Biography

Jamie Luoto (b. 1987) lives and works in the San Francisco North Bay. Luoto’s intimate self-portraits explore the ways in which our identity is shaped, both from within ourselves and by society at large. Her current focus is on illuminating the lasting psychological impact of sexual trauma.


Luoto’s painting We Hunt the Doe was a semifinalist for the Smithsonian Institute’s
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2022. Her work has been featured in
publications such as Booooooom.com, ArtMaze Mag, and New American Paintings;
appeared on platforms such as Juxtapoz and Hyperallergic; and is in international
private and public collections including the Green Family Art Foundation (Dallas,
USA).


Selected recent exhibitions include: (Upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2025, solo); (Upcoming) The Armory Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, New York, USA (2024); (Upcoming) When Dusk Falls, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2024, duo); Mirror, Mirror, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2024); EXPO Chicago, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Chicago, USA (2024); The de Young Open, de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA (2023); Nude, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA (2023); True North, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, USA (2022); Stories from My Childhood, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, USA (2022); All About Women, Marin Society of Artists’ Gallery, San Rafael, USA (2021); Chasing Ghosts V, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, USA (2020); Art the Library Featuring Jamie L. Luoto, Napa County Library, Napa, USA (2019, solo); It’s Time: An Uncensored Look at the Time’s Up and #MeToo Movements, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, USA (2018); Pride and Prejudice: Gender Realities in the 21st Century, Arc Gallery, Chicago, USA (2018); Identity Spectrum, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, USA (2018).