“In her latest New York exhibition, Jaimie Warren comes across as a force of nature, or at least pop culture, whose work brims with messy promise. [Her photographs] indicate a talent for color and tactility (to say the least) as well as for rough-edged transformation that combines aspects of the work of Cindy Sherman, Sandy Skoglund and Alex Bag while channeling the spirits of Leigh Bowery, Divine and George Grosz.”
Roberta Smith, The New York Times
Jaimie Warren is a photographer and performance artist creating works both independently as well as collaboratively with youth and community groups. She was born in 1980 in Waukesha, Wisconsin and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is co-creator and co-director of the community-engaged and artist-led fake television show Whoop Dee Doo.
Recent solo exhibitions of Warren’s work have been presented in New York at The Hole, Higher Pictures and American Medium, and in California at Helmuth Projects and San Francisco Camerawork. Warren’s work has been highlighted in publications including The New York Times, artnet, ArtNews, New York Magazine, ArtFCity, FOAM, ArtForum and Dazed & Confused, among others.
Warren is a 2017 Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA Artist-in Residence, a 2016 Maker’s Muse Awardee, a 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2015 Abrons AIRspace resident. She is the recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and she is the subject of a 2008 monograph published by Aperture. Warren is a featured artist in ART21's documentary series "New York Close Up", and she is the recipient of a United States Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award.
Special thanks to Matt Roche, Sofia Dixon, Rebecca Fayemi, Xiaoyang Jin, Calder Zwicky, Mya Edwards, Monika Uchiyama, Eileen Emond, Matthew Leifheit, Megan Goddard, Joseph Keckler, Erin Zona, Lee Heinemann, Jessy Abid, Justin Oswald, Tim Barber, Josh Pavlick, Peter Fankhauser, Tara Perkins, Garrett Fuselier, Daniel Goggin, Lindsey Griffith, Sara Haug, Cody Critcheloe, Kevin Schowengerdt, Zachary VanBenthusen, Kathy Grayson, Kate Hackman, Raechell Smith, Colin Self, Megan Nelson, Erica Peterson, Peggy Noland, Andrea Peterson and Katie Vaughters for their help in the creation of this work.
About Whoop Dee Doo:
Whoop Dee Doo (est. 2006) is a traveling, artist-led project and non-profit organization that creates ambitious installations and live performances as collaborations with community groups. Whoop Dee Doo often works closely with underserved youth groups to research, conceive and create their projects. Whoop Dee Doo is a 2016 Franklin Furnace Grant Recipient, a 2015 Abrons Arts Center Artist Fellow, and a 2016 Artist-in-Residence of the High Line Education Department in New York City.
Whoop Dee Doo has created commissioned community-based projects for organizations including the Smart Museum (Chicago), Abrons Arts Center (New York), SPACE (Portland, ME), the Museum of Art & Design (New York), The Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art (Kansas City), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), the Time-Based Arts Festival (Portland, OR), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), City Arts/Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), POP Montreal and DHC Contemporary Art (Montreal), and Miami Dade College and LegalArt (Miami, FL), among others.