Jader is a photographer, performer, and conceptual make-up artist based out of San Francisco, CA, whose work leverages allegory and a cartoon-like aesthetic to create modern visual impressions of an urban queer experience. With an undergraduate degree in Art History from UCLA and ten years experience working within cultural institutions such as LACMA and OMCA, Jader endeavors to create well-informed, thoughtfully staged images that are at once in possession of a pop sensibility and strong metaphorical underpinnings. Career highlights include having an image from his early "Biomimicry" series featured on the cover of the East Bay Express in January 2016, curating The Lab's recent New Year's Eve fundraising art event, BUZZ, as a special guest artist producer, and being invited to perform a conceptual makeup installation at Southern Exposure's gala in March 2017.
2008 University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Arts, Art History
2016 Bubble Guts, Shadow Office, Oakland, CA
2017 Sooner or Later: Non-Euclidean Visions of the Future as a Place to Be, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2016 Faux, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2016 Lucid, DopeDopeDope Pop Up, San Francisco, CA
2014 Beyond the Corner of the Eye, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Articles / Reviews
2017 Hotchkiss, Sarah. “‘Sooner or Later’ Artists Imagine the Future as a Place we Want to Be.” KQED Arts: January 10, 2017.
2016 East Bay Express, Cover, January 20-26
2016 Burke, Sarah. “Who Needs ‘Likes?: Jader’s Uncomfortable Camp.’” East Bay Express, January 20-26: pg. 20.
**Please note that my artist name is simply "Jader" and that "Jader Vision" refers to my artistic practice.