Jeffrey Halstead is a multidisciplinary artist who works in digital photography, animation, 3D modeling, and physical installation. Currently, Jeffrey is an MFA candidate at Columbia University in New York. His artistic and spatial explorations reside in the effects of weight, the associated collapse of material and how gravity can be used to distort and challenge the collective power structures of traditional architectural space. His recent installations are site specific and conflate digital and physical environments. They are constructed with off-the-shelf building materials and paired with digital animation and artificial lighting.
He has taught at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban planning at the University of Michigan, The University of Houston, and The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Jeffrey holds an M.Arch from SCI-Arc where he graduated with distinction, was awarded the Frank Gehry prize for best graduate thesis and received the Alpha-Rho-Chi medal. Recently, he was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship and an Artist Residency at Art OMI in Ghent, NY.
His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and Italy. Prior to teaching, Jeffrey worked as a designer for Frank Gehry.