Picture of Jamie sitting on a couch in her Studio.
 

Bio

I started this work as a crafter and home interiors enthusiast, wanting to see what kind of large scale art I could make with fabric. I've always been drawn to making things and texture, but when I started manipulating fabric to create wall art, I found something I knew I had to keep exploring. At the time, I was just playing around with my own ideas and had no exposure to the fact that other people do things similar to this, using fabrics in unconventional ways. I've been so excited to learn about the amazing variety of textile and fiber art as I grow my own practice. 

I'm starting to use my work to talk about ideas that are important to me. After 16 years dedicated to a spiritual career path, I found myself frustrated by an environment that held no space for critique, rest, play, and honest reciprocal relationships with people who think differently, as well as a lack of opportunity for me as a woman. In this exploration of art through textiles I have found the platform that makes the most sense for me, where I can show up with my whole self. I feel like I'm just getting started. 

 
 

Statement

 

I use fiber and textile waste in traditional, sculptural, intuitive and sometimes automatic (stream of consciousness/free-flowing) techniques to create 2D and 3D forms. I’m interested in mental health as it relates to dominant cultural philosophies, especially theology, religious teaching and practices. I’m interested in feminism as it relates to parenting, marriage, work and religious practices. I’m using materials I grew up around with a seamstress mother and multi-generation crafter heritage to question assumptions about mental health, womanhood, and spirituality.


Press

 
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Unison Home x PGR Earth Day 2017 Collaboration

CV

Jamie Tubbs (b. 1983, USA)

jamie@jamietubbsstudio.com

Exhibitions

2018 AOKI Arts, group exhibition (forthcoming)

2017 District x PGR: Solo exhibition at District Chicago (December 2017- March 2018)

2017 indiGO: a benefit exhibition. Children’s Museum of Art and Social Justice (May, 2017)

2017 Fields, Solo Exhibition at Cafe Fresco, Crown Point Indiana (October-December 2017)

2017 Group Exhibition, Scratch Goods, Chicago (September 2017- January 2018)

Publications

“In Stitches.” Sophisticated Living Chicago. July/August 2018. Page 67.

“Behind the Scenes with Artist Jamie Tubbs.” Rachelloewen.com/blog. May 2, 2018.

2018 Unison Spring Catalog

“Art In Unison: Artist Interview with Jamie Tubbs.” Unisonhome.com/blog. February, 2018

2017 Unison Spring Catalog

“PGR x Unison Earth Day Collaboration.” Unisonhome.com/blog. March 2017

Commissions

In 2014-2018, I executed 30+ commissions for residential and commercial interior design and individual clients.

Related Experience

2018 Chicago Children’s Museum (Teaching Artist)

2018 Chicago Children’s Museum (Teaching Artist)

2018 Unison Home Spring Catalog (Product Offering)

2017 Children’s Museum of Art and Social Justice (Teaching Artist)

Art Fairs (Exhibited Independently)

2017 Lakeview Arts Festival

2017 One of a Kind Show

2017 Fetching Market

2016 Dose Market

2015 Bucktown Arts Festival

2015 Dose Market

2014 Randolph Street Market