Photo © 2013 Brian de Simone

JAMIE VASTA

 

b. 1980 Rochester, NY

 

Education

2006 MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2003 BFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston / Tufts University

1998-99 Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018 Howl, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 Eurydice, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016 California Utopias: Shifting Perspectives at the Edge of the West, City College Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2015 After the Hudson River School, Spun Smoke, Oakland, CA

2013 Femme, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 After Caravaggio, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 The Hunt, Skew Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Conversation 5, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco,CA       The Hunt, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 MUSTN’T, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 Jamie Vasta, The Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Rooted: Trees in Contempoary Art, Palo Alto, CA

2019 Portray: A Group Show, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

2018 The Woods, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Blade Runner, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA

2014 I'll Show You Mine; Artists Explore Family Portraiture, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Empty Kingdom Summer Show, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA

2012 At the Edge, Recent Acquisitions, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2010 Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Exploring Media: Glitter, University Art Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Winter Solstice, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Chimera: Fabrications of the Mind, Gensler Architecture, San Francisco

2009 From the Celestial Latitude of 45 degrees, Ending at Longitude 60 degrees, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

A Measure of Humanity, Grand Galleries, Tracy, CA

 2008 The Other Mainstream II, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ

 2007 Stop Pause Forward, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 2006 Peripheries of Narrative, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Awesome: The Contemporary Sublime, Playspace, San Francisco, CA

Hush Hush, Café Royale, San Francisco, CA

2005 Sleight of Hand, the Artist's Touch, Linc Art, San Francisco, CA

Impersonature, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA

Other Planes of There, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2004 Small Works, Artspace@16, Malden, MA

SFAI + CCA, Playspace, San Francisco, CA

Blurring Landscape, GASP, Brookline, MA

Artist's Choice, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

2003 All That Glitters, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

The Burnt Orange Heresy, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY

The Factory Revealed, Cocheco Mill, Dover, NH

 

Selected Bibliography

2015 Anissa Joucet, “Caravaggio Goes Kitsch in Jamie Vasta’s Paintings Depicting Classic Works By the Master Out of Glitter”, Beautiful/Decay.com, September 22

 

2014 Whitefish Review, Volume 8, I.5, "Ben McCoy" pages 54 and 72

Eleven Eleven, Issue 17, "Stepsister" page 132; California College of the Arts

The Blind Architect, “EK Interview: Jamie Vasta”, Empty Kingdom.com; May 24

 

2013 WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Volume 3, I. 1, Cover and pages 30-40; University of Missouri St. Louis, Winter

“Jamie Vasta at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Wall Street International, November 7

 

2012 Nikki Grattan, Jamie Vasta (Studio Visit), In The Make; September

Wanderling, “Featured: Jamie Vasta”, Empty Kingdom.com, November 4

 

2011 Alex Bigman “Art to Watch”, 7x7 Magazine, September

Barbara Morris, “Jamie Vasta at Patricia Sweetow”, Artillery Magazine; July

Kenneth Baker, “Jeanne Finley, John Muse, ‘Manhole 452’ review”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 14

Matt Sussman, All That Glitters, San Francisco Bay Guardian;April 12

 

2010 Barbara Buril, “Glitter, cola e contos de fadas: um mundo de Jamie Vasta”, Revista Zena: June

 

2009 Patricia Maloney, “Critic’s Picks”, Artforum.com; September

Micaela Van Zwoli, “Conversation 5 at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery”, San Francisco Examiner, July 24, 2009 

Nirmala Nataraj, “Conversation 5': Series of dual exhibitions combines complementary artists, one local, one from out-of-town”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 23

 

2008 Laura Richard Janku, “’YOUNG AT ART’ 15 UNDER 35”, art ltd. May (Cover Image)

Melissa Feldman, “Jamie Vasta at Patricia Sweetow Gallery”, Art In America, April

DeWitt Chang, “Jamie Vasta at Patricia Sweetow Gallery”, Artweek, February 

 

2007  Alanna Spence, “Jamie Vasta at Patricia Sweetow Gallery”, Bay Area ArtQuake, December 3      

Johnny Ray Huston, “Dark sparkle: Jamie Vasta's art glitters”, San Francisco Bay Guardian November 21

Johnny Ray Huston, “The Queer Issue: Flaming Creators”, San Francisco Bay Guardian, June

 

2006 Glen Helfand, “Critic’s Picks”, Artforum.com; June

Amber Whiteside, “Peripheries of Narrative at Patricia Sweetow Gallery”, Artweek, September, p. 14

Hiya Swanhuyser, “The Art of the Back Story”, SF Weekly, June 14

Cate McQuaid, “Galleries: Duct Tape and Glitter”, Boston Globe, June 1

 

2005 Christian Holland, “Impersonature@artSPACE@16”, Big Red and Shiny - An Online Arts Journal for Boston: Issue 24, July

Kate Ledogar, “Art at the Edge”, Weekly Dig, June 29-July 5, p.25.

 

2004 Helen Harrison, “The Allure of Gold and Glitter”, The New York Times: January 4,  Section 14LI, p.6.

Kate Ledogar, “Tasty Little Numbers”, Weekly Dig, December 1-8, p.26.

Micah J. Malone, “Blurring Landscape @ GASP”, Big Red and Shiny, Issue 11, October.

 

2003 Christopher Chalmers, “September Picks”, M/The New York Art World: September/October.

 

Public Collections

Berkeley Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum

Alameda County, on view in the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, Oakland

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

 

Awards

2018 Resident Artist at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs NY

2003 Dana Pond Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Lectures and Public Events

February 5, 2015, Visiting Artist Talk, Painting II & III, SFAI

November 7, 2012, Visiting Artist Talk, Painting III, CCA

September 10, 2010, Kingsley Art Club Docent’s Circle Lecture, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento

September 16, 2009 Brown Bag Lunch, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

May 6, 2008, Visiting Artist Talk, Beginning Painting, SFAI

March 4, 2008, Studio Visit, Painting III, CCA

December 7, 2007, Visiting Reviewer, Dialogues and Practices, CCA

 

Other Events

2016 Crocker Art Auction, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento

Art Market, San Francisco, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

2015 Pulse International Art Expo, Miami, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

2014 Spark Art Auction, Transgender Law Center, San Francisco

Art Market, San Francisco, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

2013 Miami Project Fair, Miami, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Texas Contemporary Fair, Houston, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

2012 Miami Project Fair, Miami, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Art Auction, The Lab, San Francisco

ArtPad, San Francisco, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

30th Anniversary Auction, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito

2011 Pulse International Art Expo, Los Angeles, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Art Auction, The Lab, San Francisco

2010 Art Auction, The Lab, San Francisco

            Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

2009 Pulse International Art Expo, New York, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

            Pop Noir (Auction), Southern Exposure, San Francisco

            Art Auction, The Lab, San Francisco

            Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

2008 Aqua Miami International Art Expo, Miami, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

            SFMOMA Annual Auction, San Francisco

2007 DC Dusseldorf International Art Expo, Dusseldorf, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

2006 Scope International Art Expo, Miami, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

            Year 06 Art Projects, London, Patricia Sweetow Gallery

            Futuristic/Fantastic: The Best of the Bay, OnSix Gallery, San Francisco

            6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

            Momentum (Auction), Southern Exposure, San Francisco

            ArtLA, Los Angeles, Linc Art

2005 Independent School of Art Black Market Auction, Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco

            ArtCetera: AIDS Action Committee Auction, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston

            In Our Box (Auction), Femina Potens, San Francisco

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