Jack Long grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Painting in oils on wood, his work draws heavily upon the tradition of storytelling, utilizing motifs and imagery found in mythology and fairytales. His paintings reflect the modern world through a mystical mirror. Themes of community, sustainabillity, conflict, and love are all explored.

In these fantastic and mythological images, nature, society and our own habitats are transformed and presented back to the viewer, a process that the artist sees as inherent in our view of the world.

Jack says "I feel like people think of their lives in this way, relating moments in their lives to fairytales or mythology. We have this way of seeing our world in terms of heroes and villains, embellishing certain events, and forgetting others. My paintings have grown out of this; they reveal the deeply rooted patterns of storytelling, mythology and mysticism in our lives."

Jack currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Aside from his fine art work, he is also at work on a Children's Book project with his brother Rob.

Selected Exhibitions:

SINGING HER TO SLEEP
GR2 Gallery- New York, NY- Solo Show - June, 2009

CULVER CITY ART WALK SHOW
LeBasse Projects- Los Angeles, CA- Group Show - June, 2009

NOBODY WALKS IN L.A.
Atticus Gallery- Barcelona, Spain- Group Show - January, 2009

GIFTED
Cerasoli:LeBasse Gallery- Los Angeles, CA - Group Show - December, 2008

SMALL STUFF 2
Bear and Bird Gallery- Lauderhill, FL - Group Show - December, 2008

CONVOLVERE
GR2 - Los Angeles, CA - Solo Show - June, 2008

AT THE MOVIES
GRSF - San Francisco, CA - Group Show - March, 2008

EVER GREEN
GRSF - San Francisco, CA - Solo Show - August, 2007

GROWING HOME
CoproNason Gallery- Santa Monica, CA - Solo Show - May, 2007

16th ANNUAL SWAP MEET
Jonathan Levine Gallery- New York, NY- Group Show - April, 2007

8 x 10
GRSF - San Francisco, CA - Group Show - February, 2007

ELEVATION
Limited Addiction Gallery - Denver, CO - Group Show - February, 2007

ILLUSTRIOUS
Compound Gallery - Portland, OR - Group Show - February, 2007

INVISIBLE POWER
GRNY - New York, NY- Solo Show - January, 2007

COPRO/NASON 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Copro/Nason Gallery - Los Angeles, CA - Group Show - December, 2006

SMOKIN J's
The Lab 101 - Los Angeles, CA - Group Show - September 2006

SMITTEN
GRNY - New York, NY - Group Show - August 2006

MIRROR CITY
GR2 - Los Angeles, CA - Solo Show - June 2006

OCTONARIUS LUNIUS
111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco, CA - Group Show - June 2006

HOPSCOTCH
GR2 - Los Angeles, CA - Group Show - April 2006

THE NEAREST FARAWAY PLACE
GRNY - New York, NY - Solo Show - January 2006

LET'S SHARE
GRSF - San Francisco, CA - Group Show - November 2005

PASSING SHIPS
GRNY - New York, NY - Group Show - August 2005

NEW WORK
Julians - Providence, RI - Solo show - April 2005

NEW WORK BY JACK LONG, JEN CORACE, AND LEE BUFORD
The White Electric - Providence, RI -Group show - May 2004

 HALLOWEEN SHOW
MF Gallery – NewYork, NY - Group show – October 2003

NEW DEVELOPMENTS
The Space – Providence, RI -Group show – May 2003

EMERGING ARTISTS
Limner Gallery – NewYork, NY - Group show – February 2003

SMALL WORKS SHOW
RISD Works Gallery – Providence, RI – Group show – December 2002

ALL HERE IS ACE
Kindling Gallery at Duffy and Shanely – Providence, RI – Group show – June 2002

RISD SENIOR INVITATIONAL
Woods-Gerry Gallery – Providence, RI – Group show – June 2002

EMERGING IDENTITIES
The Space – Providence, RI – Group show – June 2002

SHOW ULTIMATE
ISB Gallery – Providence, RI – Group show – May 2002

UNDER SURVEILLANCE
The Space – Providence, RI – Group show – April 2002

OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE
The Space – Providence, RI – Group show – May 2001