My art reflects my interest in the way we deal with mystery in a scientific era, exploring how the fantastic fits into comtemporary culture. My influences come from a variety of story-sources: Norse mythology, The Old Testament, and tales of folkloric revenants from Eastern Europe. I’m exploring the ways these archetypes interact with a new generation.
*I am currently entertaining both fine art and music video commission proposals.*
Jym is Associate Professor of Art at Reinhardt University in Georgia, where he oversees the Digital Art Lab. Jym’s exhibition record includes shows all over the east and west coast of the United States as well as Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Lithuania, and at The University of Thessaloniki School of Fine Arts in Greece. His work was featured in the 2009 Prentice Hall textbook Digital Art: Its Art and Science as well as the International Cinematographer's Guild Magazine. His music videos appear on Encyclopedia Asthmatica, a DVD compilation of Asthmatic Kitty Records music videos.
o Big Mini Media Festival, November 2012, Media Arts Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York.
o Traps: Video Screening Series, August 2012, SPACE 1026, Philadelphia PA.
o Reinhardt University Faculty Biennial (inaugual), April 2012, The Hideaway, Jasper GA.
o Experimental Media Series (finalist), January 2011, Maryland Institute College of Art &The Philips Collection, Washington, DC. juror: DJ SPOOKY
o International Fest of Cinema and Technology, January 2010, Living Room Theatre, Portland, ORE.
o Art Outlet, Head Cinema - Sleep, Dreams, and Reality, October 2009, Capital Skyline Hotel Video Lounge and Bar, Washington, DC.
o CologneOFF, Violence + Taboo: An Online International Video Festival, October-December 2009, Cologne, Germany.
o The Harrison Center for the Arts, Unusual Animals Project Space, Mostly Loves Clouds, January 2008, Indianapolis, IN.
o Kalamata Historic Centre, Festival Miden, July 2007 Kalamata, Greece.
o Outvideo, International Video Art Festival, July 2007, Moscow, Volgograd, Russia.
o DC Arts Center, By Chance, February 2007, Washington, DC.
o The Warehouse Gallery, The Werewolf Youth, April 2007, Washington, DC.
o Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Elements, April 2006, Greensboro, NC.
o Minna Gallery, Independant Exposure: Autumnal Edition, September 2005, San Francisco, CA.
o Samothraki World Music and Art Festival, group show, July 2005, Samothraki, Greece.
o Gallery 115: The Design Group, Faculty Group Show, April 2005, Greensboro, NC.
o Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, School of Fine Arts, Pixeldance Video Art Festival, March 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece.
o Weatherspoon Art Museum, Art on Paper, group show, January 2005, Greensboro, NC.
o RestCycling Art International Projekt, group show, September 2004, Berlin, Germany.
o Synthetic Zero Loft, Conversions Series, group show, August 2004, New York, New York.
o Der Witte Ruime (The White Space), group show, August 2004, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
o Machfeld International Arts and Culture Society, Machfeld Studio, group show, August 2004, Vienna, Austria.
o University of California Film and Video Center, Eyeberrations, group show, June 2004, Irvine, CA.
o Project Creo / Pier Gallery, Transparencies, February 2004, St. Petersburg, FL.
o Weatherspoon Art Museum, Fresh Picks: Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, September 2003.
o Pier Gallery, Sola Creo, group show, July 2003, St. Petersburg, FL.
o Vermont Studio Center, Vermont Studio Center: New Work, January 2003, Johnson, VT.
o Weatherspoon Art Museum, M.F.A. Exhibit (three-person show), May 2003, Greensboro, NC.
o Elliot University Center Gallery, Index, group show, 2003, Greensboro, NC.
o McIver Gallery, Wet Ink: New Digital Work, group show, 2003, University of North Carolina Greensboro.
o Tampa Heights Temple, Gala Corina, group show, 2002, Tampa, FL.
Fellowships and Honors
o United Arts Council of North Carolina, Regional Artists Hub Grant, 2005-06
o Howard Fellowship, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2002-03.
o Hester and Deblasio Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, January 2003.
o Joan Mitchell Foundation, grant finalist, spring 2003.
o Dedalus Foundation, grant nominee, spring 2003.
o Visual Arts Award, Outstanding Visual Artist of the Year, Carson-Newman College, 1999.
o Associate Professor of Art, Reinhardt College, 2006 - 2012.
o Adjunct Instructor of Art, Wake Forest University, 2005-06.
o Part time Instructor of Art, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2003-06.
o Painting Assistant for Mike Ananian, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2001-02.
o M.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Video, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2003.
o Independent study, University of Tennessee, 2000.
o B.A. in Art, Carson-Newman College, May 1999. Cum laude.
Bibliography, Publications, & Reviews
o Yue-Ling Wong, Digital Art: Its Art and Science, Pearson / Prentice Hall textbook, 2009p. 242 Chapt 6: Time-Based Medium.
o Kim Rinehimer, “Paints Well With Others”, Washington City Paper, Art Section, April 5, 2007
o Tom Patterson, “A Versatile Medium”, The Winston-Salem Journal, January 2, 2005
o Ann Millett, “Art on Paper 2004”, Art on Paper Magazine, January / February, 2005
o Tom Patterson, “The Key Word is Paper”, The Winston-Salem Journal, December 19, 2004.
o Lennie Bennett, “Putting emotion in Motion”, St. Petersburg Times, May 6, 2004.
Commercial illustration, music video, and professional activity
o Illustration: ICG Magazine: International Cinematographers Guild, “Axe Men” Vol. 80 No. 9, August 2009. p. 37
o Illustration: Georgia Music Magazine, Georgia Music Magazine, “Moon River”, Fall Edition, Issue 18. October, 2010.
o Participant in Sprockets Music Video Festival, The 40 Watt Club, Athens GA, 2008
o Encyclopedia Asthmatica, a DVD compilation of Asthmatic Kitty Records Videos, 2008. see below for videos.
o Music Videos: The Curtains, (Album: Calamity), My Brightest Diamond, (Album: Tear It Down), and Half-Handed Cloud, (Album: Halos and Lassos)
o Conceived of and co-directed title credit sequence to Beyond the Wall of Sleep, Lion’s Gate Film. 2005.
o Visiting speaker and guest juror, Carson-Newman College, April 2005.
o Recognized and represented by Microcinema.com, an online San Fransisco distributor of experimental media art, 2004 & 2008.
In a more commercial realm, I have recently entered the world of music videos. My artwork has always been inspired by musicians, and after working in video for so long, I found that music videos are a really nice way to expand my collaborative field. Visit my vimeo site for an up-to-date catalog of my music videos or contact me for a sample DVD. The Asthmatic Kitty music video compilation, Encyclopedia Asthmatica, featuring two of my videos can be bought here.