Geoff Feder is a Peekskill artist who was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1996 with a B.A. in Studio Arts. He worked as an apprentice to sculptors J.J. Veronis, Petah Coyne, Mary Ann Unger, and Lee Tribe. He has shown at The Allan Stone Gallery in New York City, The Wyoming Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, and at The Yellow House Gallery in Long Island, New York. His work has been featured at the New Hope Show in New Hope, PA, "Talent 1999" at the Allan Stone Gallery, The Mashomack Fish and Game Preserve, and at the 56th Annual Audubon Artists Competition. He has shown his work at the Center for Metal Arts in Florida, NY, and at "The Greatest Show on Earth" exhibition sponsored by the Somerset Arts Association in Bedminster, NJ. He has participated with Collaborative Concepts in their Saunders Farm project, where a Cattle Farm is the backdrop for an outdoor sculpture show in Garrison, New York.
He recently created and co-curated a show featuring 20 New York area artists called: MEGADECK at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill New York. The exhibit featured the artists’ visions of urban life and included sculpture, paintings, photographs and thematic installation. Each artist had one representative piece of their work in the show with a unique skateboard deck mounted beside it, creating a unifying relationship between the exhibiting artists.
Raised in NYC, Geoff was inspired by the urban environment, constant development, and the contrast of progress with the natural world. Finding his voice with steel, Geoff started welding and creating sculptures of birds. His work focuses on the dichotomy of the industrial connotations of steel with the innocence of the subject matter. Graffiti has always been a backdrop for Geoff: living in NYC, inspired by Keith Haring, and working as an artist in the commercial landscape of post-industrial Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His work demonstrates the dialogue between 'Taggers' creating an ever-evolving layered image. Geoff is interested in the unique way that graffiti often vandalizes other graffiti, thus creating a symbol that defines city life all over the world - crime, poverty, vandalism, social uncertainty, and self-expression.