Ian James

ianmcjames@gmail.com

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

BA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Preservation, curated by Aurora Tang, UNLV Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV 

Four Person Summer Group Show w/ Laeh Glenn, Phil Chang, John Houck & Ian James, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

To See the Moon Fall from the Sky, Spring/Break, curated by Will Hutnick & Mark Epstein, New York 

Mystic Hyperstitians in the Heart of the Empire, curated by Joey Cannizaro, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Chateau Antonym, curated by Carter Mull, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA 

 

2016

Time and the Technosphere (solo), Vacancy, Los Angeles, CA

Mushroom & Honey, Eitherway LA & metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA 

Number Six, MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

NADA NYC, ltd los angeles, New York, NY

Higher-Self Rendezvous (solo), metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA

Rune Saloon, Ian James & Matt Siegle, Holiday Forever, Jackson, WY

Infinite Regress, Ian James & Katie Shapiro, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Together/Alone, Embassy LA, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015

Hotel Theory, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi & Ruth Estevéz, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

In the Caverns of Your Mind (solo), Self Actualization Gallery, Houston, TX

NEWD, curated by Kibum Kim, NEWD Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY

Shangrila, curated by Michelle Chong, Joshua Tree, CA

 

2014

Healing Light Comfort Zone, KCHUNG TV, Made in LA 2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Mondays et al, curated by Keith Varadi, Chin’s Push, Los Angeles, CA

Deviled Eggs, curated by Jeff McLane, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013

An Extended Mantra for Magic Chef, performance, House of Moomaw, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

A Romantic Measure, organized by Calvin Lee, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Knowledges, performance, Mt. Wilson Observatory, Angeles National Forest, CA

The Black Box, performance, Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Opening Reception, performance with Matt Siegle, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

The Blue Shanty, organized by Matt Siegle, performance, Los Angeles, CA

Gibson’s Neuromancer performed by Sneaky Snake, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA

Tonalism, performance, El Cosmico, Marfa, TX

 

2011

The Palms II, Three New Works, Los Angeles, CA

The Palms I, Los Angeles Road Concert, Los Angeles, CA

US EST, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

This Old House, Alpine House, San Diego, CA

The Collective Show, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010

Predator II, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2009

Feeling Feelings, organized by Meghann McCrory & Ali Prosch,

Compact/Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Writing is on the Wall, Los Angeles Road Concert, Los Angeles, CA

Between the Surface, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Why Theory, CalArts MFA Graduate Exhibition, Spring Arts Tower & REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

Line Drawing (as of March 2, 2009)~(thesis exhibition), CalArts, Valencia, CA

 

2008

Fractal Topography (solo), CalArts, Valencia, CA Desiring Images, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Reflection, CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2007

Subject to the Wall, Deborah Page Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

What We Do is Secret (two-person show), ROY Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

If You Lived Here, Compact/Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2017

On Dockweiler Beach, Ana & Ina, cassette tape, edition of 300, Constellation Tatsu

2013-2016

metro pcs, An Artist Project Space co-founded with Matt Siegle, Los Angeles, CA present

2015

Industrial Color/Light Test, Audiobook, The Monthly, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Eternal Om, curator, metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA

Industrial Color/Light Test, Golden Spike Press, Risograph book, edition of 150

2011

Analogue, Ana & Ina, cassette tape, edition of 300, Complicated Dance Steps

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Baude, Dawn-Michelle, "Barrick Museum's 'Preservation' Mounts a Stunning Visual Defense Against Loss,"

Las Vegas Weekly, Oct. 9

Cling, Carol, "UNLV's Barrick Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary...," Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oct 5.

"Preservation at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art," Las Vegas Sun, Oct. 4.

Moon Reed, C. "Trust Us....," Las Vegas Weekly, Oct. 5-11

Preston Zappas, Lindsay, "Ian James, Vacancy Los Angeles," Flash Art, March/April.

Chilewicz, Patryk, "On the Moonrise...Art Museum," Fashion Post (Poland), March 1.

Graziosi, Fabiola, "A Museum on the Moon," NSSmag.com, March.

Weiss, Alexandra, "Don't Worry, There's an Art Museum Coming to the Moon," Bullet Magazine, Feb 28.

 

2016

LA-based Artists Ian James & Matt Siegle, co-founders of metro pcs, Seeing is Forgetting with Jason Bailer Losh, July 22.

Wagley, Catherine, “Five shows in LA you should see this week,” LA Weekly, Dec 28.

Elizalde, Molly, "10 Artists to Watch from the NADA Art Fair," s-w-e-e-t.com, May 11.

Johnson, Paddy, “We Went to NADA: No Spider Bites Yet,” ARTFCITY, May 6.

Wagley, Catherine, “Ian James Higher-Self Rendezvous,” LA Weekly, Apr. 6.

2015

Davenport, Bill, “In The Caverns of Your Mind: Ian James at Self Actualization”, Glasstire, Jan 14.

2014

LA Review of Books, Fall Quarterly Edition

Kado, Steve, “Eternal Om”, Artforum, June

Wagley, Catherine, "Eternal Om," LA Weekly, April 17

Cheh, Carol, "9 New Alternative Art Spaces to Check Out Right Now," LA Weekly, March 6 

 

WRITING

2015

A Catalog of Existing Photography – artist book, Invisible Solid Publishing Corp

2014

The Void that Binds: Moving Mass through Space and Time – Prism of Reality Issue no. 2

Industrial Color/Light Test – artist book, Golden Spike Press

 

AWARDS

2017

Residency – SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland

Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Residency – The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2015

Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

2014

YoYoYo Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

 

LECTURES

2015

Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2014

Antioch College, Los Angeles, CA 

 

TEACHING

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Art, Art Center College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

Adjunct Faculty, Visual Arts & Media Studies, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA