If you have visited the Art
Museum of West Virginia University, you have seen work by artists managed
by Jacob Lewis. A 2001 graduate of the School
of Art & Design, Lewis has always stayed connected to his alma mater,
volunteering his time on the College’s visiting committee and bringing art from
around the world to Morgantown. Now, he’s giving back to support the College’s
building expansion campaign in hopes to give future students a workspace to
prepare for the ever-shifting art industry.
Lewis grew up in Huntington and attended WVU as a printmaking and painting dual major.
While in school, he landed internships in New York City, first with a small
printmaking studio, then with Pace Prints. He returned to Pace after graduation
and worked in many roles, from shipper to receptionist to junior art dealer,
finally establishing Pace Prints' Chelsea gallery as its first director.