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Jeff Weispfenning

Jeffrey Scott Weispfenning was born September 11, 1966 in Moorhead, Minnesota, the youngest of 5 children. He attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree – Painting; also studying Printmaking and the Graphic Arts.

Weispfenning paints in a basement studio, dubbed “The Artcave” at his home in Minneapolis’ Longfellow Neighborhood where he lives with his wife, Sarah and one tuxedo cat. Every year he tries to participate in local art crawls: Art-A-Whirl, in Nordeast Minneapolis, as well as the LOLA Art Crawl in Longfellow, South Minneapolis.

Since 1993 Jeff has entered the annual “Midwestern Invitational Exhibition” at the Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota, where he worked for 5 years. He was one of the original artists exhibiting at the GK Art Gallery, Cooperstown, North Dakota, once “live-painting” at an opening. He has twice painted in the White Bear Lake, MN “Open Canvas” event. Currently, Jeff is painting new work for a one man exhibition at the Rourke Art Gallery, summer 2012.

Weispfenning has been employed by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Registration Department, as a Reinstallation Technician, participating in the MIA’s major rebuilding projects. He has assisted at The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, moving and installing paintings. Jeff has also dabbled in the craft of stained glass, at Gaytee Stained Glass Studio and now works as a graphic “computer” artist at SignArt Co. in Mendota Heights, MN