Aaron Flint Jamison

Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts 2017

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Aaron Flint Jamison Photo: Harold Hutchinson


Sculpture, Bookmaking, Computer Programming. 


Practicing artist, and Assistant Professor of Art, University of Washington.


 Jamison is an artist working with sculpture, performance, video, and publication. He equates moving to Oregon with giving him the necessary space to be the artist, rather than primarily the computer programmer he worked as in France more than nine years ago.

He had been featured in solo exhibitions at Cubitt, London; Artists Space, New York; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Air de Paris, Paris; Centre d’édition Contemporaine, Geneva; castillo/corrales, Paris; ETH in Zurich, Switzerland; as well as stateside at the Marfa Book company, Marfa Texas; in Los Angeles; San Francisco; and Seattle.

His participation in group shows indicate a similar breadth of representation in New York, California, Minnesota, Portugal, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and France. He was included in the Liverpool Biennial 2014 and is currently exhibited in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, in its 85th iteration.

He is a prolific guest lecturer and guest artist, both in the United States and abroad. Jamison co-founded the contemporary arts space Yale Union (Portland, Oregon) in 2008 as well as Department of Safety (Anacortes, Washington) in 2002. He is founder/editor-in-chief of Veneer Magazine, of which he has personally produced 11 of 18 editions. He has been published by the Centre d’édition Contemporaine of Switzerland, the New York Art Book Fair, and Castillo/corrales of France.

He has been regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal, Artforum, The New Yorker, the New York Times, Art in America, Mousse Magazine, Frieze Magazine and the DU Magazine. Jamison earned his BA from Trinity Western University (Vancouver, BC) and his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

Artist Quote:

"Like a programming language, the framework of my practice changes based on application; inherently, however, the work is concerned with connections and interfaces.” 


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