Jaimie Warren

Jaimie Warren is a photographer, performance artist, and Creator/Co-Director of the faux public access television show Whoop Dee Doo. She is represented by Higher Pictures (New York, NY), she has had her first solo artist monograph published by Aperture (New York, NY) in 2008, she had her first solo museum exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and her work is featured in the Rizzoli publication SHOOT: Photography of the Moment featuring 26 photographers including Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans, which was released at the New Museum in New York in November, 2009. Warren has exhibited at White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Smith-Stewart, New York; David Castillo, Miami; The Hole, New York; The Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta; Max Wigram, London; Showroom for Media and Moving Art,, Rotterdam, NL, Getsumin, Osaka; Beida University, Beijing; Rocket Projects, Miami; Colette, Paris, among other venues. Her photography has been published in dozens of national and international publications.Warrenis a recipient of the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program grant, the Rocket Projects grant funded by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, a2009 Charlotte StreetFund grant, and a United States Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award.

In my photography practice, my predominant focus is my self-portrait series that is created in either the context of my own community or by inserting myself in camouflage or costume into other subcultures. The images experiment with a clash between the extreme and the mundane, and often reference images in both art history and pop culture. They use humor as a tool to question contemporary etiquette and cultural stereotypes in these various contexts, and to connect disparate parts of the community through visual collisions.