Sprecher House of Leaves

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Jered Sprecher’s House of Leaves, an exhibition of paintings and drawings that play with technologies of representation and the mediation of experience. Visual information fleetingly encountered is caught, mulled over, and reworked. Images of birds, plants, flowers, and natural light, glimpsed through phones and on tablet screens or in banal stock photographs, is translated into intensely vibrant, gorgeous paintings that hover “in the sliver of space between abstraction and representation” and demand attention and contemplation. House of Leaves will be on view in the UAG from February 2 through March 28, 2021.


To protect the health of those on and off our campus, in-person visits to the exhibition are reserved for students, faculty, and staff of the University already on campus.

If House of Leaves is not where you live, please enjoy the exhibition and its associated events remotely by means of the links below:

House of Leaves Video Tour

Video tour of Jered Sprecher's House of Leaves in our University Art Gallery.

House of Leaves Slide Show

Click the photograph to the left to view a slideshow of Jered Sprecher's House of Leaves in our University Art Gallery.

Artist talk with Jered Sprecher

View Jered Sprecher's artist talk on House of Leaves.

House of Leaves Webinar

View A Conversation with Artist Jered Sprecher and Art Historian Jeff Thompson


Jered Sprecher received his MFA from the University of Iowa and his BA from Concordia University in Nebraska. He has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Gallery 16, San Francisco; Stephen Zevitas Gallery, Boston; Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Hunter Museum, and Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló. He is a Guggenheim recipient and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation. He resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where he is a Professor of Art at The University of Tennessee.