Jeffrey Charles Stanley | JCS | CV



Jeffrey Charles Stanley | JCS (b. Paducah KY 1982) is an artist whose multimedia practice incorporates video, performance, and found and made objects which presents critical statements about sociopolitics, mass media, and the art world. While contained in those worlds, JCS will often use internal, sometimes dreamlike, logic bound by literal, metaphysical, liminal, and ethical zones. Based on an interest in Situationist and phenomenological aesthetic theories (e.g., media aesthetics), Stanley investigates the art and media landscapes with dynamic humor and emotion. JCS adds, stretches, and re-purposes media until it starts to lose shape, all in an attempt to change the viewer's perception of social archetypes and cultural artifacts.

Selected Exhibitions   * Solo Exhibition   ** MFA Exhibition

2018  electric dream, IRL @ Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX *
2017  Triptych Memphis, Brickwood Hall, Memphis, TN
          The Sweetest Gift, 1857 Hotel, Paducah, KY *
          Triptych Paducah, 1857 Hotel, Paducah, KY
2016  A Body Has No Center, tiger strikes asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
          CURRENTS: April Fools' Gold, ATM Gallery, Austin, TX *
2015  POSTINTERNET IS DEAD!, Exhibition Initiative, Oberlin, OH
2014  Purchasing Power, with The Committee, LPM Gallery, Austin, TX
          Five x Seven, The Contemporary Austin, Brazos Hall, Austin, TX
2013  Castro House Collective, East Austin Studio Tour, Castro House / estate of Leah Flippen, Austin, TX
          Finders, Makers Pt. 1, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
          Lynn/Anthony/Willow/Cesar Chavez, The Alley Cat Project, MASS GALLERY, Austin, TX
          Five x Seven, AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
          KENTUCKY NATIONAL 2013, Clara M Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY
2012  THE END, Presented by Cantanker, Big Medium, Austin, TX
          AWAKE, AWAKE LLC, Denver, CO
2011  APPARENT WEIGHT, Visual Arts Center (VAC), University of Texas, Austin, TX **
          FADE IN presents: RE_FX, VAC, UT, Austin, TX *
          PARIS SITES 2, The Third Floor, Paris, TN
2010  Optic Nerve, ARTPOST, Austin, TX
          ANC News, The Archways Project Apt 202, Austin, TX
          PARIS SITES, The Estate of Cortney Andrews and Joshua Garcia, Paris, TN
2009  CURRENCY, Maiden Alley Cinema Gallery, Paducah, KY *
          Half & Half: Part I, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX
          PASSAGE 2009: Exquisite Corpse, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art de Paris,
          Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
2007  ORE: DJ Set, Local Experimental Set, Vanderbilt University, Theatre Intangible, Nashville, TN
          ORE: Theatre Intangible Live Set, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2006  Rebirth, Clara M Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY *
          Advanced Drawing Show, Curris Center Gallery, Murray, KY

Curated Exhibitions   * Co-curated Exhibtions

2013  We Are All Astronauts, CoLab Project Space, Austin, TX *
2009  PASSAGE 2009: Exquisite Corpse, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art de Paris,
             Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France *
2008  Passage: What is the Human Condition?, Clara M Eagle Gallery,
             Murray State University, Murray, KY & Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2006  Passage Video and Poetry Festival, Curris Center Theatre, Murray, KY


2018  Welcome To My Homepage, Digital Artist Residency, Austin, TX


2013  KN13, catalog for Kentucky National 2013, March 2013
2012  “THE END”, Cantanker, Issue 14, December 2012
2011  JCS, Media Hacking, The University of Texas Libraries Electronic Repository, May 2011
2009  Carmack, Kara. “[Fictional Self-Portrait] Jeff Stanley.” Half & Half Catalog,
             Creative Research Lab (CRL), The University of Texas at Austin, July 2009


2011  MFA, Studio Art Transmedia, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
2006  BFA, Studio Art Painting, Murray State University, Murray, KY