Lot 172 - Jay Miriam - Sugarpuddle Foot Massage
Lot 172 - Jay Miriam - Sugarpuddle Foot Massage

Lot 172 - Jay Miriam - Sugarpuddle Foot Massage

Watercolour on Cotton Paper
2021
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
ARTIST INFO

Born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn, Jay Miriam is a traditional oil painter currently based in Brooklyn, New York.  
Jay paints portraits of everyday people doing everyday things. She is fascinated by moments of lingering time, and in portraying the beauty of our most ordinary experiences. From brushing our teeth, to getting trapped in small talk, to waiting for our date to arrive at the bar. Her gestural figures depict a soft sense of humor. 
Jay Miriam paints from memory. She doesn't use photography, computers, or projectors in her process. Instead, she pulls from a memory or story and reinterprets it. Creating a poetic world to depict a specific emotion, instance, or relationship. Often each painting takes months and up to one year to complete. 

 

Education 

The New York Academy of Art, 2019 
Master of Fine Art: Painting Human Anatomy 
New York, New York 
Carnegie Mellon University 
Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting, Photography, Printmaking 
Pittsburgh, PA 
College Honors 
Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Art, 2011 
Krakow, Poland 

Exhibitions 

Solo 
 
2022 UPCOMING / Richter Fine Art / Rome, Italy 
2021 UPCOMING / Gruin Gallery / Los Angeles, California 
2017 fantasies in a waking state / Ornis A. Gallery / Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
2016 Catch the Heavenly Bodies / Half Gallery / New York, NY 
2014 blue paintings of women / Ornis A. Gallery / Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
2013 Youth and Beauty parade / Ornis A. Gallery / Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
2011 “JM” / Cudowne Lata / Krakow, Poland 
 
Two Person 
 
2020 Lovers After Life/ Jay Miriam and Katarina Janeckova at Richter Fine Art / Rome, Italy 
2018 Caviar Wishes and Champagne Dreams: Recent work by Jay Miriam and Ryan Schneider, curated by Mason Saltarelli / The Room / Brooklyn, NY 
 
Selected Group 
 
2021 The Nature of Women / Art She Says / London, England 
2020 Riders of the Red Horse / The Pit LA / Los Angeles, CA 
2020 Corps Primaires / Galerie C.O.A. / Montreal, Quebec 
2020 UNDERGLASS 2 / Half Gallery / New York, NY 
2019 MESSHALL / New Release Gallery / New York, NY 
2017 BiCoastal / Meyer Vogl Gallery / Charleston, SC 
2017 Hors d’oeuvre / Half Gallery / New York, NY 
2017 New York or Nowhere / Olsen Gallery / Sydney, Australia 
2016 Beyond the Gaze / Garis and Hahn / New York, NY 
2016 MUTE […] / Galerie COA / Montréal, Canada 
2014 First Blossom / Ornis A. Gallery / Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014 
2012 Hearsay / Half Gallery / New York, NYGruin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 
Richter Fine Art, Rome, Italy
 

About the postcard artwork 

 
Stepping in a puddle of sugar, a female figure massages and softens her feet, feeling sweet and mellow.