Jason Godeke


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Jason Godeke Biography

Jason Godeke

Jason Godeke is represented by:
R.B. Stevenson Gallery in La Jolla, California USA

I grew up, an only child, in Northern California (Caspar, population 400). I spent my junior year of high school in The Netherlands, and it was there that my interest in drawing and painting first took shape. The ubiquity of great art (two museums devoted to Van Gogh, the best Rembrandts and Vermeers in the world), the rich and strange landscape, and my (initially) infantile language skills in Dutch, all compelled me to immerse myself
in perceptual activity, as well as visual communication.
  I received my undergraduate degree from Yale College in 1990 and did graduate study in painting at Stony Brook University, receiving an MFA in 2000.  I have taught art in a variety of contexts, including the M.H. de Young Museum, an inner-city high school, and the Richmond Art Center, all in the San Francisco bay area, a boys’ group home in central Mexico, Suffolk Community College and Stony Brook University, on Long Island, and in my current job as assistant professor of drawing and design at Bloomsburg University, in Pennsylvania. My work is available through the R.B. Stevenson Gallery, in La Jolla, the Rodger LaPelle Gallery, in Philadelphia, and at Margeaux Kurtie Fine Art, in Madrid, New Mexico.

Selected Solo Exhibition:

2014 "Descendants", R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California
2011 “Totems and Monsters”, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California
2009 New Work. Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois.
2008 Surrogates. University of North Florida Jacksonville.
Our Demise, and Other Dramas. Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania
2007 Object and Figure: Paintings. Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Headlines. Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Studio Reenactments. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California.
Unstill Lives. Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, Indiana.
2006 Object and Figure. East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania.
Visual Journal: Paintings by Jason Godeke Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania
Object and Figure. Penn State Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Surreal Tableaux. Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.
2005 Unstill Lives. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California
2003 Plastic. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California
2002 Infidels. Margeaux Kurtie Gallery, Madrid, New Mexico
2001 Stilled Lives. Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California.
2000 Intimacy. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California.
MFA Exhibition. State University of New York at Stony Brook
1998 Auditions. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California.
1996 Parental Geography. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California
1995 Paintings from an Orphanage. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 MIXED MEDIA , a group show, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2008 Narrative Show. Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicot City, Maryland
2007 Everything but the Kitschen Sync. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 The Human Body. Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska
Gods and Monsters. Gallery at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York.
Everyday Life. Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
Genre Art, North East. Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Speaking Figuratively. Morehead State University, Kentucky.
UnRappahannock. Middlestreet Gallery, Washington, Virginia
2005 23rd Annual Juried Show. Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY. (Jordan Kantor Curator, NYMOMA) juror.
2004 Drawing Conclusions. Maryland Art Federation, Baltimore, Maryland (national juried exhibition).
Affordable Art Fair. Pier 92, New York, NY (represented by Margeaux Kurtie Fine Art, Madrid,NM
Faculty Exhibit. Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
2003 Affordable Art Fair. Pier 92, New York, NY (represented by Margeaux Kurtie Fine Art, Madrid, NM.
2002 GenArt Group Show. Puck Building, New York, New York.
2001 Alter Egos. R.B. Stevenson Gallery , La Jolla, California
2000 The Other Self. Gallery North, Setauket, New York
1994 Family Album. 509 Cultural Center, San Francisco, California.
1993 Museum Artists. M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, California


Robert Pincus. Doors to Perception. San Diego Union Tribune, August 4, 2005.
Robert Pincus. Larger than Life. San Diego Union Tribune, June 5, 2003.
Jon Carver. Infidels. Critical Reflections, September, 2002.
Berin Golonu. Previews. Artweek, November 18, 2001.
Elizabeth Sivesind. Still Lifes Continue to Stir the Imagination., Contra Cost Times, November 17, 2001.
Robert Pincus . Personal Vision. San Diego Union Tribune, September 27, 2001.
Helen Harrison . Amid the Forces of Creation and History. New York Times, January 28, 2001.
Leah Ollman. Jason Godeke at R.B. Stevenson. Art in America, January, 2000.
Robert Pincus. Tilting the Scales. San Diego Union Tribune, September 21, 2000.
Harper's Magazine , February, 1999 (reproduction of painting).
Leah Ollman. Jason Godeke at R.B. Stevenson. Art in America, December, 1998.
Robert Pincus. Tiny Figures, Large Faces. San Diego Union Tribune, October 12, 1995.
Mark Van Proyen . Jason Godeke. Artweek, August 4, 1994.

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