Jeremiah J. White
I’m a native of Colorado, born in 1981, and live near Denver. I am self-trained; and have spent my life learning how to draw and paint in any way I could. I have always been inspired by the works of the old masters. Some of my fondest memories are when I stood in front of the original pieces of my favorite painters, in awe of the work and trying to decipher their techniques. Afterward, I would go home and immediately try out the new methods; later spending hours reading about the artists and their creations. I also marveled at the works of modern realists and how they could not only use old world ways, but cultivate those methods into something new and wonderful. For years, I have been developing my techniques using what I’ve learned from these artists, past and present.
I express many of my strongest thoughts and emotions through my work. My need to convey my adoration for what isdear to me can be just as pressing as the compulsion to reflect upon the complexities of life and death. In my work, symbolism and finding deeper meaning play a very important role: an empty bowl can stand for hunger and need while having nothing; the glow of a facial expression, or the literal glow of light reflecting from skin, can represent love; the vibrant color of a specific element or subject can signify the brief happiness it made me feel. Meaning can also shift depending on the situation. Gray skies and fog can trigger a sense of foreboding, but at times can also bring about a sense of calm; a vase can sometimes be a vessel which sustains life or the container for the decay of something beautiful.
Finding beauty and meaning in the ordinary is something that I strive for in my work, because to me, life can be full of images, interactions, and moments that seem mundane, but upon deeper reflection, can become conduits that help us to tap into something deeper. I hope that my work can inspire others to look around their world and find the many treasures hidden in plain sight.
2014 - Albuquerque Museum Foundation, New Mexico - "Miniatures and More"
2014 - The Spell of Light & Shadow Editorial - SouthWest Art Magazine
2013 - "Artist to Watch" - SouthWest Art Magazine, October
2013 - Finalist • The Artists’ Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition
2012 - Finalist • Art Renewal Center 2011-2012 International Salon Competition
2012 - Finalist • The Artists’ Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition
2011 - Honorable Mention - Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition
2009 - Core New Art Space, Group Show • Denver, CO (Honorable Mention)
2007 - Featured Artist of the Month, DenverArtists.com
2005 - Galleria De La Luz, Group Show • Manitou, CO
2013 - present: Represented by the Arts at Denver Gallery, 1025 S. Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80206