1832 11th Ave. #D4, Seattle, WA 98122
Lives and works in Seattle, WA.
1992 Liberal Arts degree Eastern Washington University. Cheney, WA. Cum Laude Honors.
2010-2011 Illuvium: The Wave and Animate Existence, Retrospective: Paintings from 1999-Present.
Vermillion Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/19001363
2013 Vigil Of Memory, Love City Love Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2011 VSA’s Shift, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
2011 All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA.
2010 VSA’s Revealing Culture, S. Dillon Ripley Center International Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
2008 Group show, 108 Occidental Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2007 Big Bang Bash, Henry Museum, Seattle, WA.
2006 NuArt '06 Juried Art Exhibition curated by Rock Hushka, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA
2011 CityArts / Seattle Art Walk Consortium, Best of Art Walk Award, Spring
2009 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, Individual Artist. Video: https://vimeo.com/9151091
2006 T. Bailey Corporate Award for Latitude, Anacortes Arts Festival NuArt '06
2006 Best in Show Award for M-Theory, Anacortes Arts Festival NuArt '06 - Curator Rock Hushka
1989 Nominated artist to paint nose-art on U.S. Air Force KC 135R tanker plane. Fairchild Air Force Base. Spokane, WA.
1986 Eastern Washington University School of Fine Arts Artistic Achievement Scholarship
2014 CityArtist Project Grant for Group-Pour Canvases.
2013 Raynier Foundation Grant for fabrication of two painting tables.
2012 4Culture project based grant for fabrication of two painting tables.
2012 Artist Trust GAP Grant.
2009 VSA Washington, Ida’s Fund equipment grant.
2012 City Arts Festival, ticked performance of three Public Group Pours.
2012-2011 Public Group Pour and tour of Blitz Capitol Hill Anniversary Art Walk
2012 Public Group Pour with Elementary School Students. Event Video: https://vimeo.com/38432379
2011 Public Group Pour, January’s Blitz: Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Vermillion, Seattle, WA. Event Video: https://vimeo.com/18987420
2010 Primal Symphony Macro-video projection of Illuvium Art with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
2010 Seattle Art Museum REMIX, Artist Talk/Lecture, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA.
2010 Group Pour, Art Spring, Creative Activities/VSA Arts, Seattle Center House, Seattle, WA.
2009 Symphony of the Superhero Macro-video projection of Illuvium Art with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
2009 Inside Out, Public Group Pour and exhibition curated by DK Pan and NKO at Moore Theater, Seattle, WA.
2008 Symphony Legacy Macro-video projection of Illuvium Art with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
2007 Big Bang Bash, Henry Art Gallery & Museum at University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE (2009 to present)
City Arts Magazine “Jesse Higman's Beautiful Social Abstraction” by Amanda Manitach and Miguel Edwards 3/4/2015 http://cityartsonline.com/articles/jesse-higmans-beautiful-social-abstraction
Seattle Weekly “The Greatest Gift” by Trenton Flock 12/22/2014 https://twitter.com/jessehigman/status/547243202005041152/photo/1
Beautiful/Decay Magazine “Painter Jesse Higman Utilizes Mica Flakes To Unearth Micro And Macro Wonders” by Lindsey Rae Gjording 9/22/2013 http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/09/22/painter-jesse-higman-utilizes-mica-flakes-unearth-micro-macro-wonders/
CityArts Magazine cover and interview. ”Jesse Higman Calls it Illuvium,” By Lea Baltus 10/1/2012
Evening Magazine Video Feature, KING 5 Seattle TV, Rock-n-Roll Artist by Kim Holcomb. 2/28/12 and 11/1/10 http://www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/Rock-n-Roll-Artist-106489128.html
I WANT YOU MAGAZINE, Issue 5, “Jesse Higman is a Fine Artist” by Dumb Eyes. 2/24/11 http://www.iwantyoumagazine.com/
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, Seattle Chanel, PBS Ch9, “In Studio Artist Jesse Higman” 1/21/11 (Video begins at :58sec) http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3351102
CityArts Magazine, “Jesse Higman at Capitol hill Blitz Art walk,” by Lauren Lynch 1/13/11 http://www.cityartsmagazine.com/blog/2011/01/jesse-higman-capitol-hill-blitz-arts-walk-tonight
Seattle Times, “Artist Jesse Higman: From rock ‘n’ roll merchandise to first gallery show,” by Jonathan Zwickel 1/6/11 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2013865321_higman07.html?syndication=rss
Seattle Times, “Seattle Artist Included in Smithsonian Exhibition,” by Kelley Snell. 7/17/2010
Associated Press, “Largest Festival Of Disabled Artists Opens In DC,” by Brett Zongker. 6/9/2010
Seattle Office Of Arts and Cultural Affairs Video Profile. Edited by Valerie Vozza. 9/09 http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=1070905
ROCK ART MEDIA COVERAGE
Seattle PI, “Seattle Artist finds the “Grille” Of His Dreams In New Heart CD,” by Gene Stout. 8/15/2010
Seattle Times 9/1/95 "Artist Gives The Seattle Sound A Face." by Cynthia Rose.
Seattle PI 9/1/94 "By George! There's A Whole Lolla' Going On. A Rollickin' Party At Lollapalooza." by Gene Stout.
Tacoma News Tribune 8/30/94 "Rock 'n' Roll Artist Calls Creativity A Gift - Literally." Spokesman Review 5/25/94 "Art Of Life."
Seattle Times 1/16/94 "Rock 'Em, Shock 'Em --Like The Music That Fuels IT, Rock Art Bucks Rules."
Spokesman Review 9/25/93 "Painter Has Brush With Fame Creating Artwork For Rock Stars."
Cream Magazine 9/93 Vol.2 No. 9 "Flashbacks Lollapalooza '93." Associated Press 9/7/93 "Artist Gives Form, Shape To Lyrics Of Seattle Rock Band."
Boston Globe 8/30/93 "Shake A Leg." by Jim Sullivan.
Rolling Stone Magazine 8/5/93 "Rock & Roll Lollapalooza '93."
MTV Headbangers Ball 1993 Video: http://vimeo.com/jessehigman/elementary/headbangersball
MTV News 7/93 8/93
Spin Magazine 7/93
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH (Alice in Chains & Mother Love Bone Artwork)
Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA (Alice in Chains Artwork)
Seattle Public Utilities (Seattle City Hall)
ROCK ART EXHIBITION HISTORY
2010 Heart Red Velvet Car album cover (Sony Legacy). Making-of video: https://vimeo.com/13833239
2010 Heart Red Velvet Car tour merchandise, motion graphics for stage projections.
2007 Artwork Blind Melon world tour.
2006 Documentary photographer Heart "Love Rules" summer tour.
2006 Artwork Alice in Chains world tour.
2004 Artwork Heart world tour.
1999 Alice In Chains box set Music Bank. Sony Music. Directed, programmed, created original artwork for CD-ROM graphic novel.
1996 Artwork Candlebox Simple Lessons record cover, world tour.
1995 Artwork Pearl Jam concert tickets.
1995 Artwork Soundgarden Superunknown world tour.
1994 Illustration Lollapalooza magazine Teeth.
1994 Artwork Blind Melon world tour.
1994 Lollapalooza Tour, Perry Farrell, William Morris Agency, exhibiting 5 prints in festival midway.
Vancouver, BC. Seattle, WA. Los Angeles, CA.
1993 Lollapalooza Tour, Perry Farrell, William Morris Agency, exhibiting 20 paintings in festival midway. 30 US cities.
1992-97 Artwork Alice In Chains. Permanent collection Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH and
Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA.
1989 Mother Love Bone Guitar. Bruce Fairweather, guitarist. Permanent collection Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH.
1999 Authored foreword; Discovery Inn, The Photographs of Danny Clinch, by Danny Clinch. Publisher: Razorfish ISBN: 0966410017