Employing diverse aesthetic strategies –– objects, drawings, collages, performance and on-site collaboration, Jeff Feld’s work engages with issues related to the unsolicited pressures and ubiquitous contradictions we encounter every day. Through his practice he examines the tension between fluidity and stasis, objecthood and reductionism, the abject and the pristine. Nothing is left complete, things typically fall short, progress is questioned and slow.
A citizen of Ireland and the United States, Feld was trained as a social worker and spent much of his professional life working in child protective services. Many of the issues and contradictions found within cultural, institutional, and hierarchal systems he experienced during this time are equally reflected and felt in the works created.
Jeff Feld's sculptures and drawings have been featured in both national and international exhibitions, including White Columns, Artists Space, The Drawing Center, The Brooklyn Museum and the Queens Museum of Art in New York and Dunker Kulturhus in Helsinborg, Sweden.
He lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, New York where he is the founder and director of 325 Project Space, a community based art space.