Born 1984 in Newark, New Jersey (U.S.A)

Hometown: Piscataway, New Jersey (U.S.A)

Currently lives and works in Valencia, Spain

BIO

Jeffrey Cobbold is an independent artist and researcher from Piscataway, New Jersey. His interdisciplinary work in contemporary art demonstrates various modes of experimentation and conceptualization regarding the deconstruction of his personal identity and Christian faith. At the center of this work is a passion for music listening, particularly to song lyrics, which bring inspiration to his creative process. His work has been exhibited in divergent arts & humanities contexts within the United States, Spain and United Kingdom.

ARTISTIC RESEARCH STATEMENT

The intention of my artistic research is to pursue deeper understandings of my personal autobiographical elements and to share these understandings within exhibitions and workshops, offering a potential catalyst for self-actualization to those who may encounter my work. Through these experiences I hope to bring others closer to their own unique experimentations and conceptualizations of themselves for creative use in their everyday lives. The mediums for my artistic research include but are not limited to experimental music, sound, video, visualizations, personal studies and formal texts, demonstrating a unique blend of appropriated methods taken from music education, practical theology, digital storytelling and the digital humanities.

EDUCATION

2016 M.M. Music Production, Technology & Innovation, Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus)

2015 M.Div/M.A. Christian Education and Formation, Princeton Theological Seminary

2008 B.M. (Music Education), Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2019

September 14 - October 19

Artworks Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey (U.S.A)

“Love of God - Group Exhibition” (forthcoming curated exhibit)

 

June 1

Espacio El Sol, Altea, Spain

La Nit D’l Art

“Field Recording of a School in Valencia” (installation)

April 30 - June 1

Artworks Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey (U.S.A)

The Shared Meal - Group Exhibition curated by Lora Marie Durr

“don’t buy groceries on an empty stomach: better to buy things in singles…(better for your budget)(multimedia)

2018

December 8, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Artworks Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey (U.S.A)

Member’s Exhibition

“Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story made for DHOxSS 2016” and “A Personal Reflection on Race”* (posters), *denotes 1st place prize

October 28

Les Petits Escuela de Infantil, Valencia, Spain 

Mini Intramurs

Field Recording of a School in Valencia” (community art workshop)

 

October 20

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (U.S.A)

AADHum Conference

“#METADS (Music Education Through Autobiographical Digital Storytelling: Confronting Fear and Becoming True as Music Students & Teachers)” (audio sermon project / digital poster)

September 12 - October 12

Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, New Jersey (U.S.A)

Art Inside the Box: A Curated Exhibit

“Listen to the Radio” (sound installation)

August 16 

QXT’s Alternative Dance Club, Newark, New Jersey, (U.S.A)

"Art Show on Elm Street featuring Jeffrey Cobbold" (solo exhibition / multimedia)

 

2017

September 12 - October 14

Artworks Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey (U.S.A)

Rise Against! Art of the Counterculture, Curated by Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

“Race” digital story episode from Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story (multimedia)

March 23

Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain

Course: Performance Pedagogy, Instructor: Victor Mendoza

“Music Instruction Through Autobiographical Digital Storytelling” (lecture / multimedia)

 2016

October 20 - 30

[Intramurs] Festival per l’art a Valencia, Carrer del Comte de Trénor, 9, València, Spain

“Individuality” digital story episode from Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story (multimedia)

 

July 18 

Las Naves: Espai De Innovacio | Crecio, Valencia, Spain

1 Ano de #ComunidadVITe

“Race” digital story episode from Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story (multimedia)

 

July 4

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, United Kingdom

Digital Humanities at Oxford University Summer School (DHOxSS)

“Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story” (poster)

 

June 16 - 18

Sonar+D, Barcelona, Spain

Berklee Innovation Lab

“Race” digital story episode from Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story (multimedia/Oculus Rift)

 

June 9

La Rambleta, Valencia Spain

Festival de les Arts PRO

“Individuality” digital story episode from Becoming a Digital Humanist: An Autobiographical Nonlinear Digital Story, (multimedia)

May 27

Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe, Valencia, Spain

Fragments: Multimedia Inquiries, Metaphors, and Dialectics (Berklee College of Music-Valencia Campus)

“A Cacophony of Unrequited Love” (multimedia)


PUBLICATIONS

Discovering Autobiographical Digital Storytelling: My Educational Journey from Princeton Seminary to Berklee Valencia - Berklee Blogs - November 1, 2016

Love of God Audio Quotation Database - Princeton Theological Seminary Library - May 1, 2015