Artists

Jef Gunn

Born in 1955 in Seattle, WA

EDUCATION

2005            BFA , Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
1990-91      Institute for Creative Development, Seattle, WA
1982            Printmaking Apprenticeship with John Overton, Seattle, WA
1979-80      Travel, Painting, Art History Study, Europe and Israel
1977-79      Painting Study with Professor Tom Allen, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
1975-77      Fine Arts and Applied Arts, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
1973-75      Fine Arts, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007            Transparent World, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006            Stopping and Seeing, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2005            Mind Revealing Mind, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2002            Taking & Sending, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2001            Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1999            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1998            Remembrance, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1997            Dry Points and Monoprints, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1996            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1995            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
                     Painting Retrospective, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1994            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
                     William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1992            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1988            Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1987            Galeria Lleonart, Barcelona, Spain
                     Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc, Barcelona, Spain
1985            Arthead Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984            Arthead Gallery, Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006            Impulse, Co-Curated, exhibit of National Encaustic Painting/Sculpture, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
2005            Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
                     Printmakers Fired, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR
2004            Gallery Artists, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003            Outside Within, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002            Sanctuary, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA and Sun Valley, ID
2001            Grace, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
2000            Art Slate, Condon, OR
1997            The Garden Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
                     Art Slate '97, Condon, OR
                     Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1996            The Tool Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
                     Northwest International Juried Exhibition, Bellingham, WA
                     COCA Painting Marathon, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1995            Art Slate '95, Condon, OR
                     COCA Painting Marathon, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1994            Small Works by Gallery Artists, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1992            Self Portrait Show, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
1991            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
                     Introductions, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989            Washington/Oregon Juried Exhibition, Maryhill Museum, Maryhill, WA
1988            Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1987            Love Collection Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1986            Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
1985            Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983            Bellevue Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA
1982            Bellevue Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA
1981            Our Own Damn Gallery, Seattle, WA
1978            Santa Cruz County Art Museum, Santa Cruz, CA

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Bill Avery
Delta Airlines
Galeria Lleonart, Barcelona, Spain
Galeria René Metrás, Barcelona, Spain
Ken Novak, Schnitzer Industries
Lluis Bosch (Joan Miró Foundation)
Oregon Health Sciences University
Saks Fifth Avenue
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA

AWARDS AND GRANTS

1988            Painting Residency, Cité International des Arts, Paris, France
1986-87      Independent Painting Residency, Barcelona, Spain
1986            2nd Mention Joan Miró 25th Annual International Drawing Prize

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1998-07      Pacific Northwest College of Art, Painting and Encaustic Painting, Portland, OR
1998-03      Oregon College of Art and Craft, Drawing, Portland, OR
1998            Pacific Northwest College of Art, Young Artists Project, Portland, OR
1997-07      Pratt Fine Arts Center, Beginning Drawing and Encaustic Painting, Seattle, WA
1996            Summitt High School, Drawing workshop with 7-12th grade levels.  Students produced award winning mixed media

                     drawing
                     Encaustic Workshops through Arts Olympia

PUBLICATIONS

2005            Snyder, Stephanie. "Mountains and Signs", The Paintings of Jef Gunn, July 2005
2002            Schlesser, Steven. The Soldier, the Builder, and the Diplomat, image, Cune Press, 2002
2001            Chula, Maggie.  Always Filling, Always Full - Tanka Poems, image, White Pine Press, 2001
                     Ellerston, Karrin. "Michael Brophy and Jef Gunn at Laura Russo Gallery," The Oregonian, Aug. 2001
                     Taylor, Sarah Ellen. "Grace," exhibition catalogue, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR, April 2001
1997            Davis, Scott. Ear to the Ground, image, Cune Press, 1997
1992            Duckler, Garrett. "WW Art Choice," Willamette Week, April 1992
1991            Hackett, Regina. "Emerging Talent Recognized," Seattle Post-Intellegencer, Jan. 1991
                     Carlsson, Jae. "Emerging Artists," Reflex, March/April 1991
1986            Borras, Maria Lluisa, "Arte," El Pais, Barcelona, Spain, July 1986
                     "Cultura," El Pais, Barcelona, Spain, July 1986

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