Jeremy Holmes is a wood sculptor and designer who graduated from the University of New York at New Paltz and currently lives and
works in Ithaca, NY. Holmes builds abstract bent wood sculptures, which emphasize materiality and an engagement between the viewer, the site, and the work. Seen as three-dimensional line drawings in space, the installations collaborate with unique found architecture to construct a new and unexpected space made by joining long thin lengths of wood together. Holmes makes thin boards using traditional woodworking techniques, soaks the wood in water and then uses a free form bending method to bend the long pieces into abstract shapes. Once the wood has dried he joins them together into different configurations, including small and large sculptures, which contrast with the geometric rooms that we build and live in.
2014 Convergence. Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
2014 Perpetual Curves. Exhibit A Gallery, Corning NY.
2011 ¼ Mile. Vantage Gallery, in part with Art in the Public Eye, Glens Falls, NY.
2009 Seeing Atmosphere. Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY.
2008 Endless Connections. Feast Gallery. Saratoga, NY.
2008 Conversations. Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston NY.
selected group exhibitions
2015 Locally Sourced. The Johnson Museum. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY
2014 Into the Woods. The Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA
2014 Artolease. Openhouse Gallery, Soho, NY
2014 Atmosphere, Gallery Isabelle Lestmeister, Regensburg, Germany
2013 Forward: an Exhibition of Gallery Artists. Exhibit A, Corning, NY
2012 Up From The Deep, TNC Gallery, NY
2012 Streetwater- Big Lobby Art, Openhouse Gallery, SoHo, NY
2012 Axiome, Gallery Isabelle Lestmeister, Regensburg, Germany
2012 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Wilderstein Historical Site, Rhinebeck, NY
2012 Stable Exhibition, Exhibit A, Corning, NY
2012 Torqued & Twisted, The Center for Craft and Creativity and Design, Ashville, NC
2011 The Longest Night, The Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Mvsevm Opening, Paula Lalala Mvsevm, Cornwallville, NY
2011 Emerging Artist Exhibition, Future of the Fingerlakes, Middlesex, NY
2011 Art on the Grounds, The Plantsmen Nursery, Groton, NY
2011 Made in New York Wood Show, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
2011 Speaking in Tongues, Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Art in the Park, New Park, Ithaca, NY
2011 Trimania, Buffalo Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
2010 Members Group Show, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
2010 Nature II, Damiani Wine Cellars, Hector, NY
2010 Parallax - Two Person Show, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning, NY
2010 Art In the Heart of the City, Juried Outdoor Exhibition, Ithaca, NY
2010 Arc Angle, Lucky Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Abstracts from 7 Emerging New York Artists, Smithy Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
2009 The Mansion Regional Juried Art Show, Wilbur Mansion, Oneonta, NY
2009 Fluxus Friday, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, NY
2007 Conversation, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
2007 Made in New York Wood Show, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
2007 Nature and Balance, Juried Outdoor Exhibition, Arsenal Center for the Arts,