Artist Statement

My paintings delve into a flux of chaos, harmony, change, technology, abundance, and waste all at once. I draw upon several sources of influence from abstract expressionism to post pop surrealism, figurative art and traditional landscape techniques. My work has a maximal approach through out the painting process. The concepts behind the work come from our associations with things being constructed, or neglected including physical elements like buildings and landscapes, to the more enigmatic such as cultural traditions, memory, social structure, and balance. The finished work becomes a source of visual stimulation. Instead of reducing the elements in a painting, I am always intrigued and challenged by including more into a work. My paintings also examine relationships between us as a society and our ever changing surroundings. I am fascinated at our attention or indifference to an immediate environment. I rely heavily upon juxtaposition and narrative where the ultimate conclusion is decided upon by the viewer. 

Jeff Andrade Hemming is a Bay Area artist who paints in oil and creates  complex works of art. The style of work he makes falls in a maximalist genre. Jeff’s work shows a hyper-exuberant and complex overlaying of converging elements in an entropic manner. The elements are images of materials that connotes society’s excess materialism, and in addition, Jeff amalgamates the concept of the ever changing macro/micro-relations between humanity and his environment.

Paolo Mejia.

Paolo Mejia Gallery  San Francisco, CA





MFA Studio Art, 2D Painting, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2012

BFA Studio Art, 2D Drawing/Painting, BYU Hawaii, Laie, HI 2002


2015 Phylum of the Free, Mural Project, San Jose, CA

2013 Winner, Cinequest live painting competition, San Jose Film Festival, San Jose, CA.

2012 Graduate Assistantship, 3 Years. Florida State University, Fine Arts Department. 2012 Florida State Faculty Painting Award.

2009 Winner, Kamehameha Schools Purchase award. Honolulu, HI.

Solo Exhibitions

Coastlines, Wave Street Gallery, Monterey, CA

Flow & Flux, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA. Open Space, Stuido 7, Pleasanton, CA.

Location Location Location, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA.

WORKS, Jefferson Gallery, Monticello FL.

Waikoloa Gallery, Waikoloa HI.

Group Exhibitions

Conversations, Senson Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
UC Santa Cruz Faculty Art Show, Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz CA

Art From The Park, Yosemite Art Center

Abstract Catalyst Exhibition, Verum Ultimum. Portland OR

Live Drawing Landscape, Adventure Expo, Salt Lake City, UT

Abstract Sanctuary, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR

Sub Zero Arts Festival, San Jose, CA.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

Arts and Innovation Global Summit, San Jose Convention Center.

Presence, Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Winter Exhibition, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Sight in Sight, Faculty Show, Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Capitola, CA.

Best of the West, Wyland Gallery, Kona HI.

VANITAS, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA.

Shared Mythologies, Art Ark, San Jose, CA.

CineQuest San Jose Film Festival, live painting, San Jose, CA.

Splash Exhibition, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2012

4n5 Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2011

Fountain Art Fair, Wynwood Art Walk, Miami, FL. 2010

Deep Cuts, Olgsby Gallery FSU, FL.

Orgins to Entropy, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee FL. 2009

NASAD Commissions on Accreditation Exhibition, FSU, Tallahassee, FL.

University of Alabama Gallery, Mobile, AL. 2007

Pauahi Tower group show, Honolulu HI 2004

Arts at marks Garage, Honolulu, HI. Arts at Lanikai, Kailua HI.


Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu HI

Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie HI

Brigham Young University, Laie HI

University of Alabama, Mobile AL

Florida State University, Tallahassee FL

Teaching Experience

2015-present University of California, Santa Cruz Intro to Drawing and Painting

2013-Present Cabrillo College, Aptos CA.



Life Drawing,

Perspective Drawing,

Drawing Composition,

Alternative Drawing Processes Intermediate Drawing

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Instructor of Record. Spring, Beginning Painting. Instructor of Record, Fall, Figure Drawing. Instructor of Record Spring, Figure Drawing.