Born in 1979 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brendan Jamison studied at the University of Ulster where he gained a First Class BA Honours degree in Fine and Applied Arts in 2002, and then a Master of Fine Art in 2004. Over the past eight years his artworks have been widely exhibited throughout the world with shows in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Italy, America, Canada, New Zealand, India, and China. He has been awarded residencies in New Delhi and New York.
From 2006-2009, Jamison taught part-time study skills coaching at Belfast’s School of Art & Design. In 2009 he was a visting lecturer at the University of Florida. That same year, a small Jamison work was entered into the permanent collection of MoMA, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, as part of the international unbound project titled ‘A Book About Death’.
In 2010, Jamison was commissioned by Native Land & Grosvenor to build sugar cube scale models of Tate Modern and NEO Bankside for the London Festival of Architecture. His carved sugar cube sculptures have been sold at Sotheby’s (Bond Street, London) in an exhibition of contemporary art curated by Janice Blackburn. In September 2012, Jamison was elected as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and two months later elected to the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts.
The artist’s work is housed in many private, public and corporate collections, notably: MoMA, New York; John Erickson Museum of Art, Florida, USA; Himmat, New Delhi, India; Art:Screen, Sweden; Grosvenor, London; Native Land, London; Cyrill Sweett, London; The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast; University of Ulster print-making collection, Belfast; Fitzrovia Group, Belfast; North Down Borough Council, Bangor, N. Ireland
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Intelligence Gathering, PS Squared Gallery, Belfast
2013 Sugar Metropolis, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2013 Teufelsberg Spy Station Berlin, WerkStadt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012 Sugar Cube Number 10, Entrance Hall, 10 Downing Street, London
2011 Bangor Castle Town Hall, North Down Museum, Northern Ireland
Selected Group Exhibitons
2014 Glue, Hardman Hall Gallery, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA
2014 Domestic, ArtisAnn at ArtTank Gallery, Belfast
2013 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, California, USA
2013 Salon, QSS Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2013 Walls and Borders, Creative Crossover China, 798 Art District, Beijing, China