Volume 15 of Friend of the Artist, a publication dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists from around the world, is featuring work from my series I Believe in Ghosts. This is a really terrific book to acquire if you're interested in exposing yourself to an array of contemporary art. The book features 50 artists from 13 countries who work in various mediums and showcases a diversity of aesthetics and ideas. Learn more and order a copy here.
Artists of the Bay Area
I am happy to share that I am included in Artists of the Bay Area, Vol. 2, a two volume book set curated by Jen Tough (Jen Tough Gallery) that features "the best contemporary artists living in and around the Bay Area of California."
Interview: Jamie Luoto's Origin Stories
I was recently interviewed by VAST Art Magazine and the interview "Jamie Luoto's Origin Stories" is available to read here.
I'm ecstatic to be featured as an 'artist to watch' in issue n°03 of Vast Art Magazine.
It's a great spread featuring 45 artists and exhibitions at Gallery Vacancy in Shanghai, China, Swallow in Vilnius, Lithuania, King's Leap in New York City, Present Projects in Hong Kong, and Britta Rettberg in Munich, Germany.
You can get your copy here.
I couldn't agree more with the folks at Marin Living that commissioning a one-of-kind portrait is the way to spoil oneself and our furry friends! I take great pleasure collaborating on animal portraits with collectors to reflect the special bond shared with their furry family members. You can learn more about commissioning an animal portrait on my Commission FAQ page. Thank you to Casey Gillespie and Marin Living for featuring my painting of the marvelous Mr. Freddie in the 2021 March Sip & Savor print issue. View digital copy here.
Love Freddie? You can shop Freddie prints here.
I'm pleased to share that my 2016 painting, America: She Was Asking For It, was included in an important new book, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump.
I am one of 147 artists responding to socio-political issues in the age of Trump. While the content is serious, flipping through the pages is cathartic. This powerful collection of 350+ artworks was curated by Karen M. Gutfreund, Independent Curator.
Copies of "Not Normal" are available to purchase here.
America: She Was Asking For It was born in a nightmare I had on the night of the 2016 presidential election. It depicts a revealing portrait of not only America’s elected Head of State but also his wife and Vice President and Mrs. Pence.
A variety of symbols evoke both an immediate visceral reaction, such as the confederate flag, as well as an ongoing discovery of depravity represented as small painted details, such as the pins, that reveal contradictions and hypocrisy.
I utilized the bright coloring effects of gouache to capture the flashy tone of media imagery and intentionally made the work small to emphasize the insufficient attention and transitory coverage given to these issues by the media.
I presented a talk at the downtown Napa Main Library on July 12, 2019 about how and why I make my animal portraits. In my talk, I reveal a pivotal moment from my childhood, something unique about how I think and how that shapes my art, and I describe my process in depth. Please enjoy this recording from the opening reception, as well as a write up from the Napa Country Register.
Art in the Library featuring Jamie L. Luoto runs throughout the month of July 2019. Click here for more details.
My hydrangea painting looks fresh in this eclectic entry hall salon style gallery wall curated by the nationally recognized interior design tstudio, Studio McGee, for their Haddonfield Project.
I created this space to showcase my past work, chronicle my current projects, and share my inspiration.