J e a n e t t e   F i n t z   



Jeanette Fintz is an abstract painter, who resides and paints in Surprise, New York in the upper Hudson River Valley. She is also an arts writer and independent curator. The intermix of being a native New Yorker and now, happily, a resident of the lush Hudson River Valley is evident in her work, which combines an urban edginess with the lyrical influences of her natural surroundings.

Ms. Fintz was born in Brooklyn NY, educated at Queens College, The New York Studio School and Boston University. Her personal amalgam of NY School formalist principles, and love of natural light and color was initially forged during her summer at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture where she painted from the Maine landscape. Ms. Fintz lived and worked in the artist communities of Tribeca and Williamsburg, exhibiting regularly in NYC. Jeanette in part, credits the importance of natural light for her decision to transplant home and studio to Surprise.

Ms Fintz has filtered nature through her urban sensibility, stretching color motifs towards the heightened and intensified palette often found in the realms of design and fashion. Her pieces have a rhythmic impact stemming both from her enjoyment of jazz and polyrhythms of Brazilian and Indian origin, which she also sees displayed in the visual rhythms found in textiles and Islamic tile patterns. Jeanette’s involvement with these resources was enhanced by sabbatical travel to Spain’s Andalusia Region (2005 & 2009) to investigate patterning systems found in Moorish tiles and architecture, and to Turkey (2013), where she focused on the Iznik, Byzantine and Greco-Roman tiles and frescoes. Jeanette also had immersed herself in textile patterns and Ikat designs during her yearlong sojourn in Malaysia, where she was founding faculty in a new Parsons School of Design affiliate in Kuala Lumpur (1996-97).

The intuitive rhythmic order of Jeanette’s paintings prior to 2009 which featured repetitive lines, circles and ellipses clashing with fluid gestural streams of color have given way fully in the new work to a given crystalline geometric substructure that unifies all visual events. This work embraces and employs the Oneness found in sacred geometry as the underpinning for improvised pathways that give each work its uniqueness. Shapes that are found have a “role” to play, to riff off some of Jeanette’s series titles. The earlier pieces acknowledge through the unexpected visual event, the imperfection of the human condition while the newer geometries strive for the expression of spiritual wholeness and connection.



Selected Grants and Awards include:

2015 EYP Architecture & Engineering Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
2015 Trustees Award, Albany Institute of History & Art
2013 Sabbatical, Parsons the New School For Design
2008 The Emil & Dines Carlsen Award / Painting, National Academy of Design
2005 Sabbatical, Parsons the New School for School Design
2005 Sudden Opportunity Stipend
2003 Faculty Development Award, Parsons, the New School for School for Design
1995-92 Sudden Opportunity Stipend, NYFA Rensselaer County Council for the Arts
1993 N Y F A, Artists Fellowship /Drawing
1990 E. D. Foundation Grant / Painting
1984 Ludwig Vogelstein Grant / Painting
1980 The Ingram Merrill Award / Painting
1975 Purchase Prize, Painting, Skowhegan School for Painting & Sculpture


Ms Fintz has taught as an Assistant Professor of Art & Design, in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons the New School for Design for 17 years. At Purchase College, SUNY, Jeanette taught all levels of painting and drawing for 12 years as Assistant Professor in the BFA conservatory program. She also has taught at Pratt Institute, Bklyn.NY, Hobart & Wm.Smith Colleges,Geneva, NY, The University of Southern Maine,Portland, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia ,PA, and SUNY, Albany.

Jeanette shows her work the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA, the ThompsonGiroux Gallery,Chatham NY and FoxGalleryNYC.

Recent projects include a Solo Show at Berkshire Community College (Spring 2016) and a curatorial project scheduled for May 2017 at the Kleinert /James Center at the Woodstock /Byrdcliffe Guild.


Ms Fintz’s Residencies /Fellowships include: The  MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony for the Arts, The Ucross Foundation, Altos De Chavon & Ossabaw Island Project.

Jeanette’s selected Visiting Artist spots include Art New England, Bennington College, Bennington,  VT; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Hobart & Wm. Smith Colleges, Geneva NY.

Ms. Fintz received her MFA from Boston Universtiy SFA (1975 ), and her BA from Queens College CUNY(1972). She attended the New York Studio School ( 1972-73 ) and received a scholarship to the Skowhegan School in 1975.

Ms Fintz’s work can be found in many national & international collections.
 

Selected US & International Public Collections include:

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Boston MA
Robert A.M. Stern Architectural Project Washington DC
Capital G Bank Hamilton Bermuda
Brigham & Women's Hospital Foxboro MA
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr Boston MA
Posternak Blankstein & Lund Boston MA
Hale & Dorr Boston MA
Analysis Group Boston MA
National Televison 7 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Christmas Island Phosphate Singapore
Jewish Free Loan Association Los Angeles CA
Rabobank NYC Commerzbank, NYC
Commerzbank 2 World Financial Center NYC
National Television 7 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Hobart & Wm Smith Colleges Geneva NY
Skowhegan School
Collections of Minister of Agriculture Datuk Effendi & Datin Norwawi
& the Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamed of Malaysia


Selected Private Collections include:
 
Jim & Debbie Ellickson -Brown, Cultural Attache, American Embassy, KL Malaysia (1996)
Rohana Tan Sri Mahamad, Kuala Lumpur, MY
Suherwan Abu, Kuala Lumpur, MY & Singapore
Valentine Willie, Kuala Lumpur, MY
Aloysious Goh, Singapore
Carrie Chen & Stanley Cohen Center Hill, Copake, NY
Albert & Linda Eskenazi, Montreal, CA
Ray Cubero & Kathy Cumerford, Watermill, NY
Barbel & Peter Starz, Toulouse, FR
Clarissa & Jean Kueller, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mr. & Mrs. Andre Keller, K L, MY & Geneva, Switzerland
Shirley Greitzer,Esq. Washington DC
Mark Meltzer, Los Angeles & Palm Springs, CA
Joel & Fran Soroka, Aspen, Colorado
Hella Ossenberg, NYC & Palm Beach, FL
Gabriel & Carol Laderman,
New York, NY
Stephen Westfall, New York, NY
Dr & Mrs Joseph Delisi, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Dr & Mrs Chris Calder & Besty Swan, Menands, NY
Carol & Joachim Frank, Albany, NY
Mark Pettygrove, Los Angeles, CA
George A Schulman, Los Angeles, CA
Gerald De Silva, Los Angeles, CA
Jerry & Caryl Horn, Chicago, IL & Port Richmond, CA
Joe & Cathy Plumber, Cold Spring, NY
Molly Doland, Esq. Washington DC
Bethany Beardslee Winham, Rhinebeck, NY
David Fox & Associates, Inc. Briarcliff Manor, NY
Eric & Carolyn Egas, Greenviille, NY & Vieques, PR
Paolo & Kaska Arencibia New York, NY
Jin Zeng   New York, NY


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Solo Exhibition, Koussevitsky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA
2012 "Andalusian Shards", The Wall Street Journal Bldg Lobby, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, Durst Organization NYC
2012 "The Plaid Paintings", Rodale Press Bldg. Lobby, 733 3rd Avenue, Durst Organization NYC
2004 A. D. D. Gallery Hudson, NY
2002 Hudson Opera House Hudson, NY
2001 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Gallery 1708 Richmond, VA
2000 A. D. D. Gallery Hudson, NY
1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY
1997 Gallerie Taksu Kuala Lumpur, MY
1992 The Five Points Gallery E. Chatham, NY
1986 Ohio St University
1985 55 Mercer ST Gallery, NYC
1984 Hobart & Wm Smith Colleges
1979 Prince ST Gallery, New York, NY

Hobart & Wm Smith Colleges


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Thru The Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery Williamsburg NY
2016 En Masse 3 ThompsonGiroux Chatham NY
2016 Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley 5 BRIK Gallery Catskill NY
2015 Remains to be Seen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA
2015 En Masse#2 ThompsonGiorux, Chatham NY
2015 Off The Grid Concourse A, Albany International Airport, Albany NY
2015 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany NY
2015 Longitude & Latitude, Jeanette Fintz & D.Jack Solomon,Broderick Fine Art, Freehold NY
2015 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, NY
2015 Taking Root: Caniskek & the Meeting of Two Worlds, Athens Cultural Center, Athens NY
2015 Circle The Wagons, Sideshow, Williamsburg NY
2014 En Masse ThompsonGiroux, Chatham NY
2014 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, Albany Institute of History & Art
2014 We Love Art, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts, Larchmont NY
2014 Sideshow Nation II Sideshow, Williamsburg NY
2013 Shape Shifter, ThompsonGiroux Gallery, Chatham NY
2013 Sideshow Nation Sideshow Williamsburg, NY
2012 Abstract & Concrete, ThompsonGiroux Gallery, Chatham NY
2012 Jeanette Fintz/ D. Jack Solomon, Fox Gallery NYC
2012 MIC Check Sideshow Williamsburg NY
2006-12 Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley #s1- 4, BRIK Gallery, Catskill NY
2010 Charged Brushes, Painting Center NYC
2011 It's all Good! -Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery, Wllmsbrg Bklyn
2010 View Four, Nicole Fiacco Gallery Hudson NY
2010 Prince Street Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition 530 W 25st NYC
2010 It's a Wonderful10th Anniversary ! Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg Bklyn NY
2009 The Breakfast Club, GCCA, Catskill NY
2009 Surface Tension, Albany International Airport, Concourse A Albany NY
2009 The Affordable Art Fair NYC
2008 The Millay Colony for Arts 35th Anniversary Invitational,
Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY
2008 National Academy of Design 183rd Annual Invitational,New York, NY
2008 “Locally Grown”, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2008 “Peace” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
2007 “This End Up” 3 Person Exhibition, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY
2007 “Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley 2”, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY
2006 “Cowgirls of the Hudson” Valley, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY
 Curator, Richard Timperio
2006 “Jeanette Fintz & D. Jack Solomon”, Columbia- Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
2006 Three Person Exhibition, Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY
2006 “Informed Color”, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY
2006 “13th Anniversary Show”, The Painting Center 52 Green St.,New York, NY
2005 Small Works, Bond Gallery, New York, NY

Invitational, Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, NY

“Abstracts” -Columbia County Council for the Arts, Hudson, NY
2004 “Nature Abstracted” -The Painting Center, New York, NY

“New Hudson, New York”, Carl Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY

Carl Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon NY

Group Painting Invitational,  A. D. D. Gallery Hudson NY

Millay Colony for the Arts 30th Anniversary Exhibition
Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
2003 “ Resilience “, Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, NY

Mohawk-Hudson Regional - University Art Museum,
SUNY Albany, NY
2002 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

“Haven”, Arts Center for the Capitol Region, Troy NY

Southern Vermont Arts Center Manchester, VT
2001 “Fundamental Change”, A. D. D. Gallery, Hudson NY
2000
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1997 Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Bangsar KL MY
1996
Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur MY
1995 Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
1994
“Out of Line 2”,The Police Building, New York, NY
1993
“Out of Line1” PS 122, New York, NY
1992 Invitational Art In General, New York, NY, Curator :Holly Bock,
1988 “Nature in Art”, One Penn Plaza New York, NY, Curator: Ronny Cohen
1986 “Structure and Metaphor”, Warm Gallery Minneapolis, MN
1986-84 Painting Invitational, John Davis Gallery Akron, OH
1985 Painting Invitational, Pam Adler Gallery, NewYork, NY


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Barton,P.- "The Presence Of the Invisible Proposition", Catalog essay, p. 5 -11, April 2016

Westfall,Stephen - "Jeanette Fintz, Perceptual Motion", Catalog essay, p. 2 - 3, April 2012

Occhiogrosso,Peter, Art & About, Hudson River Museum & Gallery Guide, Fall 2006, Informed Color at BRIK Gallery Catskill, NY,p.20

Brickman David , “The Round Table”, WAMC radio, Informed Color at BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY, July 18 2006

Hudson River Art - Fall-Winter2004,Vol.3: Sightings “From The First”, Van Brunt Gallery NYC”, acrylic/canvas by Jeanette Fintz, photo,p34

Walentini,J - http://www.abartonline.com/html/nyviews_3_p4.html,”Nature Abstracted”, The Painting Canter NYC, review, photo,Dec15 2004

Luzajic,L.- http://www.ideamuseum.net/index2.htm “Jeanette Fintz”, feature article, March 2003

Barton, P. – The Artful Mind , Great Barrington MA, August 2002, cover feature article p.28 -29 ” True Colors”

Eckhoff, S - Arts & Antiques -Register / Star, Hudson, NY Fri. May 21,1999 p. A-10:  "The Pleasure of Stripes - Fintz’s Abstract Paintings"

Christudas, Sam -The Arts - The New Straits Times, KL, MY, Wed. Sept. 24,1999, A-3 "Venturing Into A New Dimension"

Halliday, Janet - The Arts - Day and Night, KL, MY, June 23-29,1999, p.14 & 51 "Colour And Feelling”

Anu, Jay - Arts- Sunday Plus - The Arts, The Star, KL, MY, Dec. 15,1996,p.18,
"An Experience of Many Hues”

Wright, Churchill, Peg - "Brushmarks" - Arts & Entertainment - The Daily Gazette, Schenectady Thurs. Nov.17 1994 - p. A- 9, " A Bold Show In Plaid"

Kreiner, Rich - "Art" - Metroland, Albany NY, Dec. 1 - 7,1994 - "Color Loaded", Jeanette Fintz and Fumiko Shido

Jaeger, W. - Art Review - SHOWTIME - The Times Union, Albany, Sunday, Dec. 18,1994 – p.H-2  "Fintz's paintings not only pretty"

Cohen, Ronny - Leslie Urbach Gallery, Albany, NY - Nov.- Dec.1994 - "Jeanette Fintz -Paintings,"(catalogue)

Myers, Terry - The Police Building, NYC, April, 1994 -"Out of Line - II," (catalogue)

Jaeger, William - Art Review  - ENTERTAINMENT - The Times Union, Albany, March 12, 1994 -p. D -5 “Artists' Nature' presents moving, beautiful show in Catskill gallery"

Princenthal, Nancy - PS 122 Gallery, NYC - March 1993 - essay for the show  "Out of Line -4 Abstract Painters"

Lail, Thomas - Art Review - PREVIEW - The Times Union, Albany, Thursday, Aug.271992 p.27 "Cross and Fintz Display Artists' Process"

Martin, Mary Abbe - Reviews - Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Feb. 2, 1986 - p.36
Cohen, Ronny - Warm Gallery, Minn. MN, 1986, "Structure and Metaphor, Six Contemporary Visions," (catalogue)

Westfall, Stephen - Reviews - Arts Magazine, Sept.     1985 - p. 40
Westfall, Stephen - Reviews - Arts Magazine, Summer 1985 - p. 36



PUBLISHED REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Fintz, J -The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, July 2006 p. 13- ” Informed Color at BRIK Gallery” Catskill NY curator’s statement

Fintz J - Metroland, Albany, NY Dec 2005, p.28, ”Catskill’s New Vision”  - No Place like Home,
BRIK   Gallery 473 Main S Catskill NY

Fintz J - Metroland, Albany, NY Nov 2005  p.34  “Cutting To the Spirit- The New Emerging From the Old- Lu Shengzhong, University Art Museum, Albany NY

Fintz J - Metroland, Albany, NY Oct  2005 p. 22  “Cosmic Road Signs”, Adolph Golttlieb The Hyde Collection Glens Falls NY

Fintz J  - Metroland, Albany, NY Sept 2005 p. 31 “Overlooked Expressionists” Betty Parson’s Women, Oplaka Gallery, Sage Colleges Albany NY

Fintz, J. – The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, May 2004 p.10-11 “Idiomatic Expressions”, Bogdan & Erickson at Van Brunt Beacon

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, Nov.2003 p.8 “Reading Space”, Roger Shepherd at A D D, Gallery, Hudson NY

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, Sept.2003, p.8 ”Circumferences” Brown & Isherwood at TSL, Hudson NY

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, June 2003, p.8 ”Time’sTexture”, Al & Jean Strausman at Unison Gallery New Paltz, NY

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, Apr. 2003, p.11 “Marking Space-MakingTime”,

B.Stiglich, at Arts Center/ Capitol Region,Troy, NY & V. Pomilio at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon NY

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, Jan. 2003, p. 6 “ Departures, Arrivals & Pitstops- Jean   Feinberg, Susan Mastrangelo & Joan Grubin at A D D Gallery”

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, Dec. 2002, p.6 ” Two Hats-Tony Thompson At RPI”

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA, Oct. 2002, p.6-7 ” Life Lines- David Eddy & Doug Clow”

Fintz, J. - The Artful Mind, Great Barrington MA,Sept. 2002, p.6 “ Don Porcaro & Leslie Wayne” at S. Dorsky Museum, SUNY  New Paltz

Fintz, J. - Arts & Antiques - Register/Star, Hudson, NY, Fri. Dec. 3,1999, p. A-10 " Joseph Haske, Abstract Paintings"

Fintz, J. - Arts & Antiques - Register/Star, Hudson, NY, Fri. Oct., 1,1999. p. A –10" Ledy's Sculpture's On Exhibit.”

Fintz, J. - Arts - Register / Star, Hudson NY, Fri. April 16, 1999, p. A-6, "Suspension of Disbelief”

Fintz, J  - Arts - Register / Star, Hudson NY, Fri. Nov. 10, 1998, p. A –6,
” Photographers Pushing Boundaries"

Fintz, J. - Arts - Register / Star, Hudson NY, Fri. Sept 25,1998, p. A-6, "From the Inside Out"

Fintz, J - Arts -  Register / Star, Hudson NY, Fri. Aug. 21 1998, p  A-6, "How to Be In Space"

Fintz, J. - Arts - Register / Star, Hudson NY, Fri. July 10  1998, p  A 6,"Surroundings,Revised,Revisited”

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