Jeff Markowsky was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. When he wasn’t playing hockey as a child, he was drawing, painting or sculpting figures with leftover clay found in his mother’s pottery studio. His education as a painter began in graduate school with Gregory Crane and then with Frank Mason at the Art Students League in New York City. You will find him in the summers hiking the Appalachian Trail or traveling on a plein air painting excursion while camping out in his truck. His work is rooted in traditional representational art with an equal love and appreciation for both the human form and the landscape. Markowsky began teaching Painting, Drawing and Life Drawing in 1995 at the infamous SVA Savannah Campus. He currently lives in Savannah Georgia and teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
BORN: 1967 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
1991 MFA Illustration, School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1989 Diploma Visual Communications, Alberta College Of Art, Calgary, Canada
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
1998-presentSavannah College Of Art and Design, Savannah Ga., Foundations Professor / Drawing
1994-1998 New York School of Visual Arts, Savannah, Ga., Painting, and Illustration Professor
AWARDS / HONORS / PUBLISHED:
2019 Grand Prize Winner. 3rd Annual Saint Augustine Plein Air Festival. Saint Augustine Florida
2018 Third Place and Museum Purchase Award. Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out. Mary Hill Museum of Art. Columbia River Gorge. Oregon.
2018 Grand Prize Winner. 5th Annual Lighthouse Plein Air Festival. Jupiter Florida.
2017 3rd Place, Quick Paint, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival. Jupiter Florida.
2017 Juried participant, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival. Jupiter Florida.
2016 3rd Place and Peoples Choice Award, Forgotten Coast Open Quick Paint Competition, Apalachicola, Fla.
2016 3rd Place. Olmsted Open Quick Paint Competition. Atlanta, Ga.
2015 Juried participant, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival. Jupiter Florida.
2015 Honorable Mention, Savannah Paintout
2014 PLein Air Magazine published article. July / August Digital Edition
2014 Work published in MANIFEST International Painting Annual 4
2007 Drawing published in American Artist Drawing Magazine, Winter Issue
1995 Playboy College Fiction Illustration Award, SVA
1989 Board of Governors Award, ACA
2018 ADVENTURES OF A PLEIN AIR NOMAD, Solo Exhibition, 20 West State Street, Savannah Ga
2018 BONAVENTURE: A Historic Cemetery in Art. Group Exhibition. Jepson Museum, Savannah GA
2016 EQUALIZATION, Gallery Espresso. Savannah GA
2015 ADVENTURE PAINTING, Solo Exhibition, Osprey Nature Preserve, Osprey, FLA
2014 CROSS COUNTRY PLEIN AIR, Solo Exhibition, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA
2013 ABOUT FACE, Group Exhibition, Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, Sav Ga
2012 Passing Lane / Hidden River Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA
2012 NUDE 4, Group Exhibition. MANIFEST GALLERY, Cincinnati, OH
2012 EXCAVATION, Solo Exhibition, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA
2010 DRAWING DISCOURSE, Juried group exhibition. UNC, Ashville, NC
2009 IN THE FLESH II Juried Group Exhibition. Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
2004 99 PAINTINGS OF OF PAINT ON THE WALL, Pei ling Chan Gallery. Savannah GA
2001 Sight.Site.Cite, 3-person Exhibition. Department of Cultural Affairs, Savannah, GA
2001 FLOOD, Group Exhibition. AquaSpace, Savannah, GA
2001 Recent Paintings, One person Exhibition. Gallery Espresso, Savannah, GA
2001 Low Country Landscapes, Juried Group Exhibition. SCAD, Savannah, GA
2000 Arts On the River Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. SCAD, Savannah, GA
1999 Low Country Landscapes. Juried Group Exhibition. SCAD, Savannah, GA
1999 Construction Scenes. One person Exhibition. Metropole, Savannah, GA
1998 Narrow Passages. One Person Exhibition. Athena Gallery, Savannah, GA
1996 Landscapes. One Person Exhibition. School Of Visual Arts, Savannah, GA
1996 Landscapes, Group Exhibition. Marty-Whaley Adams Gallery, Charleston, SC
1994-96 Faculty Exhibition. School Of Visual Arts, Savannah, GA
1991 MFA Graduate Exhibition. School Of Visual Arts, NY.
Currently seeking Representation