Toronto /
New York

Jeffrey Halstead (b. Pickering, Ontario, 1984) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in physical installation, photogrammetry, computer animation, 3D modeling, and printed matter. Halstead has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Venice.

Halstead explores the effects of perceived weight, the associated collapse of material, and how computer simulations can challenge conventional architecture's embedded (or inherited) power structures through video-projected spatial installations. His video installations are site-specific and haptically sway between digital and physical spaces. He constructs them with off-the-shelf materials like sheetrock fastened to metal framing and pairs them with digital materials like animation sequences and artificial lighting. Thematically, Halstead's work is interested in uncovering covert malign conditions in the overlays of algorithmic practices housed in austere and banal everyday interiors.

In addition to earning his MFA (2023) from Columbia University, Halstead holds an M.Arch (2014) from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he graduated with distinction, was awarded the Frank Gehry prize for best graduate thesis, and received the Alpha-Rho-Chi medal. Prior to pursuing his MFA, Halstead worked closely with the architect Frank Gehry on residential and institutional projects. Halstead is a three times MacDowell Fellow and an Art Omi Resident.

jeff w halstead at gmail (dot) com