Jacques Vesery is an Artist/ Sculptor from Damariscotta and has lived in Maine for 20 years. Striving to create an illusion of reality, his vision and inspiration begins with repetitive patterns derived from the 'golden mean' or 'divine proportions'. The marriage of pattern, form and proportion conveys a sense of growth from within each of his pieces.
His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Honolulu, Yale University Art Gallery and The Carnegie Museum to name a few. He is a Maine Arts Commission Fellow for 2000 and received the title of “Master Craft Artist” and lifetime memberhip from the Maine Crafts Association in 2011.
Jacques has lectured on design and concepts within his work in France, Italy, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and 28 US states at such locations as Journees Mondiales du Tournage D'art Sur Bois Congres, Loughborough University, Anderson Ranch, `Aha Hana Lima- Hawaii and Haystack Mt. School.
He has been included in over 20 publications including ''100 Artists of New England'' released in the spring of 2011. Other books include 'Scratching the Surface', 'Wood Art Today', 'Natured Transformed' and 'New Masters of Woodturning’.
Jacques has also curated the following exhibitions; 'A Nation of Enchanted Form: Woodturning Artists Across North America' 2005, 'Far From The Tree: An Evolutionary View of Contemporary Woodturning' [co-curated] 2007, In the Palm of Your Hand' 2009, “National Treasures - History in the Making” [co-curated] and will be curating an upcoming exhibit called 'Playing Well With Others: Collaboration in Wood” dates to be announced.
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