|A Wind to Ward Off Dreams by Jean-Pierre Roy, 58 x 68, oil painting, 2010.
Jean-Pierre Roy: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Jean-Pierre Roy is an
artist and teacher currently living and working in New York City. Born in Santa
Monica in 1974, Roy pursued a B.F.A. in Film at Loyola Marymount University Los
Angeles. Following stints at Stan Winston Studios, DreamWorks, Fox and a myriad
of small production houses, Roy moved to New York in 2001 to pursue a graduate
received his M.F.A. from The New York Academy of Art in 2002 and studied in an
artistic anatomy program at Teddy Hall, in Oxford, England, earning a third
year residency at the academy. Inspired by his cinematic cultural history and
his identification with romantic landscape painting, Roy's work presents a
sublime pictorial space for the contemplation of our current political,
technological, and environmental anxieties. Drawing from a variety of
influences including film and video game-scapes, the artist imagines dark,
contemporary landscapes that hint at destruction on a grand scale. How the
story unfolds is left up to the viewer.
artist's first New York solo exhibition was in 2005, and his narrative
landscapes have since been exhibited internationally. During 2008 and 2009, Roy
exhibited at The Torrance Art Museum in California (solo show); the Neuberger
Museum of Art in Purchase, NY; The Art Students League of New York; The Puffin
Foundation in New Jersey; The Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; and The
Firehouse Gallery in Burlington, VT. One of the artist's paintings owned by the
Zabludowicz Art Trust is reproduced in Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture
published by Front Forty Press in 2008. This hard-cover volume features images
by over 60 artists accompanied by writings and essays that explore artists'
ideas about the end of times. He recently had his fifth solo exhibition at Rare
Gallery, in New York City. His second museum exhibition is scheduled for the
summer of 2011 at the CAC in Virginia.
work is included in the collections of Anita and Poju Zabludowitz, the
Hellengers, Leonardo Di Caprio, Eric Fischl, Kirkland and Ellis, and Jean
Pigozzi. He has been published in The New
York Times, Art in America, The Chicago Tribune, Art Forum, The Village Voice, and The Seattle Stranger. For more
information, visit his website.
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