Jamie Kirkland


Born: 1951 Ruston, LA


2004 BFA honors University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


2019 Solo Exhibition, “Where the Earth Meets the Sky,” Winterowd Fine Art
2017 Colors of Summer, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Small Works Great Wonders, National Cowboy Museum, Oklahoma City, OK (also 2015 & 2014)
Two person Exhibition, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK
2016 The Pensacola Museum of Art, purchase prize, Pensacola, Florida
Solo Exhibition, “Looking and Listening,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe
2015 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY (also 2004-2008, 2010)
Trio, group exhibition, Gallery Orange, New Orleans, LA
Expectations, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL
2014 Solo Exhibition, “Secret Place,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
ArtsThrive, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
Elements, Russell Collection, Austin, TX
L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Solo Exhibition, “Panorama,” Fort Worth Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Landscape Visions, group exhibition, Abertson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK
2012 Solo Exhibition, “Shimmer,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Annual Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of NM, Albuquerque, NM
2011 Art Chicago 2011, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
Common Ground, group exhibition, Santa Fe Arts Commission
Collection of Denver Museum of Art
2010 Solo Exhibition, “Enchanted April,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Exhibition, “Waterways,” EA Gallery, Rye, NY
2009 Solo Exhibition, “Elements,” Jules Place, Boston, MA
Group Exhibition, National Women In The Arts, New York, NY
Red Dot Miami, Miami, FL
Solo exhibition, “Waterways,” EA Gallery, Port Chester, New York
2008 Solo Exhibition, “Spring Sanctuary,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Opening Show, EA Gallery, Port Chester, New York
Small Works, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT
Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA
2007 Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
curated by Elisabeth Sussaman of the Whitney Museum NYC
Summer Showcase, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Invitational, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Solo Exhibition, “Horizon Line,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Exhibition, “Mountain Time,” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT
Solo Exhibition, “Desert,” g2 Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005 Solo Exhibition, “Flicker of Memory,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe,NM
Solo Exhibition, “Quiet,” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT
Emerging Artists Show, Parada Hall, Scottsdale, AZ
2004 Opening Exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Exhibition, “Jamie Kirkland,” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT
Juried Exhibition, New Visions Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah 2004 Works on Paper, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
(award & honorarium)
2003 Group Exhibition, Left Bank Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah 2003 Traveling Exhibition, St, George Museum, St. George, UT
Color of Landscape, Salt Lake City, UT
The Show: Southwest Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Juror: Susan Rothenberg, artist.
2002 Solo Exhibition, “Jamie Kirkland,” Dancing Reed Gallery, Crestone, CO Utah 2002, Traveling Exhibition, Park City, UT (award & honorarium)


2019 Southwest Art Magazine- June issue
2016 “Show Preview,” Elizabeth Delaney, Southwest Art Magazine, May/June 2016
2013 “Ones To Watch” Michele Corriel, Western Art and Architecture, December 2013
2013 “Landscape Painting Portfolio” Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art, February 2013
2012 “Quiet Beauty” Staci Golar, The Santa Fean, October 2012
2011 “ In Essence,” Wolf Schneider, New Mexico Magazine, July 2011
2010 “Serenity Now,” Devon Jackson, The Santa Fean, April/May 2010
2009 “Artist Profile,” Santa Fe Circle
2008 “Artist Profile,” Focus Santa Fe
2006 “Artist to Watch,” Southwest Art Magazine

Artist’s Statement:
I begin each painting with an interest in what is going to happen, not what has already occurred. I paint what moves me, and work uninterrupted for long stretches of time, tranquil in the mystery of uncovering what I cannot see or have not yet imagined. There are no perimeters or restrictions, just the goal to create for the viewer a feeling of expansiveness.
Iris Murdoch's description of the artistic process really speaks to me. Murdoch said "Artists dream of a silence which they must enter as some creatures return to the sea to spawn."
The airy, ethereal works of James Whistler, the tonalist qualities of George Inness and the abstracted atmospheric work of later JMW Turner paintings inspire me. My compositions are intentionally minimalist and while I work from the idea of a real landscape such as a photo of clouds over Arroyo Hondo, the Sandia Mountains in the distance or the shape of water as it meets the land, I am not an observational painter attempting to paint the exact scene before me.
A lot can be said with simplicity by reducing the landscape to shapes and forms in much the way a poet expresses an idea in three lines of haiku. And just as traditional haiku contains a kigo, or season reference, my paintings reference seasonality with an economy of expression that is almost always atmospheric.

ABOUT Jamie Kirkland:

Jamie Kirkland, one of the Southwest’s premier abstract landscape painters, has a unique voice and a sophisticated contemporary take on traditional landscape painting. Her technique is a process of action and reaction, resulting in many layers of paint, achieving an overall sense of color harmony. She is a consummate colorist, mixing many of her paints directly on the canvas.
Collectors have commented that they are drawn to the quiet, meditative feeling and harmonious color palettes that appear in many of Jamie’s pieces.
Jamie’s work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.
The State of New Mexico’s Art in Public Places Program has several times selected Jamie’s work for purchase.

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Work Selection

Jamie Kirkland - Shimmer Shimmer

Shimmer Shimmer