Jim Jereb – The Graveyard Shift
“From close-range study to feeling small in a large environment, my artwork begins as a response to some observed scene or other visual qualities. While the techniques of printmaking often do not lend themselves to on-site, direct observation artmaking I find this challenge gives focus to the creative process. This, in turn, helps to complete my imagery, both in and outside of the studio.”
Jim Jereb holds BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Wyoming. His work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators Exhibition in New York City (1988), and at the International Print Exhibit in Taipei, Taiwan (1983 and 1987). He participated in The Alice Project, providing a print for a lost chapter of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (2006), as well as 25 Years of Printmaking, A Retrospective Exhibition at Truman State University Art Gallery (2007). Noteworthy artists with whom Jereb has worked to produce editions of their works include Frank Stack and Bede Clark, both of Columbia, MO; and Laramie, WY writer and poet Victor Flack.
Honors and awards include Best of Show at the Hand-Pulled Prints International in San Antonio, TX (2011); the Award of Excellence, North Shore Art League, Chicago, IL (2009); First Place at the 21st National Art Competition in Steamboat Springs, CO (2005); Featured Artist at the International Miniprint Triennial at the Lahti Art Museum in Finland (2000); as well as Purchase Awards from the Print Council of New Jersey (2003) and the MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition in Springfield, MO (1999). In addition to his artworks, Jereb has also published numerous reviews in professional art journals.