Jay Stern lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, he received his BFA in Painting from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He then earned his MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. His work has been exhibited in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Seattle. After a four year hiatus from making art, I Remember Feeling Far represents Stern’s first solo show in Seattle and the first time he has exhibited work formally since 2013.


Seattle University, MFA in Arts Leadership, 2013-2015
University of Cincinnati, BFA in Painting, 2009-2013

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2020  I Remember Feeling Far, Specialist Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012  Recent Works by Jay Stern and Catherine Richards, Parlour, Cincinnati, OH
2012  Recent works by Jay Stern & Chris Schimmel, Smartfish Studios, Cincinnati, OH
2012  Recent works by Jay Stern, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati, OH

Group Exhibitions
2019  Winter Salon, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle, WA
2018  Vatican at Studio E Gallery, Studio E Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013  DAAPWorks (Senior Show), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012  Merry & Bright Remix l Final Friday, Smartfish Studios, Cincinnati, OH
2012  For Here or To Go, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati, OH
2012  The Love Farm Collective, 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012  Same Plane, Different View, Passages Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2011  99 Exhibit, curated by Mike and Sarah Puckett, RUA Studio Gallery, Dayton, OH
2011  Rocky’s Reel, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2010  Marburg “Dear Neighbor” Compilation Release Party, Artworks, Cincinnati, OH
2010  83 Gallery Opening Party, 83 Gallery, Columbus, OH
2010  12x12 Exhibition, Refindesign Gallery, Columbus, OH
2010  Opening Release Party, Refindesign Gallery, Columbus OH
2009  Class Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

Publications + Honors
2020  Aeqai I R E M E M B E R F E E L I N G F A R Interview by Hannah Leow
2020  The Stranger The Top 15 New Pioneer Square Art Shows by Jasmyne Keimig
2020  The Stranger Jay Stern: I Remember Feeling Far
2013  Director’s Choice Award, Senior Show (Reed Gallery), University of Cincinnati
2013  Outstanding Graduating Senior - Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati
2013  Indie Music Album Reviews, Album Artwork recognition
2012  Magro Foundation, Artist recognition, Cincinnati, OH
2012  Graduate Assistant for artist Nick Scrimenti, Cincinnati, OH
2012  Critical Mass: issue 1, New work recognition and statement
2012  BlogOTR, Smartfish Studio recognition
2009  Governor’s Award- Top 300, Vern Riffe State Office Tower, Columbus, Ohio
2009  Gold Key- Scholastics Art Awards, Columbus, Ohio