Jeff Fichera

"My paintings are all done on-site, from direct, protracted observation of the subject. I don’t paint from photographs or from memory; the truths I want to record can only be found in the actual experience of light existing in space and reflecting off forms. And by “truth”, I don’t mean any sort of objective truth about the way things are, because such a thing is impossible. All observations are subjective. When confronted by a human consciousness, reality is utterly transformed into personal terms- objects become metaphors, colors suggest moods, spaces contain memories, textures imply movement. And so the painting is not the record of the place, but the record of the artist seeing."

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2007 MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2000 BFA, Graduation with Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA


2014 Cathedral, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY

2011 Landscapes, Schaefer Landing, Brooklyn NY

2004 Jeffrey Fichera, Landscapes and Interiors, The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit ME


2022 City Limits, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2021 Studio Jams III, Ridgewood Studios, Ridgewood NY

On the Ridge, Garageland Gallery, Ridgewood NY

2018 Art to Go, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2017 The Still Life Show, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn NY

The Work on Paper Show, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Struck Off Center, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York NY

2016 Studio Jams II, Bushwick Studios, Brooklyn NY

Lost Cause, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Contemporary Trompe L'oeil & Still Life, John F. Peto Museum, Island Heights NJ

Drawn, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH (catalogue)

Baseline, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn NY, in conjunction with

2015 SELECT NY, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, New York NY

Studio Jams, Gowanus Studios, Brooklyn NY

cake, dolls, gift bags, and other things, Radiator Gallery, Queens NY

2014 The Flat Files: Year Two, TSA, Brooklyn NY

Abstraction and Its Discontents, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY

15th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association, Concord MA

(Juror: Meg White, Director, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA)

Sight Specific: A selection of American Perceptual paintings, Concord Art Assocation, Concord MA (curated by George Nick)

The 5th Annual Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina, Ashville NC (catalogue)

2013 WAH Bridges Bushwick, WAH Center, Brooklyn NY

Juried Show, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster NJ (curated by John Yao)

Real Op, Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood NY

2012 Galvanized Truth: A Tribute to George Nick The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA

2011 A Social Experiment, Old Stone Boys Club, Watermill NY (curated by Charlotte Kidd and

James Salomon)

Matter, Medium and Meaning: A Contemporary Still Life Show, The Copley Society, Boston MA

Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper, Bakalar & Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art,

Boston MA (catalogue)

48th Annual Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe LA

2010 Tri-State Show, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2009 Three Rooms, Ramis Barquette Gallery, New York NY

2008 183rd Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, The National Academy Museum, New

York NY (catalogue)

New Paintings by Christopher Chippendale and Jeff Fichera, Soprafina Gallery, Boston MA


2014 First Prize, The Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association

2007 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2007 Hugh and Marian Scott Prize, Woodmere Art Museum 67th Annual Juried Exhibition

2003 The Blanche E. Colman Award

2002 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant