Welcome to the Shop
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jeffrey Augustine Songco's artwork explores cultural, social, and political themes through a variety of media including drawing, photography, mixed-media sculpture, video, performance, and installation art. His artwork celebrates a contemporary world of race, gender, faith, and sexuality. Several of the artworks included in the Shop have been exhibited in galleries and institutions around the USA and covered by regional and national media outlets listed at the bottom of this page.
To see Jeffrey's complete portfolio, please visit his website at www.songco.org.
For questions about artwork or purchasing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Drawing: Books and DVDs
Chalk-pastel on paper drawing created in 2017. 9 inches high by 12 inches wide. A representational drawing originally exhibited in Hope From My Heart, a suite of work created in the wake of the 2016 US Presidential Election that explores the artist's relationship with the culture and craft of his new home in the swing state of Michigan.
Featured Photograph: The Anthem
Inkjet print on archival paper created in 2018. 15 inches high by 20 inches wide, in an edition of 23. The Anthem documents the brothers of the Society of 23 in their Locker Dressing Room singing the National Anthem. This photograph is a smaller version of the original photograph that was exhibited in the Society of 23's Locker Dressing Room at ArtPrize Nine. The artist received the Installation Category Juried Award for his artwork.
Featured Photograph: Hosanna
Inkjet prints on archival paper created in 2012. 40 inches high by 126 inches wide, framed. Hosanna is part of the I Love Meryl Streep series and is a photographic triptych of the artist's 'bag head' character as a home shopping television host. The artwork was originally exhibited in Role/Play, the ArtPrize exhibition at The Fed Galleries of Kendall College of Art and Design in 2012 curated by Michele Bosak.
Featured Mixed Media: Flag
Mixed-media sculpture created with communion wafers covered in glitter, cotton, and brass in 2017. 14.5 inches high by 36 inches wide by .5 inches depth. Adding to a long lineage of artists depicting this iconic symbol, Flag was originally exhibited in Hope From My Heart and is the first representational American flag image the artist has created.