Jimmy Yakimicki

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Artist Statement

My work throughout 2016 is on pace with today’s mobile culture and instantaneous acquisition of opinion webbed knowledge; an ongoing relational arrangement of subconscious motion amidst multiple ascending/descending vertical horizons and tidal like sequences. Architectural and microbial elements are simultaneously activated through swift repetition. Forging forward into subterranean levels and distances of chromatic variation that when viewed both in person and within the subsequent confines of our illuminated devices, are contending and collaborating with this new kind of globalized “haptic information scale” in an immersive flux.

Utilizing modern drone technology as a tool for the updated discovery of land features and sky rotations, I portray an array of aerial pockets and viewpoints throughout my work which are in unison with the intimate perspective I have developed since being a student in the elevations of Colorado and abound for several years. My approach to mark making in our current era maintains a regenerative ability to compose at a proficiently rapid pace with potential to decelerate through thin layers of momentum mentally harvested from new experiences, sport, dance and various daily routines.

Combining these principles with a unique historical energy harnessed in my base station / laboratory / studio, (which by random spiritual chance is the old space of And After Reinhardt at, I am blending these various points of contact with with a psychological viscosity; synthesizing hand swipes, body coordinates and posterior movements in a day-to-day documentary format, each an environment synthesized from the last with an ability to adjust to the futures past.

CVEDUCATION
2012- MFA- Columbia University in the City of New York.
2007 BFA- University of Colorado at Boulder

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Lady Macbeth’s Bat Mitzvah, One River School, Englewood N.J.

2014
If You Throw Spider Out the Window, Does it Break?, Brennan and Griffin, New York, NY.
Olive Otto, Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
Luv Ya, Thai Cooking School, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Stop in Anytime, 732 Broadway, New York, NY

2013
When Saturn Returns, This Red Door, Williamsburg, NY.
Stop in Anytime, 13 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY. Family Tides, 50.449635 Latitude, Kiev, Ukraine

2012
Tropical Lab (Land), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, SG
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY.
Affordable Art Fair, 9 West 34th St., New York, NY
Essential Items, Metro Deli, Williamsburg, NY

2011
Summer MFA Exhibition, Neiman Gallery @ Columbia University, New York, NY.
Street Viewz, New Shooz, Washington Square Park, New York, NY
Art of the Book, Butler Library @ Columbia University, New York NY

2010
First Year MFA Show, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery, New York, NY Cozy Evenings, The Blending Cellar on Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

2009
rOilTea, Dairy Center for the Arts (Solo), Boulder, CO.
Erosions of Sound, Rembrandt Yard, Boulder, CO

2008
In-a,Sense, Howard Hughes Hot Spot @ Norlin Library, Boulder CO
Momentous Improvisations of our Heart’s Vertical Domain, BMOCA, Boulder, CO

2007
Emmetropia, Sibelle Wolle Center for Art, Boulder, CO.
StarShaper, Dudley Alcove @ CU, Boulder, CO

2006
Cultural Signs I, Professor George Rivera, Medellin, Colombia.

2001
Solar POW!, HCC, Notre Dame, IN

RESIDENCIES

2013
APEX ART NYC, Outbound to Thailand, Selected by Sanford Biggers

2012
Tropical Lab (LAND), Singapore, Selected by Rirkrit Tiravanija

TEACHING/RELATED EXPERIENCE

2013-CURRENT
Freelance UAV Operator, United States of America and Abroad

2011
Teaching Assistant (Painting) to Professor Daniel Bozhkov, Columbia University NYC, New York, NY.
Teaching Assistant (Drawing) to Professor Allison Katz, Columbia University NYC, New York, NY.
Drawing with Powerpoint Seminar @ Columbia University/ Dodge Hall, New York, NY

2004-2010
Weekly Visiting Artist, Rocky Mountain School for Creative and Gifted Children,Boulder, CO.

2003-2006
Bruce Alan Nixon and Associated, Architecture Apprenticeship, Boulder, CO