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Money Fade , 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 14" X 22" X 1" © Courtesy of the artist & Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
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'50s Fade , 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 17.5" X 10.5" X 2.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Intense Rainbow Fade, 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 14" X 15" X 2.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Medical Fade, 2011 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 13" X 17" X 2.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Hate Fade , 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 16" X 12" X 1.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Royal Fade , 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 21" X 12" X 2.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Alert Fade , 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 16" X 15" X 2.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Quiet Fade , 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 13" X 16" X 3" © Kris Scheifele
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Acid Fade, 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 21.5" X 12" X 2.5" © Kris Scheifele
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Rust Fade, 2012 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 18" X 12" X 4" © Kris Scheifele
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Installation of Fade at Janet Kurnatowski , September 7 - October 7, 2012
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Installation of Fade at Janet Kurnatowski, September 7 - October 7, 2012
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Installation of Fade at Janet Kurnatowski, September 7 - October 7, 2012
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Installation of Fade at Janet Kurnatowski, September 7 - October 7, 2012
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Ball Wall, 2012 Acrylic Paint, Citrine Quartz, Sunflower Seed, & Tin Foil 35.5" X 60" X 5.5"
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Ball Wall close-up
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7¾" Paint Chips³, 2012 Acrylic Paint Approx. 7½" X 7¾" X 7¾"
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Installation shot of Morphed: paint chip cubes , 2012 Acrylic Paint
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Installation shot of Cast at Janet Kurnatowski, February 18 - March 20, 2011
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Paint Ball Sale, 2011 Acrylic Paint & Wood Platform Paint Balls: Dimensions Variable, Platform: 23" X 34" X 3.5
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Window Contortion, 2010 Acrylic Paint & Acetate 41” X 18” X 3” © Courtesy of the artist & Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
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Luxury Contortion, 2010 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 16.5” X 20” X 4"
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Faded Rainbow Contortion, 2011 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 32” X 20" X 5"
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Sacrificial Contortion, 2010 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 70” X 18” X 7.5"
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Joke Contortion, 2010 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 15.5” X 12 ” X 5"
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Newspaper Contortion, 2010 Acrylic Paint, Acetate, & Newspaper Approx. 26" X 20" X 4"
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Powder Puff Contortion #2, 2010 Acrylic Paint, Acetate, & Brass Screws Approx. 14” X 10” X 5"
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Draped Contortion, 2011 Acrylic Paint & Acetate Approx. 44” X 23" X 7.5"
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Faded Rainbow Crust, 2010 Acrylic Paint Approx. 12” X 5.5” X 1"
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Rainbow Contortion #3, 2010 Acrylic Paint Approx. 15” X 18.5” © Kris Scheifele
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Rainbow Contortion, 2009 Acrylic Paint Approx. 24” X 22” © Kris Scheifele
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Primary Contortion, 2009 Acrylic Paint Approx. 37” X 21” © Kris Scheifele
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Super Girlie Contortion, 2009 Acrylic Paint and Glitter Approx. 42” X 13” © Kris Scheifele
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The Last Contortion , 2009 Acrylic Paint Approx. 40” X 15” © Kris Scheifele
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Hooked Contortion, 2008 Acrylic Paint Approx. 40” X 9” © Kris Scheifele
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Super Future Contortion, 2008 Acrylic Paint Approx: 39” X 20” © Kris Scheifele
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Split Contortion, 2008 Acrylic Paint Approx. 48” X 27” © Kris Scheifele
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close-up Peeled Contortion, 2008 Acrylic Paint © Kris Scheifele
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Peripheral Contortion , 2008 Acrylic Paint Approx. 26” X 14” © Kris Scheifele
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Peeled Contortion, 2008 Acrylic Paint Approx. 52” X 24” © Kris Scheifele
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Saggy Contortion, 2008 Acrylic Paint Approx. 27” X 18” © Kris Scheifele
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Installation shot at PS 122 Gallery , May 8 - 30, 2010
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Caracas, Venezuela
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Tags
abstract, sculpture
Statement

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.

 

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EDUCATION

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

AWARDS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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