Biography

Initially a self-taught draftsman and painter, Je learned to draw portraits and figures mainly by observing 8+ Million New Yorkers that ride the subway. More serious figurative study began years ago from life drawing sessions at the venues that hire live models to pose. In the recent years, Je has accelerated his craft by learning from gifted artists and instructors: Costa Vavagiakis, Max Ginsberg, and Sharon Sprung. Je’s currently studying under Janet A. Cook at the Art Students League of New York.

Education

The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY

NYC Artist Residency, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

New York Academy of Art, Continuing Studies, New York, NY

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Awards and Recognitions

Red Dot Recognition 2020 – The Art Students League of New York

Selected Group Exhibition

The Red Dot Winner Exhibition 2020, The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2020 International Self Portrait Project, The Portrait Society of America, Online Exhibition

2020 Group exhibition, NoMAA’s 2020 Uptown Arts Stroll / Paseo de las Artes, New York, NY

2020 Group exhibition, The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Holiday Art Show, The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Holiday Art Show, Perk Kafe, 534 East 14th Street, New York, NY

2019 The Soho Art Show, 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY

2019 NYC ARTIST RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Group exhibition, The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

Collections

Private collection, Long Island, NY

Private collection, Nice, France

Private collection, Durham, NY

Private collection, New York, NY

Private collection, Long Island City, NY

Private collection, Barcelona, Spain

Private collection, Acton, MA

Private collection, Newton, MA