Jacqueline Humphries (American)
Born 1960, New Orleans, LA
Lives and works in New York, NY
A contemporary painter best known for her abstract canvases, Jacqueline Humphries has created a body of work that stands as a quiet parenthetical to formalist American abstraction. Often creating muted paintings in shades of grey, silver, or black, Humphries’s paintings rely on the simple gesture of a line or the soft imprint of her paintbrush to convey her intention. Creating paintings and non-paintings, as she calls them, Humphries explores the possibility of creating complexity through simple forms.
Jacqueline Humphries has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in Pittsburg, PA; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven in Germany: and the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Humphries’ artworks are represented in important public art collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and other museums throughout the United States and Europe.