Jenifer Kobylarz

Jenifer Kobylarz

Born: 1962, Passaic, NJ

Biography and Information

Biography
Jenifer Kobylarz is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her paintings in oil on wood present the viewer with a complex system of interlocking shapes and vibrant colors. In her work she searches for simplicity within these systems, finding balance through geometric abstraction and reducing the composition to just the necessary elements. The result is a unique interplay of movement, symmetry, and spatial tension. She has exhibited in one-person shows at the Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, and Galerie Elisabeth Michitsch, Vienna, Austria. Her paintings have been included in many group exhibitions including at Lennon Weinberg Gallery, DC, Moore Gallery, NY, and Eugene Binder Galllery, Marfa, TX. She has been reviewed by numerous publications including the New York Times, ArtForum, Art in America, and the New York Observer. In addition, her paintings have been translated onto plane tails for the British Airways “Utopia Project” and onto large-scale rugs by Warp & Weft, a NYC-based rug company.

Education

1985  BFA, Visual Arts, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

Exhibitions

2019
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (two person show with Matt Magee)

2014
Galeria Meson Panza Verde, Antigua, Guatemala

2008
Galerie Elisabeth Michitisch, Vienna, Austria

2006
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2019
Twenty x Sixteen, curated by Geoff Young, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2018
A Day without Postmodern Irony, Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX
Project Room, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2016
5×5, & Regrouping, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Kentler International Drawing Space, Redhook Brooklyn,NY
Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX
490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015  
Pocket Size, Islip Museum, Islip, NY
Kentler International Drawing Space, Redhook Brooklyn, NY
Summer Selections, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
The Artist’s Studio, BRIC Arts/Media ,Brooklyn, NY
Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Borders, Art PL+S, Strasbourg, France
Summer Group, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2013  
Five Painters, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Working it Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Open Doors, Fundacao Eugenio De Almeida, Evora Portugal

2010
Geometric Progressions, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX
Busasaco Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Taking Shape, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
Process & Promise, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

2004
Art of the Definite, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX

2003
Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX

2002
The Painting Center, New York, NY

2001
Specifically Painting, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
Pierogi Flat Files, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA

1998
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
New Abstraction, Betsy Senior Gallery, New York, NY
Current Undercurrents, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

1996
Theories of the Decorative, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington DC
Prix Whanki Exhibition, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

1995
X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Four Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Paint Royale, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Austrian Cultural Center, New York, NY
 South Hampton Museum, South Hampton, NY

1993
Drawings, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY
Five Painters, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
 Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1992
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Collector’s Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL


Collections

Alliance Insurance

British Airways

Goldman Sachs

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital

Progressive Corporation

Swiss Bank

Wellington Management


Awards

2009
Warp & Weft, Inc. New York, NY, custom designed rugs, Fall 2008, featured in Elle Decor, 
April 

1997
British Airways “Utopia Project,” 

 

Press

2007
Mario Naves,  The New York Observer, Review, July 24

2003
New Yorker, Review, October 20
Mario Naves, The New York Observer, Review, September 24

2001
Mario Naves, The New York Observer, Review, October 8
Ken Johnson, Specifically Painting, The New York Times, Review, February 9

2000
Faye Hirsch, Jenifer Kobylarz, Roundabout, On Paper,Vol.4, July

1999
Michael Amy, Review, Art in America, February

1998
Ken Johnson, Review, The New York Times, March 27
Andrew Long, Openings, Art & Antiques, March

1997
Faye Hirsch, Jenifer Kobylarz Still Movement, On Paper Vol.2, December
Rex Weil, Review: Theories of the Decorative, Artnews, January

1996
Tom Moody, Review, Artforum, March

1995
Howard Hallee, Review,Time Out New York, Issue #11, December 6-13

1994
M/E/A/N/I/N/G, Issue #16, November

 

Press Release
2019 If Time was a Place at Richard Levy Gallery