Jamie Treacy is an Oakland, California-based  visual artist, masters swimmer and art educator. He received his BFA at the University of Michigan and his MFA from CCA (both degrees in painting and drawing).  He also holds a Single Subject Visual Art credential and a Career Technical Education credential in Arts, Media and Entertainment. 

Jamie’s artwork is imbued with themes of eco-justice, speculative fiction and exo-biology. He creates bodies of work in painting, drawing and mixed media that draw imagery from underwater worlds, the forest and his internal landscape.

His philosophy as an art educator is that all youth deserve access to a high-quality arts education, and that creative inquiry is fundamental to solving the most pressing problems of our future. 

Jamie is the recipient of the William H. Lewis Watercolor award and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation fellowship. Jamie’s work has been exhibited in the California Bay Area, Canada, Mexico and Japan.  He currently serves as the Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Pathway at Skyline High School in Oakland.

EDUCATION: Degrees

2006

MFA in Painting and Drawing

California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA 

2002

BFA (Magna cum Laude) in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

University of Michigan School of Art and Design Ann Arbor, MI 

EDUCATION: Credentials

2016

Career Technical Education Credential – Arts, Media and Entertainment

University of California Berkeley Extension; Berkeley, CA

 

2010

Single-Subject Credential in Visual Art

East Bay State University; Hayward, CA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2019 – Present

Gearbox Gallery Managing Artist

770 West Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94612

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019- Present

Adjunct Instructor

Merritt College; Oakland, CA

•Teach Dual Enrollment Beginning and Intermediate painting courses

 

2012 – Present

Visual and Performing Arts Academy Co-Director, 

Visual Art Teacher 

Skyline Senior High School Oakland, CA

•Teach introduction through advanced two-dimensional arts courses with an emphasis on painting, drawing, found material sculpture and printmaking

•Mentor student teachers from San Francisco State University and California State University East Bay’s Teacher Education programs

 

2006 – 2012

Visual Arts Teacher

Oakland Unity High School Oakland, CA

•Designed curriculum for and taught introduction through advanced placement (AP) visual arts

•Designed and taught the school’s College Preparation course

•Organized school’s Inter-Session event for two years

•Developed a senior capstone presentation rubric 

 

2009 – 2014

“Artists Engaged” Founder and Facilitator

  • Facilitated critiques and professional development opportunities for a multicultural and intergenerational group of artists on a monthly basis
 

2008 -Present

Visiting Artist & Community Art Facilitator 

Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, CA

  • Design, facilitate and create collaborative chalk murals with volunteer artists that connect with the museum’s exhibition themes
  • Taught drop-in family art classes in the museum’s Education Center

SOLO & 2-PERSON

EXHIBITIONS

2021

Unbinding; (with Stephanie Thames); Gearbox Gallery; Oakland, CA

 

2020

Necessary Mutation; (with John Boychuk); Gearbox Gallery; Oakland, CA

 

2018

If We Witness Growth (featured artist during summer show);  SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 

2017

The Unprepared Eye; East Bay Municipal Utility District; Oakland, CA

 

2015

To Fortify the Forest; Oakstop Gallery; Oakland, CA

STRIATION; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CA

Touching a New Intelligence; Google Headquarters; Mountainview, CA

 

2014

Unearthed, Unveiled; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CA

Touching a New Intelligence; City of Berkeley Customer Service Center Gallery; Berkeley, CA

The Teeming Rift; Addison Street Windows Gallery; Berkeley, CA

 

2011

Into the Fragility; Rockridge Library Gallery; Oakland, CA

Soft Fracture; Andalu; San Francisco, CA

 

2010

The Slow Return to Gentleness; The Conscious Collective; Oakland, CA

 

2009

Fluid Quest; Spare Room Project; San Francisco, CA

 

2004

Revisiting Patterns (two-person show);Cafe de Troit; Detroit, MI

 

2003

Learning to Live with Ghosts; Cafe de Troit; Detroit, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

The DeYoung Open; The DeYoung Museum; San Francisco, CA

 

2019

Patterns of Influence; The Painting Center; New York, New York

 

2018

Abstract Preferences; NIAD Art Center; Richmond, CA

 

2015

 Days of the Dead; Oakland Museum of California; Oakland, CA

 

2013

Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CA

Grand Opening Exhibition; NextSpace Co-working; Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA

 

2012

Spring Show; JanRae Gallery of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center; Oakland, CA

Fun A Day; Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery; Oakland, CA

 

2011

Exploring Passions (Juried Show); CK Gallery; Oakland, CA

Atmospheric Park Pigments; Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts; Oakland, CA

Preview Exhibition: East Bay Open Studios; Pro Arts Gallery; Oakland, CA

East Bay Open Studios; Jack London Pavilion; Oakland, CA

 

2010

Expressions of Living; Adobe Art Center; Castro Valley, CA

The Box Art Auction, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

2008

Turbulent Times (Juried Show); Photo Central; Hayward, CA

At Play (Juried Show); Community Gallery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center; Berkeley, CA

Aquarelas (Juried Show); JanRae Gallery of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center Oakland, CA

 

2007

New Visions (Juried show); Pro Arts Gallery; Oakland, CA

 

2006

Remnants (Juried show); Cellspace Gallery; San Francisco, CA 

Graduate Thesis Exhibit California College of the Arts; San Francisco, CA

Oax-i-fornia (Traveling group show); Biblioteca Henestrosa Oaxaca, Mexico; Consulado General de Mexico; San Francisco, CA 

 

2005

Nichos y Recuerdos (Juried show); Mission Cultural Center,  

San Francisco, CA  

 

2004

The Fifth Direction (Juried show); Mission Cultural Center;

San Francisco, CA

Revisiting Patterns (Two-person show); Cafe de Troit Detroit, MI

Intergenerational Project; Ellen Kayrod Gallery Detroit, MI 

Witness and Testify; group show, 4731 Gallery Detroit, MI

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2013

Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CA 

(Co-curator with Eric Murphy and Nicole Dixon)

COLLABORATION

2012

House of Matter; Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project; Mission Dance Theater; San Francisco, CA

•Created a series of paintings that served as projections in a multimedia dance, spoken word and vocal performance .

RESIDENCIES

2006

Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture),  Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico

AWARDS

2006

Center for Art and Public Life Grant

 

2005

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

 

2002

Faculty Award, University of Michigan

 

2002

William H. Lewis Watercolor Award