Jeremy Szopinski

Jeremy Szopinski has exhibited at many venues in the Midwest and nationally including Woodward Gallery (N.Y.C.), Holly Hunt (N.Y.C. and Chicago), TuckUnder Projects, Waiting Room, Soo Visual Arts Center, Phipps Center for the Arts, Speedboat Gallery, and the Duluth Art Institute. He has created public artworks with Ed Charbonneau and notable examples of those murals can be found at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and The Urban Flower Field in St. Paul. Jeremy has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN and as a senior letterpress printer at Studio On Fire in Minneapolis. He graduated in 1998 from the College of Visual Arts, in Saint Paul, and completed his MFA in painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2010. He has a studio in St. Paul and lives in Minneapolis.

Image Credit: Carla Rodriguez – Blkk Hand

Artist Statement

“One of my objectives in this series is to make images that are constantly shifting between the abstract and representational elements. I am most fascinated with paintings that, from a distance, have a specific sense of place and light and then up close totally dissolve into color, texture, gesture, and luminance. Additionally, painting has the potential to organically express a sense of time (as opposed to a photograph which mechanically captures a single moment in time). While I was outside working, the light, trees, wind, water, and clouds were in a constant state of flux and my aim was to transfer some of that sense of time and change into the paintings.”