Self portrait, medicine cabinet mirror 2nd wedding anniversary, Sept. 18, 2012.

Self portrait, medicine cabinet mirror
2nd wedding anniversary, Sept. 18, 2012.

Artist Bio:

Jim Baab, Photographer, (1970 - )

Somerville, MA artist Jim Baab photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form, with an eye for light, line, and illusion. Since taking his hobby more seriously in 2011, his artwork has been chosen for national and international group exhibitions in TN, CA, MA, MI, VT, TX, and Budapest, Hungary. His awards and recognition include a Gold Artist award for ArtAscent magazine’s Vol. 8, ‘Hidden’ issue, and, being chosen as the sole visual artist featured in the Boston-themed, 40th issue of POESY, a bicoastal poetry magazine.

Jim’s current body of work plays with food, symmetry, and pareidolia, “a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon…” - Wikipedia

While utilizing an in-camera, digital “reflection” effect, Jim explores the mundane through a live, Rorschachian symmetry and searches for demons, hearts, winged creatures, faces, masks, and otherworldly flora and fauna. Torn citrus segments placed on a makeshift light table are a favorite subject - one that can be consumed while working!

Artist CV:

Education

Keene State College, Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Arts Speech and Film, Concentration: Film Production, 1994

 

Workshops

An Introduction to the Human Landscape, Fall 2013

An Introduction to the Human Landscape, Summer 2014

Beyond the Pose, Fall 2014

 

Awards & Recognition

Solo visual artist featured in the Boston-themed, 40th issue of POESY magazine, November, 2015.

Distinguished Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, August 2015, Volume 14, pg. 41 - 45, (also, pg. 1 & 75)

First Round Selected Photographer, Hariban Award '15, Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan, July, 2015

Special Merit Award, 5th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition, lightspacetime.com, July 2015

Gold Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, August 2014, Volume 8, pg. 8 - 11

2nd Place, Food/Beverage Category, 2013 Mobile Photography Awards (Announced 01/2014)

 

Press

Boston Globe, New England Photography Biennial review by Mark Feeney, September 11, 2015

The Somerville Times, Interview by Doug Holder January 14, 2015

ArtAscent Blog, November 26, 2014

ArtAscent International Art & Literature Journal, August 2014, Volume 8, pg. 8 - 11, (partial review, via this link)

WBUR Artery article on the 15th Annual Somerville Open Studios, May 3, 2013, by Andrea Shea

Wilson, Mark: ‘Slide film a true test - and an education’, The Boston Sunday Globe, August 14, 1994, p. A60

 

Artwork Donations

May, 2016, Agassiz Preschool Fundraiser, Somerville, MA

December 2015 - January 2016, A HeART Needs a Home, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

December 2014, Community Holiday Party & Fundraiser, Fitzwilliam, NH

2013 'Seeds of Hope' Cocktail Soiree & Silent Auction at Bryant Park, Manhattan Childrens Center, New York, NY

2013 Gala Fundraiser, Groundwork Somerville, Somerville, MA 

 

Gallery Representation

Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA, 'Undressed' & 'Silhouettes' online exhibitions

 

Solo Exhibitions

April 30 & May 1, 2016, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA

May 3 & 4, 2014, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA

May 4 & 5, 2013, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA

 

Group Exhibitions

February 4 - March 4, 2017, 23rd Annual El Corazón Art Exhibition, Dallas, TX

June & July, 2016, Burlington Record Plant, Burlington, VT

May 11 - June 13, 2016, Up Close and Personal, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

May 5 - June 12, 2016, 37 Photographers / One Model, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

April 30 - May 21, 2016, Flow, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

April 17 - May 21, 2016, Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

April 8 - May 20, 2016, SOS Volunteer Show, Diesel Cafe, Somerville, MA

April 5 - May 1, 2016, What I Make - How I Made It, Aeronaut Brewing Co., Somerville, MA

April 1 - May 2, 2016, Wish You Were Here, Inside-OUT Gallery, Somerville, MA

March 4 - 27, 2016, 2016 Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

March 2 - 25, 2016, Photo Noir, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

January 21 - February 26, 2016, Off the Fridge, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

January 21 - February 26, 2016, Instantly Yours: A One of a Kind Exhibition of Instant & Instagram Photography, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

January 9 - 30, 2016, Interdisciplinary, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

September 9 - December 6, 2015 New England Photography Biennial 2015, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

September 24 - October 14, 2015, Red alert!, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

August 20 - September 13, 2015 Reveal, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT

July 2015, 5th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition, Special Merit Category, lightspacetime.com

May 2–20, 2015, A World Beyond, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

May 2015, The Selfie Show: An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

April 18 - May 10, 2015, The Birds and the Bees, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

April 2 - May 1, 2015, Celebrating the Confluence of Art and Nature, Musketaquid Arts & Environment, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA

February 14 - March 14, 2015, Bite: Food as Art, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

January 2015, PHOTOBOOK 2014, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY & Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

January 1, 2015 The 2014 Your Favorite Photographs Exhibition, Lenscratch.com 

December 25, 2014 The 2014 Snow Exhibition, Lenscratch.com

November 19, 2014 - ? Silhouettes, Linusgallery.com, Pasadena, CA

November 15 - December 14, 2014, Illuminated: A Photographic Essay of Holiday Lights, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

September 23 - October 17, 2014, Water, Elemental and Fundamental, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

September 13 - ?, 2014, Stop The Cloud, I Want To Get Off, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

August 27 - September 20, 2014, Magic Without Tricks, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

July 5 - 27, 2014, 'State of Being'Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA

July 1 - July 25, 2014, Finding the Light PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

June 16, 2014 - ? Undressed, Linusgallery.com, Pasadena, CA

May 24 - June 24, 2014 Exposed: The Contemporary Nude, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

May 8 - July 13, 2014, Figuratively Speaking, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN

April 30 - May 30, 2014, Things With Wings, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

April 11 - May 10, 2014, Artists' Choice Exhibit The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA (SOS Preview Exhibit

April 5 - 26, 2014, Transform Photo Show, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

April 2014, Artists' Choice Exhibit The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA (SOS Preview Exhibit)

December 4 - 22, 2013 12x12 Holiday Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

December 3 - 27, 2013, Transformations: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

August 2013, Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Black, White & a Little Local Color: Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA

April 2013, Inside Out Gallery, CVS, Davis Square, Somerville, MA (SOS Promotional Exhibit)

April 2013, Artists' Choice Exhibit The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA (SOS Preview Exhibit)

December 2012 12x12 Holiday Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2012-2016 Smiles By Rosie Family Dentistry, Somerville, MA

2002 Windows Art Project: Food for Thought, Davis Square, Somerville, MA

 

Bibliography

Liu, Shan W. and Zane, Richard, ‘Peripheral Intravenous Access’, Roberts and Hedges Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, Fifth Edition, 2010, Chapter 21, Figures 21-2 through 21-15 and figures 21-17 through 21-22