Jeanette Fintz

My most recent paintings are about giving structure to something intangible, ephemeral, in- flux, or conversely, revealing the dissolving of structure that has been. The structure itself is temporary but it is a dream-moment that we live in. I use two layered symmetrical grids selectively to plot my journey through the imagined space. The fragmented geometry becomes a vocabulary of gestures. I don’t know why precisely I am attracted the two grids but they create an instability and interrelationship I am drawn to. The plan, the diagram, choreographed movement/moment is always formed out of a responsiveness to an imagined foil, another presence. Erasures and revisions, then, something affirmed here or there as a Plane, as a Line or Shape. All edges are subject to dissolution.. trace echoes of other lived moments.

Jeanette Fintz in conversation with art critic Carter Ratcliff about her latest work.

Photo of Jeanette Fintz

Paintings on Canvas

Blue Mother Drawings

12 x 12 inch Paintings on Panel

24 x 24 inch Paintings on Panels

Energy Clearing Drawings





A native New Yorker, Fintz currently lives and works in Hudson. She received her MFA from Boston University SFA and her BA from Queens College CUNY. She attended The New York Studio School, and Skowhegan School. Fintz taught Art & Design in the School of Design Strategies at Parson’s New School for Design for 18 years where she received two sabbaticals to travel Spain and Turkey to research patterning systems, and was founding faculty of Parsons affiliate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she sojourned for a year. She taught painting and drawing in the BFA program at SUNY Purchase for 12 years. She is the recipient of the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award for painting, the NYFA Fellowship for Works on Paper, the ED Foundation Award for Painting, the Emil & Dines Carlsen Award from the National Academy of Design and is a fellow of the Millay Colony, the MacDowell Colony and Ucross Foundation.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 “Worldline Schreiber Paintings, plus...," Garvey/Simon Gallery 547 W 27th St, New York, NY
2016 "The Presence of the Invisible Proposition," Koussevitsky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
2012 "Andalusian Shards," The Wall Street Journal Bldg Lobby, New York, NY
2012 "The Plaid Paintings," Rodale Press Bldg. Lobby, 733 3rd Avenue, Durst Organization, New York, NY
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, East Chatham, NY
1986 Ohio St University
1985 55 Mercer ST Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Hobart & William Smith Colleges
1979 Prince ST Gallery, New York, NY
Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 New Work, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2019 PULSE, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2018 The Greatest Show On Earth, Sideshow, Williamsburg NY
2018 Hygge, CrossContemporary, Saugerties NY
2017 "Summer Show," Hal Bromm Gallery July 12- Sept 15,2017
2017 En Masse 4 ThompsonGiroux Gallery Chatham NY
2017 Summer Show, Hal Bromm Gallery, 90 West Broadway, New York, NY
2017 GAMUT, Jeffrey Bishop, Jeanette Fintz, Matthew Langley, Cross Contemporary, Saugerties, NY
2017 A Declaration of Sentiments: Reflections on the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote in NY State, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY
2017 Thru The Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
2016 En Masse 3, Thompson Giroux, 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 Thompson Giorux, 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 Thompson Giroux, Chatham, NY
2014 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
2014 We Love Art, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts, Larchmont, NY
2014 Sideshow Nation II Sideshow, Williamsburg, NY
2013 Shape Shifter, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY
2013 Sideshow Nation Sideshow Williamsburg, NY
2012 Abstract & Concrete, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
2012 Jeanette Fintz D. Jack Solomon, Fox Gallery, New York, NY
2012 MIC Check Sideshow, Williamsburg, NY
2006-12 Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley #s1- 4, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY
2010 Charged Brushes, Painting Center, New York, NY
2011 It's all Good! -Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery, Wlliamsburg, NY
2010 View Four, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY
2010 Prince Street Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition, 530 W 25th Street, New York, NY
2010 It's a Wonderful10th Anniversary ! Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
2009 The Breakfast Club, GCCA, Catskill, NY
2009 Surface Tension, Albany International Airport, Concourse A, Albany, NY
2009 The Affordable Art Fair,New York, NY
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
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1997 Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Bangsar KL MY
Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur MY
1995 Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
“Out of Line 2,"The Police Building, New York, NY
“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

Par Capital Management Boston MA
VYV Apartments, Luxury High Rise, Jersey City, NJ
Boca Raton Yacht Club, Waldorf Astoria Resort, Boca Raton, FL
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Boston, MA, and Plano, TX
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, New York, NY
Commerzbank 2, World Financial Center, New York, NY
National Television 7, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, Maine
Collection of Minister of Agriculture Datuk Effendi & Datin Norwawi
Collection of the Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir
Mohamed of Malaysia
Jim & Debbie Ellickson -Brown, Cultural Attache, American
Embassy, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (1996)
Rohana Tan Sri Mahamad, Kuala Lumpur, MY
Suherwan Abu, Kuala Lumpur, MY & Singapore
Valentine Willie, Kuala Lumpur, MY
Aloysious Goh, Singapore
Betsey Swan & Chris Calder, Albuquerque NM
Carrie Chen & Stanley Cohen Center Hill, Copake, NY
Albert & Linda Eskenazi, Montreal, CA
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
Estate of Hella and Carl Ossenberg, NYC & Palm Beach, FL
Estate of Gabriel 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, NY, NY
Mark Pettygrove, Los Angeles, CA
George A Schulman, Los Angeles, CA
Gerald De Silva, Los Angeles, CA
Caryl Horn, 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
Jin Zeng, New York, NY

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