Jamie Sweetman

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Layered Stolen Vine 2, 2009 Colored Pencil, Coffee On Duralar 72"X46"
Layered Plexi Tree Roots 2, 2008 Colored Pencil, Crayon, Stamps On Duralar 40"X30"
"Branching Out Show", 2010
"Sunset Kiwi", 2005 Mixed Media On Paper 55"X36"
"Golden Roots", 2005 Mixed Media On Paper 40"X54"
studio drawings
Bronchial Vine, 2010 Colored Pencil On Duralar 72"X36"
Giraffe Cervical Vine, 72"x36" Colored Pencil On Duralar
Vertebral Vine, 2010 Colored Pencil On Duralar 72"X36"
Bone Vine 1, 2010 Colored Pencil On Duralar 72"X36"
Bone Vine 2, 2010 Colored Pencil On Duralar 118"X36"
"Inside/Out" show, 2011 Colored Pencil 76"X40"
"Layered" solo show, 2011 Colored Pencil On Paper 144"X40"
"Layered" solo show, 2011 Colored Pencil On Paper 76x40
General View - SEARCH FOR FORM: Bones & Branches
Morning Glories, 2012 Colored Pencil On Duralar 76"X40" © yes
Strangler Fig Lung, 2012 Colored Pencil On Duralar 144"X40" © yes
"lOlOlO" , 2012 Colored Pencil On Duralar 72"X40" © yes
Connections, 2012 Colored Pencil On Mylar 140"X24" © yes
Seaweed Base, 2012 Colored Pencil On Mylar 105"X24"
"Lungs", 2015 Mixed Media 85"X42"
Quick Facts
Lynwood, California
Lives in
Sierra Madre, California
Works in
Sierra Madre, California


Artist's Statement

The search for form in the complexity of nature has been a goal in my artwork. Line quality and mark making are important. Another concern is showing a layered insight into the form. My artwork is influenced by my studies in human dissection. When you look inside the human body you soon find a similarity between the shapes inside the body and those in nature. For instance, the structure of the growth pattern of a Wisteria or Kiwi Vine is similar to the veins and arteries of the human circulatory system. Viewing a cross section of the cerebellum of the human brain reveals the shape of a tree. The similarity continues when you look at tree branches, root systems, river beds viewed from the sky, and lightning.


Master of Fine Arts 1988
California State University Long Beach
1988 Department Honors for M.F.A. Exhibition

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts 1977
University of California Los Angeles

University of Southern California, Los Angeles 2006-present
(Drawing, Life Drawing)

California State University, Long Beach 2003-present
(Anatomy for Artists)

J. Paul Getty Museum 2005-present
(Drawing Hour, Drawing from the Old Masters, Artists Demonstrations)

“Branching Out” 2010
EL Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

“Sweet Subversives” 2009
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“Search for Form: Bones and Branches” 2009
Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA

“Works on Paper” Solo exhibition 2009
Utopia, Long Beach, CA

“Insight/Inside LA” 2009
Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“ New Members Exhibition” 2009
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Marks on Paper" 2008
Pharmaks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"WAM" group show 2008
Gatov Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

"Layers" solo exhibition 2007
Chez Shaw, Long Beach, CA

"Stream" 2007
Downspace, Los Angeles, CA

"Marks, Scratches & Doodles" 2007
Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

“Woman Art Makers” 2006
Chez Shaw, Long Beach, CA

“Expostfacto” 2006
Art Department Gallery Complex
California State University, Long Beach, CA

“Small Wonders” 2005
Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles , CA

“Natural Selections”
Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 2005

“Ink and Clay 31” 2005
Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA

“Works on Paper”
LBA Gallery, Long Beach, CA 2004

“Small Treasures”
Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 2004

“Drawing from Perception V”
Wright State University Gallery, Dayton, OH 2004

“35th Annual National Exhibition”
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA 2004

“Paper in Particular” 2004
Columbia College Gallery, MO

“Ink and Clay 30” 2004
Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA
“Anniversary Show”
California State University, Long Beach, CA 2003

“The Human Revealed” 2003
West Valley Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

“Ink and Clay 29” 2003
Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA

“Fourdraw” 2002
The Metcalf Gallery, Riverside, CA

“Portraits & Masks” 2001
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

"Artist Demonstration" 2000
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

“The Figure in Art” 2000
Bergamont Station, SantaMonica, CA

“Common Thread” 2000
Flux Gallery, San Diego, CA

“Marks and Beyond” 1999
Mt. San Antonio Gallery, Walnut, CA

“Human Conditions of the Figure” 1998
Cerritos College Fine Arts Gallery, Norwalk, CA

"Development of the Individual” 1997
Golden West College Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA

“Drawn Conclusion” 1997
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Drawings: “Circulation” Solo Exhibition 1996
Spruce Street Forum, San Diego, CA

“WAM” Art Show 1993
Landmark Building, Long Beach, CA

“Visible Language” 1989
California State University Long Beach

J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles, CA
Collection of Art Information Room
(Produced as part of the Artist-at-Work Demonstration Series)
Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Saxum Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA
Bernard & Betty Hosie, La Jolla, CA
Ron & Rhonda Langley La Jolla, CA
Dr.& Mrs. Avrum Bluming, Santa Monica,CA
Spruce Street Forum San Diego, CA
Dr. Phyllis Scripps La Jolla, CA
Tracy Rice, Hollywood CA
Dr. Ruth Grobstein La Jolla, CA
Jon and Nance Robertson, Cardiff, CA
Frac Fox, Los Angeles, CA
Karen Pomeroy, Torrance, CA
Carla Fantozzi, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Earll, Monrovia, CA
Artie Contreras, Alta Loma, CA
Sharon Allicotti Axelrad, Glendale, CA
Martin and Leah Sylar, Los Angeles. CA
Sue Ann Robinson, Long Beach, CA
Sandra Burger, Long Beach, CA
Barney Michalchuk, Long Beach, CA
Christine Beaur-Mortezaie, Long Beach, CA
M. Jeanette Calmette, Long Beach, CA
Shirley Klein, Long Beach, CA
Linda Huy, Long Beach, CA
Sue Godwin, Long Beach CA

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