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Born: Dallas, Texas
(Why Texas? As Joan Didion said of Georgia O’Keefe: “In Texas there was only the horizon she craved.”)

Education: Yale University B.A. 2016| Computing and the Arts

Artist Statement: ā€œIā€™m most intrigued by the destructive force of production, evolution, and construct; the motivation for, sensations of, and residues of actions on a surface, a form, and a body. As a [ice] skater, I’ve created sensations that run through my body and are then perceived and interpreted by a viewer for over two decades. My motivation… always a persistent desire to feel; to experience; to explore. What I experience is only audible to my inner spirit in any given moment while my actions impose at times entirely other sensations on my audience and simultaneously produce my history — a residue in yet a third format onto my surface. My residue ā€” scars upon a frozen tundra that tell my flaws and moments of perfection to those adept at reading them. The tracings on a brutalized sheet of ice are an encrypted, instructive, and temporal drawings of time spent telling and moving through a creative story of physical sensations and mortal errors. While the faint eruptions of shadow and light pass almost unnoticed to the viewer diverted by the object in motion, to speak nothing of the intermixed sounds that crack and swoosh through the entire performance giving orientation and security to the performer. The performer is an object, moving in unusual cadence in comparison with the observed speed and trajectory, that flows through the visual field creating and interrupting wind currents, ignorant of weight, friction, and seemingly of physics. This is the art of skating to me. It is both a process and a medium. In a single experience ghosts and documents, stories and sensations, created from the same impetus yet entirely diverse from one another are cast into the world, able to emote, describe, and interpret endless possibilities.ā€ ~J.Wester

Contact individual galleries for information about pieces/pricing.

Upcoming Shows/Exhibits/Festivals:

  • Over the Bridge Summer Solstice ArtSpot | June 23, 2018 | Dallas, TX
  • The Refuge | Moving Energies | Dallas, TX
  • SEA(S) 2018 | SoundSkate Viewing | Kefalonia, Greece
  • Burning Man 2018| Breaking Shadows V2 | Black Rock City, NV
  • Contemporary Skating Festival Berlin 2018 | Berlin, Germany
  • WHISTLE | Greece
  • Art Con 14 | Dallas, TX

Recent Exhibitions/Installations/Shows:

  • Art Con Revolution | Dallas, TX
  • SOLUNA 2018 | ‘Breaking Shadows’ | Dallas, TX
  • Conception Arts 2018 | Dallas, Texas
  • Media Arts Festival 2017 | Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Artcon 13 | Dallas, Texas
  • ArtWalk West 2017 | Dallas, Texas
  • Burning Man, 2017 | Black Rock City, Nevada
  • Printmaking, Collage, Assemblage Show | IAA | Irving, Texas
  • Phobias by ArtCon | Dallas, Texas
  • ArtCon 12 | Dallas, Texas
  • ArtExperience Confessional V.1 Installation | Venice, Italy
  • Local Brew & Press | Dallas, Texas
  • Drugstore Cowboy | Dallas, Texas
  • Life in Deep Ellum | entitled: Microgallery | Dallas, Texas
  • Life in Deep Ellum | entitled: Mater’ium | Dallas, Texas
  • Yale Art School Green Gallery| entitled: Play | New Haven, Connecticut
  • Yale Art School Green Gallery | entitled: Studio | New Haven, Connecticut
  • Yale 36 Edgewood Sculpture Building/Gallery | entitled: XYTheta | New Haven, Connecticut

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