Jim Jacobs is a practicing artist. A native of Philadelphia, he moved to Ogden in 1985 to teach visual arts at Weber State University. Jim has taught a variety of courses ranging from Painting to Digital Media, and has led several study abroad trips to Peru. For ten years he chaired the Department of Visual Arts.
During his tenure, the visual arts department transitioned from the Collett Art Building to Kimball Visual Arts Center and received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
In 2015, Jim retired from Weber State and now works full time as an artist in two studios in central Ogden. Jim creates work that explores our idealization of the natural world and our profound impact upon it. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other cities in the US.
Jim has a BFA in Painting from Jacksonville University, an MFA in Painting from EastCarolina University, and a BA in Spanish from Weber State University. When not working in the studio, he enjoys travel, skiing, fishing, foreign languages and literature.
Why serve O1ARTS?
“I believe art can surprise us, move us, reveal our universe in new and unexpected ways, and, as Olafur Eliasson said, it can expand our notions of we.”
View JIm’s work on his website: http://jcjacobs.com/