ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings are light studies. Light assists us in understanding landscapes, by experiencing the magnitude and direction in which it allows our vision to flow. As light moves it creates a dialogue between forms by defining them and their negative spaces. By concentrating on light as its own entity, I explore how it manipulates itself around objects and is distinguished through mood.

I often seek unfamiliar settings to explore new forms in unique lighting and climate.  This invites a sense of play in organic silhouettes and shadows, where I work with nuances between tone, transparency and vibrancy. 

The titles of my pieces reflect an investigation of inner work with ideas such as peace, capacity and victory, paralleling images that are gentle while others reflect an urgency. I have been exploring the resiliency of our planet’s natural land regeneration in the face of climate change.  I practice slowing down and observing surroundings to reach a calming state of meditation, which I find restorative to conflicts. Such inner peace is not always passive, but rather, a strong force that transforms my inner world. Feeling that we all need nature and a responsibility to protect it, my aim is to raise curiosity with my paintings and encourage collective critical thinking in regards to environment.




ARTIST BIO

Jaime Coffey Bateman is a Los Angeles based artist.  Originally from Oregon, she attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art, earning her BFA in painting.

Prior to moving to California, Bateman developed a passion for travel and in her artwork, explored light studies, as landscapes in foreign places.  She spent months traveling throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, South America and Madagascar, painting on sight and gathering subject matter for her future work.

Bateman’s past solo shows at TAG Gallery focused on images spanning Oregon to California, in both “California Series” and “Red Earth.”  Working in egg tempera, a mixture of egg yolk, dry pigment and water, she continued her work in light studies, and introduced a subtle narrative between the landscape and wildlife.  “Red Earth” brought a specific turning point for Bateman as she was able to voice through her artwork an environmental commentary on fire seasons and the effects of global warming.

Bateman’s newest paintings can be found in her series titled “Intentions,” in which she reflects back on her 2005 adventures in the Salar de Uyuni region of Bolivia.  Work spans from her original trip, alongside new pieces that represent her recent discoveries of lithium mining.  This work is an investigation of human impressions and choices that she depicts as visual paths through the landscape.




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EDUCATION

1995-1999 Pacific Northwest College of Art, BFA in Painting, Portland, OR

1997 Summer, Pont-Aven School of Art, Pont Aven, France

AWARDS

1998-99 Class of 1974 Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art

1997-98 Doro Haskell-Johnson Memorial Scholarship, PNCA

1996-97 Shaw Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art

1996-97 Stephen Eberly Thompson Scholarship, PNCA

1995-96 Kennedy Freshman Scholarship, PNCA

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 23

SOCIAL MEDIA & ASSOCIATIONS


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 Los Angeles Art Association, Online "Petite Works" Show.

2020 Los Angeles Art Association, Online "Seclusion" Show.

2020 Artfully Spaced Gallery, "360 Degrees of Healing" Juried Show, Los Angeles, CA

2020 SoLA Contemporary, "ART + ACTIVISM" Juried Show, Los Angeles, CA

2019 TAG Gallery, Solo Show "Red Earth," Los Angeles, CA

2019 Castelli Art Space, Living Histories Pop Up Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Artfully Spaced Gallery, "Differences Shine Alike" Juried Show, Los Angeles, CA

2018 TAG Gallery, Solo Show "California Series," Los Angeles, CA

2018 HOTE Gallery, "In Bloom" Juried Show, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Beyond The Lines Gallery, "Mix It Up" Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

2017 TAG Gallery, New Members/Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Huntington Beach Art Center, "Centered on the Center," HB, CA

2016 Gallery 825, Juried Open Show, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station,Five Women Show "Foreign Travels"CA

2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery, 2016 Juried Show, Topanga Canyon, CA

2016 Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts Open Call Show. OC, CA

2016 Itty Bitty Art Show. Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2015 Member Women Environmental Artist Directory, http://weadartists.org, CA

2012 Itty Bitty Art Show.  Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2009 LA Municipal Art Gallery Open Call.  Los Angeles, CA

2008 Annual Art Walk.  Filmore, CA

2008 550 N. Brand St., Lobby Show.  Glendale, CA

2007 Satsuma Gallery, Group Show.  N. Hollywood, CA

2007 Westmoreland Open Studios, Los Feliz.  Los Angeles, CA

2007 Los Feliz Village Street Fair.  Los Angeles, CA

2006 LA Art Exchange Auctions.  Santa Monica, CA

2004 Gallery 114, "Landscapes," Two person show.  Portland, OR

2004 Cascade AIDS Project, "Art for Life" Benefit Auction.  Portland, OR

2003 Gallery 114, "Steal," Group Show.  Portland, OR

2003 Pacific Northwest College of Art, "Alumni Landscape Show." Portland, OR

2003 Gallery 114, "Portrait Show."  Portland, OR

2003 Gallery 114, "Recent Landscapes," Two person show.  Portland, OR

2002 Gallery 114, "Collecting on a Shoestring," Group Show.  Portland, OR

2002 Gallery 114, "Backspace," Group Show.  Portland, OR

2001 Wisp Studio, Everett Station Lofts, "Light & Landscapes."  Portland, OR

2000 Cascade AIDS Project, "Art for Life" Benefit Auction.  Portland, OR

1999 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Thesis Show.  Portland, OR

 

 


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