Jade Fair is a multidisciplinary artist living in Oakland, CA. She works across the genre of painting, performance, sound, and installation. She is a socially engaged artist whose social practice extends to arts education with youth and a healing arts practice. She has been making art for as long as she can recall as a form of healing, guidance and self-recovery. She emphasizes resourcefulness in her practice, both her own and that of her ancestral legacy. Her arts education is a populist, community education derived from her own planetary exploration. She counts her influences from such diverse sources as the prophetic science-fiction of Octavia Butler, the body art of Ana Mendieta, and outsider artists such as Bill Traylor and Sister Gertrude Morgan. Her art praxis is both research-based and heavily guided by intuition. She paints what she sees in visions, dreams, and from visceral responses to her study of personal and generational histories.
October 11, 2017: Painting and drawing workshop at Augustana College
November 10, 2017: Studio visits with students from University of Iowa Department of Art & Art History
November 11, 2017: Artist talk and exhibition opening at PS1
Fall 2017 CAS programming is supported by grants from the Iowa Art Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.