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A Renowned Abstract Painter

2017 Featured Artist Jered Sprecher

Born in 1976 Jered grew up in Kansas City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and studio art from Concordia University and master’s in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa.

Jered’s paintings exist in a space where representational form dissolves into color, pattern, and touch. He has had solo exhibitions at the Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, Wendy Cooper Gallery in Chicago, Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles, and Gallery 16 in San Francisco. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Bronx River Art Center, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Hunter Museum of American Art, Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló, and the Knoxville Museum of Art.

He has been an artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, New York; and The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. In 2009 he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has taught at Princeton University, Cornell University, and The University of Tennessee. He currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tenn.

Jered Sprecher joins these sublime artists below who have made L’Amour du Vin such an exciting event for art lovers. If you had the pleasure of attending in 2016, you’ll recall Tomory Dodge’s talented work. If you are new to L’Amour du Vin, these are the artists who have joined us over the past thirteen years.

Past Featured Artists

2016 Tomory Dodge, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Andrew Saftel East Tennessee

2014 Richard Jolley, Knoxville, TN

2013 Robert Van Vranken, West Danville, VT

2012 Hunt Slonem, New York, NY

2011 Sandy Walker, Oakland, CA

2010 Scott Duce, New York, NY

2009 Andrew Saftel, Pikeville, TN

2008 Robin Surber, Knoxville, TN

2007 Marga Hayes McBride, Knoxville, TN

2006 Cynthia Tollefsrud, Knoxville, TN

2005 Image used with consent of Raoul Dufy

2004 Image used with consent of Giulianna Cosentino Marple

For questions and information about L’Amour du Vin sponsorships, please contact Carla May Pare’ at 865.934.2043 or                         Donate to Knoxville Museum of Art

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