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Jacob Dhein • Artist Biography

Artist Jacob Dhein
Jacob Dhein was interested in art as a child.  Crayons and colored pencils were his tools of expression.  He spent hours intricately crafting drawings of comic book heroes and animals.  By the time he graduated from high school, one of his drawings was exhibited on the wall of a local bank. It wasn’t until he was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that he decided to take a drawing class.  He found this so compelling that he continued with sculpture and painting.   During this time he met several accomplished and influential artists who encouraged him to pursue a career in art.  Tc Farley, his advisor and sculpture professor, taught him about the struggle and dedication one needed to succeed as an artist.  Li Hu, his painting professor, showed him the professional side of the art market and what he needed to do if he wanted to paint for a living.

In 2006, Jacob graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Painting and Sculpture.  He worked for several years after graduation, although still continued with his artwork, mainly doing portrait commissions.  During this time he took workshops to enhance his skills with painters whose work he was interested in.  After two years, in 2009, Jacob dedicated himself to painting full time.  Upon reflection he realized that there were missing elements in his artwork he needed to explore if he were ever to reach his goal of mastering the medium.  He searched for a school that had a renown faculty that excelled in the area of representational painting.  He decided to get his Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco that he completed in 2013.  In 2014, Jacob started teaching drawing and painting at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.



Selected Exhibitions and Awards

2016  Figures, Stricoff Gallelry, New York, NY

​2016   The City Show,  Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2016    Landscape Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CA

2016    Contemporary Figuration, Abend Gallery, Denver, CA      
     
2016    Edge of Realism, Abend Gallery, Denver, CA

2016    LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2016    Young Masters Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbra, CA

2015   Annual Mini Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CA

2015   31st Anniversary Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbra, CA

2015   Solo Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015   Introductions, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015   Figurative Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015   Contemporary Still Life Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015   Landscape, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015   Urban Landscapes, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2014   Solo Exhibition, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco CA

2014   30th Anniversary Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbra, CA

2014   Edge of Realism, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2014   Bold Brush Award, Bold Brush Art Competition

2014   Urban Faces and Figures, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014   Streets of San Francisco, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014   An Italian Sojourn 2, Italian Cultural Institute Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013   OPA Western Regional, South Wind Art Gallery, Topeka, KS

2013   Plein Air Group Show, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013   Streets of San Francisco Group show, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2013   Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, Cowboy & Indians Magazine Award of Excellence, San Antonio, TX

2012   OPA Western Regional, Denver, CO

2012   Spring show, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

2012   Renditions Gallery, Small works, Walnut Creek, CA

2011   Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2010   Annual Members Exhibition, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI

2010   The Glass Blower and The Painter, Cultural Center, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

2010   Richeson Life Drawing: Open Studio Exhibition, First Place, Kimberly, WI 

2010   Richeson 75 Portrait, juried show, Kimberly, WI

2010   Secura Fine Art Exhibition, juried show, Two Honorable Mentions, Appleton, WI

2010   Richeson 75 Small Works, juried show, Best of Show, Kimberly, WI 

2009   Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascapes, and Architecture, juried show, Best of Show, Kimberly, WI

2009   Artists for ARC,  Art off Main gallery, Auction for funding for individuals with disabilities, Oshkosh, WI

2008   Alexander House Exhibition, Port Edwards, WI

2007   Colorama, juried show, Best of show, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 


Education

2013  MFA, Drawing and Painting, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

2006  BFA, Painting and Sculpture, University of Oshkosh, WI


Publications(click on highlighted text to see articles)

Walt Mortan, Walt Mortan's Picks: The Best Paintings at the LA Art Show, 2016, Huffington Post, January 31, 2016

Lorenzo Pereira, Jacob Dhein Expresses the Passion of Painting at the Abend Gallery, Wide Walls, 

Jacob Dhein, Inspiration and The Journey Through Process, Artists on Art, Spring Issue 2015

Challenging Realism, American Art Collector, November, 2015, Page 130-131

Contemporary Figuration, American Art Collector, June 2015, Page 148-149

Jacob Dhein, Inspiration and The Journey Through Process, Artists on Art, Spring Issue 2015

Brian Sherwin, Art Talk on the Edge: Interview with Jacob Dhein, The Art Edge, December 2014

Show Preview, Southwest Art, December 2014

Real People, American Art Collector, December 2013, Page 106-107

Dhruba RC, Sketches from the Book of Life by Jacob Dhein, Lucky Compiler, October 2013 (Click here to see online)

Plein Air Showcase, American Art Collector, July 2013, Page 140-141

Bonnie Gangeloff, Artist to Watch Southwest Art May 2013 page 24 (Click here to see online)

Twelve Years Strong, American Art Collector, April 2013, page 140

What's in a Face? American Artist Drawing, Spring 2012, page 66