Curriculum Vitae

Jacobsmeyer Bio
John Jacobsmeyer has been an active contributor to the discourse in conceptual figuration in the New York art scene since 2000. He operates the JJHS Press where his wordless book “More Than Human” was published in 2010 and the portfolio “Safety First” was published for the Shanghai Metro in 2013. Jacobsmeyer earned his BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. He teaches printmaking, painting, and art theory at the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School. He has taught or given lectures at over 40 Colleges and Universities around the world including RISD, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Shanghai University, Vanderbilt University, and the Pratt Institute. He received artist residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Anchor Graphics, Cill Rialig Ireland, Shanghai University and Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. Awards include two fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Basil Alkazzi Award, a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship. His work is housed in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, New Mexico, the Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, the States of New Hampshire and South Carolina,the Cities of Seattle and Shanghai as well as numerous colleges, universities and private collections. His work is available at

Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen;

Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai.

The Alligator Pit Recoded, New York Academy of Art, New York City, NY
Locus Colossus, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Great Feats and Defeats, Jonathan Levine Projects, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Knotty Children, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
It Came From a Pine Box, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
More Than Human New York Center for Book Arts, NYC
More Than Human Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Prometheus Incubus Memorial Gallery Farmingdale State University, Farmingdale, NY
What Ban on Human-Animal Hybrids? Pratt Institute Printmaking Gallery, Brooklyn
Superhero Lonely Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Grandiosities (two person) Fraser Gallery, Georgetown, DC
Accurate Deceptions and Other Optical Illusions, Karl Drerup Art Gallery Plymouth State
College, NH
Orphans, Pastures and History, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda,MD
Impossible Patrimonies, The New York Academy Gallery, NYC
Sleepwalking with G.I.Joe Fraser Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Saints and Survivalists Anchor Graphics, Chicago
Frontier Fever Kougeas Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Paradossi In-Naturali: Recent Works by John Jacobsmeyer Ex-ministry of Agriculture,
Florence, Italy
John Jacobsmeyer: Recent Works William Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston,
South Carolina


Apocalypse Now, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Together But Separately, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Looks Good On Paper, Art on Paper, New York, NY
Seattle Art Fair, Gallery Poulsen, Seattle, WA
Inglorious Bastards, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pulse Art Fair, Gallery Poulsen, Miami Beach, FL
Art Herning Art Fair, Gallery Poulsen, Herning, Denmark
Art on Paper Fair, Gallery Poulsen, New York City, NY
Gaze Shift, Flatiron Gallery/SVA, New York City, NY
Representing, Artisan Lofts, New York City, NY
Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York City, NY
Pulse Art Fair, Gallery Poulsen, Miami Beach, FL
IAPA Exhibition, Taoxichuan Art Museum, Jiangdezhen City, China
Let’s Print in Leipzig, Museum fur Druckkunst, Leipzig
Once Upon a Time in New York, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen
You Tell Me, Foley Gallery, NYC
Art Herning Art Fair, Gallery Poulsen, Herning, Denmark
Art America Beijing, Chengxi Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China(plus travel to Dalien, China)
Contact, Print Portfolio project for Southern Graphics Conference, Las Vegas, NV
RAIC 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Roswell Museum and Art Center
Jetzt Druck Machen, Museum Angerlehner in Thalheim Wels, Germany
Cannonball Run, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Autumn in New York, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pulse Miami, Gallery Poulsen, Miami Beach, FL
Art on Paper Fair, Gallery Poulsen, NYC
Art Herning, Gallery Poulsen, Herning, Denmark
Multiple Multiples, Jonathan Levine Projects, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Welcome to New Jersey, Jonathan Levine Projects, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Printmaking Biannual, Lima Peru; Seoul, South Korea; Koln, Germany
Fractured Body, FAB Gallery, University of the Arts, Tirana, Albanian
Printmaking Invitational, Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL
Point of Origin, Lodge Gallery, New York, NY and Abend Gallery,Denver, CO
Donde esta mi Pistola Arpon?, a print portfolio curated by Miguel Aragon
Twisted Impressions, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA My Blood Runs Yellow Sloan Fine Art, LA
Poulsen’s Fifteen Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen Denmark
New York Academy The Vendue, Charleston, SC
Pulse New York, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Herning 2016, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pulse Miami, Miami Beach, FL
Between Us, Lodge Gallery, NYC
The Copenhagen Interpretation, Gallery Poulsen & Lodge Gallery, NYC
In a Blaze of Glory, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen
Tell Them Stories: Origins, Mark Miller Gallery, NYC
Distortion: a Print Portfolio, Curated by Wuon Gean Ho
Locket, Love It, Leave It, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
Art Herning 2015, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Unbound: Contemporary Woodcut Prints Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai
Formative Impressions KCPA International Printmaking Exhibition- 8 Pacific Nations (traveling show)
-Jincheong Printmaking Museum, South Korea
-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
NYAA Summer Exhibition Flowers Gallery, NYC
Object/Abject the figure in contemporary printmaking (traveling show)
-Academy of Art University, San Francisco
-New York Academy of Art, NYC
I Love New Dork Bunnycutlet Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Into the Vortex, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC
Single Fare 3 RH Gallery, NYC
Works Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
Mutual Interests, Gallery 99 M50 Art district, Shanghai, China
Prints Alive Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Published by the Artist IPCNY, New York
After School Special New York Academy of Art
Toylander Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton State College, NJ
b-sides York College Art Gallery,Jamaica, NY
Space Invaders Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
I Have a Secret Forbes Gallery, NYC
Uncovered Janes Gallery, St. Bart, France
Return of The Outlaw Printmakers Phillip Slein Fine Art, St. Louis MO
A Desert in the Ocean Leslie Heller Gallery, NYC
Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again (23 works) Alix Sloan Fine Art, NYC
Remnants Fuse Gallery, NYC
Nice to meet you Sloan Fine Art
Reconfigured and Relocated DFN Gallery, NYC
American Dream Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Legendary Crest Hardware Exhibition Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Intimate Frontiers Stockton College Art Gallery, Stockton, NJ
Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 2009 808 Gallery Boston University
private (dis)play COCA, Saint Louis, MO; Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Old School Jack the Pelican Presents
Broad Shoulders and Brotherly Love Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Dangerous Women DFN Gallery, NYC
Wet DFN Gallery, NYC
Keeping it Real curated by Jerry Kearns, Western Michigan State Univ.
Salon 2006 New York Academy of Art, NYC
Scope NYC Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery
The Woods DFN Gallery, NYC
Animal Tales DFN Gallery, NYC
Art Chicago Jack the Pelican Presents, Chicago, IL
MiArtX International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Milan, Italy
Scope Hamptons, Jack the Pelican Presents, Southhampton, NY
Scope Chelsea Jack the Pelican Presents, New York City
Scope Miami Jack the Pelican Presents, Miami, FL
Invitational Exhibition & Auction Momenta Gallery Brooklyn and White Columns, NYC
Prints of the Year, Franklin Pierce College, Concord ,NH
Faculty Review, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Prints Only, Fraser Gallery, Wash., DC
Printworks 2002 , Seattle Arts Commission, Key Tower Gallery,Seattle
Vision and Mark-Making, New England College Gallery, Henniker, NH
Muka 366/2000 Auckland, New Zealand(traveling show)
Drawing and Printmaking: A Dialog Fort Point Gallery, Boston
Flesh In-Action Fort Point Gallery, Boston
The Patrimony Corrupted University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Allegory and Identity Visceglia Art Center, Caldwell College, New Jersey
Genius Loci: A Sense of Place traveling exhibition: Prallsville Mill, Stockton, New Jersey,
Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
New England/New Talent Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fantastically Real Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
The Eternal Male: Ares and Pluto Sherry French Gallery, New York, New York
Intimate Interiors First Street Gallery, New York, New York
Contemporary Charleston Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina;
traveling exhibition: Anderson, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.
Salon 1990 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY


Artist-in-Residence, Museum fur Druckkunst Leipzig
Artist-in-Residence, Cill Rialaig Residency program, Co. Kerry Ireland
Artist in Residence, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
New York Academy of Art Travel Stipend to Der Spinneri, Leipzig Germany
Artist-in-Residence, Cill Rialaig Residency program, Co. Kerry Ireland
Artist-in-Residence, Anchor Graphics at Columbia College, Chicago
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for works on paper
Pollack Krasner Grant to fund ongoing woodcut book
MacDowell Colony summer residency May/June
Ragdale Foundation/NEA Fellowship and summer residency
Artists Fellowship New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Basil Alkazzi Award
Artists Fellowship New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Fulbright Extension Grant
Miguel Vinciguerra Fulbright Fellowship to study in Italy for 10 mo.
Fulbright Travel Grant to and from Italy
Roswell Art Center Residency Grant one year residency
Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award Yale University School of Art

Plate Lithography Summer Workshop, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Scuola del Nudo, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
M.F.A., Painting & Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
B.F.A., Painting, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire


May 2006-11
Chair of Faculty, New York Academy of Art: Graduate School for Figurative Art(NYAA)
Sept. 1999-
Printmaking Coordinator Graduate Instructor, History of Composition & Design,
Intaglio, Relief Printmaking, History of Painting Technique, History of Drawing Technique,
New York Academy of Art: Graduate School
Summer 2008
NYAA Coordinator for the Princeʼs Drawing School at the Chateau de Balleroy,
Normandy, France
Spring 2002
Instructor, The Human Figure in Lithography, Rhode Island Scool of Design
Summer 1999
Instructor Figure Painting Viterbo Italy for Montserrat College of Art
Faculty-In-Residence, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Instructor, Drawing and Printmaking, University of New Hampshire, Durham and
Manchester, New Hampshire
Saltzman Visiting Artist, Printmaking, Painting and Drawing Brandeis University
Foundations Professor, Drawing, Savannah College of Art & Design
Visiting Asst. Professor Painting and Drawing, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


October 2018
Visiting Critic Southern Illinois State University
Visiting Artist Washington University, St. Louis
Visiting Artist University of Illinois at Urbana Champaigne
April 2018
Visiting Artist Bowdoin College, ME
Fall 2018
Visiting Artist Southern Illinois University
March 2015
Distortion and Identity Lecture, Southern Graphics Council International, Knoxville, TN
Narrative Printmaking in the Digital Era Lecture, Print Arts Research Center, Seoul
Narrative Printmaking in the Digital Era Lecture, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai
Unbound: Contemporary Woodcut Prints Symposium, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai
April 2013
Lecture, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Kentucky
Jan. 2012
Lecture “Contemporary Figuration”, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
April 201
1 Lecture “Art in the 21st century”, The Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire,
Durham, NH
March 2011
Artist Lecture, The Lyme Academy of Art, Old Lyme, CT
Nov. 2010
Artist Lecture, RISD, Providence, CT
April 2009-
Member, Artist Advisory Council, New York Foundation for the Arts 2013
Nov. 2009
Guest Lecturer, “Intimate Frontiers”, Stockton State College, Pamona, NJ
Oct. 2009
Panelist "New Methods for Building the Old Figure"; Session "Figure Drawing Pedagogy",
Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL
April 2009
Panel Chair " Gabriel Laderman unconventional Realist", New York Academy of Art, NY
Panelists: Margaret McCann, Langdon Quin, David Carbone, Edward Schmidt
Feb. 2009
Guest Lecturer, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Nov. 2008
Guest Lecturer, Farmingdale State College, NY
Feb. 2007
Guest Lecturer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
March 2007
Guest Lecturer, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
March 2005
Guest Lecturer, The School of Visual Arts, NYC
March 2004
Guest Lecturer, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
April 2000
Visiting Artist, New York Academy
April 1999
Guest Lecturer, Boston University, Boston, MA
Feb. 1999
Speaker, Anchor Graphics, Chicago IL
Oct. 1998
Visiting Artist, University of Louisville, Louisville KY
Spring 1998
Visiting Artist, University of Kentucky, Lexington,KY
Spring 1997
Speaker, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA
Nov. 1996
Panelist, “Allegory and Identity,” Visceglia Art Center, Caldwell College, NJ
Feb. 1996
Panelist "Hallucinations and Caprices of Allegorical Figures", Session: "Allegory and
identity" College Art Association Conference, Boston, MA
April 1995
Visiting Artist, Boston University, Boston, MA
June 1995
Visiting Artist , Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy


McCann, Margaret Intimate Frontiers, gallery catalog, Publisher: Stockton State College, Oct. ʼ09
New American Painting Northeast (a group show in print) Vol. 80, Publisher: Open
Studios Press Feb. ʼ09
Martin,Craig The Patrimony Corrupted, gallery catalog for exhibition “The Patrimony Corrupted”
publisher: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1999, statement by artist and one image of painting
Prodigal Son
Poras, E. Linda. New England / New Talent, museum catalog for the exhibition “New England /
New Talent”published by Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 1994, p. 10, one image of the painting
Prodigal Son
Bradford R. Collins,Contemporary Charleston, museum catalog for the traveling exhibition
“Contemporary Charleston” publisher: Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC 1991, statement by artist
and one image of the
painting Sacred Love
Nathan, Jacqueline. Accurate Depictions? Figurative Realist Paintings, gallery catalog for the
exhibition “Accurate Depictions?” printed by Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 1986,
one image of the
painting Self-portrait with Fomar


L_A_N magazine (interview), “John Jacobsmeyer” Volume 01. Issue 02. Plutarchʼs Reality
Kany, Daniel, “Impressive Gallery Makes Impressive debute” Audience, Portland, Maine (July 31,
2011)image of “Tank”
Bouchard, Sarah, “Art Review” , The Bollard, Portland, Maine, (August 2011) Image of “Tank”
Animal New York
Fischer, Mark, River Front Times, St. Louis, MO (March 10 ,2011)
Lambert, Olympia, Review Artcat Zine (August 5, 2008)
Kalm, James, Review Brooklyn Rail(July/August 2005) Image of “Invasion”
Weekend Event Daily Candy NYC (June10-12 2005) Image of “Invasion”
Review Village Voice NYC Guide June 2005 (Snow)
Craven, Robert. Spotlight Review “Accurate Deceptions and Other Optical Illusions” Art New
England(Dec. 2003/Jan. 2004)
Calabria, Karen. Interview 24/7 Brooklyn Arts Cobble Hill Carroll Gardens Courier(May 26,2003) portrait
Dawson, Jessica. Review The Washington Post (Oct. 3 2002) image of St. Gregory
Pope, Laura. Review The Union Leader (Feb.1-4, 2001)image of Cindy Sherman wood engraving
Protzman, Ferdinand. Review The Washington Post (May 11,2000,CO5)
McCartin, Jeanne. “Challenging Assumptions” Portsmouth Herald (May19,2000, B5,B6)two photos of the
Parcellin, Paul. Review Art New England 20th year ( April/May ʻ99 p.39)
McQuaid, Cate. “My G.I. Joe, Myself: one manʼs private frontier“ The Boston Globe (14 Jan. 99, pp. E1,
E6) oneimage of the painting Frontier Artist
Wildman, David. “Graphic look at Narrative Painting Genre” The Boston Sunday Globe (3 Jan. 99, pp.
C9, C10 City Weekly Pulse Section) one image of the paintingCyclops
Ruggieri, John. “Tableaux vivants” Bay Windows (17 Dec. 98, pp. 12B, 13B) one image of the painting
Frontier Artist
Dagostino, Mark. “Exhibit presents fresh new works” The Boston Sunday Globe (6 April 97, CityWeekly
Calendar Section)
Hamm, Christine. “You decide what they are: Jacobsmeyerʼs landscapes work the imagination” Concord
Monitor (27 March 97 pp. D-1, D-6) two images of the paintings Excavation and Brainscape
- - - “Canvas Crusader” Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH (14 March 97, p. B5) one image of the
artist with the painting Carrying
Isaacson, Philip. “A show of six artists taking place ...” Maine Sunday Telegram (17 Nov. 96, p. 8E)
- - - “Kudos” ArtNews Magazine (Jan. 95, p. 38)
Hamm, Christine. “Itʼs a wild, wild world - Down on the farm with John Jacobsmeyer” Concord Sunday
Monitor(27 Nov. 94, pp. 1, 3, 14) image of artist with a painting and two images of the paintings
Carrying and Daedalus
Fletcher, Nina. “Neomannerists fail to please” Worcester Magazine (1 Jun. 94) one image of the painting
Prodigal Son
McQuaid, Cate. “The Twilight Zone” South End News (26 May 26 94, pp. 13-15) one image of the painting
Magiera, Frank. “Fitchburgʼs ʻNew Talentʼ exhibition quite impressive” Telegram & Gazette (13 May 94)
Hill, Shawn. “Other Worlds” Bay Windows (12 May 94, pp. 27, 28)
Giuliano, Charles. “The Surreal Thing” The Improper Bostonian (11 - 24 May 94)
Nigrosh, Leon. “Come out, come out: Spring brings 24 ʻnewʼ artists to Fitchburg” The Worcester Phoenix
(22 Apr 94)
Day, Jeffrey. “Charleston exhibit rich and diverse” The State, Columbia, SC (2 Feb. 92, pp. 1F, 4F) one
image of the painting Bull and Man
Rusnell, Wesley A. “Second annual artistsʼ residency show opens” Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, NM
(Jan. 92)
Day, Jeffrey. “Contemporary ties to the past” The State, Columbia, SC (21 Jan. 91, p. 1F)
Drake, Nicholas. “Exhibit showcase diversity of local talent” The News and Courier/The Evening Post,
Charleston, SC (20 Jan. 91, p. 9G)
Drake, Nicholas. “Arts retrospective joins opposing sides” The News and Courier/The Evening Post,
Charleston, SC(12 Aug. 90, p. 10F)
Drake, Nicholas. “New look at art” The News and Courier/Evening Post, Charleston, SC (Feb. - - 90, p.
2F) one image of the painting Cow in Parabola
Edmundson, Tiffany. “Art exhibit offers variety” Cougar Pause (31 Jan. 90) one image of the painting
- - - “Ely House displays works by five emerging painters” - - - (Feb. 89) one image of the painting
- - - “Five emerging painters exhibit at Ely House” New Haven ARTS (Feb. 89, p. 10) one image of
Jacobsmeyer self-portrait
Bruner, Louise. “Focus is on Realism in current exhibition at BGSU Art Gallery” Toledo Blade (8 Oct. 86,
August 2011 “Bigfoot” History Channel
October 2009 “Intimate Frontiers” New Jersey Public Television
March ʻ03 “Printmakers Only: An Exhibition of Handmade Artistʼs Prints”Maryland Public Television
Nov. ʻ02 “John Jacobsmeyer: New Paintings” Ann Avry producer Maryland Public Television one
half hour interview(played several times each month for one year)Rockville, MD
Nice to meet you Sloan Fine Art