Statement

I make figure paintings of cybernetic entities. I use robotic arms, plotters, and other painting machines, and I contrast these machine made marks with my own, made by my hand. I focus on figurative work as a vehicle to further discussion about how humans are becoming nodes on a huge network, like leaves on a big tree. My portrait paintings are partially made from facebook data collected about individuals close to me

I approach my practice with an openness to form which can grow and metamorphose into being. I’ve created a number of painting machines that aid in the creation of my work. Some of them make marks that are quite meticulous and accurate, like the plotter, others are extremely lo-fi, like a paint brush attached to an electric turkey knife. I like when my computer can make a scribble based upon data from that person, and I can then respond and enter into a dialog with it.        

The subjects in my paintings are people that are defined by shifting and borderless edges that allude to the separation between the artificial and the natural, the digital and the real. The intersections of the body, mind, and technology occur where bits and pixels meet flesh and bone. I believe that painting is intrinsically a very human act, and seek to respond to the digital landscape in which I live today.

Bio

Jeremiah Palecek is a painter and educator living and working in Boulder, Colorado.  He attended the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, The Glasgow School of Art, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently represented by Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven Connecticut. He spends his time between Boulder, Colorado and Prague, Czech Republic, two disparate landscapes he both calls home.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Dark Matter Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic 2016 Curated by Gangaanai Ganbaatar

Styx Project Space, Berlin, Germany 2008 Curated by Michael Rade

Utopia Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic 2007 Curated by Jakub Hosek

NoD Experimental Space, Prague, Czech Republic 2004 Curated by Rene Rohan

Meduza Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic 2003


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


• GIFC, Dateline Gallery, Denver, Colorado, April 2019

• Giardino Surreale, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado, Feb 2019

• Palecek, Ramon, Vinsel, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Nov 2018

• Monsters, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester, Connecticut,  March 2018

• Mixed Messages , Boulder Museum , Boulder , Colorado, Jan. 2018

•New Visions, French Institute Prague, Prague, Czech Republic May 2016

Giampietro Gallery 2015-2016

• Paparazzi 2014 Pompidou Metz, France

Musee de l'Elysee, Switzerland

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Proces International Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic 2006 Curated by Mark Divo

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 2002


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

• School of the Art Institute of Chicago

• Glasgow School of Art

• Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

• University of Colorado Boulder


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jacquelyn Gleisner , Palecek, Ramon, Vinsel, a Review, Connecticut Art Review Nov. 2018

Laura Feinstein, Jeremiah Palecek, "Talks Net Surrealism" In the Czech Republic, Creators Project, Vice.January 28, 2014

Travis Jeppesen, Jeremiah Palecek, "STYX Project Space", White Hot Magazine, September 2008

Jeremiah Palecek, "Bryant Park Project", Painter Spreads Internet Memes in Oil, National Public Radio

March 12, 2008 Clive Thompson, "Half Life and the Muse", Art Discovers the World of Games, WIRED

July 30th, 2007 Clive Thompson, "Still Life with Super Mario Brothers", Print Magazine

July, 2007 Ami Kealoha,  Jeremiah Palecek, "Dreams of Video Games", Coolhunting, June, 2006


Teaching

  • University of Colorado Boulder 2016 - present Part Time Instructor

  • Classes taught: Painting for Non Majors, Beginning Painting

  • Prague College 2006 - 2016 Principal Lecturer

  • Classes taught: Visual Culture, Final Major Project (foundations) , Media Experimentation in Art and Design (foundations), Personal Experimental Studies (foundations) , Drawing I, Drawing II, Independent Studio Practice (BA) , Research and Recording (BA) , Final Exhibition (BA) , Studio Painting (summer course)


In addition to my courses which are taught on site, I also created an online painting course which is completely free and open to anyone at http://painting-course.com

I also make painting video tutorials at https://www.youtube.com/paintingcourse  


Bliss Farm Gallery 2013-2015 - Owner - Prague, Czech Republic