Jackson Riffe

Welcome to Jackson Riffe Fine Arts and Bio

About Me

My background

I'm an artist from New York City, who has most recently shown for UNESCO in Paris:

Espaces de lumière in 2015 Année Internationale utilisant la lumière in cooperation with Delegation permanente de la Republique de Lituane aupres de l'UNESCO & Kazimieras Zoromskis art foundation.          

My experience

I started painting at the age of 4. My uncle was an artist and always tried to stretch my boundaries of what I could do.

I graduated from The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in 1986. I am responsible for the hair, muscle structure and physical engineering of the Passengers life size bronzes in Newark's Penn Station. I have done many murals over the years in bars Such as Scrap bar. My time in Europe gave me new vision as I was in Residence for 3 months in Lithuania. A group of Tibetan Buddhist monks once bowed to me and told me "You understand". My paintings try to reveal the stream of life in all it's twists and turns. Pleasure pain limitless freedom and emotion. A universal stream of life that is unending and moves like the wind. It all breaks down to Wakinyan and Unktehi, the Phoenix and the Dragon, Yin and Yang and the 7 directions. I hope this bio helps to explain my inspirations from natural elements into an abstract form mixing with humanity. My goal is to reflect this in all of my fine arts endeavors. 

My vision

I prefer the abstract. It's Monet without the park to me. Just colors and shapes mixing with figurative images and suggestions of things to try to get the viewer to open their eyes to possibilities. They are reflections of life, open to possibilities and exposed to the elements. i tend to do forays into other realms of painting, but I prefer the freedom associated with the abstract. I have trained in fine arts for 40+ years. I hope this bio helps you understand my art a little better.

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Jackson Riffe

5252 73rd St., 2nd Floor, Maspeth, NY 11378, US

(646) 643-2566