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Brett Scheifflee



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Brett Scheifflee b. 1986, Buffalo, New York

 

 

As long as I can remember, I have been interested in drawing and often spent afternoons at work on one piece or another. However, at some point in my early adult life, I began to recall only the haziest memories of a deep fascination for oil painting. Maybe it was the colorful tubes, a fragile painted surface once admired on a museum wall, or could it have been the old printed illustrations and paintings I frequently flipped through as a child? Whatever the source, I couldn’t be happier that they managed to float up through the muck, fear and repetitive boredom that grade school can instill.

 

Like anyone in high school, I was forced to make the choice of what to do with the rest of my life. Art seemed like such an impossible thing to pursue, but one day while sitting at the kitchen table looking through college brochures, it finally seemed to click. Standing in front of me was my mother, a previously talented painter herself, whose abilities have been hindered by Parkinson’s disease. As she ironed the pile of clothes with her once steady hand, I knew if I had any talents they shouldn’t be wasted. What seemed like not long after this moment, I was in my parents van heading towards college to study illustration, hone my skills and hopefully make some kind of living through art.

 

It was here that the great artists of history were introduced, and I began to memorize their names and styles all while being completely in awe of their accomplishments. From the depths of history, the brushes of Van Eyck through Van Gogh seemed to create a rift in which my old life fell while a new one was being constructed. Somewhat secretly, I knew I would be dedicating all of my artistic aspirations to painting.

 

After graduating with an illustration portfolio and a handful of trial paintings, I set to work and haven’t stopped since. Over time, ones life and vision may change, but their beliefs can stay untouched. Every experience, color and gesture will eventually coalesce into an echoing pictorial language that cannot be imagined in the present. Although I have much of my life left to live, every time I set to work, I believe that if I can share just a small part of something authentic and beautiful it will all be worth it.

 

Born:  

1986 - Buffalo, NY

Education:

Rochester Institute of Technology

BFA in Illustration and Painting, Minor in Art History – 2008

Solo Shows:

2017 “For the Love of Grey” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2015 “Stages” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 “Introducing Brett Scheifflee” – Gallery CNY, Cazenovia, NY

Group Shows: 

2018 “This Land Is…” – Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA

2018 “Winter in the West” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

2017 “Attention to Detail” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2017 “Out of the West” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

2016 “Veritas – New Realism” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

2016 “Twelve” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2016 “Remnants” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2015 “Fluent” – The Vendue Hotel, Charleston, SC

2015 “Blended Tides” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2015 “Spring” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

2014 “The Gift of Winter” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

2014 “Braving the Elements” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2013 “The Exceptional Gift” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

2013 “North vs. South” – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2013 “Celebrating the Landscape” – Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, Co

2013 “Small Works Show” – Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

2012 “Higbee 6” – Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2012 “In Winter” – CNY Gallery, Cazenovia, NY

2011 “Sugar” – BAG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010 “Made in NY” – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2009 “Affinity” – Wells College, Aurora, NY

Representation:

Robert Lange Studios - Charleston, SC

Ann Korologos Gallery – Basalt, CO

 

Produces finely crafted oil paintings for the gallery’s market, works with marketing, deadlines, commissions, framing and maintains are great sales record.

 

Interpretation by Dr. Michael J. Amy (Art Historian, Critic, Lecturer and Curator)

“Brett Scheifflee’s strongest pictures have just the right amount of tension.  The relation of the composition to the rectangular field is perfect, and somewhere, ambiguity lurks behind a façade of normality.”

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