Jamie Vasta is an Oakland-based artist who uses glitter and glue on wooden panels to create figurative paintings that explore dynamics of beauty and power. Her work counters glitter's kitsch and camp with explorations of mortality, gender roles, sexuality, and violence. She is represented by the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, which recently mounted her fourth solo show. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Crocker Museum in Sacramento and the Berkeley Art Museum.
Photo © 2012 Klea McKenna