About

Jeff Muhs was born in Southampton, New York 1966. His father, an artist and third generation hunting and fishing guide, instilled in Jeff an intimate knowledge of their local natural environment. Thus the barrier beach of Long Island’s south shore would later become a major current running throughout Jeff’s work. In his early years Jeff; also a world champion sculptor, first learned the art of wood sculpting from his father. It is this traditional and exacting art form that developed in Jeff a dedication and penchant for excellence he has carried throughout his life. From 1984 to 1988 Jeff attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and received a BFA

Muhs is known as an innovative painter and sculpture, working in a variety of genres and mediums. Continually inspired by his discovery of truth in pure artistic form, his ’ Slipstream’ paintings reexamine and update abstract painting, and ‘Dynamic Free Casting’ concrete sculptures, redefine the sculptural process, and add his singular vision to the discipline.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 ‘The Uncanny Valley’ Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton. NY 2016 ‘Supernature’ Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Jeff Muhs Painting and Sculpture, Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2015 ‘Eight Strikes of a Wildcat’ The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, Ca 2014 ‘Slipstream’, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2013 ‘The Origin of Nymphs’ Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

‘The Red Rules of Tooth and Claw’, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY2012 ‘Another History’ McNeill Art Group, Bridgehampton, NY

‘The New Modern’ Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2011 ‘The Color of Desire’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

‘Outliers’, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, New York 2010 ‘Tales of Wild Orchids’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY 2009 ‘The Splendid Alliance’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

‘Form and Formlessness’ Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, NY 2008 ‘New Paintings and Sculpture’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

‘Jeff Muhs’, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY

‘Jeff Muhs: New Work’, MMFA, Palm Desert, CA 2007 ‘Jeff Muhs: Painter, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

‘Pelagic Variations’, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
2006 ‘Recent Landscapes, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN 2005 ‘Uncommon Ground’ RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY 2004 ‘Recent Paintings’ Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

‘One Who Has Conquered the Sky, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

‘New Paintings’, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2003 ‘The Exquisite Thing’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

‘Rare Earth’, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

‘Select Works’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
2002 ‘Light Architecture’, Lizan Tops Gallery, Easthampton, NY

‘Recent Paintings’, Takohl Design Gallery, Chicago, IL 2001 ‘Beyond This Horizon’, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

‘Jeff Muhs, New Works’, Takohl Design Gallery, Chicago, IL ‘Jeff Muhs’, Galerie 224, Laguna Beach, CA
‘Ghost Ships’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
‘When Waters Fall’, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY

2000 ‘Abstract Landscapes’, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis TN 1999 ‘No Blade of Grass’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
1999 ‘Sculpture’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
1997 ‘Terra Allegoria’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
1995 ‘The Shinnecock Series’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY 1993 ‘Early Retrospective’, Rene Dahl Gallery, East Quogue, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 ‘Takeover’ Artists in Residence, Southampton Arts center, Southampton, NY 2018 ‘Art Market Summer Group’ Roman Fine Art, Easthampton NY
2016 ‘Long Island Biennial’ The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

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‘Gold Show’ Brintz Galleries, Palm Beach Fla.

Jeff Muhs 565Montauk Hwy, Southampton NY 11968, 631-287-7690, www.jeffmuhsstudio.com. jmuhs@jeffmuhsstudio.com

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‘Forethought’ Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
‘America on Fire’ White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
‘Unlimited Potential’ Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
‘East End Collected’ Souhtampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
“Shaq Loves People,” curated by Shaquille O’Neal, Flag Foundation, Chicago Expo, Chicago, IL ‘Horizons’ Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
‘Seeking Engagement NSA’, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

‘Rouge’, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
The Inaugural Opening, KM Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
‘Body Politic’, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, England
Mad About Art and Design, McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space, NY, NY ‘Chromesthesia’, McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space, New York, NY
‘The Garden’ McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space, New York, NY
‘You Are New York’, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
‘Plastic, Rubber + Wood’ McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space, New York, NY The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
New York Art & Design Fair, McNeill Art Group, New York, NY
‘Nature Remains’, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
‘Triptych’, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
Scope Hamptons, McNeill Art Group, Wainscott, NY
‘Eye Candy’ RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
‘Winter Break’ RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
‘The Woods’, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
Scope London, McNeill Art Group, London, UK
‘Spring Blues’ Art Gotham, New York, NY
‘New Paintings’ Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
‘Triptych’ RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
Holiday Group Show, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
‘Featured Artist’ Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
‘Beautiful, Male, Objects’, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
‘Skies & Scapes’, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
‘Select Works’, RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
38th Juried Exhibition, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
‘Fear of Flying’, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
‘Black + White’, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

DNFA Gallery, Pasadena, CA
r-2 Gallery, New York, NY
Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis TN
Dixon Museum, Memphis TN
Lizan Tops Gallery, Easthampton, NY
‘Summer Group Exhibition,’ Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis,TN Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
Galerie 224, Laguna Beach, CA
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
‘Neptune,’ Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
‘Eclectic Landscapes,’ RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
‘On the Horizon,’ Rene Dahl Gallery, East Quogue, NY

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1992 ‘East End Landscapes,’ Water Mill Museum, Water Mill, NY
1992 ‘Summer Solstice,’ Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY
1991 ‘The Wings of Expressionism,’ Reverie Gallery, East Quogue, NY
1990 ‘Landscapes,’ Gallery East, East Hampton, NY
1988 ‘School of Visual Arts, Juried Exhibit’ Art Director’s Club, New York, NY

SCULPTURE
1997 Ward World Champion Sculpture Competition, 2nd in World 1996 Ward World Champion Sculpture Competition, 1st in World 1995 Ward World Champion Sculpture Competition, 1st in World 1994 Ward World Champion Sculpture Competition, 3rd in World

COLLECTIONS
Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
Cantor Fitzgerald, New York NY
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NV
Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA Hunter Museum, Memphis, TN
Federal Savings and Loan Bank, Memphis, TN Hillendale, Greenwich, CT
Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD

Interview - Forty Nine Questions & Art Ain't One
  1. Favourite Colour? Orange
  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? Artist or Engineer
  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? I live here. Southampton NY
  4. Seaside or Countryside Seaside
  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish? Poached fish over noodles
  6. Dogs or Cats? Dogs over cats, but I have birds
  7. What was your nickname at school? I don’t go much for nicknames but my alter ego was: Erns’t
  8. Most influential person in your life? My Father
  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to? Renaissance
  10. Name an Instagram account you follow. @sophiegunnol
  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery MoMA NY
  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself? Orange Bentley
  13. First single/album you bought. Black Sabbath
  14. Person you’d love to meet? Larry Gagosian
  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date. It was alwas a good dinner and then ‘studio tour’
  16. You are happiest when……. When I am making anything.
  17. What makes you sad?Mutual love that just didn’t work out.
  18. If you could change one thing about the world. I would put my name on it
  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list? I want to go to Japan also. but I’m thinking about staying ten years.
  20. Favorite Restaurant? Rose of India NYC. gone now
  21. Book shop or Record Shop? Record Shop 
  22. Name your favourite book? As a Man Thinketh, James Allen
  23. Pet Hate Giant TVs, folding chairs, clutter
  24. Prize Possession My Grandfather’s meat cleaver
  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? Earings
  26. Gym or Jim Bean? Jim Bean
  27. What colour are your eyes? Blue
  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret?Taco Bell
  29. What’s your poison? Vodka
  30. Describe your morning routine. Coffee, feed family, check communications, get to it.
  31. Where do you call home. Southampton, New York
  32. What makes you laugh?I am a connoisseur of the absurd. I tend to laugh at people who make asses of themselves.
  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? none
  34. Whats you favourite season and why? Spring, because Spring brings everything new.
  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had. Madonna, Grace Jones and Rick James were at my birthday party at Milk Bar NYC, probably 1988
  36. What opportunity have you turned down? There was a girl in Art School that for some reason I didn’t pursue her offer.
  37. Have you ever been arrested? Yes. Charged but not convicted
  38. Favorite Quote? “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi
  39. First Gig? Seven Seconds
  40. Biggest Regret? Any time I have wasted, and any moment I wasn’t completely present for.
  41. Describe something that you are proud of. I am a two time ‘World Champion’ (of Interperative wood sculpture) I have a ring and everything
  42. Describe yourself in 3 words. No bullshit ever. 
  43. Favourite film. Jaws
  44. How many pairs of shoes do you own? 20 or so, Tigers
  45. Describe a favourite walk On any beach
  46. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets Wallet, phone, lighter, knife
  47. Who was the last person you called?My plumber
  48. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most? Beck
  49. Whats your cure for a hangover? Wet brunch

AVAILABLE WORKS

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Butterfly Count

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Capsheaf

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Saraswati

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Study in Form

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Sweet Air

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Tight Lacing

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