JACOB A. PFEIFFER

 
 

Jacob A. Pfeiffer is a young artist who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996 with highest honors. Pfeiffer's technique is impeccable, precise, and uncannily accurate. His latest work consists of tightly rendered still lifes containing a wide variety of objects. Purposefully provocative compositions are constructed with meticulous and time consuming craftsmanship. A rich and deeply saturated palette is used to depict a myriad of complex textures. Pfeiffer designs his spaces with a deceptive simplicity that resonates with a sense of volume, drama, power and above all, humor. The resulting work has found a wide array of admiring collectors and has also garnered the attention of the art press, being featured in American Arts Quarterly, Art News, The Artist’s Magazine and gracing the covers of American Artist, Southwest Art and American Art Collector. His inclusion in several high profile museum shows attest to the status of this successful young artist. Jacob lives in Madison, WI with his wife and two children.

 
 

BORN

1974, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

EDUCATION

Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, BS in Art Education, 1996

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA www.johnpence.com
Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM www.meyergalleries.com
M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK www.madorangallery.com
Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA www.principlegallery.com
Tree's Place, Orleans, MA www.treesplace.com


SOLO SHOWS

2015 Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (opens August 28, 2015)
2014 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010 Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Kellie Rae Theiss Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1998 Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA
1997 Cafe Montmartre, Madison, WI
1997 Gallery SB, Madison, WI
1996 Cafe Montmartre, Madison, WI

GROUP SHOWS (selected)

2015
Star Wars: Visions, Mori Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan (opens 4/29/15).
Valentines Group Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Still life and Florals, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA (opens Oct. 2015)
National Contemporary Realism Exhibition, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK (opens 5/7/15)

2014
National Contemporary Realism Exhibition, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Art in Bloom, Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA
Drawings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Still life, Florals and Trompe l’Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
A Holiday Celebration, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2013
Face to Face, Artists' Self Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Masters in Miniature:Small Works,
Trees Place, Orleans, MA
Recent Arrivals
, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Still Life, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
National Contemporary Realism Exhibition, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2012
Resolve, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Persons of Interest, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Will Wilson Curates, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
National Contemporary Realism Exhibition, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Eclectic Trio (3 person exhibit), Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA
Still Life and Trompe l‘Oeil , John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
Annual Small Works Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Trompe l’Oeil
, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Closer Look at Three Modern Masters (3 person exhibit),Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA
National Contemporary Realism Invitational, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Size Matters, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Arrivals, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
Trompe l'Oeil, Garden District Gallery, New Orleans, LA
The Human Figure
, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Eat, Drink and Be Merry, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Trompe l’Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Possessions, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Gems, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trompe l’Oeil, Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008
Artscapes 2008, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Florals, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Small Landscapes, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Still Lifes, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Drawings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trompe l’Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Representation 2007, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Fresh Faces, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006
Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Realism Invitational, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Public/Private, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Winter Landscapes, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Valentines, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paint What You Want, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
Allegories, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trompe L'Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Realist, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Self Portraits, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Exposed, The Nude, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Representing Representation VI, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
New Generation of Magic Realists, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
Exposed, The Nude, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Self Portraits, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
Still Lifes, Florals, Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001
Homage To…, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
73rd Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2000
Landscapes, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Still Lifes, Florals & Tromp l’Oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999
Drawings, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trompe l'Oeil: Art & Illusion, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Packages, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998
Annual Holiday Exhibition, Staff Favorites,John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Combined Talents, The Florida National, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Group Show, Kellie Rae Theiss Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Mobsters & Madmen, The Lounge, Minneapolis, MN
Myth & Magic, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA
Anniversary Show, Robert Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1997
Artists' Self Portraits, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA
Coast To Coast, Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
Material/Immaterial, No Name Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN
Facez, The Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

1996
65th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI
Wood, 7th Floor Gallery, U.W. Madison Art Dept. Madison, WI

1995
64th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI


BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)

2014
American Art Collector, “Milestones”, November issue, page 142
American Art Collector, “Objects of Beauty”, April issue, page 149

2012
American Art Collector, “Full of Humor” December issue
American Art Collector, “Eclectic Trio” July issue
Wisconsin State Journal, “Eye Worthy”, article about Dane Arts Poster award
American Art Collector, “Persons of Interest” April issue
American Art Collector, May issue
Mpls/StPaul Magazine, May issue, page 26

2011
Santa Fe Reporter, “Funny Business” September 21st article, image and review of solo show
American Art Collector
, “New England Art News” August issue, page 49
American Art Collector, July issue, page 76
American Art Collector, “Size Matters” February issue, page 149
American Artist Magazine, January issue, page 73

2010
American Arts Quarterly, Fall issue, Cover image and exhibition review
Star Wars Art: Visions, Published by Abrams,  full page image and biography
Albuquerque Journal, Arts and Entertainment section, September 3 issue
The Santa Fe New Mexican, "Pasatiempo"  August 27 – September 2 issue
American Art Collector, “Eat, Drink and be Merry” January issue
American Art Collector, “Relationships” article by John O’Hern, March issue

2009
American Arts Quarterly, Fall issue, solo exhibition review
American Art Collector
, “The Power of Illusion” February issue
American Art Collector, “Possessions” March Issue

2008
The Artist’s Magazine, “The Best Art of 2008”, December issue, page 45

2007
Southwest Art, Cover, June Issue
American Art Collector, April Issue # 18
California Home and Design, May Issue

2006
American Art Collector, Cover, Issue #7 page 144-147
American Art Collector, “Artist’s Self Portraits” Issue # 7
American Arts Quarterly, Winter Issue

2005
American Art Collector, “Observations & Revelations” Dec. issue

2004
Art News, April issue Exhibition review with image page 126
American Arts Quarterly, Spring issue page 55
Southwest Art, "Rising Talents" Nov. issue

2003
Southwest Art, Sept. issue. "21 under 31"
The Santa Fe New Mexican, "Pasatiempo" Feb. 7- 13
Southwest Art, April issue, page 40
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, April issue, "State of the Art" page 94

2002
American Artist Magazine, Cover, Oct. issue, article
Southwest Art, September, "Building a Dream Collection", pages 98 - 102, and page 148

2000 ­
Zyzzyva, Spring issue p. 88

1999
Southwest Art, December, pp. 52-59, article
Your Flesh, Issue 40, cover illustration
Your Flesh, Issue 41, article

AWARDS

2012
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission: Featured Poster Artist
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission: Calendar Award
The Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition: Honorable Mention in the category of Still Life,
The Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition: Calendar Award

2009
Finalist in the Portrait Category, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition

2008
Honorable Mention in the category of Still Life, 25th Annual Art Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

2002-09
Finalist in the category of Still Life, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition

1995
Porter Butts Purchase Award at 64th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Madison WI


CORPORATE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Lucas Films, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Bags, Washington D.C.
John Pence Collection, San Francisco, CA
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Union Art Collection, Madison, WI
YOUR FLESH magazine Corporate collection, Minneapolis, MN
Jordan Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
David Jacobs Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Fremont Group, San Francisco, CA
North American Properties, Cincinnati, OH
Numerous Private Collections across the United States and Europe