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Kris Scheifele

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Caracas, Venezuela

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York


sculpture, abstract


Kris Scheifele is a New York-based artist and writer. She received her MFA from Pratt Institute and her BA/BFA from Cornell University. Scheifele completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at PS122 Gallery and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, and has participated in numerous group shows at venues such as CUE Foundation, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and 92YTribeca. The artist is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant.




MFA Painting, Pratt Institute
BFA Painting & BA English, Cornell University
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Full Fellowship)


2009   Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant
2008   Calrow Memorial Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute
2006  First Prize for Outstanding Work, New Directions, selected by Sara Reisman, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY


2012   Fade, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
2011   Cast, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
2010   Kris Scheifele & Alex Nathanson, PS122 Gallery, NY, NY
2009   Contortions, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Steuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2012   Dead in August, site95 Benefit, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
            Pratt Alumni Painters, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY, NY
            Painting into Sculpture, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD
            Spindles, Ballast Projects at Kinfolk Studios, Brooklyn, NY
            Morphed, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
            Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

2011  Postcards to North Brooklyn, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
            Summer Weekend, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
           Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
           Short List, curated by Aldrin Valdez, BRIC Contemporary Art Online Registry
           Momenta Benefit Auction, Momenta, Bushwick, NY/Loretta Howard Gallery, NY, NY
           WAGMAG, Brooklyn Art Guide Benefit, Front Room Gallery/Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
           Brooklyn Art Now: 2011 Survey Exhibition, curated by Loren Munk/James Kalm, Verge, Brooklyn, NY
           Skowhegan at 92YTribeca: An Alumni Exhibition, curated by Kate Werble, Wes Miller, & David Goodman, 92YTribeca, NY, NY

2010  CUE Benefit Auction, CUE Foundation, NY, NY
           Summer Love, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
           The Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant Recipients Exhibition, CUE Foundation, NY, NY

2009  Year 5, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
           Pratt Institute MFA Exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Gallery NY, NY
           From Across the River, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2008  Symposium Exhibition, curated by Sheila Pepe, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2007  What’s Beneath the Surface, Lucky Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006  Home Shopping Network, LMAK Projects, Brooklyn, NY
           New Directions, curated by Sara Reisman, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
           Platform Group Show, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY, NY
           Summer Group Show, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY, NY


2011  Artist’s Gallery Talk, Skowhegan at 92YTribeca: An Alumni Exhibition, 92YTribeca, NY, NY
2009  Pratt Institute Symposium, Juror: Lia Gangitano, Director of Participant Inc.;
           Critics: Joao Ribas, Eleanor Heartney, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, and Lia Gangitano



Aldrin Valdez, "Interview with Kris Scheifele," Art Slant, Sept 2012

DeShawn Dumas, "Box Cutter Sensuality: The Peeled-Off Paintings of Kris Scheifele," Artcritical, Sept 16, 2012

James Kalm, 2012 Brooklyn Season Opener, Rough Cuts, Sept 9, 2012                    

Allison Meier, "Three Summer MFA Shows Tackle Painting and Its Discontents," Hyperallergic, July 26, 2012

"Paint Sculptures by Kris Scheifele," Designboom, April 20, 2012

"30 Artists To Watch in 2012: Part II," NY Arts Magazine, Feb, 2012                      

"Armory Week 2011: Art Brooklyn on the Verge (of Being Ready)," The L Magazine, March 3, 2011

Trent Morse, "Top Gallery Picks: Saggy Acrylic, Adolescent Oldies, Shopping for Sex," WG: Williamsburg Greenpoint News & Arts, March 2011

"Kris Scheifele," The L Magazine, Feb, 2011                                                

Nicole J. Caruth, Erin Riley-Lopez, and Nick Stillman, The CUE Art Foundation Presents an Exhibition of Works by the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant Recipients (catalog), Spring 2010

Recent Exhibits

Kris Scheifele participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 The Right Amount of Wrong
ISE Cultural Foundation
Apr, 2013 25 Artists
Honey Ramka
Jan, 2013 Paperazzi 2
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
Sep, 2012 FADE
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
Feb, 2012 Morphed
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
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