Seattle artist Jim Pridgeon has over 25 solo shows to his credit. His artwork has been displayed in museums, galleries as well as public spaces across the nation. Jim has received both private commissions and commissions to work on design teams to develop Percent-for-Art public art projects. He has been awarded many national and local awards and fellowships including the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellow award and the Seattle Arts Commission “Seattle Artists” Fellowship award. Jim is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English) and is now on the faculty of the UW School of Medicine as a Teaching Associate in Neurological Surgery where he also holds the title Artist-in-Residence.
Jim’s art involves the suspension and placement of objects in temporary room environments. This enables the viewer to be surrounded by the work and to have access to various points of view. The metaphorical quality of the work comes from the use of situations and objects that are familiar.
Artist Support Program 2001-02: Perfect Pitch