Jaxxa’s multi-faceted practice explores vulnerability, courage and liberation through the creation of shiny, colorful, glitter-dipped artworks that beg to be hung under a disco ball.
Jaxxa currently lives and works in New York City, and previously lived in Seattle. In New York City, his work has been shown at New York Public Library, La MaMa Gallery, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, apexart, Longwood Art Project, Exit Art and Rush Arts Gallery. In the Seattle area, his work was shown at Bellevue Art Museum, Vital 5, and venues with the Seattle Art Museum. His public artwork, Potential Connections was installed for the opening of Seattle’s mass transit system. Jaxxa’s work has been included in publications by Visual AIDS, Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times, The New York Times and New York Public Library. He is a recipient of an Artists Space Independent Project Grant and Seattle Arts Commission Purchase Award, and was a resident in The Residency Project at the School of Visual Arts. Jaxxa completed baccalaureate coursework at the School of Visual Arts and Rhode Island School of Design summer program, and received his B.S. and M.S. from Michigan State University.