Jeff Herrity had a long career in Internet marketing helping non-profit organizations integrate offline and online communications,including membership and donor development fundraising efforts. After 15 years in the industry, Jeff decided to change paths and pursue art and art education at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, where he graduates May 12, 2012. Jeff hopes to run a gallery and teach art in a high school or community arts setting focusing on how the arts can contribute to community and raise awareness of local social issues.
Jeff has been showing his work regularly, with two pieces in the 2012 Student Juried Show at the Corcoran, curated by Hamiltonian Gallery Director Jackie Ionita. His work was recently on display in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and at Baltimore Clayworks in a ceramic book show: Ceramic Sutra. His work, Target Audience was on display at The Fridge Gallery on Capitol Hill. Jeff was included in the 2010 Undergrad Juried show at the Corcoran, and won second place in the 2009 Undergrad Juried show. He was included in the Emerging Artists of the Corcoran College of Art and Design show at the Smithsonian Craft Show in 2009 as well as in 2010. In 2011 Jeff was invited to create a site specific installation at the inaugural (e)merge Art Fair in DC. Jeff is exploring his ceramic practice at Flux Studios DC, and is represented by The Fridge Gallery. He primarily works with ceramics, textile arts, installations and sculpture. Jeff is active in community service work, and his partner John is a writer and high-school teacher in Virginia.