Born in 1971, Patrick Jacobs received his MFA in sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.
Patrick Jacobs’ work spans a range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, and printmaking. Landscape and the natural world provide both the setting and subject matter for issues surrounding the body, desire and identity in ways that are often ambiguous or poetic.
His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions most recently, “Nocturnes,” which premiered at Pierogi Gallery, New York City (2020), The Pool NYC, Milan, Italy, and the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (2019); Come Closer to Me, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY; Pink Autumn, The Art Gallery, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (2015); Patrick Jacobs, Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare, Italy (2014); Patrick Jacobs: Telescopic Vistas, Zadok Gallery, Art Miami Context, Miami, FL; Interiors: From Within Outward, The Pool NYC, Volta NYC, New York, NY (2012); Familiar Terrain, Patrick Jacobs, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (2011); Dioramas, Patrick Jacobs, The Pool NYC, Moretti Fine Art, London, UK (2010); ; Patrick Jacobs, Fundacia “La Caixa” (9th Cycle of Interventions at the Vestibule; Transport to Summer). Curated by Chris Gilbert & Cira Pascual Marquina, Lleida, Spain (2005); Celebrity Appearance/Cancelled Show, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (2003).
There are also important his participations in group exhibitions, including: The Origins Of The Modern Landscape, 1820–2020: A Contemporary Perspective, curated by Jovana Stokic, PhD, Jill Newhouse Gallery at The Art Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY (2020); A Walk in the Woods, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Mind’s Eye, Pierogi, New York, NY; Hey Look Us Over!, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL; Notturno Piú, The Pool NYC, Venice, Italy; Aera Synthetica, Surveying New Nature – A Markus Haala Project, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY (2019).
His works are included in the permanent collections of the Pérez Art Museum (Miami, FL), the Museum of Arts and Design (NY, NY), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AK), the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME), Colección SOLO (Madrid, Spain), and numerous significant private collections. He has received awards and residencies from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Kansas City Art Institute, the MacDowell Colony, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Bad Wiessee. Jacobs lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.