Matthew Day Jackson

September 11, 2018, 12:42pm

Then and Now: 10 New American Paintings Alumni Who Became Art Stars

On our 25th anniversary of New American Paintings, we take a look back at some of the NAP artists who have made it big.

 

Amy Sherald
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
2018
oil on linen
72 x 60 inches

photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Listed under: NAP News, Noteworthy

January 10, 2016, 10:09am

Catchig up with Blaise Rosenthal, 2014 New American Paintings Annual Prize Winner

One of the most gratifying aspects of publishing New American Paintings over the years has been watching our alumni go on to accomplish great things. The publication's history is replete with artists who were featured early in their careers that have gone on to become nationally and, in some cases, internationally recognized artists. Among them are individuals such as Iona Rozeal Brown, William Cordova, Amy Cutler, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Matthew Day Jackson, Eddie Martinez, Allison Schulnik and James Siena. At the end of the day, New American Paintings' number one goal is to offer deserving artists a vehicle though which there work can be discovered by an engaged and geographically diverse audience.

Since 2010, New American Paintings has awarded an annual prize to one of the two hundred and forty artists featured in that calendar year's six issues (look for our 2015 poll in the next week). In 2014, the winner of that prize was self-taught artist, Blaise Rosenthal, whose dusky, minimal abstractions draw more from his personal experiences and the American landscape then they do art historical precedent. I ran into Rosenthal's work on my annual visit to the Miami art fairs in early December. As I walked down an aisle of the UNTITLED art fair, there they were in the distance. I recognized them instantly, which, in today's overcrowded and homogenized art world really says something. It may sound trite, but these paintings have genuine presence and are clearly made by an artist who is actively searching...who is digging in the dirt. There is no artifice, or pretense to them.

As it happens, the reason Rosenthal's paintings were on view at UNTITLED is that Oakland based gallery Johannson Projects had recently discovered the work in New American Paintings. By all accounts, the relationship between Johannson and Rosenthal has turned into one that has been mutually beneficial. I had the chance to speak with Rosenthal at UNTITLED, and subsequently reached out to ask him some additional questions about his work and practice. Our conversation can be found below. - Steven Zevitas, Publisher


Blaise Rosenthal | The Ridge, Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas, 26x29 Inches

 

Listed under: Interview, Noteworthy

June 22, 2012, 8:32am

Art+Auction's 50 Next Most Collectible Artists

An interesting article from Art & Auction on the 50 Next Most Collectible Artists. Some obvious omissions: Joe Bradley, Richard Aldrich and Sarah Braman, among them. However, we are glad to see New American Paintings' alum Matthew Day Jackson on list, who was featured in the magazine in 2001 while he was still an MFA candidate at Rutgers.  Enjoy the full article from artinfo.com after the jump. Let us know who you think is missing in our comments section.

Listed under: Art Market, Art World

December 06, 2011, 8:15am

New American Paintings' Miami Beach Highlights

For the past decade, Miami has effectively become the art capital of the world for one week in early December of each year. Spearheaded by the launch of Art Basel Miami in 2001, the city now plays host to more than a dozen satellite art fairs, and countless events and performances spread throughout the city. Hundreds of galleries from around the world participate in the various fairs and events, and they offer the unprecedented opportunity for art enthusiasts, collectors and art world professionals to consider the work of thousands of artists. Overwhelming? Absolutely. Fun? You bet.

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art Market, Art World

October 25, 2010, 9:35am

MFA Annual - Where are they now?

Matthew Day Jackson, August 6th, 1945 (Dresden), 2010 | Burnt wood, lead on 2 wood panels, 96 x 123 3/4 inches. Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York.

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