Jake Garfield explores the relationship between reality and fiction through printmaking.
Mirrors, masks, and pictures-within-pictures are recurring motifs in a body of work that blurs the distinction between the world of the artist, the world of an image and meta-worlds within an Image.
His ongoing woodcut cycle, EMERGING ARTIST, investigates the nature of self-creation and artistic persona. Expect to see figures painting their own faces, pictures hanging on walls and a lot of men called Jake.
Garfield is based in London and exhibits in the UK and internationally, including shows at El Segundo Museum Of Art (Los Angeles), Mercer Chance Gallery (London) and Christies (London & New York).
He teaches at institutions including Royal Drawing School, Royal Academy and Tate.
Royal College of Art (MA, Printmaking. Distinction)
Royal Drawing School (PG Dip, Drawing)
University of Brighton (BA, Painting)
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (BA Exchange)
2020 Winner - John Purcell Paper Award, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
2020 Shortlist - Boodle Hatfield Printmaking Prize
2016 Winner - Printmakers Council Award, RCA MA Degree Show
2015 Winner - Durham Wharf Foundation Award, ReachOutRCA
2014 Shortlist - Bloomberg New Contemporaries
2013 Winner - Royal Drawing School Printmaking Prize
The Royal Collection (UK)
El Segundo Museum of Art
Royal College of Art