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
SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
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
SYMPOSIA & TALKS
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 http://www.artslant.com/global/arti...
DeShawn Dumas, "Box Cutter Sensuality: The Peeled-Off Paintings of Kris Scheifele," Artcritical, Sept 16, 2012 http://www.artcritical.com/2012/09/...
James Kalm, 2012 Brooklyn Season Opener, Rough Cuts, Sept 9, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP2F...
Allison Meier, "Three Summer MFA Shows Tackle Painting and Its Discontents," Hyperallergic, July 26, 2012 http://hyperallergic.com/54728/thre...
"Paint Sculptures by Kris Scheifele," Designboom, April 20, 2012 http://www.designboom.com/weblog/ca...
"30 Artists To Watch in 2012: Part II," NY Arts Magazine, Feb, 2012 http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/off-t...
"Armory Week 2011: Art Brooklyn on the Verge (of Being Ready)," The L Magazine, March 3, 2011 http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeas...
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 http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork...
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