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WILLIAM JAGGERS

ARTIST BIO:


I grew up In Tucson Arizona and moved to San Francisco in my early 20s where I studied  elementary education. I worked  as a classroom teacher for some  years before going back to school to study art at the San Francisco Art Institute where I received a degree in painting and printmaking.  


At the Art Institute, I studied with Bruce McGaw, Larry Thomas and Sam Tchakalian.  I deliberately chose 3 artists who had very different personalities and approaches to art. I learned so much and I am indebted to each of them.  Larry Thomas had the most influence on me. I still remember conversations and critiques I had with him.  


For over 25 years now, I have taught art to all ages, including adults.  I’m currently a middle school art teacher at Convent & Stuart Hall, School of the Sacred Heart - San Francisco. 




ARTIST STATEMENT: 


To William Jaggers, the understanding of heritage, history, and the evolution of culture are important.  He is attracted to the notion that objects found and discarded, reflect the culture and condition of the society and environment from where they came.  As a child growing up in the desert town of Tucson Arizona, he was intrigued by things being weathered by the hot sun and was fascinated by the way the sun illuminates color and texture.  


All of this is reflected in Jaggers artwork, with layers of paint, text, images, and  found materials.  His paintings have an archeological quality with images, textures and color peering from underneath the surface.  This represents the massive onslaught of constant media flow, coming together in an abstract composition. 


Each series of painting starts with a central idea, and then evolves with this process of layering.  The paintings become more complex and intriguing as the artist uses his free association with  the layering to develop the idea and content of the painting further.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITION RESUME


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2021

Re-Imagining  the global village 

MIAD Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Global Art Project


2021

Yes

Gallerie Artheka 32

Ostia, seaside district of Rome, Italy

Global Art Project

2020

Fragmentos

Casa de Cultture de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Madrid, Spain

Global Art Project


2020

Windows

Live Worms

San Francisco CA.


2020 

Crossing Boarders  

Jenifer Perlmutter galley

Lafayette, California

Global Art Project 


2019

Alternate takes

Syufy Gallery

San Francisco CA

Global Art Project


2019 

Crossing Boarders

Sint-Amanduskapel - Campo-Santo - Visitatiestraat 2 

10dence Gallery 

Ghent, Belgium

Global Art Project


2019

The Figure

Ruby Living

Mill Valley, CA


2018 

Alternate takes

Galleri Renee Marie

Benicia, CA


2017 

Baupres Gallery

Mazatlan, Mexico

Global Art Project



SOLO & TWO ARTIST EXHIBITIONS::


2019 

Controlled Chaos

Galleri Renee Marie

Benicia CA


2018

In Dialogue Between Two Worlds

Syufy Gallery

Two Artist show with Carl Heyward

San Francisco CA


2017

From the Street

(spray can art)

Live Worms Gallery

San Francisco CA


2016

It's all Politics 

Live Worms Gallery

Collaborations with Outsider artist  MoMo

San Francisco, CA


2015

Frozen Moments in Time 

Live Worms Gallery

San Francisco, CA


2013

Mixed Media Works on Paper

Focus Gallery

San Francisco CA



2012

Tell the Truth then Run 

Live Worms Gallery

Collaborations with Outsider artist  MoMo

San Francisco, CA

2010

Frozen Moments in Time 

Live Worms Gallery

San Francisco, CA

2008

New Beginning 

Live Worms Gallery

Collaborations with Outsider artist  MoMo

San Francisco, CA