“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 multidisciplinary artist and Co-Director/Creator of the community arts project and fake public access tv show “Whoop Dee Doo” (www.whoopdeedoo.tv). Warren is a NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts, and has been awarded artist residencies in NYC with the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Pioneer Works, BRICworkspace, Abrons AIRspace, and American Medium. Warren is the recipient of the Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and is a featured artist in ART21's documentary series "New York Close Up".
Warren has taught extensive workshop series’ with youth, adults and seniors. She has worked with NYC public schools and organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, the Art21 Education Dept., The Museum of Art & Design, The Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA Program, NurtureArt, the Dia: Beacon and Abrons Arts Center, and she has received a United States Presidential Teaching Award, presented by Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. in 2013.
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) has created over 30 large-scale commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum (Chicago), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), POP Montreal & DHC/ART (Montreal), The Contemporary (Baltimore), and most recently with SFMOMA in San Francisco, CA, and the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. Whoop Dee Doo recently received a Franklin Furnace Grant, an Abrons Arts Center Artist Fellowship, and was a 2016 artist-in-residence at the High Line (NYC).