Dandelions
2005.
Diorama viewed through
7.5 inch window.
Vellum, acrylic,
gel medium, polyurethane,
extruded styrene,
hair, ash, talc, starch, wood,
cast neoprene, cast wax,
tin, acrylite, vinyl film,
steel, lighting, BK7 glass.
42.25 x 26.25 x 23.25 inches.

Sold.
Fairy Ring Fungus
2010.
Diorama viewed through
7.5 inch window.
Vellum, acrylic, gel medium,
extruded styrene, hair,
polyurethane, ash, talc,
starch, wood, cast neoprene,
cast wax, copper, tin,
acrylite, vinyl film, steel,
lighting, BK7 glass.
42.25 x 26.25 x 23.25 inches.

$30,000.
Fairy Ring Fungus
2010.
Diorama viewed through
8 inch window.
Detail.
42.25 x 26.25 x 23.25 inches.

$30,000.
Spiral
2009–2010.
Diorama viewed through
7.5 inch window.
Cast neoprene, cast wax,
extruded styrene, paper,
wood, acrylic gel medium,
acrylic, hair, copper, ash,
talc, starch, wood, acrylite,
vinyl film, steel,
lighting, BK7 glass.
Approximately
22 x 33 x 22 inches.

Work in progress.
Window with Radiator #4
2010.
Diorama viewed through
2.75 inch window.
Wood, paper,
extruded styrene
acrylic gel medium,
glue, acrylic, vinyl film,
ash, talc, starch, steel,
lighting, BK7 glass.
18 x 10 x 12 inches.

Sold.
Window with Radiator #4
2010.
Diorama viewed through
2.75 inch window.
Detail.
Wood, paper,
extruded styrene
acrylic gel medium,
glue, acrylic, vinyl film,
ash, talc, starch, steel,
lighting, BK7 glass.
18 x 10 x 12 inches.

Sold.
Born in California in 1971, Patrick Jacobs currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Jacobs earned his B.F.A. from the University of West Florida in 1994 and his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. He is represented by Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

EDUCATION
1999, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A.
1994–1997, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.
1994/1992, University of West Florida, B.F.A./B.A.

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2011, Patrick Jacobs, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming).
2010, Patrick Jacobs, The Pool NYC, Moretti Fine Art, London, UK.
2005, Patrick Jacobs, Fundacia La Caixa (9th Cycle of Interventions at the Vestibule;
         Transport to Summer)
, Curated by Chris Gilbert & Cira Pascual Marquina
         (February 24–March 27).
2003, Celebrity Appearance/Cancelled Show, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY.
2001, Patrick Jacobs, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011, Otherworldly: Smaller Than Real, The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC (upcoming).
2010, Instructions Not Included, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
         There's No Place Like Here, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY.
         Other People's Fiction, Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY.
         The World We Live In, the Worlds We Create, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2009, Powers of Ten: The Relative Size of Things in the Universe,
         Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY.
         Cream No Sugar, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY.
         Obsessions, Curated by John Zorn, MEM Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
2008, Pierogi et al, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2006, I the Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.
2003, Not to Scale, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program, Curated by Euridice Arratia,
         Long Island City, NY.
         Superstructures: Architecture in the Artists’ Imagination, Artspace, New Haven, CT.
         Pierogi Presents, Curated by Joe Amrhein, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA.
         Exotic Representation. Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, NYC.
2002, Viewfinder, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.
         Boomerang, Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, NYC.
2000–2001, Tipping Point, White Columns, NYC.
         ArtForum Berlin, (Pierogi), Berlin, Germany.
         Verging on Real, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY.
         Minimal Provocation: The Art and Influence of Robert Blanchon,
         The Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL.
         Foreign Body, White Columns, NYC.
         Paper Veins Biennial, Here Art, NYC.
         Wunderkammer: Wonderworks, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
         Artist in the Maketplace, Twentieth Annual Exhibtion, The Bronx Museum of the Arts,
         Bronx, NY.

HONORS, AWARDS
2010, Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant Award.
2010, Giovani Collezionisti 2nd Place: Roma. The Road to Contemporary Art
         (The Pool, NYC).
2003, New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship.
2001, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant.

RESIDENCIES
2010, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
2001, AIM (Artist in the Marketplace), Bronx, NY.
“Seemingly captured and brought back to the gallery — enshrined not on the walls, as with a painting, but literally within them — these scenes, when made available for scrutiny, reveal themselves as the fictive imaginings they really are.”

“There are other worlds: they are in this one.”

Real Visions of Imagined Spaces
The works of Patrick Jacobs intentionally blur boundaries among the traditional artistic media of painting, sculpture and photography. At the same time, they present the viewer with a spatial and perceptual conundrum. We are drawn into a space at once determinate and infinite, natural and contrived, prosaic and otherworldly. Here, reality has been de-familiarized, and the uncanny has supplanted the commonplace.

Installed within the exhibit wall, Mr. Jacobs’ meticulous works are viewed through circular windows of glass lenses. And yet, these artificial worlds are intended to be strangely real and tactile. Recalling the Claude glass, an optical device popular in the 18th century used to frame the picturesque, the lenses also invoke the invisible eye of the wary homeowner searching an otherwise vacant domestic landscape for imagined interlopers. Mr. Jacobs draws equal inspiration from 18th century landscape paintings and from Chevron Chemical Co.’s Ortho Books for pest control in the home and garden. With such a fusion of influences, his quiet compositions offer a magical view of the mundane.

Born in California in 1971, Patrick Jacobs currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
A kind of pseudo-science or homespun natural phenomena characterize Mr. Jacobs’ work whose protagonists are typically at odds with an increasingly anxious and paranoid world.