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August 3, 2023


Artist bio/Exhibition statement:

Jay Anderson holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, and two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Art History.

This grouping of work represents a sampling of Anderson's cross-disciplinary practice over the last 10+ years. The work is rooted in his unique and deep understanding of the sculptural process, which stems from his lifelong involvement with the Walla Walla Foundry. His work often straddles a line between image and object. Each piece represents a train of thought, tied together by common themes of exploration into culture, art history, and visual and material dichotomies.


Winemaker bio:

In addition to his passion for the arts, Jay holds a culinary degree from The Seattle Art Institute and spent several years working in Seattle restaurants. In 2017 Jay took over wine production at Foundry Vineyards and began transitioning the winery towards sourcing organic fruit, using native yeast fermentations and employing low-intervention winemaking techniques. In 2018 he launched Pét Project, a wine brand focused on wine made in the Ancestral Method also called Petillant Naturel (or pét-nat) as a way to explore new territory in wine by using an ancient technique.

Jay credits his background in the Fine Arts and the Culinary Arts as foundational to his winemaking philosophy, informing the way he thinks about everything from farming to the role that the creative process plays in determining the trajectory of a wine.

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