About the Artist

Jeffrey is interested in architecture and its relationship to society and how it defines social space in an urban environment. His work combines architectural ideas with urban decay, fragments, and repetitive patterns. It also addresses notions about decay, beauty, place, and renewal. His paintings are built on irregular shaped panels that have a sculptural presence while juxtaposing a painting surface that is ethereal and atmospheric.

Jeffrey’s artwork has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; the Holter Museum in Helena, Montana; the Addington Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, Texas; and Palazzo Dell’ Annunziata in Matera, Italy. His work is also in numerous public and private collections.

A teaching artist, Jeffrey has taught encaustic and printmaking classes for 30 years. In 2005, he pioneered silk-screening onto encaustic and has taught a class about this technique across the United States. He has been a recipient of several grants including a City of Chicago Individual Artist Grant and a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. Jeffrey was recently awarded a two-month fellowship residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland.