Jamie Treacy is an Oakland, California-based  visual artist 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 acrylic painting, drawing and mixed media cut paper. His philosophy as an art educator is that all youth deserve access to a high-quality free 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 Academy at Skyline High School in Oakland. 

EDUCATION 2016 Career Technical Education Credential in Arts, Media, Entertainment 
University of California Berkeley Extension
2010 Single-Subject Credential in Visual Art
East Bay State University Hayward, CA
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 
2001 Kyoto Seika University 
Research Student (3/01 to 8/01) Kyoto, Japan
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2012 – Present Director, Visual and Performing Arts Academy; 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
•Served as faculty advisor for the school’s Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA)
•Served as Skyline Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) District Liaison from 2014-Present
•Mentored new teachers through Oakland Unified School District’s Induction program 2012-2015
•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
9/2004 – 5/2006
Community Student Fellow
Center for Art and Public Life 
California College of the Arts 5212 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618 •Worked as a Teaching Artist in Berkeley High School’s Drawing, Painting and Photography classes
•Assisted artist and CCA faculty member Taraneh Hemami with studio and collaborative exhibition projects
4/2006 – 8/2006
Visiting Instructor
Casa de la Cultura Tlacolula Oaxaca, Mexico
•Taught art classes to young adults in Spanish in Oaxaca as part of the “Young Artist Explorers” workshop

2005 – 2006
Teaching Assistant
California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
•Assisted Professor Mary Snowden teach the Senior Painting Seminar Conducted studio visits with BFA Painting candidates
GALLERY AFFILIATION 2019-Present Gearbox Gallery – Member artist and manager
770 West Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94612

2014 -2016
Betti Ono Gallery
1427 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
2015 – 2016 Oakstop Gallery
1721 Broadway #201 Oakland, CA 94612
2008 – 2016 Pro Arts Gallery (Member Artist)
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA
SOLO & 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2020 Necessary Mutation; (with John Damian Boychuk); Gearbox Gallery; Oakland, CA
2018 If We Witness Growth (featured artist during summer show); SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA
The Unprepared Eye, EBMUD Gallery, Oakland, CA
To Fortify the Forest; Oakstop Gallery; Oakland, CA
STRIATION; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CA
Touching a New Intelligence; Google Headquarters; Mountainview, CA

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

Into the Fragility; Rockridge Library Gallery; Oakland, CA
Soft Fracture; Andalu; San Francisco, CA

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


Fluid Quest; Spare Room Project; San Francisco, CA

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

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

Emotional Harvest; Media Union Gallery at The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 Patterns of Influence: Artists Who Teach; The Painting Center; New York City, NY
Member Feature Shows
(Monthly); Gearbox Gallery; Oakland, CA

Abstract Preferences; NIAD Art Center; Richmond, CA

30×30; Blue Line Arts Center; Santa Rosa, CA

Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CAGrand Opening Exhibition; NextSpace Co-working; Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA

Soft Fracture; Andalu; San Francisco, CA

Spring Show; JanRae Gallery of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center; Oakland, CA
Fun A Day; Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery; Oakland, CA

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

Expressions of Living; Adobe Art Center; Castro Valley, CA
The Box Art Auction, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Preview Exhibition: East Bay Open Studios, Pro Arts Gallery & Nitty Gritty Studios, Oakland, CA

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

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

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 

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

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

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Faculty Award, University of Michigan

William H. Lewis Watercolor Award
SELECTED COLLECTIONS and PRIVATE COMMISSIONS Santiago-Massano Family Cordoba, Argentina (Private Collection)
Phinney-Firminger Family Durham, NC  (Commission)
Linden Keiffer San Leandro, CA  (Private Collection)
Chia-Ling Yu and Dan Stratton Chicago, IL  (Private Collection)
Nancy Stevens Indianapolis, IN (Private Collection)
Wolfe Family Milwaukee, WI (Private Collection)
Gerardo de la Barerra Oaxaca, Mexico  (Private Collection)
Petkoski Architects Detroit, MI (Commission) 
Ford Motor Company Family Center Detroit, MI (Private Collection)
available upon request