Jeffrey Bye (b. 1971) is a painter. He attended The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for his undergraduate degree and spent a year abroad in Italy under the European Honors Program. He received his MFA in painting from School of Figurative Art, also know as The New York Academy. He is still the youngest Master to be indoctrinated into the Copley Society of Boston at 26 years old where he was given his first solo show.
Although Jeff’s subject matter has varied over the years, he has been consistent with his smart use of color and composition. Currently, he has been drawn to capturing and preserving images of our country’s urban decay as well as the people who inhabit the environments. Having lived in Brooklyn, NY for 15 years has definitely fed this ongoing intrigue. Jeff seeks to demonstrate the beauty in the forgotten in a society where new industry draws our attention away from it. Represented by galleries in New York, Boston and Maine, Jeff’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is part of collections all over the world.