did with NYC based art consultant company Indiewalls.com here:

INTERVIEW

 

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Vice Magazine
Hilton Hotels
Converse
Denver, CO Children’s Hospital
MN Vikings LLC/ US Bank Stadium
Totally Gross National Product

Education

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

Exhibitions

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, Minneapolis, MN (MN Vikings permanent art collection)
– Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
– One Empire Pass, Deer Valley, UT