JIM JENKINS RESUME

BORN: Columbus, Indiana, USA

EDUCATION:

1981     M.F.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
1979     B.F.A., Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

PROFESSIONAL:

1981-    Professor of Art/Sculpture, California State University, Fullerton
1999     Author, Article entitled Humanizing the Machine, Sculpture magazine, December 1999
1998     Guest Speaker, International Sculpture Conference, Chicago, Illinois
                  Panel topic-Sculpture in Motion: Kinetics, Robotics, and Performance
1997     Public Commission, entitled Alaris, Southwest Aviation Complex at the Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, California
1989     Co-Author, Book entitled Motion Motion: Kinetic Art (Peregrine Smith Books, Inc.)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2013      "Jim Jenkins: Wizard of Kinetic Sculpture", College of the Canyons Art Gallery, Santa Clarita, California
1999      “Shifts”, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, California
1995      “Hyper Theatre”, Safeco Insurance Regional Gallery, Fountain Valley, California
1992      Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, California
              “Active Evidence”, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
1991      De Graaf Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois
1990      Cerro Coso College, Ridgecrest, California
1989      Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1988      Koslow Rayl Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1983      Lambert-Miller Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
1982      Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
               Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017     "Next: 3D", Four-person Exhibition, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, California

2016     "Illuminations", Museum of Neon Art, Glendale, California

2015     "Faculty Exhibition", Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
            "iMove", Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2014     "Chair As Art: Back To Our Roots", Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2013     "Machine Muse", Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2012     "No Regrets: 2012 Faculty Show", Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
             "Inaugural Exhibition", The Mechanical Art & Design (MAD) Museum, Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
             "Text Message: The Alchemy of Text Based Art", Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2011     "MONA@30: The Museum of Neon Art Celebrates its 30th Anniversary", Exhibition in two locations:
                 Napa Hall Gallery, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, California and at the Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
            
"SAC & CSUF Faculty Exhibition", Santa Ana College Arts Gallery at the Santora Building, Santa Ana, California
             "Speak For The Trees", SCAPE/Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, California
             "Poetic Devices", Featured Artist Exhibition, Orange County Fair, Visual Arts Building, Costa Mesa, California

2010     "OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC", Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, Curated by Grace Kook-Anderson (Catalog)
             "Turned On: A Survey of Kinetic and Light Based Art", Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, California
             "From the Industrial Age to the Computer Age: 300 Years of Artistic Innovations", Millard Sheets Gallery, LA County Fairplex, Pomona, California
             "inSCRIPTion...text...image...action", Cerritos College, Norwalk, California

2009     "F+  CSUF Visual Art Faculty Exhibition", Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California
             "FOUR PILLARS: A Special Reveal and Exhibition", The Box Gallery, Costa Mesa, California
             "Out of School: Work by Selected Faculty from Southern California's Leading Art Schools", City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California (Catalog)
             "Grand Central Art Center 10th Anniversary Exhibition", Main Art Gallery & Project Room, Santa Ana, California
             "LA 2 OC: Emphasis Extreme", Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

2008     "TEXT: Style/Content", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
             "Anti-Static", Three-Person Exhibition, Irvine Valley College Art Gallery, Irvine, California
             "Pause, Refreshed, Reopened: Group Exhibition of Neon and Kinetic Art", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
             
2007     "Humana Ex Machina: Kinetic Commentaries on the Nature of Being", Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton (Catalog)
             "The Circus Comes To Town", Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California (Catalog)
            
"A Few Of Our Favorite Things Part II: Selections From The Past 30 Years", Santa Ana College Main Art Gallery, Santa Ana, California
             "In, Above, and Around Park Santiago", CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California (Catalog)

2006     "Neon & Electric Sculpture Show", LSU Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 
             "A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Selections From The Past 30 Years", SAC Arts Gallery at the Santora Building, Santa Ana, California
             "Refresh: Art Faculty Exhibition", Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
             "As We Glow Forward: MONA Moves Into The Future", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California

2005      "MONA Celebrates 24 Years With 24 Artists", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
              "The Bird Show-Artist Invitational", Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California

2004      "100 Artists See Satan", Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California (Catalog)
              "Travelogue: Scene From Los Angeles", Los Angeles International Airport, California

2003      "Light Installation", Caretta Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan
             "The Art of Thought", Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California
             "Seriously Funny", Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, California
             "To Be Is To Do: CSUF Faculty Show", California State University, Fullerton

2002      “Lost & Found: A Group Exhibit of Neon and Kinetic Art”, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California

2000      “Plugged In”, Six-Person Exhibition, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield
              “Rapid Eye Movement-A Faculty Show”, California State University, Fullerton

I999       "Material Men: The Medium is the Message", Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California
              "A Kinetic Show", Five-Person Exhibition, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California
              "Light and Movement", Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California

1998      "SOUND: An Exhibition of Sculpture", Santa Ana College Main Gallery, Santa Ana, California
              "Summer Art '98", Atrium Gallery, California State University, Fullerton

1997      "Grins: Humor & Whimsy in Contemporary Art", Millard Sheets Gallery, Fairplex, Pomona, California

1996      "Automata", Atrium Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
              "Electric Muse/A Spectrum of Neon, Electric, and Kinetic Art", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
              "ldentifying the Voices: A Cursory Attempt to Define an Art Department", Cal State Fullerton Art Gallery

1994      "What's Next? Reassessing Our Values After The Quake", Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, California
              "Poetic Devices: Works of Motion and Sound”, The City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California
              City of Pasadena Grants for the Arts Fellowship Recipients Exhibition, Pasadena, California
              Group Exhibition, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

1993      "Eileen Cowin and Jim Jenkins", Two-Person Exhibition, BIOLA University, La Mirada, California
              "Sculpture 93”, The City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California

1992      "Mechanical Contraptions”, Objects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
              "Present Art”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              California Plaza-Water Court, Los Angeles, California

1991      "MONA Turns 10”, The Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California

1990      "Framing the Magic Circle", Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California (Catalog)
              “Sculpture: Inside-Outside/33 Works by 11 American Artists”, De Graaf Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois
              “Kinetics", Three-Person Exhibition, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              "Right to View; Perspectives on Censorship”, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
              Two-Person Installation, Chiat/Day Advertising, Venice Family Clinic "Art Walk", Venice, California

1989      "ON SITE: Public Art on Campus and Around Town", California State University, San Bernardino
              "Five Emerging Talents", Spectrum Gallery, Palm Desert, California
              "Art! Action! Energy!”, Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
              "Motion Motion”, Six-person Exhibition, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California

1988      "A View From Los Angeles”, Five-Person Exhibition, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
              "Eclectic Electric", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
              "Art in the Halls”, City Hall, West Hollywood, California

1987      "Gallery Artists”, Koslow Rayl Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              "Eccentric Machines”, National Exhibition, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Catalog)
              Group Exhibitions, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California

1986      Six-Person Exhibition, Mount San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, California
             "New Visions", Los Angeles County Fairplex, Pomona, California
             "The Flower Show", Theatre Gallery, Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles, California

1985      "Toying Around", Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California
              "Loco-Motion", Five-Person Exhibition, Exploratorium Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles
              Group Exhibitions, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
              "A Serious Look at Humor", Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California
              Three-Person Show, Weber State College, Ogden, Utah

1984      “Magical Mystery Tour", LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California
              "Art and the Familiar Object”, Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corp., Los Angeles, California
              Group Exhibition, Variety Arts Theatre, Los Angeles, California
              National Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Arizona State University, Tempe

1983      "Armamenta", Four-Person Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Claremont, California
             "Dark Nights", International Jewelry Center, Los Angeles, California
             Group Exhibition, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California

1982      Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
             "The 1st International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition", A traveling exhibition organized by the University of Hawaii (Catalog)

CURATORIAL:

2013      "Machine Muse", Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Co-Curated with Dave Quick.
1998      "humanchine: Kinetic Responses To Life With Technology", Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California
1994      "Poetic Devices: Works of Motion and Sound”, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California
1991      "System/Situation: The Narrative in Kinetic Sculpture", Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California

PUBLICATIONS:

2005      The Visual Experience, by Hobbs, Salome, & Vieth, Davis Publications
2004      100 Artists See Satan
, Grand Central Press, Last Gasp Publications
1994      ARTFORMS, 5th Edition, by Duane & Sarah Preble, HarperCollins Publishers
1991      The Fine Art Index: 1992 North American Edition, International Art Reference
1989      Motion Motion: Kinetic Art, by Jim Jenkins & Dave Quick, Peregrine Smith Books
1987      Exploring Visual Design, by Gatto, Porter, & Selleck, Davis Publications

BIBLIOGRAPHIES:

Zellen, Jody, Art Scene, November, 2015, "Continuing and Recommended: iMove"
Skorenko, Tim, Popular Mechanics-the Russian edition, October 2011, "Jim Jenkins Word Games"
Chang, Richard,
The Orange County Register, July 29, 2011, "See Award-Winning At The OC Fair"
Barton, Dave, OC Weekly, March 18, 2010, "OsCene: Half Empty or Half Full"
Walsh, Daniella, Riviera Magazine, February 2010, "The Radar/Art/Scene Stealers"
Laguna Beach Magazine, February/March 2010, "Artists and Galleries/OsCene"
Walsh, Daniella, Laguna Beach Independent, February 26, 2010, "OsCene Spotlights the Here and Now"
Cooper, Arnie, The Wall Street Journal , September 3, 2008, "Neon Museum Casts Its Otherworldly Glow"
Walsh, Daniella, The Orange County Register, September 9, 2007, "Putting Art In Motion"

Mendenhall, Lauri, Coast Magazine, September 2004, "The Spirit of Art Between Light and Dark"
Chang, Richard, The Orange County Register, July 18, 2004, "Good & Evil: Two new exhibits explore artists' perceptions of God and Satan"
Cohen, Sandy, Daily Breeze, March 14-20, 2003, "Art in the Head"
Mendelhall, Lauri, Coast Magazine, March, 2003, "Seriously Funny"
Howell, Daedalus, LA Downtown News, Sept. 6, 2002, “That Gaseous Moving Feeling”
Anderson, Isabel, Art Scene, September 2000, Previews of Exhibitions, "Plugged In”
Jenkins, Steven, Artweek, June 1999, Previews, "Material Men: The Medium is the Message"
Lewinson, David, Artweek, May 1999, Reviews, "Jim Jenkins at San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery"
Bermann-Enn, Beate, Art Scene, April 1999, Continuing and Recommended, "Jim Jenkins"
Canalis, John, The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 1997, "Sculptor's Career Gets Lift at Airport"
Freeberg, Anastacia, Dailv Pilot, Oct. 17, 1997, "Earning His Wings"
Frank, Peter, Orange County Register, Mar. 6, 1994, "Two Exhibits Differ Dramatically But Share Comparable Energy Levels”
Carnline, Pam, The Press Enterprise, Oct. 10, 1992, "Sculpture Gets 4.5-on the Richter Scale”
Skelley, Jack, Downtown News, May 18, 1992, "What You Need Now"
Holg, Garrett, Sculpture Magazine, May-June 1991, National Reviews
Scarborough, James, Artweek, February 28, 1991, "Motion Studies"
Littlefield, Kinney, Orange County Register, February 2, 1991, "Artists Take Fun Seriously"
Harvey, Steve, Los Angeles Times, December 23, 1989, "Only In LA"
Woods, Lynn, Reader, December 1, 1989, "This Art Is Moving"
Quick, Dave, Sculpture Magazine, NOV/DEC 1988, National Reviews
Dispatch, June 8, 1988, "The Aesthetics of Eroticism and Motion"
Donohue, Marlena, Los Angeles Times, June 3, 1988, Gallery Reviews
Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI), 1987, "Machines Shown in Sheboygan"
McKenna, Kristine, Los Angeles Times, January 3, 1986, "Wicked Humor in 'Toying Around' Exhibit"
Tempe Daily News, September 24, 1985, "Now you see it", AP Photo.
Harvey, Steve, LA Times, September 22, 1985, "L.A. County Fair's Art Motion Exhibit Stops Viewers in their Tracks"
Allen, Sandra Baird, Anaheim Bulletin, September 20, 1985, "Jenkins' World Turns Television Around"
Arnold, Roxanne, Los Angeles Times, September 11, 1985, "Enjoy the Wildlife-It's Fair Time"
Curtis, Cathy, Orange Countv Register, July 19, 1985, "Humor Wears Thin at Irvine Art Exhibit"
Dubin, Zan, Los Angeles Times, May 7, 1985, "Viewers Put Exhibit in 'Loco-Motion"
Donohue, Marlena, Los Angeles Times, December 29, 1984, "Neon Art Museum Exhibit: It's a Gas"
Muchnic, Suzanne, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 1984, "Taking Magical Tour at Municipal Gallery"
Bermann-Enn, Beate, Art Scene, March, 1984, "Continuing and Recommended-Traveling Energy"
Young, Joseph, Scottsdale Daily Progress, May 26, 1983, "Biennial Exhibit Invites Controversy"
Ewing, Robert, Artweek, December 4, 1982, "Surprising Kinetics"
Norklun, Kathi, LA Weekly, November 12-18, 1982, “Pick of the Week”



 

 

 

 

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