Jaimie Warren is a photographer and performance artist creating works that collage characters and imagery from pop culture and art history. Her individual work assembles sets and costumes to create enactments of characters culled from Internet memes, pop culture, and art history. Expanding on traditions of staged self-portraiture, B-horror movies, high school plays and silent films, her productions focus on how identity is performed in contemporary and historical artistic contexts. Her collaborative practice generally relies on the participation, artistic contributions, and creative input of a large swath of contributors, ranging from close friends and family to youth and community organizations and anonymous web users. Warren is also co-creator and co-director of the community-based, artist-led fake television show Whoop Dee Doo, a critical component of her work, which serves as a testament to her skills as a community organizer, producer, and mentor.
Born 1980, Waukesha, WI
2002 BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO