jess marie walker
Location: Alabama/United States
Categories

Design, Drawing, Installation, Other

Website

cargocollective.com/jessmariewalker

Wooloo Url

https://www.wooloo.org/jessmariewalker

About

STATEMENT

Compelled by the controlling role rhythm can play in an often chaotic environment, it is my goal to provide series of concentrated images, forms, and audio/visual experiences that will describe or depict discoveries of core organic rhythms. My search for essential and orderly properties of patterns and systems directs steady experimentation, solitary and in collaboration, where collected material is dissected and recorded as stylized data. The outcome of these explorative exercises as thematic intent is apparent in all my work including multi-media installation and performance art, drawing, printmaking, bookwork, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics.

 

BIO

 

Jess Marie's background varies as much as her interests. As a multidisciplinary artist her work is often highly collaborative and experimental. Her experiments with sound, form, line, and communications have been hosted in galleries and museums in Birmingham, Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York, and San Francisco, among other cities and towns in the U.S. She currently lives and works in Montevallo, Alabama. Following is a selection of collaborative exhibitions, performances, and projects she has directed or participated in, listed chronologically from present to 1994 ::


flusnoix
flusnoix :: flusdrawxing
Pretty/Much Collective
Mountain Maker Cohorts
HoWaYaDa
forestial A:1
G.O.R.A.inMotus
mono09pod
Up South
dig; book
nomenclature of my buckets
sweatmilk productions
deep red dirt
Anomally Local

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS, & PERFORMANCES

 

2015-present  co-directing member of flusnoix with Joel Nelson and Cody Iott conducting noise/music experiments in studio and live performances.

 

2015  "flusnoix :: flusdrawxing," a flusnoix performance and installation designed and directed in collaboration with Emanual Elinas and performed in collaboration with Jasper Lee, Kate Merrit Davis, Cherish Roodhouse, Brad Davis, Shea Stevenson, and Turner Williams. The Grocery Art Space. Northport, AL.

 

2013  "Pie forzao.001," the first of a series of exhibitions curated by Juan Negroni that aim to convene 12 to 15 artists to evaluate and carry out works that are personal approaches on the same technique, medium and mandatory concept. Georgia College Museum Galleries. Milledgeville, GA.

 

2011-2012   “flusaudiuxbox: transdio aumition exercise,” for “Aprocryphal, Traditional et al.” Curated by Jon Coffelt. And Shannon Morris. Georgia College Museum Galleries. Milledgeville, GA.

 

2012  “Pretty Much Collective +/+ Not About Beauty” collaborative mail art installation. Georgia College Museum Galleries. Milledgeville, GA.

 

2011   “Pretty Much Collective +/+ Not About Beauty” collaborative mail art mural. Space One Eleven. Birmingham, AL.

 

2011 “A Night of Intermental Transdio Experiactive Aumition,” a HoWaYaDa music, noise and performance piece in collaboration with Jasper Justice Lee, Karst, Cedro Danado and Alexnader Schmidt for Night Two of UAB Artlab’s Touch/Tone performance series. University of Alabama @ Birmingham Galleries. Birmingham, AL.

 

2010 & 2011  "Birmingham Artwalk," a juried fine art festival held in lofts and businesses of downtown Birmingham. Birmingham, AL.

 

2010  “Tea Time with Flaura,”  a HoWaYaDa music, noise, and performance piece in collaboration with Bassoonist, Katherine Young for “An Evening of Mini Performances Event of The Improvisor Festival: Celebrating The Improvisor's 30th Anniversary. The Listening Room. Birmingham, AL.

 

2010  “flusnoix,”  a HoWaYaDa interactive sound installation using assemblage and electronics and performance for “The Improvisor Festival: Celebrating The Improvisor's 30th Anniversary. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2010  “flusaudiuxbox: transdio aumition exercise,” a HoWaYaDa amplified audio box and game involving sound identification and language manipulation for “A Reader’s Art: the 10th Anniversary.” Curated by Jon Coffelt. Susan Hensel Gallery. Minneapolis, MN.

 

2010  “T Project,” a group exhibition of original T-shirts. Exhibiting six one of a kind, hand-pulled serigraph T-shirts. Designed and printed in collaboration with master printer, Patrick Mayton of Courageous Press. APW Gallery. Long Island City, NY.

 

2010  "flusaudiuxtory performallation," a HoWaYaDa music, noise, and performance piece for "A Very Spening Evecial." Lite Box Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2010  "flusaudiuxtory: intermental transdio expeririactive aumition," a HoWaYaDa interactive sound installation using assemblage and electronics for "Role Playing: Using the figure in contemporary art." Curated by Kate Merritt Davis. Lite Box Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2010  "thwerktwijgendenn," a HoWa-Ya Kdwelling for "Edge of Winter: A selection of contemporary Birmingham area artists." Curated by Kate Merritt Davis. Lite Box Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2009  “drawing mountains box no.1,” a Mountain Maker Cohorts Project for Gallery 1. Curated by Jon Coffelt. Central Booking. Brooklyn, NY

 

2009  "Birmingham Artwalk," a juried fine art festival held in lofts and businesses of downtown Birmingham. 2nd Row Studio. Birmingham, AL.

 

2009  “Sketch It Out,” a group drawing exhibition. APW Gallery. Long Island City, NY.

 

2008  “Water Closet Installation,” a two-person installation with Walker Yancey. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2007  “Re:re (Forward:fwd:fwd: forward),” a multi-media performance written and directed by Karen Graffeo, performed in collaboration. Waterloo Center for the Arts. Waterloo, IA.

 

2006  “Contour: The Definitive Line,” a group exhibition. Curated by John Coffelt. Schedler Minchin Fine Art. Homewood, AL.

 

2004  “Vanncox and Dean: Aeramonia,” a two-person exhibition with Wendi Flowers. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2002  “forestial:studyA1,” a multi-media performance written and directed in collaboration with Collin Adams for the Strictly Avant Garde Series. Performed by Lloyd Bricken, Christopher Bayerle, Ali Gonzenbach, and Codi Head. Steiner Auditorium, Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham, AL.

 

2002  “study for transitional space with accessible passageways and rooms for mutation,” a solo installation. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2002  “29 or 30 o’clock: an exploration of dislocation,” a multi-media performance written, directed, and performed in collaboration with Davey Williams for G.o.R.A.inMotus. Eyedrum. Atlanta, GA.

 

2001  “fissure no. 071725,” a multi-media performance written, directed, and performed in collaboration with Paul C. Wilm, Jacob Isaacs, Jennifer Shurbet and Randall Shurbet for the New Arts Stage of City Stages, Birmingham Museum of Art Foyer. Birmingham, AL.

 

2001  “Significant Pituitary Stimulation,” a solo installation for “Firsts: the personal and the historical,” a group exhibition. Curated by Tracie Noles Ross. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

2000  “The Blood Stained Chicken Scratchings,” an artist book selected for exhibition in “Journal of Influences: Friends and Mentors.” Curated by Pinky/MM Bass. Eastern Shore Art Center. Fairhope, AL.

 

2000  “Sleep Writing,” a solo in-process performance written and performed for “Journal of Influences: Friends and Mentors,” Curated by Pinky/MM Bass. Eastern Shore Art Center. Fairhope, AL.

 

2000  “Projects for Poems,” a video installation (instructions by Joan Brossa.) for “Do It,” a conceptually based traveling exhibition. Conceived and curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist in 1992. Atlanta College of Art Gallery. Atlanta, GA.

 

2000  “29:00 or 30:00 o’clock: an exploration of dislocation,” a multi-media performance written, directed, and performed in collaboration with Davey Williams for the Birmingham International Improv Festival. Starlight Amphitheater, Birmingham Southern College. As well as for the Spoken Word Festival of City Stages. Civil Rights Museum. Birmingham, AL.

 

1999  “trash no. 1,“ a video installation for “Up South,” a group exhibition involving 11 artists from the Southeastern United States. Coordinated by Space One Eleven, the Civil Rights Museum, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

1998  “Difficult Lace,” a multi-media performance written and directed by Karen Graffeo, performed in collaboration. Reynolds Theater, University of Montevallo. Montevallo, AL.

 

1997  “Bonfire,” a multi media performance written, directed, and performed in collaboration with Karen Graffeo, John Gaiser and Tony Rodeo for the Spoken Word Festival of City Stages. Birmingham Board of Education Auditorium. Birmingham, AL.

 

1996-1997  “The Blood Stained Chicken Scratchings,” an artist book selected for exhibition in “Shape-shifting: Transformations in the Art of the Book,” a juried traveling exhibition of book arts. University of Northern Colorado. Greely, CO.

 

1996  “Just Move It,” a solo installation. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

1996  “A Performance of Existence,” a multi media performance, written, directed and performed in collaboration with John Gaiser, Anne M. Bailey and Karen Graffeo. Bare Hands Gallery. Birmingham, AL.                                      

 

1996  “Above the Surface: Coosa River Performance,” a multi media performance written and directed by Karen Graffeo, performed in collaboration with Karen Graffeo, Pinky MM/Bass and John Gaiser. Nacoochee Arts and Community Center. Sautee, GA.

 

1995  “Pupa Tears Are Milk for The Embryo,” a multi media performance, written, directed and performed in collaboration with Karen Graffeo, John Gaiser, Glenn Engstrand, Rusty Banks and Susan Fulton. Birmingham Art Association. Birmingham, AL.

 

1995  “Pupa Tears and Sweat Milk,” a solo in-process performance. South of Market Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA.

 

1995  “Karate Motor Gold No.1 and No.2,” a multi media performance and interactive installation written, directed and performed in collaboration with Paul C. Wilm, Karen Graffeo, Justin Cordes, Paul McGrann and Jason Thrasher for the Birmingham International Improv Festival. Birmingham Art Association. Birmingham, AL.

 

1994  “Nomenclature of My Buckets: Listing and Labeling the Contents of My Heart,” solo BFA exit installation and exhibition. Agnes Gallery. Birmingham, AL.

 

1994  “Tears Cried Down After Fighting No. 3,” an installation and performance for “Prodigal Daughters.” Performed in collaboration with Justin Cordes. Curated by Karen Graffeo. Gallery V. Atlanta, GA.

 

1994  “Deep Red Dirt,” a two person exhibition with Benjamin L. Heu. Birmingham Art Association. Birmingham, AL.

 

1994  “Coffee Collard Water Sweet Black Coffee Performance Collaboration No. 3,” a multi media performance written, directed and performed in collaboration with Walon Smith, Glenn Engstrand, Paul C. Wilm, Karen Graffeo, Justin Cordes, E. Brooks Brown, and Dorah Rosen. Birmingham Art Association. Birmingham, AL.

 

 

ARTS RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2015-present   Special Projects Assistant to the Director for Magic City Art Connection and Moss Rock Festival. Foundation for Arts and Cultural Connections, Inc. Birmingham, AL.

 

2014-present   Founder and Co-director of flusnoix experimental music and installation collective. Montevallo, AL.

 

2012-2013   Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Recipient. Alabama State Council on the Arts. Montgomery, AL.

 

2010-2013   Director of Pretty/Much Collective +/+ Not About Beauty traveling mail art installations conceived and curated by Juan Alberto Negroni. San Juan, Puerto Rico and Montevallo, AL.

 

2010-2012   Co-founding Director of Stranded Art Cooperative. Montevallo, AL.

 

2008-2012   Coordinator and Primary Art Instructor of Shelby County Arts Council's Art Abilities Program. Columbiana, AL. www.shelbycountyartscouncil.com

 

2009-2012   Art Instructor of Printmaking and Ceramics for children and adults at Shelby County Arts Council. Columbiana, AL.

 

2009-2010   Coordinator of Nature’s Hideout: Creative Backyard Building workshops for children at WonderKid Studios of Moss Rock Festival. Hoover, AL.

 

2007-2008   Designer and Director of interactive installations for Art Bash, ONB Magic City Art Connection's annual fundraiser. Birmingham, AL. www.MagicCityArt.com

 

2006-2008   Artist, Art Education, and etc.spaces Coordinator for Moss Rock Festival. Hoover, AL. www.MossRockFestival.com

 

1999-2008   Artist and/or Art Education Coordinator for ONB Magic City Art Connection. Birmingham, AL.

 

2004   Ceramics Instructor for Space One Eleven’s Camp Chroma, and Curator and Director of Installation of the Instructor Art Exhibition. Birmingham, AL. www.SpaceOneEleven.org

 

2000-2002   Part-time Photoshop, Art Foundations and Art Fundamentals teacher for Alabama School of Fine Arts. Birmingham, AL.

 

1999-2001   Founding Director of mono09pod experimental artist run space. Birmingham, AL.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1994  Bachelor of Fine Arts. University of Montevallo. Montevallo, AL.

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