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Jeremy Holmes



“My work uses wood in an unconventional way to expand perceptions of the form and function of this practical material. I use traditional woodworking techniques to mill thin boards, and then soak the wood in water, which allows me to bend the solid hardwood into continuous, abstract shapes. Following this free-form bending process, I join, sand and finish the sculptures into their final form.

The method of torqueing a raw, solid material like wood is random and uncertain.  This evokes a curiosity and anticipation, which is a main driver and interest for my work. That uncertainty, randomness and curiosity is suspended in the completed piece, connecting the viewer to the process. Action, spontaneity, and improvisation are combined with material and methodology in search of beautiful objects.” 

Jeremy Holmes is a sculptor who graduated from the University of New York at New Paltz and currently lives and works in Ithaca, NY.


2007    State University of New York at New Paltz

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture



2019   Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA.

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. 



2017   Two person show with painter, Karine Léger,  Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA.

2016    Maximum Craft.  Signature Contemporary Gallery. Atlanta, GA.

2016    Defying Perceptions.  Heather Gaudio Fine Arts. New Canaan, CT.

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    Trimania, Buffalo Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2010    Members Group Show, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, 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, Watertown, MA



2016    Rise.  NYC.  Permanent Installation

2016    Stamford Health Center, Permanent Installation

2015    Axis.  Chicago. Permanent Installation

2015    Grand Thorton.  Chicago, IL. Permanent Installation

2015    400 El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA.  Permanent Installation

2015    Fort Lauderdale International Airport Permanent Installation Finalist, Florida.

2015    Carnegie Park, New York, NY.   Related Company

2014    One Madison, New York, NY.   Related Company

2014    Infinite, Donau-Einkaufszentrum, Regensburg, Germany 

2014    Holland and Knight Law Firm Permanent Commission, Washington, D.C.

2013    Allentown Pediatrics, Buffalo, NY

2013    Tapestry Charter School, Buffalo, NY 

2013    Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

2012    Tapestry Charter School, Buffalo, NY

2012    Metal Floss Magazine, Openhouse Gallery, SoHo, NYC

2012    Streetwater - Big Lobby Art, Openhouse Gallery, SoHo, NYC

2012    Cherry Valley Summer Sculpture Trail, Cherry Valley, NY

2012    Mountain Jam Music Festival, Hunter Mountain, NY

2012    Wilma M. Sherrill Center: Health and Fitness Center, UNC at Asheville 

2011    New Park Private Grounds, Ithaca, NY

2011    Mountain Jam Music Festival, Hunter Mountain, NY

2011    Pure Design Building, Corning, NY

2010    Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

2010    Great Blue Heron Music Festival Commission, Sherman, NY

2010    Mountain Jam Music Festival, Hunter Mountain, NY

2010    Pure Design Building, Corning, NY

2009    Foothills Performing Art Center Commission, Oneonta, NY

2009    Hoffman Lane Bistro Restaurant, Cooperstown, NY

2008    Sodus Art Bank, Sodus, NY



2016    Art Toronto. Canada

2016    Scope, NY

2016    Art Bodensee, Austria

2016    Art Karslruhe, Germany

2015    Art Toronto, Canada

2015    Hamptons Art Fair, NY

2015    Silicon Valley Art Fair, California

2015    Toronto Art Fair, Canada

2015    Art Fair Karslruhe, Germany

2015    Art.Fair, Cologne, Germany

2014    Aqua Art Fair, Miami, Fl

2014    Singapore Art Fair, Singapore

2014    Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany.

2014    Bloom: The Creative Industries Art Show, Cologne, Germany

2013    Singapore Art Fair, Singapore

2013    Bloom: The Creative Industries Art Show, Cologne, Germany

2013    Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY

2013    London Art Fair, London, UK

2012    Singapore Art Fair, Singapore

2012    Bloom: The Creative Industries Art Show, Cologne, Germany

2012    Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY

2011    Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY

2010    Bloom: The Creative Industries Art Show, Cologne, Germany



2013    Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts.  Lecturer.   Ithaca, NY

2013    TEDx Cortland, Lecturer and Stage Design. Living Smart Well, Now Cortland, NY

2012    College Art Association 100th Annual Conference, Lecturer, Los Angeles, CA

2012    Visiting Artist, Tapestry Charter School, Buffalo, NY

2012    Artist in Residence, University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC

2008    Sodus Art Bank Residence, Sodus, NY

2008    Anderson Ranch School of Arts, Snowmass Village, CO



2014    SOS Grant Award Winner

2011    CAP Fellowship Award Winner for Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY

2010    WOW Award, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

2009    WSKG Art Competition Award, Binghamton, NY

2009    Sculpture Award, Mansion Regional Juried Art Show, Oneonta, NY

2008    Wingate Fellowship Award, The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC

2007    Most Outstanding Art Department Graduate, SUNY New Paltz. NY

2007    Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship, New Paltz, NY



2016  “Donald Groscost, David Burdeny and Jeremy Holmes exhibit at Heather Gaudio Fine Art” March 2016. 

2016     New England Home.  Sculpture Image.  January Issue, 2016

2014    Philadelphia Inquirer.  “Jeremy Holmes- The Lure of Lumber” by A.D. Amorosi. 

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2013    Mental Floss Magazine. “On Bending Trees” Jan/Feb Issue

2013    Buffalo Times. “Hands-on project gives students real-world art experience” Arts and Life Section. By Colin Dabkowski

2009    NPR  “Seeing Atmosphere” Interview with WSKG's Bill Snyder. NPR artist interview

 2008    Chronogram Magazine. “You had to be there” by Beth Wilson