About the Artist
Bio and Contact Information
Jay is a 24 year old graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. He's a Florida native currently living and working as an independent illustrator in Portland, OR. As a professional illustrator, amateur photographer, and avid explorer, Jay creates works that reflect his travels and experiences, especially subjects that he considers wild and overlooked.
From coastlines to deserts, prairies to forests, Jay is inspired by the wild corners of North America and beyond. Solitude, life and death, and the connections within nature are the dominant subjects of many of his illustrations. Non-binary gender expression and the exploration of what it means to be human also play an important role in his life and body of work.
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Ringling College of Art and Design, Graduated 2015 | Sarasota, FL.
2016 - Voices of the Wilderness Artist Residency | Kootznoowoo Wilderness, AK.
2015 - Light Grey Art Lab - Bower Bird Exhibition | Minneapolis, MN.
2015 - Meanwhile Comic Publication - two page spread | Sarasota, FL.
2014 - Ringling College of Art and Design Permanent Collection | Sarasota, FL.
2014 - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Modern Pentathlon Poster | Sarasota, FL.
2013, 2014 - Illest of Illustration Annual Student Exhibition | Sarasota, FL.
2013 - The Illustrator's Sketchbook: A Close View Exhibition | Sarasota, FL.
2013 - Best of Ringling Annual Exhibition | Sarasota, FL.
2016 - US Forest Service, Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence | Kootznoowoo Wilderness, AK.
2015 - Freelance for Gogo Jewelry | Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA.
2015 - Teagan White Exploration + Inspiration illustration workshop at Light Grey Art Lab | Minneapolis, MN.
2014 - Freelance for Modern Pentathlon | Sarasota, FL.
2013 - Freelance for Nunum Wine | Mendoza, Argentina.