Navy Gridlines (and other paintings)
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jean Wolff studied fine arts at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving a BFA in studio arts. She then attended Hunter College, CUNY in New York, graduating with an MFA in painting and printmaking. She’s since had group and solo exhibits in various galleries in New York City and internationally, published works in 28 magazines, and is part of the artistic community of Westbeth in Manhattan. Website: www.jeanwolff.com
"My interest in systems and structure within a grid format is a systematic exploration of a basic structure and its subsequent construction and deconstruction. The explorations are more than a formal exercise. The repeated manipulation of the space within the edges of the pictorial plane means that the work is not just a painting but becomes a support or object unto itself as well. These paintings represent these specific qualities, using fairly restricted formal means. The work’s ability to express a great deal with limited means testifies to the power of the language within the surface plane."