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About the artist

Jamie Nakagawa Boley is a Japanese Choctaw American Indian interdisciplinary artist and writer, working with painting, video, photography, and installation. Her practice is deeply connected to the landscape of the San Joaquin Valley and its foothills. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including Standing In the Gap, Anita S. Wooten Gallery, and Valencia College. Orlando, Florida (2020); Mother to Mother, Virtually — Knots & Nodes, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2020 Art Crush, SAIC Columbus Gallery, Chicago IL 2018. She holds an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019) and an M.A. in Studio Art from CSU-Fresno (2017), where she currently teaches and curates exhibitions for the Clovis community college gallery. She lives in Visalia, CA.

“Jamie’s landscape works are large in scale and require a great deal of effort to produce. The gorgeousness of her mark making and compositions, combined with the scale, make it possible for her to engage the viewer in an unusual way for the subject. Each painting can be extremely powerful despite their initial tranquil appearance. The viewer is attracted by the imagery and expressive application of paint but the works shifts to a more visceral level as you spend time with them.”  

– Nick Potter 

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