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Artist Bio
Jeff Broekhoven (b. 1981) received his BArch and a BA in drawing and photography from Drury University in 2004, and practiced architecture in Chicago, IL and Springfield, MO from 2005-2011. In 2013 he received his MA and MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work was published in the 2014 MFA annual issue no. 111 of New American Paintings. His work has been shown throughout the midwest including the 2010 MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition, Springfield, MO, Bookless (2012) and Stacked (2013), both major public fundraisers for Madison Public Libraries, Madison, WI. Jeff Currently teaches drawing at Missouri State University and Drury University, is art consultant and coordinator of the Art Project at Farmers Park, Springfield, MO, and is currently represented as a gallery artist by Obelisk Home, Springfield, MO.

Artist Statement
Recent paintings might be described by the term Comfort Calamity. They experiment with flattened space occupied by characters who appear to be assembling and disassembling, or barely held together, reinforcing their presence and absence in the scenes. The works engage a handful of binary themes including comfort and security, helpless desire and humor, abstraction and figuration, presence and absence, and all the identifiers used to depict space (shadow, light, color). Their witless demeanor and precarious physicality lends the characters a sort of pathos that reflects the struggle of retaining presence, maintaining commitments, making room for desires, and building places of comfort, without taking any of it too seriously. Such an endeavor is bound to result in calamity.

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Born Springfield, MO 1981
Lived and worked in Chicago, IL 2004-2010
Lived and worked in Madison, WI 2011-2013
Currently lives in Springfield, MO

FORTHCOMING
2015
New Paintings – Obelisk Home, Springfield, MO (June 2015)

EDUCATION

2013
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in 2D Drawing and Painting
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
*Graduate Class Representative, 4.0 GPA

Master of Arts (MA) in 2D Drawing and Painting
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

2004
Bachelor of Architecture
Drury University Hammons School of Architecture, Springfield, MO
*Semester of Foreign Studies in Volos, Greece

Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts
Drury University, Springfield, MO
*Minor in Global Studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-2015
Adjunct Professor – Missouri State University
Teaching two sections of Drawing 1 as part of the undergraduate foundations curriculum.

Per Course Instructor – Drury University
Teaching one section of Drawing 1 as part of the undergraduate foundations curriculum.

2012-2013
Teaching Assistantship – UW-Madison Art Department, Madison, WI
Appointed an assistantship teaching two sections of a digital foundations course titled Introduction to Digital Forms. This is an introductory undergraduate course to the theory and practice of digital media, including raster graphics, vector graphics, 3d modeling and web technologies.

2010
Introduction to Drawing Substitute Instructor – Drury University, Springfield, MO
Teaching still life and figure drawing for instructors as needed. Responsibilities included conducting class, demo of various drawing media, individual and group critiques.

2004
Figure Drawing Instructor – Summer Drawing Workshop, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Teaching a summer session of figure drawing to students with a range of interests and abilities, instruction included a variety of drawing media and techniques.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014
Art Consultant – Farmers Park Art Project
Developing and implementing visual arts programming for the Farmers Park development in Springfield, MO including an annual open call for major public art.

2013
Work Study Studio Assistant – UW-Madison Art Department, Madison, WI
Hourly work study for several art department faculty including assistance with digital media: photographing artwork, editing and resizing images for web and print as needed, and assistance with a long term project for a professor on a permanent art installation in a Madison public library space.

2012
Project Assistantship – UW-Madison Art Department, Madison, WI
Project assistant to Steven Driscoll Hixson, graphic design assistant professor in the UW-Madison Art Department.

2011
Project Assistantship – UW-Madison Art Department, Madison, WI
Project assistant to Derrick Buisch, painting professor in the UW-Madison Art Department.

Marketing Coordinator, Intern Architect – Dake|Wells Architecture, Springfield, MO
Marketing including proposals & qualifications packages. Public Relations including award submissions, publications, press releases, trade shows, client outreach, mobile device slideshows. Branding including website and social media content, brochures, portfolio. Strategic planning to develop vision and mission of firm. Oversight of marketing files including image library. Sustainable Design Consulting including LEED Certification, assisting with Network and IT support within the office.

2008-2010
Sustainability Analyst, Technical Project Coordinator – Epstein, Chicago, IL
Manage and coordinate all aspects of sustainable design on large scale, complex projects nationwide. Create custom tracking and deliverables reports for clients and project teams. Design marketing materials and presentations. Write press releases for clients. Coordinate and moderate project meetings. Develop, strategize and analyze project goals for clients. Organize project kick off meetings, site visits, and oversee construction administration. Manage quality assurance and controls.

2008
Architectural Intern – Epstein, Chicago, IL
Develop construction details, schedules, specification writing, and code review. Coordinate sustainable design aspects, attend and moderate project meetings. Collaborate and coordinate between large project teams. Develop complete construction document sets for projects.

2005-2008
Architectural Intern, Project Manager – Eastlake Studio, Chicago, IL
Develop space planning, design development, and tenant development drawings. Develop construction documents and finish specifications, and oversee construction administration. Maintain client relationships, 3D modeling/rendering, and in house network/IT management for the firm.

LECTURES & COMMUNITY SERVICE

2014
Paint it Forward – Charity Auction for Ronald McDonald House, Springfield, MO
Discovery Garden Montessori School – Children’s Painting Workshop and Auction, Springfield, MO
Flexible Artworlds Panel Discussion – Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Artist Talk – Arts & Letters, Springfield, MO

2012
MFA Artist Talks – Presentation and Talk on Recent Work, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOCA), Madison, WI

2011
Guest Speaker – Pecha Kucha Volume 1, Springfield, MO

2010
Guest Critic – Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2008-2009
Guest Lecturer & Critic – Sustainable Studio Practices, Columbia College Sculpture Studio, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

417 Magazine – An Artist’s Studio, Nov. 2014 issue
New American Paintings – no. 111, MFA Annual, 2014
Drury University – MA Brochure, Drury University, 2011
Springfield News Leader – Newspaper Article, 2011
ModeShift – Commuter Profile, Active Transportation Alliance, 2010

EXHIBITIONS

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
International President Network of Universities and Colleges of Art/Design, Student Exhibition – Central Academy of Fine Art, Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2011
Said and Done – Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, 2006
Volos, Greece Museum of the City Factory/Retrofit Exhibition – Volos, Greece, 2003

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Paintings – Revel Advertising and Obelisk Home, Springfield, MO (June-Nov 2014)
Recent Paintings – Arts & Letters, Springfield, MO

2013
Blankets – MFA Exhibition, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
Big Wigs – Studio 417, Springfield, MO
New Paintings – C-Street Gallery, Springfield, MO
Selected Paintings – Madison Sourdough, Madison, WI
Social Security – Master of Arts Exhibition, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2012
Select Works – 40 Digits, Springfield, MO

2011
Recent Works – Mudhouse Coffee, Springfield, MO
Featured Works – Bay Hall, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2010
Recent Works – Swank-a Tummons Salon, Springfield, MO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Help from My Friends – Arts and Letters, Springfield, MO

2013
///SOME – Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
Stacked – Group Exhibition, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI
Capitol Lakes Graduate Exhibition – Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI
Leftovers and Appetizers – Second Year Review Show, Humanities 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

2012
Vulnerable Surfaces – Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
Capitol Lakes Graduate Exhibition – Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI
The Muse – Springfield, MO
First Year Review Show – Humanities 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI
Bookless – Madison Public Libraries, Madison, WI

2011
Capitol Lakes Graduate Exhibition – Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI
11.11.11 – First Year Graduate Show, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
The Exchange – Group Show, Humanities 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI
Five Drury Alumni – Sky Gallery, Springfield, MO
Post-It Note Group Show – Lemon Drop Gallery, Springfield, MO
Beaux Arts Ball Charity Fund Raiser – Two Entries Auctioned for Charity, Springfield, MO

2010
MOAK 2010 4-State Regional Exhibition – Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Art Benefit Auction – Art Factory 417 & Springfield Regional Arts Council – Two entries for auction
First Friday Art Walk Gallery Exhibition – the Front Porch, Springfield, MO
Master of Studio Art & Theory Exhibition – Pool Art Center Gallery, Springfield, MO

2008
Drury University Alumni Exhibition 2008 – Pool Art Center Gallery, Springfield, MO
20 and Under – Fusebox Art Collective, Chicago, IL

2004
Capstone Exhibition – Pool Art Center Gallery, Springfield, MO
Beaux Arts Ball Charity Fund Raiser – Springfield, MO

CURATORIAL
2012
Vulnerable Surfaces – Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
First Year Review Show – Humanities 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI
Capitol Lakes Graduate Exhibition – Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI

2011
Capitol Lakes Graduate Exhibition – Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison, WI
11.11.11 – First Year Graduate Show, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI