Jamey Grimes

Instructor (full-time)
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Since becoming a full-time instructor for the department in 2008, Jamey Grimes has taught courses in 2D and 3D design, drawing, sculpture, and 3D Design Engineering. He is a co-founder and workshop provider for UA Makerspace. Since 2009, he has also taught drawing courses through Auburn University’s Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. Grimes has shown his artwork widely throughout the US, including exhibitions at Rymer Gallery (Nashville, TN), Kendall Galleries (Grand Rapids, MI), Dunedin Fine Art Center (FL), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DE), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI), Sculpture Key West (FL) and FAT Village (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).

Here’s a 2016 video of Jamey Grimes talking about his work and his process with Lowe Mill gallery coordinator (and UA art alumnus) Aaron Head and media director Sarah Cole.

Grimes’ sculpture has been installed in temporary and permanent venues around the country. Throughfall was permanently installed at Pinnacle Bank, Nashville, TN in 2009. In 2012, his work was selected for the lobby of the Pinellas County Health Department in Largo, FL, and in 2013 his sculpture was installed at the Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park in Chicago, IL.

Recent selected installations, exhibitions and reviews

Young Artist Initiative’s Complements & Dichotomies, Miami, FL

, North Floor Gallery, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville, AL
wash, solo exhibit, Glass Cube, Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA (scroll down to see two short videos)
wash, ArtsUP!, The Projects – FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, FL

group exhibit, Rick Snow & Jamey Grimes, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

The December Show, whitespec installation space, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial 2015, Group Exhibit, Troy Pike Cultural Arts Center
roil, storefront exhibit, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Eurydice, theater set design, Allen Bales Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL
wash, lobby and gallery installation, CIVA Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

, ArtPrize 2014 Group Exhibit, Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
wash, Solo Exhibit, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Arts Council Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL
wash, solo exhibit, Kentuck Art Center, T.E.M.P. Gallery, Northport, AL
wash, solo exhibit, Troy Pike Cultural Arts Center, Troy, AL
wash,solo exhibit and lobby installation, Chipola College Art Gallery, Chipola Center for the Arts, Marianna, FL

Roil, solo exhibit, Herman & Beatrice Blumberg Gallery, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Meticulous Excavations: Jamey Grimes and Charles Clary (two-person show), Rymer Gallery, Nashville
Chroma: Natalie Dunham and Jamey Grimes (two-person show), Durbin Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Convergence, solo exhibit, Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Fellowships and Awards

Grimes was awarded the 2015 Visual Arts Educator of the Year by the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa. He is a 2012-2013 Alabama State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient. He won the 29th West Alabama Juried Art Show Purchase Prize (2013); the Purchase Award at the 39th Annual Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS (2012); and was selected for the 10th Anniversary Installation, 4 Bridges Arts Festival, First Tennessee Pavilion, Chattanooga, TN. Grimes was also the Guest Juror for the 2015 Orange Beach (AL) Arts Festival; he was the 2014 Creativity in Collaboration Grant recipient for Projection Mapping, with UA’s Creative Campus;

Jamey Grimes, Wash, IXXf, Chipola Jamey Grimes, Wash, IIIh, Troy, AL

Jamey Grimes, Pore IX Jamey Grimes, Urchin, 3D print

(above) An installation video with Grimes at Lowe Mill in Huntsville


(above) two short videos from wash, solo exhibit, Glass Cube, Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA (without sound)

Past interviews and more

MP3 interview  (scroll to 9-11-2011 or ‘control F’ “grimes”)

Listen as Georgine Clarke discusses the Outdoor Sculpture Project at Auburn University Montgomery with project director Sue Jensen and participating artist Jamey Grimes.


M.F.A., The University of Alabama (2007)
M.A., The University of Alabama (2006)
B.F.A., Birmingham-Southern College (2009): Painting
B.S., Birmingham-Southern College (2009): Biology; minor, Mathematics