Au Gallery : Gold Gallery

Jeanne Vadeboncoeur

Jeanne Vadeboncoeur was born in 1980 in California’s Silicon Valley. Earning her degree in painting from San Jose State University, Vadeboncoeur continues to embrace the traditional practices of painting, although some might think her choices in what she paints is not so traditional.

With precise execution, she explores objects that we often overlook in day-to-day life, whether it is a pile of donuts, an assembly of gummy bears, or even a bag of marbles. Her paintings provoke us, if only for a fleeting moment to find joy inlife’s simple pleasures. Addressing the question of why she chooses to paint what she paints she explains,

“Most of the objects I select are small; usually they can fit into the palm of my hand. I find that the spectrum of my focus takes on a different quality when I have to get in so close to the selected item. There is something self indulgent and satisfying about allowing myself to give all my attention to a single solitary item. Most simply, I pick items that I like.”

Vadeboncoeur’s work inspires a sense of whimsy and playfulness that makes it hard to resist.

Education

  • 2008

    B.F.A San Jose State University

  • 2001-2003

    Laguna College of Art and Design

Select Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Lost and Found, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2011

    Contemporary Still Life, group show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

  • 2010

    30th Annual Fall Auction, invitational group show, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA

    Art San Diego, via Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

    New Works, two person show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

    Group Show, Gallery McCollum, Laguna Beach, CA

    Los Angeles Art Show, via Bryant Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2009

    Big Blue Deal, group show, Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA

    29th Annual Fall Auction, invitational group show, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

    New Works, two person show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

    Big Red Shiny, group show, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA

  • 2008

    28th Annual Fall Auction, invitational group show, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

    Unnatural Selections, solo show, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose CA

    CCACA Conference, Juried show, Davis, CA

    Gallery Artists, group show, Bryant Street Gallery. Palo Alto, CA

    Red Dot NY, via Bryant Street Gallery, New York, NY

    100/100 Backwater Arts Gallery exhibition, group show, Backwater Arts Gallery, San Jose, CA

  • 2007

    Inaugural Backwater Arts Gallery exhibition, group show, Backwater Arts Gallery, San Jose, CA

    Group Show, Salon Blu, Santa Clara, CA

    27th Annual Fall Auction, invitational group show, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

    Gallery Artists: August, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

    Affordable Art Fair, via  Bryant Street Gallery, New York, NY

    CCACA Conference, Juried show, Davis, CA

  • 2006

    We Are Families: Art by Families at SJMA, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

    Inaugural Show, group show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

  • 2005

    Gallery Artists: December, group show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

    Fetish, group show, ArtSF, San Francisco, CA

  • 2003-2004

    Annual Student Art Exhibit, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, San Jose, CA

    Urban Expressions, Red Ink Studios/Santana Row, San Jose CA