About

 

Jeff Pasek

Born    
Ohio, 1973

While earning my BA in Philosophy in the mid 90’s, I began to turn to painting with a serious energy and devotion. After many years as a dedicated, largely self-taught painter, I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in December, 2013.

In 2014 I moved to Olympia, Washington to continue my artistic career in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the beauty of this region, I enthusiastically create, show and sell my work, as well as teach painting and drawing courses at a community college’s school of continuing education.


Education   

M.F.A. Painting, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2013   
B.A. Philosophy, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, 1996


Awards:
 
2015 Lakewood ArtsFest
       –     Juror's Choice
2012 Kent State Student Art Exhibit
      –     Craig Lucas Student Annual Scholarship
Valley Arts Center 35th Juried Exhibit (11/06)
      –     Third Place Overall
Cuyahoga Community College 1999 Student Art Exhibit
      –     Best in Show, First Place Painting, Second Place 3D Construction

Solo Exhibitions: 

  • 2017 "UnLands," The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
  • 2017 "Recent Landscapes," Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA
  • 2016 "Recent Landscapes," Batdorf & Bronson, Olympia, WA
  • 2015 "Recent Work," Browsers Books, Olympia, WA
  • 2013 "Intuitive Landscapes," Akron Shambhala Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • 2013 "Worry My Head," MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • 2008 "Grounded," Doubting Thomas Gallery, Tremont, OH

Exhibitions: 

  • 2017 Recent Alumni Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • 2017 "Wild Thing" Postcard Show, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA
  • 2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA
  • 2016 Lakefair Juried Show, Olympia, WA
  • 2016 Olympia Art League Members Show, Tumwater, WA
  • 2015 "The Hidden and The Bold" Noble Swede Gallery, LaGrange, TX
  • 2015 Olympia Fall Arts Walk, Archibald Sisters, Olympia, WA
  • 2015 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA
  • 2015 Lakewood ArtsFest, Pierce College, Lakewood, WA
  • 2013 Ohio+5 Ohio Border Biennial, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
  • 2013 Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Graduate Student Exhibition, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Hudson, OH
  • 2013 Kent State Blossom Painting Exhibition, Kent, OH
  • 2013 1st Annual ASM and Kent State University Art Show, ASM International World Headquarters, Materials Park, OH
  • 2013 KSU MFA Exhibit, Kent, OH
  • 2012 MFA National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012 KSU Graduate Student Exhibition, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Hudson, OH
  • 2012 Kent State Blossom Painting Exhibition, Kent, OH
  • 2012 Kent State Student Art Exhibit, Kent, OH
  • 2007 "Animals" Group Show, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Tremont, OH
  • 2006 "Food" Group Show, Asterisk Gallery, Tremont, OH
  • 2006 Valley Arts Center 35th Juried Exhibit, Valley Arts Center, Chagrin Falls, OH
  • 2005 Valley Arts Center 34th Juried Exhibit, Valley Arts Center, Chagrin Falls, OH
  • 2004 E. Gordon Gallery, Little Italy, OH
  • 2001 Kent State Student Art Exhibit, Kent, OH
  • 1999 Cuyahoga Community College Student Art Exhibit, Parma, OH


Corporate Collections: 

  • Jones Lang LaSalle, Independence, OH
  • Falls Communications, Cleveland, OH