See also Exhibitions → Current and Future


Undersoul: Jay DeFeo– Opening Reception
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
San José Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San José, CA
Read the SF Arts Magazine article about the exhibition on page 8 here.

Three Films:
Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter;
Anne Truitt, Working;
The White Rose (Bruce Conner)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA

Informal Talk About DeFeo's Work with Leah Levy
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Victoria Miro Mayfair
14 St. George Street
London, United Kingdom

Please join us for a special exhibition tour with Leah Levy, Executive Director of The Jay DeFeo Foundation.

Curator's Talk: Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Monday, June 25 at 6:308:30 pm
Tate Modern
London, United Kingdom

Join Assistant Curator Sarah Allen for a detailed introduction to the exhibition.

Radio broadcast/podcast (in French): Deathrose de Jay DeFeo
Les Regardeurs — "A painting, a sculpture, a garden... Discover or rediscover these masterpieces with Jean de Loisy and current artists."
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2 pm (8 am EDT)
Radio France, Paris

Join museum director, curator and experimental filmmaker Jean-Michel Bouhours and visual artist Cécile Beau in a discussion with art critic and curator Jean de Loisy.
Available as a podcast after the original broadcast at iTunes


For additional articles and reviews see also Bibliography → Articles and Reviews

by David M. Roth
“Jay DeFeo @ San Jose Museum of Art”

April 9, 2019
The Mercury News
by Robert Taylor
“New Side of Bay Area Artist Jay DeFeo Emerges in San Jose Exhibit”

March 25, 2019
San Francisco Arts Monthy
by Sura Wood
“DeFeo Show Offers New Perspective on Artist’s Work”

March 2019
The Brooklyn Rail
by Mark Rosenthal
“Artists Extending Their Reach”

includes short essays on sixteen active Artist-Endowed Foundations, including one about The Jay DeFeo Foundation
December18, 2018
by Suzanne Hudson
“Jay DeFeo: Marc Selwyn Fine Art”

November, 2018
The Guardian
by Laura Cumming
“Surface Work Review—Women Abstract Artists Dazzle In Historic Show”

April 15, 2018
galerie frank elbaz
by Paul Galvez
“Object Lessons”

Text from the exhibition catalogue
Caliber Magazine
by Kirsten Chen
“DeFeo at Berkeley: Developing the Art Department from 1946–1951”

March 23, 2018
The Eastside View
a blog by Charles Shere
“’Pataphysical Mechanisms”

February 13, 2018
Art in America
by Brandon Brown

February 1, 2018
by Hilarie Sheets
“Prolific and Endlessly Experimental, Jay DeFeo Has Become an Icon for Artists”

January 30, 2018

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