Jamey Grimes

Instructor (full-time)
Phone:
(205) 348-5967
Office Location:
Garland 305
Fax:
(205) 348-0287
Bio

Jamey Grimes, who has taught in UA’s Department of Art and Art History since 2008 and is an alumni of its MFA program, has shown his artwork widely throughout the US. His exhibitions include the Montgomery (Ala.) Museum of Fine Arts; Austin Peay State University’s New Gallery, Clarksville, Tenn.; Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, Ala.; Kendall Galleries, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Dunedin Fine Art Center, Fla.; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Sculpture Key West; and FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Grimes’ sculpture has been installed in temporary and permanent venues around the country. In 2017, Grimes installed a second large-scale sculpture, Flow, in the headquarters of Pinnacle Bank in Nashville, Tenn. In 2012, his work was selected for the lobby of the Pinellas County Health Department in Largo, Fla., and in 2013 his sculpture was installed at the Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park in Chicago, Il.  Throughfall was permanently installed at Pinnacle Bank, Nashville, Tenn., in 2009.

Grimes was named the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship recipient for Alabama and awarded $5,000; and he was awarded the 2015 Visual Arts Educator of the Year by the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa. He was 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.


“A quick lighting test” of Grimes’ new installation, Eclipse, at Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery.

Recent selected installations, exhibitions reviews and news

2019
Interlaced: Jamey Grimes and Charlotte Wegrzynowski, group exhibition, Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, Tenn.

2018
Raise 251, group exhibition, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, Ala.
Don’t Fence Me In, group exhibition, Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, Ala.
We Are One, group exhibition, Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, Ala.
Phase (Jan), Group Installation, Sassafras Park, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
roil, installation on loan, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Ala.

2017
Eclipse, The New Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn., AUG 28-SEP 21
Connector Interview with Jamey Grimes by The New Gallery curator Michael Dickins
Young Artist Initiative’s Complements & Dichotomies, Miami, Fla.

2016
Aster
, North Floor Gallery, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville, Ala.
Wash, solo exhibit, Glass Cube, Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA (scroll down to see two short videos)
Wash, ArtsUP!, The Projects – FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Chromatic Surfaces, Rick Snow & Jamey Grimes, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

2015
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

2014
Reflexion
, 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

2013
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 named the South Arts State Fellowship recipient for Alabama and awarded $5,000 prize in 2019. He 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.

Lighting tests for Jamey Grimes, “Eclipse,” The New Gallery, Austin Peay State University, 2017 Lighting tests for Jamey Grimes, “Eclipse,” The New Gallery, Austin Peay State University, 2017

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
Education

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