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Born
October 21, 1955   Coronado, CA

Education

1983    MFA, Painting, Mills College, Oakland, CA
1978    BFA, Painting, California College of the Arts, CA

One-Person Exhibitions

2014    Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Jamie Brunson: Indra's Net, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
            Art & Design Center Gallery, UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA 
2010    Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009    Jamie Brunson: The Veil Paintings, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2007    Jamie Brunson: Arcadia, Michael Rosenthal Contemporary Art, Redwood City, CA
2005    Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2004    Jamie Brunson: Flourish, Cline Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 
2003    Jamie Brunson: Flourish, Cline Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 
2002    Jamie Brunson: New Paintings, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999    Place/Memory/Process, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1998    Traveler, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA (Catalogue)
1996    Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA
1995    Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995    Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
1992    Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
1989    Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA
          Khiva Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
1986    Jamie Brunson: Emblematic Paintings, Plaza Gallery, Bank of America Corp., San Francisco, CA 
1985    Khiva Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Group Exhibitions

2015     Fresh, Turner Carrol Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
           
Metaphysical Abstraction, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
            Travels Through Time and Light, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA 

 
2014    Red, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Metaphysical Abstraction, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
            Shift: Five Decades of Contemporary California Painting
             Monterey Museum at La Mirada, Monterey, CA 
 

2012    Terra Incognito: Imaginary Landscapes, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CA 
          Gender Specific: Take It or Leave It, Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA 
           Summer in South Park (Again), Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Material Abstraction, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
           Textile as Painting/Painting as Textile, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA 

2011    Admit Eight, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
           Kala Artist’s Annual, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA

2010    CCA Alumni Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
           Picturing the Word, Center for Arts, Religion and Education, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
            Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2009    Metaphysical Abstraction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
            Cut the Edge, Weave the Line, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
            Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2008    Kala Artists Annual Exhibition, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
            Patterns & Rhythms, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery & Terminal One, 
            Los Angeles International Airport, CA 
            Flourish, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO 

2007    CCA @ di Rosa Preserve: Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the California College of the Arts,
            di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
            Current, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
            30 x 30, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO 

2006    Drawn, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
            In the Viewing Room: Paintings by David Kroll, Christopher Pelle and Jamie Brunson,
            Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
          Virology, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2005    Ornamentation: The Art of Desire, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
            Five, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO
            Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
           Transversal, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
           Neo Mod: Recent Northern California Abstraction, The Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA    

2004    Neo Mod: Recent Northern California Abstraction, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (Catalogue)
            It’s About Time: Celebrating 35 Years, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (Catalogue)
            Hidden Order: Pattern & Content in Contemporary Abstraction, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

2003    Dichotomies, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
            Travelers, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
            Visible Rhythm, Koret Gallery, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
           Surface Tension, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
            A to Z: Contemporary and Historical Works on Paper, Cline Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
            New Year: Gallery Selections, R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA 

2002    Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
            Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
            Surface Tension: Pattern & Ornament in Contemporary Painting, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
           Being There: Here, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA 

2001    Small Works 2001, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
            Art Takes: Contemporary Work by CCAC Alumni, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
            Contemporary Pattern, The Mills Building Art Program, San Francisco, CA 

2000    Pregnant Pause, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
            Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA  

1999    At the Millennium: Contemporary Painting from Northern California, Monterey Museum of Art, CA
            Recent Works by Alumni, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
            Shifting the Familiar, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO 

1998    20th Anniversary Exhibition, Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
            Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
            Revolver, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
          444 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 

1997    Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA

1996    Painting Is Not Dead, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA            

1995    Oscar Wilde: A Man of Great Importance, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Anonymous Arrangement, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 

1994    Homage to the Bard, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Brunson/Middlebrook/Long, Site Lines Gallery, James Irving Foundation, San Francisco, CA
            Something In Common, Collector's Gallery, The Oakland Museum, CA

1993    The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1992    Out of Bounds: The Word Becomes Art, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
            Working On Paper, Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

1991    Do You Hear What I'm Saying? Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, Transamerica Corp., San Francisco, CA
            conTEXTual, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Fired, SOMAR Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
           For Better or For Worse--Artist's Views on Romance, Monterey Museum of Art, , CA 

1990    Con Text, Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Lines of Force, Bayfront Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
            Faculty Exhibition, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            The Painted Word, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
           The Writing on the Wall, Downtown Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
           The Writing on the Wall, Truckee Meadows College Gallery, Reno, NV 

1989    Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Jamie Brunson/Carrie Lederer, Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, CA
            Faculty Exhibition, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Home/Homeless, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

1988    Signs of the Times, Hewlett-Packard Corporate Headquarters & Syntex Gallery, Syntex Corporation,
           Palo Alto, CA
          Contention, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1987    Faculty Exhibition, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           The Faculty Collects, University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA
           The Artist And The Myth, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA (Catalogue) 
            On The Horizon: Emerging In California, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
           Alumnae Artists Invitational, Mills College Museum, Oakland, CA 

1986    Khiva Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           She, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
          The Critic As Artist, Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA 
          Shelter, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
           Partners, Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA
          Toward The One: The Mystery of Sign, Lillian Paley Center For The Visual Arts, Oakland, CA

1985    A Summer Place, Sarah Renschler Gallery, New York, NY
            Signs & Symbols, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
            Pro-Arts Annual, Pro-Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA (Catalogue)

1984    Paper/Fiber VII, The Arts Center, Iowa City, IA
            31st Annual Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (Catalogue)

1983    California Mystique: Contemporary Women Artists, Julian McPhee Galerie,
            Cal-Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
            California Works Exposition, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
            Houses, University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA

 

Commissions

Banana Republic, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
The Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA
The MGM Grand Mansion, Las Vegas, NV
Neiman Marcus, Atlanta, GA | Walnut Creek, CA
The Peninsula Hotel, New York City, NY
Western Assets, New York City, NY 

 

Public & Corporate Collections 

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Aratex Corporation, USA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, CA
Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Embassy of the United States of America, Doha, Qatar
The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL
Hewlett-Packard Corporation, USA
Intercontinental Miami Airport, Miami, FL
Jackson International, Denver, CO
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The Westin Hotel, Pusan, Korea 

 

Publications

Levy, Mark. Altered Consciousness and Modern Art. Altering Consciousness,Volume 1 : Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Etzel Cardena and Michael Winkelman, Editors. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011.  pp. 350-352. 
ReflectionsThe San Jose Museum of Art Permanent Collection. San Jose, CA: San Jose Museum of Art, 2004. pp. 44-45 
New American Paintings 2000: Pacific Coast. Volume 31, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA
New American Paintings 1997: Pacific Coast, Volume 13, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA

Residency Awards

2011   Winter Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
2005   James Irvine Foundation Honorary Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA 


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Baker, Kenneth. Self-Consciousness and the Painted Word. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Saturday, March 25, 1989
Baker, Kenneth. Jamie Brunson: Painting Signs of the Times. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, June 6, 1986
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Gallery Representation

Andrea Schwartz, Director
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 454 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
415-495-2090 

Libby Cooper, Director
Mobilia Gallery, 358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 876-2109 

James Robischon, Director
Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202
303-298-7788