About

Jamie Hahn Artist Statement:

Figure Ground Rhythm is a concept I’ve developed in my research of making interdisciplinary work. I’m interested in directing a sense of orientation as a figure transitions in response to the ground (the environment). In four dimensions, time meets the moment to integrate with tactile and visual perceptual systems, shifting the figure to ground rhythm into a moment of difference within similarity.

Exterior surfaces merge with internal spaces of contemplation in artist books, prints and video installation. By utilizing the machine: the camera both in film, digital and video processing, I explore ideas of electronic meditations on time and place within a landscape. My work is interconnected as each piece directs a sense of orientation through the use of repetition in time-based media. Embracing four dimensions, I am interested in attempting to reveal the transformative effect of still and moving imagery as the figure, the viewer, becomes an integral performative element. My work focuses on a connectivity of place and time, identity and landscape.

BIO

Jamie Hahn is an interdisciplinary time-based media artist working in photography, video, books and prints. By utilizing the machine: the camera both in film, digital and video processing, she explores ideas of electronic meditations on time and place within a landscape. Receiving an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in 2010, her work has been shown in screenings, group exhibitions and solo installations nationally and internationally: Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY (2009), The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (2008-2010), the LOOP Video Arts Festival in Barcelona (2009, 2010), NYSCC at Alfred University, Thesis Exhibition (2010), the Saranac, Spokane, WA (2011), Rochester Contemporary Art Center (2012), and Cite’ Internationale Paris (2012), Eastern Washington University Art Gallery (2011, 2013), the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (2015,2017), University of Oklahoma (2017), and the CICA Museum, South Korea (2017).

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2010 Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Integrated Arts
Alfred University New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY

2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography and Art History
Anderson University, Anderson, IN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Figure Ground Rhythm, MFA Thesis Exhibition,
School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University
2009 Ocean Cloud, Video Installation, John Woods Studio,
School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University
2006 A Landscape, Print Installation, Langhrichs Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
2002 Nature in Contrast, Print Installation, Gallery Sklo, Atlanta, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

“Within A Reverie”, large format print, National Weather Biennial, University of Oklahoma

“Surface Reflections”, single channel video, Maritime Exhibition, National Gallery Cayman

“Interior Repetitions: II”, single channel video, Landscape, CICA Museum, South Korea

2016  “Upon the Seas”, a single channel video, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands                                                                                                                                       2015  “Between Home & Time: Part II”, large format print installation, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
2013 EWU Faculty Exhibition, Cheney, WA

2011
Mirage, Single Channel Video, Cite’ Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Scapes, Single Channel Video and Archival Inkjet Print Installation, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY

2010
Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, Archival Inkjet Print, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
A Figurative Ground: Meditations, Print and artist book installation, Saranac Art Gallery, Spokane, WA
One Reflect One, Single Channel Video, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Converge, Artist Book, SPAS Gallery, RIT, Rochester, NY
EIA, Single Channel Video, The Museum at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
Central Isolation, Single Channel Video, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2009
Dogs on the Moon, Single Channel Video, Les Voutes, Paris, France
Screens from the Centrally Isolated, Single Channel Video, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY

2008
Borderedrob, Video Installation, Central Academy of Fine Arts Media Lab, Beijing, China

2007
University of St. Francis Invitational, Archival Inkjet Print, Jeffery R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
ACRES, Archival Inkjet Print, Performing Arts Center of Fort Wayne, IN
Regional Interpretations, Archival Inkjet Print, LaFontaine Arts, Huntington University, IN
Horizons, Archival Inkjet Print, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Movement, Archival Inkjet Print Installation, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
Photography Now, Archival Inkjet Print Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN

2006
University of St. Francis Invitational, Archival Inkjet Print, Jeffery R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Landscape Investigations, Print Installation, Orchard Gallery if Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Northeast, Archival Inkjet Print, LaFontaine Art Council, Best of Show, Huntington University, IN
Regional Invitational, Archival Inkjet Print, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN

2005
Red, Archival Inkjet Print, Avante Garde Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Mono Tone, Archival Inkjet Print, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Self Portrait, Archival Inkjet Print, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
Landscape & Place, Archival Inkjet Print, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2004
Photography Now, Archival Inkjet Print, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
University of St. Francis Invitational, Archival Inkjet Print, Jeffery R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2003
Landscape Revisited, Silver Gelatin Print Installation, The Photography Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Nature in Black and White, Silver Gelatin Print Installation, Uptown Gallery, Holland, MI
Liquid Landscape, Alternative Process Print Installation, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2002
Complimentary Tonality, Alternative Process Print Installation, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Constant Nature, Alternative Process and Silver Gelatin Prints, Lexington Art League, KY
Nature in Contrast, Silver Gelatin Prints, Gallery Sklo, Atlanta, GA

LECTURES

2015

Artist Talk, “Contemporary Photography”

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

2010
Lecture
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
“Figure Ground Rhythm: A Conceptual Meditation”

Gallery Talk
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, “Figure Ground Rhythm: Electronic Meditations on Time”

2006
Grant Panelist: Visual Arts & Photography
Indiana Arts Commission

Panel Lecturer
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at Fifty

PUBLICATIONS

2010 Figure Ground Rhythm, MFA Thesis, self publication  for Scholes Library,NYSCC at Alfred University.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2015 Special Lecturer: Contemporary Art
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

2010-2015 Lecturer in Photography and Digital Media Arts
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Art of Photography I / Art of Photography II & III
Digital Art I & II / BFA Senior Exhibition
Intermedia: Video & Performance
Art in the Humanities / Basic Design I
Darkroom Manager/Work Study Supervisor
Large Format Print & Digital Lab Manager
BFA Senior Art Committee Member
Creative Works Research Symposium Mentor (2011-2013)

2010 Adjunct Faculty
School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY
Intro to Black and White Photography I

2009 Adjunct Faculty
School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY
Intro to Black and White Photography I

2009 Team Instructor
School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY
Time Based Media Foundations

2008 Teaching Assistant
School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY
Alternative Processes Advanced Photography

2007-2008 Adjunct Faculty
Huntington University, Huntington, IN
Black and White Photography I
Advanced Black and White photography II

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000-2009 Owner/Director
Jamie Hahn Photography Studio and Gallery
Weddings, portraits and fine art
Huntington, IN

2000-2007 Owner/Co-Director of Exhibitions, Director of Marketing
Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN