Jemima Wyman is a contemporary artist who lives and works between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Wyman’s art practice incorporates various mediums including installation, video, performance, photography and painting.
Her most recent artworks utilize these mediums to specifically focus on visually based resistance strategies employed within protest culture and zones of conflict. These works aim to explore the formal and psychological potentiality of camouflage and masking in reference to collective identity.
Wyman is represented by Commonwealth & Council, Milani Gallery and Sullivan & Strumpf. Her most recent solo exhibition …like a siren it repeats was held at Sullivan & Strumpf in 2019. Recent group exhibition have been held at ZKM (Germany), MU artspace (Netherlands), Nam June Paik Art Center (Korea), Elaine L. Jacob Gallery Wayne State University (Detroit), Carriageworks (Sydney), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), 17th Biennale of Sydney | THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age (Sydney), MUMA(Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) and 21st Century Museum of Art (Japan).
Selected large-scale commissions include work for Other Life-formings at Blackwood Gallery (Canada), Iconography of Revolt at City Gallery Wellington (New Zealand), The Unexpected Guest: Liverpool Biennial at FACT (Liverpool) , and Pattern Bandits at the Children’s Art Center at GOMA (Brisbane) with an accompanying book Pattern Power.
Wyman completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Visual Arts) with Honors at the Queensland University of Technology. In 2007, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles; this study was made possible with the generous support of an Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship.
In 2005 CamLab was formed, a collaboration between Wyman and Anna Mayer. The duo’s sculptural, video-based, and social practice work has been exhibited internationally, as well as extensively in their hometown of Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Hammer Museum, The Armory Center for the Arts, and Occidental College’s Weingart Galleries. CamLab has co-taught classes of its own design at California State University, Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design, Ox-Bow School of Art, Occidental College and (held public workshops) at the University of Houston.
Lives and works in Australia and Los Angeles.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
- Fume, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
- ... Like a siren it repeats, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
- At the Fray, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
- Counterpowers, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
- Tactical Frivolity, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
- Conjouring Radical Opennes, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
- Pattern Bandits, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
- Effacing Power, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
- Piecing Together Core Concerns, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
- The Will to Deceive, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
- The Declaration of Resemblance and Fluid Insurgents, IMA, Brisbane
- Putting On: Hyper Stealth and Protective Coverings, Steve Turner Cont.
- Combat Drag: Lessons in Unlimited Expansion, Milani Gallery
- More Jungle then Paradise, IMA (TCB Space), Brisbane
- The Difficult Word Is Born At Last, A402 Gallery CalArts, Los Angeles
- No Nonsense: Great Shapes, The Block, Brisbane (cat.)
- Whak’emall, 507Rose, Los Angeles
- Off Their Heads! Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
- Catastrophe Theory: Earthquake Girl and other Stories, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
- Minnie Peep, 18th St Arts Centre, Los Angeles
- See-Saw, The Farm, Brisbane (cat.)
- Chroming, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
- Lightweight Poncho, Palace Gallery, Brisbane (cat.)
- Pink Bits, Palace Gallery, Brisbane
Selected Group Exhibitions
- Living Patterns: Contemporary Australian Abstraction, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
- Refigured, Lobby Gallery, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
- New Exuberance: contemporary Australian textile design (touring), Jam Factory, Tarntanya/Adelaide, Kaurna Country
- Air, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
- Conflict In My Outlook_Don't Be Evil, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
- On Fire: Climate and Crisis, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
- CUT IT: Collage to MEME, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
- 2019 Annual Summer Group Show, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
- MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
- Quaternary, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
- A New Feminine? Airspace, Sydney
- GNAP, Post Office Gallery Federation University Australia, Victoria
- Logistical Gymnastics, Sam Francis Gallery, Los Angeles
- Menagerie, or Artwork Not About Love, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery Wayne State University, Detroit
- Conflict: Contemporary Response to War, University Queensland Museum
- Direct Democracy, Monash University Museum of Art
- Chockablock, University Art Museum, Long Beach
- The Unexpected Guest, Liverpool Biennial FACT, Liverpool (cat.)
- Feminage, Cross Art Projects, Sydney
- Panorama, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (cat.)
- Inner Voices, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (cat.)
- New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Museum, Brisbane (cat.)
- The Open Day Book Exhibition, LACE, Los Angeles (cat.)
- THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Sydney Biennale Cockatoo Island, Sydney (cat.)
- GPS, Cypress Collage Art Gallery, Los Angeles
- Total Nowhere Emotional Expansion, Brisbane Powerhouse
- No Other One Is, Threewalls, Chicago (CamLab)
- The Art Resort, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
- Pap Spears, Karen 19, Gold Coast
- The Collective Body, Galerie Califia, Czech Republic (CamLab)
- Powder Room, Track 16, Los Angeles
- Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, CalArts, Los Angeles (CamLab)
- The Juice is Loose, 507Rose, Los Angeles
- Too Check Effect, 40000, Chicago, USA
- IDAP, Yokohoma Art Centre, Japan (cat.)
- Seeing is Believing, Gatov Gallery West (CSU), Long Beach
- Contemporary Commonwealth, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia (cat.)
- Someone Shows Something to Someone, CCAS, Canberra, Australia (cat.)
- Rectangular Ghost, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
- IDA, Beijing Film Academy, China
- OUT of THE INTERNET (MAAP), State Library of Qld, Australia
- Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (cat.)
- Twofold, Westbeth Gallery Kozuka, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
- Prime, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
- Not Worried, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
- Talking about Abstraction, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney (cat.)
- Colour, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
- Sub-Tropic, Harvey Bay Regional Gallery, Harvey Bay, Australia
- Unit 197, Gamma Space, Melbourne, Australia (cat.)
- The Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
- QUT Alumni Exhibition, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
- Virtually Furniture, Brisbane Powerhouse
- Next Gen, Metro Arts, Brisbane (cat.)
- (painting), Monash University Gallery, Melbourne (cat.)
- Colourfield, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane
- Griller Girls, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
- Fragility, Smith & Stoneley on Stratton, Brisbane
- After Image, Development Space Metro Arts, Brisbane
- MFA at California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles
- Honours (first class) at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
- Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts at QUT, Brisbane
Selected Awards and Residencies
- Australia Council Grant, New Work Grant (Mid-Career)
- Arts Queensland, Career Development Grant
- QANTAS Foundation Art Award, Australia
- Elam International Residency, University of Auckland , New Zealand
- Threewalls Summer Residency, Chicago (CamLab)
- California Institute of Arts Scholarship, Los Angeles
- Lord Mayors Fellowship, Brisbane City Council & Arts Qld
- The Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
- Los Angeles Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts
- Graduate Award (Honours), Software Engineering Aust.
- Melville Haysom Scholarship, Queensland Art Gallery
Selected Live Performances/Screenings/Events
- Surface Tensions, Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms, LA
- Embodied, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CamLab)
- Engagement Party, MOCA, Los Angeles (CamLab)
- Social Clothing Experiments, The Getty Centre, Los Angeles
- Outside the Box, Bongout Gallery, Berlin
- The Fish Bowl, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
- Whak’emall, San Pablo Arts District, Oakland
- Ben Russell: Burns, Chicago (CamLab)
- Drift, Volta, New York
- Swoon Soon Suit, Silver Platter, Los Angeles (CamLab)
- Gentle Extended Performance, Anarchist Bookfair, Los Angeles (CamLab)
- 4th Monkey Town Semiennial , Monkey Town, New York
- Ladyfest07 , Verdenskulturcentret, Copenhagen (CamLab)
- You/Me (Puppet Cabaret) , CalArts, Los Angeles
- [PAM] Cinema-scope program, Scope Miami, Miami
- Chromophonozone, Don’t Tell Mama, Brisbane
- Cat Theory, Director’s Lounge, Berlin
- Video works 2001-2003 , artLA, Los Angeles
- Love it or Leave! , Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles
- Video Works 2000-2004, Project Artaud, San Francisco
- Wyman, J. Tactical Frivolity, Artist Project for X-tra, Volume 17, No.3, Spring 2015, pp. 44-53.
- Blas, Z. Contra-Internet Aesthetics. In Kholeif, O. You Are Here Art After the Internet, London: Cornerhouse Publications, 2014pp. 90-91
- Wyman, J. Pattern Power: Blending In and Standing Out, 2014, Australia: The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2014.
- Cull, T. The Power of Patterns, Artlines, 2014, pp. 34-37
- Mallouk, Elyse. Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008-2012, 2013, pp. 203-220
http://www.moca.org/party/camlab/ with writing by Melinda Guillen (CamLab)
- Ziherl, V. ‘Techniques of the Skin,’ Inner Voices, 2011
- Baum,G., Gluck,M. & Johnson,A. ‘Arts & Power,’ Angelino Magazine, December 2011, pp.72-73.
- Kim, S. ‘Looking Back/ Looking Forward,’ Frieze Magazine, Issue 136 Jan-Feb 2011, p. 90.
- Dick, L. ‘Jemima Wyman: Incognito’, Eyeline, Issue 69, 2009, pp. 29-33.
- King, S S. ‘Santa Fe Summer Preview,’ Art in America, No.6: June/July, 2007
- Stratton, S. ‘CamLab,’ artUS, Issue18: May-June, 2007, p. 44.
- Mayer, A. ‘Jemima Wyman: Whak’emall,’ Eyeline, Issue 61: Spring, 2006, p. 55.
- Mackinlay, D. ‘Under the City’s Skin,’ RealTime, Issue 75: Oct-Nov, 2006, p. 7.
- Fitzgerald, M. ‘Finding Their Inner Spring’, Time Magazine(Aus.), October 3rd, 2005, pp. 70–72.
- Jackson, B. ‘A Sensorial Abstraction’, Eyeline, Issue 57: Winter, pp. 22-26, 2005.
- Butler, R. ‘Smart Art,’ Australian Art Collector, Issue 33: July – Sept 2005, p. 128.
- Stevens, G. ‘Video National//Queensland,’ Photofile, Issue 74: Winter, 2005.
- Butler, R. ‘Surface Tension’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 21 July-Sept, 2002, p. 144.
- Webb, M. ‘The Body, The Imago, and The Intermezzo,’ Eyeline, no.45, Autum/Winter, 2001, pp. 32-35(& cover).
- Kubler, A. ‘(You make me feel) mighty real ’ Art Monthly, no. 130 June 200
- Feb 17 – Apr 23, 2023Jemima Wyman‘New Exuberance: contemporary Australian textile design’JAM Factory, Tarntanya/Adelaide
- Nov 26 – Apr 23, 2023Jemima Wyman, Rosslynd Piggott‘Air’Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
- Jul 30 – Jan 22, 2022Daniel McKewen, Jemima Wyman‘Conflict in My Outlook_Don’t Be Evil’University of Queensland Art Museum