Jeff Whetstone

  • Joseph , 2010 , 34" x 42" , Pigment ink print , $5000 unframed / $5600 framed

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  • Enoch , 2010 , 30" x 42" , Pigment ink print , $5000 unframed / $5600 framed

    Artwork
  • Ephraim , 2010 , 40" x 34" , Pigment ink print , $5000 unframed / $5600 framed

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CV:

Education


B.S. Zoology, Duke University 1990, Certificate in Film Studies
M.F.A. Photography, Yale University 2001

Honors


Factor Prize for Southern Art, 2008
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2007
North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, 2006
George Sakier Prize for Excellence in Photography, Yale University 2001
Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council 1994
Lyndhurst Foundation Fellowship 1991, 1992

Selected Exhibitions   //   Solo

2008

Post-Pleistocene
Julie Saul Gallery, New York 
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery Los Angeles 
Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

  

2007

Introducing Jeff Whetstone
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
River of Earth 
Center for the Study of the American South, Chapel Hill, NC
Pioneer Species 
Branch Gallery, Durham, NC

  
2006

Jeff Whetstone: as curated by Catherine Opie 
Karyn Lovegrove Galley, Los Angeles, CA
New Wilderness 
University of Virginia Art Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

  

2005

Road in Site
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Jeff Whetstone
West Virginia Museum of Art, Hunnington, West Virginia

  
2003

Zoolatry
Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

  

2002

Lay of the Land
One Front Gallery, New York, NY

  

2001

River of Earth 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

  
1999

The Life and Times of City High
AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

  
1996

Here and Far
Chattanooga State Art Gallery, Tennessee

  
1994

The Photographs of Jeff Whetstone
Appalshop Gallery, Whitesburg, Kentucky
Before the Flood, Watauga Recollection
National Folk Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee

  
1993

View from the Mountain
Appalachian Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

  
1991

A Few Fields in Prospect Hill
Perkins Library Gallery, Duke University, NC

  
  

Selected Exhibitions   //   Group

2008

Pulse Art Fair, New York
Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Photography
University of North Carolina at Asheville

  
2007

Photo Grids
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Glimpse,
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Life is but a Dream
Space 301, Mobile, Alabama
Rural Vernacular
Space 538, Portland, Maine

  
2006

Now
Gibbes Museum, Charleston, South Carolina
Arcadia
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Forest Primeval
Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia
CrossCurrents
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

  
2005

Bunker than Thou
Bemis Art Center, Omaha, Nebraska
The Photographers
Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia            
International Artists
Sujiacun Art Village, Beijing, China
CrossCurrents
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina 
Daylight
Branch Gallery, Carrboro, North Carolina

  
2004

New American Talent (juried by Jerry Saltz)
Arthouse, Austin, Texas
Los Americanos
Arcuate Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
New York University-Lynne Cohen Foundation Art Auction
Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Fact/Fiction
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut
Critical Mass (juried by Peter Scheldahl)
1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia 
Loom /Labeller
Chattam Label Mill, Pittsboro, North Carolina

  
2003

Holiday Shopping ii
Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
NADA Art Fair
Art Basel, Miami, Florida (through Wallspace gallery)
Violent Violence
Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sylva
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, NY
Faculty Biennial
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  
2002

Holiday Shopping
Wallspace Gallery,  New York, NY
Seduire/Seduce
Sotheby’s New York, NY
Indivisible (audio component) 
- touring: Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago Center for Creative
Photography, Phoenix 
N.C. Museum of Art, North Carolina
Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Philadelphia Museum of Art

  
2001

Photowork (juried by Jeffrey Rosenheim, curator of photographs,   
Metropolitain Museum of Art), Poughkeepsie, NY

  
2000

First Year Exhibition
Yale University, New Haven, CT

  
1997

Juried Exhibition
Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile AL

  
1996

The South By Its Photographers
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Columbia Museum of Art, SC

  
1994

Al Smith Fellowship Awards
Kentucky Arts Council, Louisville, KY

 

Public Lectures


University of Virginia, Charlottesville 11/06
Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta 10/06
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy 7/06
North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh 10/05
Yale University School of Art, New Haven 2/05
Duke University-Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 4/05
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago 2/01

 

 

Collections


Sir Elton John
Birmingham Museum of Art
Center for Documentary Studies At Duke University
Yale University Art Gallery
North Carolina Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum

Biography:

Jeff Whetstone was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been photographing and writing about the relationship between man and nature since he received a Zoology degree from Duke University in 1990. Whetstone served for five years as an artist-in residence at Appalshop, Inc., a media arts center located in coalfields of eastern Kentucky. While working at Appalshop, Whetstone was the project director for the Before the Flood exhibition that premiered at the National Folk Festival. His photographs and writing have been featured in Southern ChangesDoubleTakeSouthern ExposureDaylight Magazine and elsewhere.

After receiving his MFA in photography from Yale in 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Sakier Prize for photography. Since then, his work has been exhibited internationally and received reviews in The Village VoiceNew York TimesNew Yorker Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. Whetstone teaches at the Art Department of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Whetstone was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 for a body of work entitled, New Wilderness. In 2008 Whetstone was award the Factor Prize for Southern Art.

Artist's Website:

http://jeffwhetstone.net