Portrait credit: Mariah Miranda

Ep.187 February James currently lives and works in Washington, D.C., where she was born, after living in Los Angeles for fifteen years. She received her BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. James has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Berlin and Turin, Italy.

Her work is currently included in Singular Views: 25 Artists at the Rubell Museum in Washington, D.C., following her inclusion in What’s Going On, the museum’s inaugural exhibition in 2022-2023. In 2021, James was invited by Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont to create a room size installation in Set It Off, an exhibition they organized for the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY. She has been featured in multiple other group shows, including Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney at Jeffrey Deitch in Los Angeles, Face-to-Face at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, New York and BodyLand, curated by Lauren Taschen at Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin.

She was invited to contribute watercolors to a feature in The New York Times Style Magazine in February 2021. James has been represented by Tilton Gallery since 2020.

Artist https://www.februaryjames.com/

Tilton Gallery https://www.jacktiltongallery.com/artists/february-james/biography

Galerie Max Hetzler  https://www.maxhetzler.com/exhibitions/bodyland-2023

Los Angeles Magazine, September 9, 2021.

Platform Art https://www.platformart.com/editorial/february-interview/

NYTimes Roberta Smith

The NY Times Style Magazine, February 18, 2021.

Sixty Inches from Center

New City Art

Monique Meloche https://www.moniquemeloche.com/exhibitions/12-february-james-we-laugh-loud-so-the-spirits/overview/

ARTSKOP https://www.artskop.com/artmedia/en/february-james-1-54-art-fair-exhibition/

Artsy https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-5-artists-radar-march

Artsy https://www.artsy.net/article/casey-lesser-4-curators-artists-celebrating-black-history-month

Artnet https://www.artnet.com/artists/february-james/

The Color of Sound, 2021
Watercolor, ink, sharpie, oil pastel, oil stick, and charcoal on canvas 73 3/4 x 78 inches (187 x 198 cm)
Image credit: Courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York. Collection of the Rubell Museum DC.

We Seek Hidden Information in Ourselves, 2022
Charcoal, acrylic, and oil pastel on canvas 74 x 78 inches (188 x 198.1 cm)
Image credit: Courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York.

The Clock in Mother’s Mouth, 2022
Acrylic, oil pastel, and charcoal 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Image credit: Courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York.

I Gave You Goosebumps to Remind You of the Magic That We Possess, 2023
Collage acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)
Images credit: Courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York.