Jacob Feige

b. 1979

Jacob Feige

Jacob Feige in his studio in Collingswood, NJ

Jacob Feige’s art practice is a series of focused projects, each inspired by disparate experiences and histories, from science fiction, to the utopian geometry of the 1960s, to extinct flora and fauna. As these sources coalesce and fracture, he moves fluidly between a nineteenth-century mode of painting, abstraction, digital graphics, and sculpture to produce new forms and raise new questions. Feige projects relate specifically to the landscape and the possibilities that exist in that context for humans to seek truths and project myths and desires. The purity of landscape is highly valued by most people, yet much of what we do corrupts and exploits it. Feige’s work sits in this uneasy space between a romantic regard for landscape and the impulse to analyze, segment, and build over-top of it.

Jacob Feige has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Rule Gallery, Marfa and Denver, David Richard Gallery, New York, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, and Movement, Worcester, UK. Other exhibitions have been held at Wasserman Projects, Detroit, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, Watergate Gallery, Seoul, the John H Baker Gallery, West Chester University, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among other venues.

Reviews of his work have appeared in Artforum, Freize, The New Yorker, Art in America, and The Big Bend Sentinel. The Phaidon Press anthology of contemporary abstract painting, Painting Abstraction, edited by Bob Nickas, includes a section on his work. In 2011 he co-founded Title Magazine, an online publication of art criticism, essays, and artists projects in Philadelphia, co-editing the publication through 2016. In 2018 he was artist-in-residence at the Princeton Cyprus Expedition, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus. He was awarded a New Jersey Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in 2022, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at Stockton University, New Jersey.