(Image: Jamie Treacy, Airing the Cache, 2010, acrylic on paper, 48"x36"; © Jamie Treacy)
Jamie Treacy (b. 1980, Topeka, Kansas)
Jamie uses the mediums of acrylic painting, paper cut collages, and mixed media drawings to explore themes such as internal abstract worlds and external urban landscapes. He grew up hearing the phrase “let’s get down to the nitty gritty” and imagined the only way to do this was by literally dipping his hands into the “grit.” He still feels that what drives him to create is the anticipation of the physical contact with his material. He believes everything leaves a record of itself in the universe and that simplicity is cradled by an overwhelming history of activity. In his work he sifts through this activity and his studio practice is a celebration of the manual creative effort.
Jamie has both a B.F.A. (University of Michigan) and M.F.A. (California College of the Arts) in Painting and Drawing. amie has been working as a high school art educator since 2004 and currently teaches at Skyline High School in Oakland. He is the cofounder of a Bay Area critique group, “Artists Engaged.” Jamie is the recipient of the William H. Lewis Watercolor award and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation fellowship. Jamie maintains a rigorous painting, drawing and collage practice in his Oakland studio and he frequently exhibits his work in the San Francisco and Oakland area. Jamie’s work has also been exhibited internationally in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan.
Jamie Treacy is offering a wide variety of fine art prints for sale in the ArtSlant Salesroom (here).
Click below for artist's profile.