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Jay DeFeo at the San Jose Museum of Art
Exhibition | San Jose

Jay DeFeo at the San Jose Museum of Art

Undersoul: Jay DeFeo

March 8 - July 7, 2019

Jay DeFeo is the subject of a solo exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, California, titled Undersoul: Jay DeFeo.

Jay DeFeo in By Women, For Tomorrow's Women Auction
Benefit Auction | New York

Jay DeFeo in By Women, For Tomorrow's Women Auction

Sotheby's

Friday, March 1 at 9:30 am

Mitchell-Innes & Nash and the Jay DeFeo Foundation are pleased to support By Women, For Tomorrow's Women, an auction of exclusively women artists organized by Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT featuring a 1973 unique photograph by Jay DeFeo. All proceeds benefit the school and efforts to underscore the importance of women artists.

Jay DeFeo at Aspen Art Museum
Exhibition | Aspen

Jay DeFeo at Aspen Art Museum

The Ripple Effect

June 29 – October 28, 2018

Jay DeFeo & Pope.L at Secession
Exhibition | Vienna

Jay DeFeo & Pope.L at Secession

Other Mechanisms

June 29 – September 2, 2018

Jay DeFeo and Pope.L are included in the group exhibition Other Mechanisms, curated by Anthony Huberman, at Secession. 

Jay DeFeo at Galerie Frank Elbaz
Exhibition | Dallas

Jay DeFeo at Galerie Frank Elbaz

Object Lessons: Jay DeFeo Works on Paper from the 1970s

April 5 – July 14, 2018

Curated by Paul Galvez

Jay DeFeo at Le Consortium
Exhibition | Dijon

Jay DeFeo at Le Consortium

The Ripple Effect

February 3 – May 25, 2018

Jay DeFeo is the subject of a major survey exhibition, The Ripple Effect, at Le Consortium, Dijon. 

Jay DeFeo at the Mills College Art Museum
Exhibition | Oakland, California

Jay DeFeo at the Mills College Art Museum

Jennifer Brandon & Jay DeFeo

January 17 – March 11, 2018

The exhibition presents new work by Bay Area photographer Jennifer Brandon, shown in conjunction with rarely seen photocopies and photographs by groundbreaking visual artist Jay DeFeo. 

Walk through of Jay DeFeo with Dana Miller
Walk Through | New York

Walk through of Jay DeFeo with Dana Miller

Outrageous Fortune: Jay DeFeo and Surrealism

March 1 at 5 PM

Please join us for a special walk through with Dana Miller, whose essay is featured in the exhibition catalogue, on Thursday, March 1 at 5 PM in advance of the opening from 6 to 8 PM at our Chelsea location. 

Jay DeFeo at ICA Miami
Exhibition | Miami

Jay DeFeo at ICA Miami

The Everywhere Studio

December 1, 2017 – February 26, 2018

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami will open its new permanent home with a major group exhibition exploring the significance of the artist’s studio, from the post-war period to the present day.

Jay DeFeo & Pope.L at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Exhibition | San Fransisco

Jay DeFeo & Pope.L at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Mechanisms

October 12, 2017 - February 24, 2018

Jay DeFeo and Pope.L are included in the Wattis Instutute for Contemporary Arts' exhibition, Mechanisms

Karl Haendel & Jay DeFeo: Pink Cup and The Facts
Artist Talk | New York

Karl Haendel & Jay DeFeo: Pink Cup and The Facts

Watch the conversation

September 12, 2017

A conversation between artist Karl Haendel and Leah Levy, director of The Jay DeFeo Foundation, moderated by Claire Gilman, chief curator of The Drawing Center, on the occasion of Karl Haendel & Jay DeFeo: Pink Cup and The Facts at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. 

Jay DeFeo at MoMA
Exhibition | New York

Jay DeFeo at MoMA

Making Space

April 15 - August 13, 2017

Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features nearly 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics by more than 50 artists.  Jay DeFeo is represented by Blossom (1958).

Jay DeFeo at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Exhibition | New York

Jay DeFeo at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Where we are

April 28 —

Where we are focuses on works from the Whitney’s collection made between 1900 and 1960, a tumultuous period in the history of the United States when life in the country changed drastically due to war, economic collapse, and demands for civil rights. Artists responded in complex and diverse ways, and the exhibition honors their efforts to put forward new ways of presenting the self and American life.  Jay DeFeo is represented by The Eyes (1958).

Jay DeFeo at The Menil Collection
Exhibition | Houston

Jay DeFeo at The Menil Collection

Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast

November 18, 2016 - March 12, 2017

This exhibition brings together a selection of California artists who emerged following the Second World War and took advantage of the region’s permissive atmosphere to help create a thriving new art scene. Artists like John Altoon, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms, and Edward Kienholz were part of a “Beat” generation, whose social critiques would eventually be incorporated into the counterculture and social protest movements that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Jay DeFeo, Mary Kelly & Martha Rosler at the Whitney
Exhibition | New York

Jay DeFeo, Mary Kelly & Martha Rosler at the Whitney

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection

April 27, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Jay DeFeo at Marc Selwyn Fine Art
Exhibition | Beverly Hills, California

Jay DeFeo at Marc Selwyn Fine Art

Jay DeFeo: Paintings on Paper 1986 - 1987

November 5, 2016 - January 7, 2017

The solo exhibition highlights DeFeo’s Samurai series, a body of paintings on heavy paper influenced by DeFeo’s 1985 trip to Japan as well as the exhibition Spectacular Helmets of Japan, 16 – 19th Century, which she viewed the same year in San Francisco. 

Exhibition | Houston

Martha Rosler and Jay Defeo at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection

December 8, 2015 - April 3, 2016

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum's Collection is a series of installations that trace the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces.

Every four months, a new selection of photographs, drawn from the rich collection that the Museum has built over the past half century, present the medium's history in a slightly different light. In this way, an increasingly complex picture of photographic history emerges for those who move slowly, look closely, and return for more.

Allan D'Arcangelo, Jay DeFeo, Martha Rosler and Tom Wesselmann at the Whitney Museum
Exhibition | New York

Allan D'Arcangelo, Jay DeFeo, Martha Rosler and Tom Wesselmann at the Whitney Museum

America Is Hard to See

May 1 - September 27, 2015

When the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its new Renzo Piano-designed home in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on May 1, 2015, the first exhibition on view will be an unprecedented selection of works from the Museum’s renowned permanent collection. Setting forth a distinctly new narrative, America Is Hard to See presents fresh perspectives on the Whitney’s collection and reflects upon art in the United States with over 600 works by some 400 artists, spanning the period from about 1900 to the present. The exhibition—its title is taken from a poem by Robert Frost and also used by the filmmaker Emile de Antonio for one of his political documentaries—is the most ambitious display to date of the Whitney’s collection.

Walead Beshty walk-through of Jay DeFeo exhibition
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Walead Beshty walk-through of Jay DeFeo exhibition

At 534 W 26th St.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3 pm

Walead Beshty will give a walk-through of the Jay DeFeo exhibition on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash's Chelsea location on Saturday, May 3rd at 3 pm

A fully illustrated catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition with an essay written by Beshty titled “The Ritual of Everyday Life: On the Migrating Objects of Jay DeFeo”.

Jay Defeo at the Orange County Museum of Art
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Jay Defeo at the Orange County Museum of Art

California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works from the Permanent Collection of OCMA

December 15, 2013 - March 2, 2014

One of the recurring themes in California art over the past century is the relationship between abstraction and landscape. Particularly in Southern California, a deep schism opened up in the 1930s between naturalist landscape painters and those of a more modernist inclination, and the breach has never entirely healed. This exhibition, drawn entirely from OCMA’s collection, explores ways in which artists from the West Coast have played a role in transforming landscape into abstraction and then back again.

Jay DeFeo, Virginia Overton and Jack Goldstein Nominated by the Rob Pruitt Art Awards 2013
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Jay DeFeo, Virginia Overton and Jack Goldstein Nominated by the Rob Pruitt Art Awards 2013

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is delighted to announce the nominations of Rob Pruitt's 2013 Art Awards.

Jay DeFeo, Virginia Overton and Jack Goldstein are nominated for Artist of the Year, Solo Gallery Show of the Year and Solo Museum Show of the Year, respectively.

Jay Defeo at the Mills College Art Museum
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Jay Defeo at the Mills College Art Museum

Experiments in the Fault Zone

September 25 - December 8, 2013

Experiments in the Fault Zone traces some of the key moments and pivotal artistic figures in the arts at Mills from the 1930s to the present, and showcases the College’s internationally renowned commitment to experimentation and collaboration across the fine arts.

Jay DeFeo at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
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Jay DeFeo at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art

Juen 28 - October 27, 2013

Highlights of the SFMOMA's Collection

Beyond Belief is an expansive exhibition exploring the spiritual dimensions of modern art, especially as seen through the lens of Jewish theological concepts. The exhibition features forty-eight internationally-known artists whose work—painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art—are all drawn from SFMOMA’s outstanding collection. Ranging from a 1914 abstraction by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian to a luminous 1960 abstraction by Mark Rothko and oversized prayer beads by contemporary artist Zarina, Beyond Belief provides an engaging alternative that prioritizes spirituality in the reading of art.

Jay DeFeo Retrospective at the Whitney
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Jay DeFeo Retrospective at the Whitney

February 28 - June 2, 2013

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective is organized by Dana Miller, Curator of the Permanent Collection.  This retrospective is the definitive exhibition to date of the work of Jay DeFeo (1929–89).

Jay DeFeo Retrospective Wins AICA Exhibition Award
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Jay DeFeo Retrospective Wins AICA Exhibition Award

Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally

March 19, 2013

BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

“Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; travels to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dana Miller, curator.