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.