In Conversation: Jeff Muhs and Christina Mossaides Strassfield - Guild Hall
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In Conversation: Jeff Muhs and Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Jeff Muhs, "Brought to Light", 2021. Oil on canvas. 72 x 84 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Saturday, December 11
3PM - 4PM
FREE - Donations Encouraged
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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Overview

Christina Strassfield has known Jeff Muhs for 30 years and has followed his work’s evolution.  Join her as she asks in-depth questions on how and what his inspiration is for creating these unique works of art and what compels him to work across different media simultaneously.


Jeff Muhs was the “Top Honors” winner of the 2018 Artist Members Exhibition, selected by Connie Choi, Associate Curator,  The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York. Muhs is a contemporary American artist known for both his paintings and sculptures. Engaged in exploring art history as well as using found materials, the artist’s practice includes blurred versions of paintings, expressive abstractions based on the Long Island landscape, and concrete sculptures of female torsos tightly bonded in various materials. Born in 1966 in Southampton, NY, his father was a sculptor who taught Muhs wood carving at a young age. Going on to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York during the mid-1980s, Muhs directed his focus towards painting before returning to sculpture later in his career. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, among others. Muhs continues to work from his studio in Southampton, NY. 


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Guild Hall’s museum programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, an anonymous donor, Peggy J. Amster, Crozier Fine Arts, and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.
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