Statement & CV

On the one hand we are two distinct individuals, Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko. But, as individuals will, by virtue of association, we become a single collective entity – JEFF&GORDON. In our video, multi-media, and participatory work, we seek to explore that very relationship of the individual to the group. As the principle performers in our work, we model the back-and-forth, give-and-take process of relation in the social sphere. We also engage with the social customs and cultural idioms through which identity and social relations are forged – cultural frameworks that are so much a part of the "air we breathe" that we often ignore how they shape our lives, for better or worse. Video is our essential medium and metaphor because it is the screen – whether a movie, television, or computer screen – that both reflects and instructs us in who we are and how we do things. By using the medium of the screen and by employing the tropes of “screen media” like the movies, we set the stage for the re-examination of otherwise transparent and comfortable social structures. Currently JEFF&GORDON is/are bi-coastal.

2013 The Arts Council for Long Beach, Professional Artist Fellowship
2012 Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing in Artists grant
2010 The Arts Council for Long Beach, Professional Artist Fellowship
2009 The Hoff Foundation, Quarterly Artist Grant
2016 Not at the Dinner Table
2015 L'Oeil de Poisson, Québec, QC, Canada, "Art Rocks"
  Not at the Dinner Table
2014 Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL, Canada, "Play Against"
  Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA, "Day Job"
  PØST, Los Angeles, CA, "SHINY&NEW"
2013 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA, "Not at the Dinner Table"
  CSU Northridge Art Gallery, CA, "Temporarily Embarrassed"
2012 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, "Used with Deceit"
  Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, "Moment of Glory"
2011 UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA, "Play Against"
2010 HAUS, Pasadena, CA, "JEFF&GORDON"
2009 Sea and Space, Los Angeles, CA, "The Conversation"
2016 Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, "The Gildless Age"
  UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA, "Contemporary Videos from the Permanent Collection"
2015 The Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON, Canada, "Be A Sport"
  Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH, "I Work Hard For My Money"
2014 California Baptist University, Riveride, CA, "Come Home"
  The Collaborative, Long Beach, CA, "Shine"
  da Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA, "Strange Comfort"
  NMC 10, Touring program curated by the New Media Caucus
  Spare Change Artist Space, San Francisco, CA, "PRIVATE! Come in!"
2013 Orange Coast College Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, "14@<40"
2012 Expo Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, “NOW"
  Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
  The Rock and Eagle Shop, Los Angeles, CA
2011 D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA, “Open Document”
  Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “TBA: A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts”
  Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, “Video Showcase”
  Monorchid, Phoenix, AZ, and D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA, “S.O.S.”
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, “Shadowshop” (Artist Participant in project by Stephanie Syjuco)
  Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Chain Letter"
  Sixpack Projects, Long Beach, CA, “BETA RELEASE”
  Trajector Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, “To Live and Draw in LA”
  Irvine Valley College, Irvine CA, “Home”
  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, “The OsCene 2010”
2009 Expo Art Center, Long Beach, CA, “Long Beach Exposed”
2008 Kim Abeles Studio, LA Dept of Cultural Affairs, Pasadena Armory, “Campaign Trail”
  Sea and Space, Los Angeles, CA, “The Audacity of Desperation”
  Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA
2016 CBC Radio: Q, "Not at the Dinner Table turns leaving a voicemail into a cathartic release"
  Los Angeles Times, "That political point you want to make over Thanksgiving dinner? Leave it on this art project's voice mail instead" by Carolina Miranda – link
  Los Angeles Times, "The Gildless Age: A Different Tale of the 1 Percent" by Christopher Knight – link
2015 Los Angeles Times: Datebook, "JEFF&GORDON, Not at the Dinner Table" by Carolina Miranda – link
2014 LA Weekly, "2014 July Kamikazes" by Shana Nys Dambrot – link


Long Beach Press-Telegram, "Art Fellows Earn Opportunity to 'Shine'" by Richard Guzman – link
  Los Angeles Times, "31 Art Shows for 31 Days at PØST" by Carolina Miranda – link


NPR: All Things Considered, "Not at the Dinner Table turns voicemail into art" by Carolina Miranda – link
  OC Weekly, "14 @<40: Young at Art" by Dave Barton – link
2012 OC Art Blog, "it is Happening – Now" by Tracy C. Teran – link
  Santa Barbara News-Press, "Your Finest Hour: JEFF&GORDON Help People Create Their Dreams of Success" by Ted Mills – link
2011 art:21 blog, "Chain Letter at Shoshana Wayne" by Lily Simonson – link
  Huffington Post, "A Group Exhibition Featuring Sixteen Hundred Artists: Fact or Fiction" by Lisa Adams – link
  Juxtapoz, “BETA RELEASE” review by Amy Duran – link
  KPCC: The Madeleine Brand Show, "Riverside Art Exhibit Looks at Rich and Poor Divide" by Steven Cuevas – link
  Long Beach Gazette, “Long Beach Gallery Shows Process” by Jonathan Van Dyke
2010 Flavorpill Los Angeles, “JEFF&GORDON” review by Heather Jeno Silva
  The Long Beach District Weekly, “JEFF&GORDON” preview by Ellen Griley
2008 KCET: Visiting ... With Huell Howser, “SoundWalk” by Huell Howser