Jeffrey Isaac

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Jeffrey Isaac (Born 1956 in New York) is a painter and video artist.


Born in the United States of America, he spent his childhood in Switzerland. He studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and at Camberwell School of Art in London. Since 1976 Jeffrey Isaac has been showing his paintings in numerous exhibitions in the U.S., Switzerland, Italy and Germany. In New York he started publishing the so-called “world’s smallest magazine of its kind” named “Public Illumination Magazine.” In 1986 he moved to Umbria near the town of Spoleto. There he met the American artist Sol LeWitt who became a good friend. During the period from 1999 to 2006, he devoted more of his time to video. In 2004, a minor scandal surrounded a banner he had painted at the invitation of the town Foligno for the annual central procession that showed the patron saint Feliciano riding virtually naked on a horse. In 2007 he designed the animation for the performance of IL CORVO by the LaMama Experimental Theater Company at the 38th Biennale Teatro in Venice. In 2009, a selection of paintings from this period was shown at the exhibition DETOURNEMENT VENISE 2009 a collateral event of the 53rd Venice Biennale.

selected exhibitions[edit]

  • 102 Hands, Museo della Chirurgia, Preci, Italy, 2015
  • Earthly Delights, Performing Santa Caterina, Foligno, Italy, 2016
  • Spoleto Contemporanea, Museo Carandente, Spoleto, Italy, 2015
  • Ovest, Palazzo Leonetti-Luparini, Spoleto, Italy, 2015
  • CLOSE UP, Museo Carandente, Spoleto, Italy, 2015
  • Baculus, Museo Carandente etc., Spoleto, Italy, 2014
  • Ricognizione 2014 - Arte Contemporanea in Umbria, CIAC, Foligno, Italy, 2014
  • IL TEATRINO DELLE BELLE FIGURE, Biblioteca comunale - Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto, Italy, 2011-12
  • +50, Museo Carandente, Spoleto, Italy, 2012
  • Porträt, Kunstraum T27, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Walking the Dog,Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrueck, Germany, 2010
  • Mediamorfosi 2.0, Sublab, Portici, Italy, 2010
  • OSTRALE´010,Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, Germany, 2010
  • Natur - Mensch 2010, Nationalpark Harz, Sankt Andreasberg, Germany, 2010
  • Horizonte, Altes Museum Neukölln, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Nord Art 2010,Kunst in der Carlshütte, Büddelsdorf, Germany, 2010
  • LUST, 1. Bazonnale, Weimar, Germany, 2010 [1]
  • Druckfigur, Galerie Südliches Friesland, Zetel, Germany, 2009
  • MANIFEST DESTINIES, 53. Biennale d´Arte, Venice, Italy, 2009
  • MAnATURE, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin, Germany 2009
  • ...Where Angels Fear to Tread, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Spoleto, Italy, 2009
  • I diavoli di Jeffrey Isaac, Villa Fabri o Boemi, Trevi, Italy, 2008
  • Dogs, Devils & Disasters, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Germany, 2007
  • Videosanti, c.a.l.m.a., Perugia, Italy, 2007
  • Profane & Sacred, Auditorium della Stella, Spoleto, Italy, 2006
  • 10 Dog’s Tales, Festival dei Presidi, Orbetello, Italy, 1999
  • Umbrian Walk, Castello di Poreta, Spoleto, Italy, 1998
  • Magic Show, Galerie Commercio, Zürich, Switzerland, 1998
  • Passage of Birds, Monti Associazione Culturale, Rome, Italy, 1997
  • Subway to Caserta, Mediarte, Caserta, Italy, 1996
  • Animal Portraits, Planita, Rome; Palazzo Comunale, Spoleto, Italy,1995
  • Per mari e monti, Macerata, Italy, 1995
  • Bestiario" Studio Cristofori, Bologna, Italy, 1994
  • Kleine Retrospektive, Galerie Commercio, Zürich, Switzerland, 1994
  • Subway to Italy, Salvatore Ala, NYC, USA, 1994
  • Panorama di Bazzano Superiore, Planita, Rome, Italy, 1994
  • Dina Carola, Naples, Italy 1993
  • 93 Olives, Galleria Marilena Bonomo, Bari, Italy, 1993
  • Madonna del Pozzo, Galleria Marilena Bonomo, Bari, Italy, 1991
  • Galerie Feusisberg, Feusisberg, Switzerland, 1990
  • Panorama di Bazzano Superiore, Spoletosfera, Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy, 1990
  • Neue Galerie a16, Zürich, Switzerland, 1990
  • Galerie Nada Relic, Zürich, Switzerland, 1990
  • Palazzo Rosari Spada, Spoleto, Italy, 1989
  • Galerie Nada Relic, Zürich, Switzerland, 1988
  • Galerie Murbach, Horgen, Switzerland, 1987
  • Edison Hall Gallery, Edison, NJ, USA, 1985
  • Phenix City Art Gallery, NYC, USA, 1985
  • Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, 1984
  • ZONA, Florence, Italy, 1982
  • Galerie 38, Zürich, Switzerland, 1979, 1977, 1976


  • Jeffrey Isaac, Theo Feig Bd. 2, Berlin, 2009
  • Jeffrey Isaac: Dog, Devils & Disasters, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Schwetzingen, 2007


External links[edit]

Single References[edit]

  1. ^ Webpage of 1. Bazonnale

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