MFA, Studio Art, Glasgow School of Art 2016
BFA, Printmaking, Cal State University Long Beach 2006


Creating artworks with an interdisciplinary approach towards process, Jamie Russom explores diverse disciplines specializing in the areas of printmaking, photography, and audio/visual installation. She received an MFA in Studio Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and a BFA in Printmaking from California State University Long Beach in 2006. Russom’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe and is a part of several special collections including the La Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio in Italy and the Glasgow Science Centre, in Scotland, UK. Recent exhibitions include The Decatur Arts Alliance at the Atlanta Airport in Georgia and Infinite Drift at the Greenleaf Gallery in Whittier, California. Jamie Russom is an artist and educator currently living in Los Angeles.

Jamie Russom's Work

Between the Waves 2018
Acrylic Gel Transfer, Hydrocal Plaster
106.68 x 121.92 cm

Jamie Russom's Work

Between the Waves (Detail) 2018
Acrylic Gel Transfer, Hydrocal Plaster
106.68 x 121.92 cm

Jamie Russom's Work

Stereoscopic 2019
Solar Plate Photo Etching on Rives BFK
15.24 x 20.32 cm

Jamie Russom's Work

Altered Landscape 2019
Solar Plate Photo Etching on Rives BFK
50.8 x 60.96 cm

Jamie Russom's Work

Prism 2019
Serigraphy and Digital Letterpress on Rives BFK
30.48 x 40.64 cm

Jamie Russom's Work

Wave I 2019
Digital Letterpress on Lettra Cranes
20.32 x 25.4 cm


Jamie Russom's Picture

About the Work:

In her practice, Russom utilizes experimentation as a method for revealing fortuitous happenstances found in seemingly unstable environments. By collaborating with nature, she arranges elements through a set of constraints, forfeiting control over a predictive outcome and allowing structure to emerge. Her approach has its beginnings in the concept that art can demonstrate a subconscious interdependency of reactions to our external surroundings. Within this process, she has found a personal language stemming from themes of indeterminacy, temporality, and the ephemeral. In many instances, the work that is generated can be viewed as a trace or remnant of the process itself.

Recent Work:

Infinite Drift:

Infinite Drift was conceived specifically for the Greenleaf Gallery. It is a visual and auditory experience created by Jamie Russom and Martin Beal that offers viewers an encounter with a mid-state between dreams and wakefulness where meditative images and sounds repeat with ever-undulating contexts and meanings, each of them unique to the beholder.

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Awards :

  • Juror’s Award, 2018 - Altered Landscapes, SCG Int. Member Print Exchange, Best in Show
  • The Serve Award, 2010 - Development of the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Printmaking Exhibition Program, 2010
  • The Bonsai Award, 2009 - Creation and Development of the Irvine Fine Arts Center Printmaking Program


  • Joya: Air, Andalucía, Spain, September 2015
  • We Productions, Deuchar Mill, Yarrow, Scotland, August 2015
  • Gullkistan Centre for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland, February 2015
  • Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 2013

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Beautiful Daze Artistic Edge Art Gallery, Long Beach, California, 2007
  • Floating Open Art Gallery, Long Beach, California, 2006
  • Souvenir Long Beach State University BFA Degree Show, California, 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Infinite Drift (collaboration with Martin Beal), Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier, California, 2020
  • Artist Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, California, 2019
  • The Decatur Arts Alliance, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, 2018
  • Procthetics, Curve Line Space, Los Angeles, California, 2017
  • Depth Perception, SpotteArt Gallery, New York, New York, 2017
  • The citizenM MFA Exhibition, citizenM hotel, Glasgow, UK, 2017
  • Im-press, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California, 2017 (Catalogue)
  • Terra Firma: The Art of the Artists’ Tea, Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, California, 2017
  • Connecting Point LA, Museo di Egna, Bolzano, Italy, 2016 (Catalogue)
  • Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK, 2016 (Catalogue)
  • Extension+1, Sound Thought, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK, 2016
  • SuperNormal Festival, Brazier’s Park, Oxfordshire, UK, 2015
  • Glasgow School of Art MFA Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow, UK, 2015
  • A Perfect Day, Kinlochard Town Hall, Kinlochard, UK, 2014
  • The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Atlanta, Georgia, 2014
  • Bookworks 2014, Pacific Center for the Book, San Francisco, California, 2014
  • We Love LA, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014
  • Overpainting, La Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio, Puegnago sul Garda, Italy, 2014
  • Connecting Point LA, Arena 1, Los Angeles, California, 2014
  • Binding Desire: Unfolding Artist Books, Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2014
  • Emerge, VAALA Cultural Center, Santa Ana, California, 2013 


  • Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • IUPUI Indiana University
  • La Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio
  • Mills College Library
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • UCLA Arts Library
  • UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library
  • UC Santa Barbara Library
  • UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library
  • University of Iowa
  • University of San Diego Giesel Library
  • University of Washington
  • USC Doheny Library


Artist Talks / Presentations: 

  • Infinite Drift Audio / Visual Installation, artist talk, Whittier College, California, 2020
  • Failing Means You’re Playing, artist talk, California State University Dominguez Hills, California, 2017 
  • Pinhole Projects, artist talk, and presentation, The Artists’ Tea, JT Lab, Joshua Tree National Park, California, 2017 


  • White, Maria. Place, nature, and nourishment: artists’ books residencies at Deuchar Mill 2006-2017, Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-2023, Impact Press at the Centre for Print Research, January 2022.
  • The art lowdown from Glasgow’s brightest young creatives, citizenM blog, June 2017
  • Vangool, Janine. Book Arts: Imaginative Interpretations, Uppercase, Issue #29, Spring qtly, 2016
  • Taylor, Richard. GSA Degree Show 2016: Master of Fine Art, The Skinny, June 2016
  • Degree shows 2016: collaborative installations, perfect pints and reclaimed material, A-N: The Artists Information Company, June 2016
  • Hutchinson, Jack. Supernormal: We want to challenge the generic festival format, A-N: The Artists Information Company. August 2015

Clients/Employment History:  

Teaching Experience: 

  • Part-Time Faculty Instructor - Otis College of Art and Design, 2018 - Present 
    • Instructor in the Communication Arts Department, teaching courses in Beginning/Intermediate Printmaking.

  • Adjunct Instructor - Mt. San Antonio College, 2019 - Present 
    • Fine Arts Department, a range of classes in Printmaking and Book Arts techniques. Courses include Beginning and Intermediate Screen Print, Monotype, and Letterpress/Book Arts.

  • Adjunct Instructor - Whittier College, 2017 - 2020 
    • Instructor in the Art Department, teaching courses in Beginning/Intermediate Printmaking and 2D Design.

  • Adjunct Instructor - Cal State Northridge, 2018 - 2019

    • Instructor in the Art Department teaching courses in Printmaking I: Survey Introduction and Printmaking II/III: Relief, Letterpress, Bookbinding.

Additional Relevant History: 

  • Letterpress Lab Technician - Otis College of Art and Design, 2008 - 2014, 2017 - 2022

    • Technician in the Letterpress Studio instructing specialized workshops and assisting students with the creation and implementation of course projects.

  • Printmaking Studio Manager - Irvine Fine Arts Center, 2008 - 2014 

    • Manager of the Printmaking Studio, responsible for overseeing staff, instructors and volunteers that utilize the facility for open studio and instruction.

Volunteer Work: 

  • Research Assistant - Art Works for Change, 2020 - 2021
  • Gallery Invigilator - House for an Art Lover, 2014 - 2016