James Everett Stanley’s large scale watercolors and oil paintings cast himself and his family members as self reflective men and women who question their mortality and exist in two contexts at once; the pre-human landscape and the modern day of rifles, gas masks and war. We get the sense that they are survivalists. Of what, we are left to imagine.
Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. He is an alumnus of both the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program where he received a fellowship. In 2002-2003, Stanley was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center where he currently holds the position of Visual Arts Coordinator. He has shown widely including exhibitions at Kinkead Contemporary (LA), Freight & Volume Gallery (NYC) and Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami). His 2011 solo show “Let It Burn” at Kinkead Contemporary was listed by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Painting Shows in the US.“