Jacqueline Humphries

Born: 1960

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Lives and Works: New York, NY


Education: Whitney Museum Independent Study, 1986
Parsons School of Design, New York, 1985
Yale University Summer Scholarship, 1984

Jacqueline Humphries Bio

About The Artist

A contemporary painter best known for her abstract canvases, Jacqueline Humphries has created a body of work that stands as a quiet parenthetical to formalist American abstraction. Often creating muted paintings in shades of grey, silver, or black, Humphries’s paintings rely on the simple gesture of a line or the soft imprint of her paintbrush to convey her intention. Creating paintings and “non-paintings,” as she calls them, Humphries explores the possibility of creating complexity through simple forms.

Humphries has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Williams College Museum of Art and Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven in Germany. She has also been included in group exhibitions at notable institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nagoya Museum in Japan, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and New Orleans’s Contemporary Art Center. 

Jacqueline Humphries Gallery Art


Greene Naftali Gallery

Jacqueline Humphries Permanent Collections

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Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Coleccao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Collection of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, TX

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

The Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

New School University Collection, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

The Saatchi Collection, London

Semler Collection, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


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