Ian James


2009   MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2004   BA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH




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

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 



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



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, Joshua Tree, CA



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



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



A Romantic Measure, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Knowledges, performance, Mt. Wilson Observatory, Angeles National Forest, CAThe Black Box, performance, Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Opening Reception, performance, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

The Blue Shanty, performance, Los Angeles, CAW.

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

Tonalism, performance, El Cosmico, Marfa, TX



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



Predator II, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Feeling Feelings, 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



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

Reflection, CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA2007 Subject to the Wall, Deborah Page Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Camp Laurel, Debora Page Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2006 What We Do is Secret, ROY Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

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




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


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


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

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


I was a Teenage Pieman, co-curator, Block Party, Los Angeles, CA




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


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, “Five shows in LA you should see this week,” LA Weekly, Apr. 6.


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


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 




A Catalog of Existing Photography – Invisible Solid Publishing Corp


“The Void that Binds: Moving Mass through Space and Time” – Prism of Reality Issue no. 2 Industrial Color/Light Test – Golden Spike Press




Residency – The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY


Faculty Development Grant, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA



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




Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Antioch College, Los Angeles, CA 



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

Part-time Faculty, Visual Arts & Media Studies, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA