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Jamie Banes

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Bethlehem, PA

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University of New Mexico, 2003, BFA
UC Davis, 2007, MFA

exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, abstract, digital, modern, surrealism, gallery installation mixed-media realism, non-profit, collective mixed-media mixed-media installation


Growing up in a blue-collar construction family, I connected with tools and materials at an early age. My attraction to the pace and energy of urban living has inspired an examination of cities as dynamic organisms.

Referencing industrial materiality and biomorphic form, my work frequently touches on themes of origin and decay within the urban landscape, drawing on my interests in structural and industrial design. My interpretation of these forms often leads to quirky architectural assemblages reminiscent of childhood forts or treehouse experiments in miniature.

My most current work references the many ominous societal issues on our collective horizon with a measure of playful irreverence. My materials are typically found, bartered or bargained for, in keeping with my inclination to repurpose when possible.

Recent Exhibits

Jamie Banes participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2014 Aqua Art Miami 2014
The Aqua Hotel
Sep, 2014 Of Walls and Floors
Autobody Fine Art
Apr, 2014 Science/Fiction
Sun Gallery
Jan, 2014 Inspire Artists Who Inspire You
Pro Arts Gallery
Nov, 2013 Where to from There? Juried Annual 2014
Pro Arts Gallery
Nov, 2010 Peeling the Strata
Canessa Gallery
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