James Jean

by Sunday, January 16, 2011

Talking about a monstre: a painter, a fine illustrator, and a unique drawing hand-style.  Born in 1979, Taipei, Taiwan, James Jean lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Add to bookmarks his website.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009

Kindling, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009

GR Biennale, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

2008

Just In: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection, Leonard Dobbs Gallery, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Beyond Baby Tattooville, Members Gallery, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2006

Panelists 2, Giant Robot Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Black and White, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR

Unforgiving, The Changing Room, New York, NY

2005

Idols of Perversity, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

Soothsayers, Scion Installation Space, Culver City, CA

Characters, Scene II, Silvermine Guild Arts Ceter, New Canaan, CT

Characters, Scene I, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008

Atkinson, Nathalie. “Pure Jeanius.” The National Post (February 21, 2008) [ill.]

“James Jean.” Ppaper (February, 2008): 56-58. [ill.]

Nakamura, Eric. “James Jean: Comic Couture.” Giant Robot, Issue 54 (August, 2008): 49-55. [ill.] [cover]

Moore, Booth. “Fairy-Tale Vision.” The Los Angeles Times (March 30, 2008) [ill.]

2007

Silva, Horacio. “Now Sketching – James Jean’s Prada Prints.” The New York Times Magazine (December, 2007) [ill.]

Flynn, Paul. “Fashion Loves Art.” POP (Winter, 2007): 147, 149, 156, 163, 164. [ill.] [cover]

Choe, David. “James Jean.” Juxtapoz, No. 73 (February, 2007): 72-83. [ill.]

Vollero, Joan. “Unseen Forces.” Theme (Summer, 2007): 50-57. [ill.] [cover]

Owens, Annie. “James Jean: Black Parade.” Hi-Fructose, Volume 5 (2007): 58-64. [ill.]

“James Jean.” DPI, Volume 98 (June, 2007): 52-59. [ill.]

Shukhman, Yevgeniy. “Mean Toys.” Mean (March-April, 2007): 24,25 [ill.]

AWARDS

2008

Bronze Lion, Cannes Lions Festival 2008, Cannes, France.

Best Packaging Design (Nomination), Grammy Award, Los Angeles, CA

Best Cover Artist, Eisner Award, San Diego, CA

Best Publication Design, Eisner Award, San Deigo, CA

MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2 Responses
  • katie
    January 16, 2011

    wonderful….

  • wewan
    January 20, 2011

    the one