Bright red geometric shapes make a grid of four shapes wrapped in white and purple lines interlocking around the shapes

J.A Feng, Looper (2022). 36 x 36 in.

J.A Feng’s brightly colored paintings begin with sketches or marks suggestive of forms and spaces, which eventually develop into open-ended and diaristic narratives of transformation, vulnerability, and humor. Using a solely additive process and working for periods that span from months to years, each painting’s materiality and imagery develop in tandem. Drawing from disparate sources—the rhythms of urban life, nature outings, memory, news, found objects, the cosmos, art history, architecture, cartoons, and more—Feng’s work demonstrates the drive to seek order amidst a cacophony of external stimuli.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.