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Jered Sprecher – Professor

Jered Sprecher, Faculty

Office: A+A 413D
Telephone: 865.974.9396
Email: jsprecher@utk.edu
URL: JeredSprecher.com
Education: University of Iowa- MFA

Areas_2D_P+D_Faculty_Sprecher“My work is based in an eclectic aesthetic. My paintings extract elements from the high and low of visual culture. This culture and crush of images is in constant flux. My paintings hold no single allegiance, but are constantly shifting from one form of representation to another. The paintings function as sources of both inductive and deductive image making processes. In our day-to-day life, one is seldom afforded the time to comprehend what one is viewing under the barrage of images produced by humankind. I try to grasp a single moment, a glance, a small epiphany. The paintings are haptic documents of these remnants of communication as each one follows its trajectory.”

Jered Sprecher received his MFA from the University of Iowa. Sprecher has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, Wendy Cooper Gallery in Chicago, Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles, and Gallery 16 in San Francisco. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Chinati Foundation, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Hunter Museum, and the Knoxville Museum of Art . Sprecher has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and The Chinati Foundation, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in New York. In 2009, he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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