Jemima Wyman is a contemporary artist who lives and works between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Wyman’s art practice incorporates various mediums including installation, video, performance, photography and painting. Her most recent artworks utilize these mediums to specifically focus on visually based resistance strategies employed within protest culture and zones of conflict. These works aim to explore the formal and psychological potentiality of camouflage and masking in reference to collective identity.
Wyman is represented by Commonwealth & Council, Milani Gallery and Sullivan & Strumpf. Her most recent solo exhibition …like a siren it repeats was held at Sullivan & Strumpf in 2019. Recent group exhibition have been held at ZKM (Germany), MU artspace (Netherlands), Nam June Paik Art Center (Korea), Elaine L. Jacob Gallery Wayne State University (Detroit), Carriageworks (Sydney), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), 17th Biennale of Sydney | THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age (Sydney), MUMA(Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) and 21st Century Museum of Art (Japan).
Selected large-scale commissions include work for Other Life-formings at Blackwood Gallery (Canada), Iconography of Revolt at City Gallery Wellington (New Zealand), The Unexpected Guest: Liverpool Biennial at FACT (Liverpool) , and Pattern Bandits at the Children’s Art Center at GOMA (Brisbane) with an accompanying book Pattern Power.
Wyman completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Visual Arts) with Honors at the Queensland University of Technology. In 2007, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles; this study was made possible with the generous support of an Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship.
In 2005 CamLab was formed, a collaboration between Wyman and Anna Mayer.The duo’s sculptural, video-based, and social practice work has been exhibited internationally, as well as extensively in their hometown of Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Hammer Museum, The Armory Center for the Arts, and Occidental College’s Weingart Galleries. CamLab has co-taught classes of its own design at California State University, Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design, Ox-Bow School of Art, Occidental College and (held public workshops) at the University of Houston.