b. 1968, Manhattan, NY is a former combat soldier who transformed his life from being at War to a leading contemporary painter that became known for his gritty urban landscape paintings since the 1990′s. Jansen is one of America’s new pioneering painters and was included in numerous International Biennials including the Fleurieu Art Prize 2013 Biennale, Australia noted as the highest valued landscape painting prize anywhere in the world curated by Nigel Hurst, Director & Chief Executive, Saatchi Gallery London. His most recent project “The Art Album” in New York City shows Jansen’s work on the book cover with some of the worlds most recognized contemporary artists inside including, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter and Chuck Close.
Discovered by former Museum director Jerome A. Donson, (Director of the American Vanguard Exhibitions Europe 1961), in charge of traveling exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, (MOMA), New York, Jansen is an Internationally known painter and seen by many as a pioneer of expressive urban socio-political painting or as Donson puts it, “reminiscent of the Ash-Can School.” Jansen’s Museum collections include The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Russia, The PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia, The New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, MO,The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Jansen is also one of the ABSOLUT VODKA artist’s of this century along side names Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Jansen’s awards include the New American Paintings No. 94, Alumni inclusion 2012, curated by Dan Cameron, Founder of the US Biennial Inc. The Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, United Kingdom, the Laguna Art Prize 2013, Venice Italy and the Dave Bown Project Grant in 2012. He is represented by Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK and Galleria Bianca Maria Rizi & Matthias Ritter, Milan Italy. RESUME Education 1985 – Kunstgewerbe Schule, Berufsfachschule fuer Gestaltung/Painting. Moenchengladbach Germany. 1995 – Austin Pea State University, Fort Campbell, KY 1990 – 1997 US Armed Forces 2007 Appointment of Honorary Title Professor, Associate Academician, Department of Arts, from Accademia Internazionale del Verbano Greci – Marino, Vercelli Italy. Selected One Man Exhibitions 2014 Lazarides Rathbone, Marcus Jansen, The Whistleblower, London, UK 2014 Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Documentary debut, Milan, Italy 2014 Galleria Roberta Britto, Marcus Jansen, San Pailo, Brazil 2014 Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Marcus Jansen, New York, NY 2013 Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan, Italy 2012 Galleri Urbane, Frontline Report, Dallas TX 2011 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, A Painters Allegory,FL 2011 HW Gallery, Naples 2010 101/Exhibit, Marcus Jansen – Zeitgeist, Miami. FL 2009 Bill Lowe Gallery, Marcus Jansen, Viva la Internacional a Global Survey, Atlanta 2008 Stolen Space Gallery, Marcus Jansen, London, UK 2007 Museum Works Galleries, Marcus Jansen, Aspen, CO 2007 The Yeiser Art Center, Marcus Jansen, Paducah Kentucky 2007 Damien B. Art Center, Miami, FL 2007 Gallery One, Marcus Jansen, Nashville, Tennessee 2006 Lawrence Asher Gallery, Urban Expressionism, Los Angeles, California 2005 Galerie l’art au Garage, Voice of a Generation, Paris, France 2005 American Art Gallery, Urban Expressionism, Paris France 2004 American Art Gallery, Urban Expressionism, Paris France 2003 American Art Gallery, Marcus Jansen, Dueville. France 2003 Charles H. Wright Museum, Ford Paintings, Dearborn Michigan 2000 Kunsthandlung Schonen, Subway u. Andere, Aachen Germany Selected Group Exhibitions 2014 Baker Museum of Art, Florida Contemporary, Naples, FL 2014 Lyons Wier Gallery,”The Art Album”, New York, NY 2014 Rush Galleries, The Art Album” New York 2013 Montclair Art Museum, Eraceism, New Jersey 2013 Ulyanovsk Museum Fine Arts, “acquistion new work” Russia 2013 Boca Raton Museum of Art, All Florida, Boca Raton, FL 2013 Housatonic Museum of Art, “Eye on the storm”, Bridgeport,CT 2013 Naples Museum of Art, Incognito, Naples FL 2013 Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, “Eye on the storm”, Fort Myers, FL 2013 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 5 Year Anniversay FL 2013 Telecom Italia Futura Centre, Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Italy 2013 Romanian Institute for Arts and Culture and Research, Venice Italy 2013 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Anniversary Exhibition, FL 2013 Arsenale-Venice, Tese di san Cristoforo, Venice Italy 2013 Tovarna Umetnosti/ Art Factory, Marcus Jansen introduction, Slovenia 2013 Alliance for the Arts, Face & Figures, FL 2013 Magistrat Gallery, Marcus Jansen introdcution, Slovenia 2013 York St. Mary’s, Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York, UK 2013 Mirus Gallery, “Dreamtime” the new surealisim.” Sanfrancisco, CA 2012 Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Anonymous, PERMM Russia 2011 101/Exhibit, Miami. FL 2011 Naples Museum of Art, Florida Contemporaries, Naples, FL 2010 New Britain Museum of American Art, New Acquisitions, New Britain, CT 2010 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, new acquisitions, Kansas 2010 Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Metro/Montage X, Atlanta, GA 2010 Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum, Berlin, Germany 2010 Kim Foster Gallery, new work, New York, NY 2010 Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas National, US 2009 International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa 2009 Warner Bros. Anniversary Exhibition, FDIM Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2008 Florida Gulf Coast University, Where the Wild Things (Still) Are”,FL 2008 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ 2007 Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), acquistion, Moscow, Russia 2007 National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan 2007 National Taiwan Musuem of Fine Art, 12th International Biennial, Taiwan 2007 The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, 12Intl Print & Drawing, BiennialTaiwan 2007 Central Exhibition Hall Manege, 8th International Biennial, Russia 2007 Center for the study for Political Graphics, Propaganda World Tour III, CA 2006 49th Festival, Société des Beaux Arts de Garches, France 2006 Tampa Museum of Art, under/current/over/view 8, Tampa, FL 2005 Museum of African Art, Group show, New York 2002 Atlanta City Hall, Art Papers Magazine show, Atlanta 2001 Stricoff Fine Arts, New York, NY 1999 Madison Square Garden, International Independent Film Festival,New York, NY 1997 Galerie de Bernardi, Aachen Germany Selected Awards 2014 FACE Award, Category Culture & Arts, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Naples, FL 2013 The Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist, Australia, Juror Nigel Hurst, Director and Chief Executive at Saatchi Gallery in London 2013 Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice,Italy, Juror Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel, Switzerland, 2012 Dave Bown Projects Award, US, Curated by Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 2011 New American Paintings Alumni, US, Juror Dan Cameron, (Founder Project New Orleans) 2007 12th. International Print & Drawing Biennale, Taiwan, Juror David Kiehl, Whitney Museum of Art, New York Museum Collections Moscow Museum of Modern Art, (MMOMA) Russia New Britain Museum of American Art, US Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, US The Ulyanovsk Museum Fine Arts, Russia PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, US The Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Russia The National Museum of African Amercan History, DC Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, DC Auctions 2014 CHRISTIE’S, Amsterdam, NL Corporate Collections & Commissions Absolut Vodka, Sweden Warner Brothers, US FIFA Wolrd Cup TM, Africa Ford Motor Company, US Illuminum Perfume, US Tuskeegee University, Tuskeegee, Alabama Architect John Lautners Wolf House, West Hollywood,California Art Fairs 2014 SCOPE Art Fair NY, Castle Fitzjohns, New York 2014 Art 14 Art Fair, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach, Red Dot, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach, CONTEXT Art Miami, Galleri Urbane, Dallas TX 2013 Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Mattjias Ritter, Milain Italy 2013 ARTSTAYS, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Slovenia 2013 Dallas Art Fair, Galleri Urbane, Dallas TX 2012 Art Platform L.A., 101/Exhibit 2012 Art Southampton International Contemporary Art Fair, 101/exhibit 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach, SCOPE, 101 /Exhibit 2011 Art Show L.A, 101 /Exhibit, Miami 2011 Art Hamptons, 101/Exhibit, Miami 2010 Art Chicago, 101/ Exhibit, Miami 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach, SCOPE, 101 /Exhibit 2008 Art Basel Miami Beach, Bridge Art Fair, MW Galleries, Aspen, CO 2008 Art Show L.A., Museum Works Galleries, Santa Monica, CA 2007 Art Basel Miami Beach, Bridge Art Fair, MW Galleries, Aspen, CO 2001 Affordable Art Fair, Striccof Fine Art., New York Lectures Florida Gulf Coast University Southwest Florida College Press Rolling Stone Magazine, Italy Arte, Itlay ESPOARTE, Italy KULT Magazine, Italy La Repubblica Magazine,Italy New American Paintings No. 94, US Hestetika Magazine, Italy Panorama, Italy La Stampa, Italy Artribune, Italy Frattura Composta Contemporary Art Magazine, Italy Irreversible Magazine, US American Art Colelctors, US Arskey, Italy Malibu Arts Review, CA New York Times, US The Boston Globe, US Vanity Fair, Italy Artribune, Italy American Painter Introduction, US Art Daily, US Art LTD, US Huffington Post, US NY Arts Magazine, US Exibart, Italy The International Review of African American Art, US American Art Collectors, AZ Ezine Articles, Erik R.Johnson, US New Britain Museum of Art Review, US Aesthetica Magazine, York, UK Cambridge University Press, UK The College of William & Mary, US Art Pulse Magazine, US Lodown Magazine, Germany Artes Magazine, US Art Districts Magazine, US Art News Magazine, US Art-Interview, Germany Kolaj Magazine, Canada World Culture News, Russia Pulse Magazine, Russia Terra Magazine, South America Zurban Magazine, Paris Gulf in Main Magazine, FL Times of the Island, FL Terra Magazine, Columbia,South America Florida Weekly, FL DíLatinos TV Magazine, Miami,Florida Expressions Magazine PBS Public Media, Ft. 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