Jamie Gagan Studio

Painter, Printmaker & Mixed Media Artist. Studio by appointment.

 

PO Box 803
Tesuque, NM 87574
505.984.1172
dancelzard@comcast.net
 
 

Jamie Gagan, Go With the Flow, mixed media.


The monotype and mixed media work of Jamie Gagan is visually engaging and passionate. With dramatic color she adeptly combines representational and textural elements utilizing printmaking, drawing, acrylic and collage techniques.
Gagan is known for her dramatic mixed media commentary on current social events, sharing her creative viewpoint on sometimes difficult themes, such as human conflict and social justice. These politically charged compositions have been avoided by most gallery directors who, in general, lean toward safer imagery.

Artist Statement

I am a monotype and mixed media artist. I combine traditional printmaking techniques with collage, drawing and acrylic paint on a variety of supports. My imagery is diverse with representational and abstract elements in varying proportions.

I derive creative inspiration from many sources, including the written word, old lace and rusting metal, as well as the vast range of human emotion and every day experience. The desert landscape and brilliant light of northern New Mexico sustains me.

As I work I usually have multiple pieces in various stages of completion, each waiting for the right element to add and to continue the process. I continuously navigate shapes, colors, and words, sometimes covering up completely a previously composed area of painting. Each piece has its own history spontaneously emerging through these layers and may take several years to arrive at its final state.

Gagan: Red, White and Gone to Iraq Blues

Jamie Gagan, I've Got the Red, White and Gone to Iraq Blues, acrylic/mixed media, 16 x 20.



Gagan: Border Guardian

Jamie Gagan, Border Guardian, mixed media, 27 x 18.

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the world has become a much smaller place. I frequently use political elements in my work, actively challenging my viewers to question their own role in the current state of the world. This work may be unsettling to some viewers. I believe that art has a role in shaking up the status quo, challenging individuals to reassess their personal values. In these sometimes dark days I am nonetheless optimistic, encouraged and heartened by the incredible potential of the human spirit to prevail and trancend unthinkable conditions and I hope that my work always reveals this element of optimism.



Born: Portland, ME
Resides: Santa Fe, NM

Education

1982 University of Vermont College of Medicine, M.D.
1976
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, B.S. Biochemistry

Two Artist Exhibitions

2006 "Flow," Santa Fe, NM, with Charles Lent
2005 Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, with Randall Weidners
2003 "Photography, Monotype and Mixed Media," Santa Fe, NM; with Jane Phillips
2002 "Neo-Rinascimento" Sorrento, Italy; with Cynthia Fusillo
2002 "Simple Gifts," Santa Fe, NM; with Judith Gordon

Museum Exhibitions

2000 "Salsa, Spirits and Souls," Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1998 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Mus. of Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX
1998 "Night Walker '98," Fort Collins Museum, Fort Collins, CO
1994 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, AZ

Solo Exhibitions

2002 "Lasting Impressions ... Lessons from Florence," Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM
2001 "Winter Transition," Monotype and Mixed Media, Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM
2000 "Transition Zone," Monotype and mixed media, Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM
1999 "Works on Paper," Santa Fe Women's Health Services, Santa Fe, NM
1998 "Works on Paper," Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM
1998 "Monotype and Chine Colle," Delgado Street Studio Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Exhibitions

2008 "Artists Gone Berserk Studio Tour," Santa Fe, NM
2007
Chado Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006
"9 x 12," Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
2006 "The Skier's Edge Summer Showcase of the Arts," Santa Fe, NM
2005 "Holiday Group Show," Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2005"Other Women: Les Refusees from 'Originals 2005'," Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 "Outnumbered - Works on Paper," Jackrabbit Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2004
"Holiday Group Show," Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2004
"National Figure Show," Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2004 "sELECTIONs," Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2004 "Freedom, Democracy and the Electoral Process," Art a la Carte, Santa Fe, NM
2004 "War and Peace," Gallery 415, Chicago, IL
2004 "National Small Works Show," Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2004 "National Hand-Pulled Print Show," Basiste Studio, Santa Fe, NM
2004 "Ink Under Pressure," Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2004 "FOCA Artists Seventh Annual Exhibition," Lewallen Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2003
"Florence Biennale," Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
2003 "Small Works," Eleanor Bliss Center fo the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO
2003 "Con-Tex," Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2003 "The Skier's Edge Summer showcase of the Arts," Santa Fe, NM
2003 "War and Peace," Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2003 "Mixed media: Mixed Messages," All Points Gallery, Taos, NM
2003 "FOCA Artists Sixth Annual Exhibition," LewAllen Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2002"Monothon 16", SITE Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM
2002 "The Skier's Edge Summer Showcase of the Arts," Santa Fe, New Mexico
2002 "Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition," Nexus Gallery, New York, New York
2002 "Autobiographies," Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002"Small Works", Nexus Gallery, New York, New York
2002 "The Raven in Winter," Guadalupe Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2002 "Bella Figura," Segreto Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 "The Shoe Show," Segreto Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 "Black and White and in Between," Segreto Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 "Bella Figura," Segreto Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 "The Print Show," Segreto Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 "Monothon 15," SITE Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM
2000 "Summer Art 2000," Eleanor Bliss Center for The Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO
2000 "Common Ground," Galeria Arriba, Abiquiu, NM
2000 "Monothon 14," College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2000 "FOCA Artists Third Annual Exhibition," LewAllen Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2000 "Winterworks 2000: Self as Metaphor,"
Eleanor Bliss Center for The Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO
1999,'97,'96,'94,'90 New Mexico Watercolor Society, Albuquerque, NM
1999 Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
1999 "Monothon 13," SITE Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM
1998 "Prints and Printmakers," Fine Art Center en Taos (FACET), Taos, NM
1998 "Artists Postcards II," Dearing Galleries, Taos, NM
1996 Santa Fe Historical Society, El Zaguan, Santa Fe, NM
1996 "H2O," Diamond Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Cloud Cliff Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM
1996 "Miniature Arts Bardean '96," Bardean Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Awards

2000 "Summer Art 2000," 2nd Place - Mixed Media, Steamboat Springs, CO
2000 "Winterworks 2000: Self as Metaphor," 2nd Place - Mixed Media, Eleanor Bliss Center for The Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO
1999 "Spring '99," New Mexico Watercolor Society, Artisan's Award, Albuquerque, NM
1998 "Artists Postcards II," Excellence in Watercolor, Dearing Galleries, Taos, NM
1979-1982 Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship for the pursuit of fine arts while at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Bibliography

Who's Who of American Women, 22nd Edition, 2005
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Volume 3, Book 2 - Central States; Tom Palmer, editor, 2006
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Volume 2, Book 2 - Central States; Tom Palmer, editor, 2005
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Volume 1, Book 2 - Central States; Tom Palmer, editor, 2004
Randall, Terry Thomson
"Florence Biennale: A View on Global Art ," Pasatiempo, March 26, 2004
Indyke, Dottie "Wowing the World," Albuquerque Journal, December 26, 2003
Indyke, Dottie "FOCA Focus," Albuquerque Journal, February 14, 2003
Crotty, James
"The Summer Showcase of the Arts," THE Magazine, September 2002
Smith, Craig "Sunny-Side Up," Pasatiempo, June 7, 2002
Williams, Carla 'Standing Room Only," Santa Fe Reporter, January 10, 2001
Busbey, Mollie "Artistic Affinity," Pasatiempo, April 1, 2000
Walker, Hollis "E.R. Doc Finds Prints A Chance To Cut Loose," Pasatiempo, June 5, 1998
Cline, Lynne "Baca Street Studios Worth the Hunt," Pasatiempo, November 17, 1997

Collections

Christus-St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
La Familia Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
City of Cape Elizabeth, ME
Numerous private collections throughout the US and Europe

Workshops

2004 Painting Workshops with Martha Mans, McCreary Jordan, Brian O'Connor
2001
Solar Intaglio Workshop at San Reparata Arts Graphic Centre, Florence, Italy
1997-2000 Printmaking workshops with Ron Pokrasso, Tom Kirby, Dan Welden, Ana Marie Samaneigo & Patricia Pearce
1991-2000 NM painting workshops with Anita Louise West, Frank LaLumia, Jean Makela, Elaine Holien and Martha Mans


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