JAMIE RUSSOM-Second State I-2014


Second State I 2014

40" x 58" (101.60 x 147.32 cm) Analogue camera. Inkjet printed on Hahnemuhl Photo RagEdition of 10 prints with 2 AP

"The inspiration for this work came to me as part of a reoccurring dream. There was this heavy tow pulling me under the water, but always with a bright blue light shining from above. I remember the darkness encasing me in this womb like a capsule. My vision was impaired and my surroundings appeared blurry but simultaneously charged with this energetic buzz. It was as though I could visually see the molecular structure of my environment. It reminded me of moments we might experience while in a deep meditative state.  I wanted to recreate this experience in a way that would actively transform the viewer’s perception, situating them somewhere between their subconscious awareness and active state of consciousness." - Jamie Russom

The artist is influenced by Francesca Woodman, Bas Jan Ader, Joseph Beuys, Eva Hesse, Janine Antoni, Vija Celmins, Luc Tuymans


Jamie Russom is a California native currently living and working in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and a BFA in Printmaking from California State University Long Beach in 2006. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, and is part of several special collections, including the La Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio in Italy and the Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland UK.

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MFA Multimedia, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK, 2016 

BFA Printmaking, California State University Long Beach, California 2006  



Beautiful Daze, Artistic Edge Art Gallery, Long Beach, California, 2007 

Floating, Open Art Gallery, Long Beach, California, June 2006

Souvenir, Long Beach State University BFA Degree Show, California, November 2005 



2017        Ink & Clay 43, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, California

2017        The citizenM MFA Exhibition, citizenM hotel, Glasgow, Scotland

2017         Im-press, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California (Catalogue)

2017        Terra Firma: The Art of the Artists’ Tea, Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, California

2017         Nostalgia: Toys, Long Beach Arts Association, Long Beach, California

2016         In Memoriam, Atlantic Gallery, Long Beach, California 

2016         Connecting Point LA, Museo di Egna, Bolzano, Italy (Catalogue)

2016         Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland (Catalogue) 

2016         Extension+1, Sound Thought, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2015          SuperNormal Festival, Brazier’s Park, Oxfordshire, UK 

2015          Glasgow School of Art MFA Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland 

2015          Sunday Salon, The Montague Projects, Glasgow, Scotland 

2014          A Perfect Day, Kinlochard Town Hall, Kinlochard, Scotland

2014          We Love LA, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands  

2014          Overpainting-Connecting Point LA, La Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio, Puegnago sul Garda, Italy 

2014          Connecting Point LA, Arena 1, Los Angeles, California

2014          Binding Desire: Unfolding Artist Books, Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2013          Emerge, VAALA Cultural Center, Santa Ana, California       

2010          Made in California, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California

2007          Photo Series 2007, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California

2004          Insights, University Art Museum, Long Beach, California


Awards / Residencies

Joya:Air, Andalucía, Spain. September 2015

We Productions, Deuchar Mill, Yarrow, Scotland. August 2015

Gullkistan Centre for Creativity, Iceland. February 2015

Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands. May 2013 


Artist Talks / Presentations

Failing Means You’re Playing, artist talk, California State University Dominguez Hills, California. February 2017

Pinhole Projects, artist talk and presentation, The Artists’ Tea, JT Lab, Joshua Tree National Park, California. November 2016



‘The art lowdown from Glasgow’s brightest young creatives’, citizenM blog, June 2017

Vangool, Janine: ‘Book Arts: Imaginative Interpretations’, Uppercase, Issue #29, Spring Quarter, 2016

Taylor, Richard: ‘GSA Degree Show 2016: Master of Fine Art’, The Skinny, June 2016

‘Degree shows 2016: collaborative installations, perfect pints and reclaimed material’, 

A-N:  The Artists Information Company, June 2016  

Hutchinson, Jack. ‘Supernormal: We want to challenge the generic festival format’. 

A-N: The Artists Information Company. August 2015 



Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library

Glasgow Science Centre

IUPUI Indiana University

La Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio

Mills College Library

OTIS College of Art and Design 

San Francisco Public Library 

Savannah College of Art and Design 

UCLA Arts Library

UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library

UC Santa Barbara Library

UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library

University of Iowa

University of San Diego Giesel Library

University of Washington 

USC Doheny Library