Since 2008, Jamey Grimes has been a full-time instructor for the department where he 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 Kendall Galleries (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Dunedin Fine Art Center (Fla.), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, Del.), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Sculpture Key West (Fla.) and FAT Village (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Whitespace Gallery (Atlanta, Ga.).
“A quick lighting test” of Grimes’ new installation, Eclipse, at Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery.
Grimes’ sculpture has been installed in temporary and permanent venues around the country. In 2013 his sculpture was installed at the Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park in Chicago, Il. In 2012, his work was selected for the lobby of the Pinellas County Health Department in Largo, Fla. His sculpture, Throughfall, was permanently installed at Pinnacle Bank, Nashville, Tenn. in 2009. For more videos of Grimes’ installations, click here.
Recent selected installations, exhibitions reviews and news
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.
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.
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
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
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.
(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
- Jamey Grimes’ Vimeo page
- 2017 Connector Interview with Jamey Grimes by The New Gallery curator Michael Dickins
- 2017 Art Hive Magazine mentions Grimes’ installation wash at FAT Village (and UA alumnus Doug McCraw, too)
- 2011 MP3 interview (scroll to 9-11-2011 or ‘control F’ “grimes”)
The late 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