JAMES JEAN

JAMES JEAN

Born in Taipei, Taiwan
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

1997-2001
BFA, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Rebus, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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

2001
International Printmaking Competition, SoHo20 Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008
Atkinson, Nathalie. "Pure Jeanius." The National Post, Feb. 21, 2008 [ill.]
"James Jean." Paper (Feb. 2008): 56-58. [ill.]
Nakamura, Eric. "James Jean: Comic Couture." Giant Robot, Issue 54 Aug. 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, Dec. 2007 [ill.]
Flynn, Paul. "Fashion Loves Art." POP (Winter, 2007): 147, 149, 156, 163, 164. [ill.] [cover]
Choe, David. "James Jean." Juxtapoz, No. 73 (Feb., 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.]

2006
Cohen, Fernanda. "James Jean: Lineas Exquisitas." 90+10 (Sep.-Oct. 2006):
62-67. [ill.]
"Exhibit'eh." Cool'eh, Volume 2, Issue 4 (Aug. 2006): 38-39, 84-85. [ill.]

2005
Nowicka, Agate. "Galeria James Jean." EXKLUSIV (July 2005): 70-77. [ill.]
Bourdeaux-Maurin, Helianthe. "Characters: Scene 1 & 2." Characters (2005): 5. [ill.]
Speasmaker, Joel. "The A-Z Issue." The Drama, Issue 5 (2005): 36. [ill.]
Leach, Matt. "Infinite Activity: The Art of James Jean." Empty, Issue 4 (2005): 52-63. [ill.]

2004
Ojun, Lisha. "Alternative Wonderland: The Art of James Jean." ISH (2004): 90-97. [ill.]
Young, Robert. "James Jean: The Prodigal Cover Boy." The Comics Interpreter, Volume
2, Issue 3 (2004): 26-41 [ill.] [cover]

2000
Cyr, Lisa. "Visual Melody." HOW (Dec. 2000): 62-63. [ill.]

PUBLICATIONS

2009
Richmond, VA. AdHouse Books. Process Recess: The Hallowed Seam, vol. 3. Text by
James Jean

2008
New York, NY. DC/Vertigo Comics. Fables: Covers by James Jean. Texts by James Jean
and Bill Willingham

2007
Richmond, VA. AdHouse Books. Process Recess, vol. 2. Text by James Jean

2005
Richmond, VA. AdHouse Books. Process Recess, vol. 1. Texts by James Jean and Paul Pope

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

2007
Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Best Cover Artist, Eisner Award, San Diego, CA
Best Short Story, Eisner Award, San Diego, CA.
Best Cover Artist, Harvey Award
Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Best Cover Artist, Eisner Award, San Diego, CA
Best Cover Artist, Harvey Award

2005
Best Cover Artist, Eisner Award, San Diego, CA
Best Cover Artist, Harvey Award

2004
Best Cover Artist, Eisner Award, San Diego, CA

2001
Alan M. Goffman Award, New York, NY

2000
Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, CA
Gilbert Stone Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Jellybean Photographics Millenium Award, New York, NY

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2008
Trembled Blossoms, Animated Film for Prada S/S 2008 Collection

2007
Wallpaper & Fabric Prints for Prada S/S 2008 Collection

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2009
OFFSET, Dublin, Ireland
Semi-Permanent, Auckland, New Zealand
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

2008
Atlanta Art Forum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2007
Semi-Permanent, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lecture and Demonstration, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2005
Lecture and Demonstration, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

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