Jaimes Mayhew is an artist and educator based in Baltimore, MD. His artwork is collaborative, interdisciplinary and concerned with ecological systems, which includes relationships in SLGBTQI+ communities, queering nature, and public space.
His work has been shown at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Arlington Arts Center, Eyebeam (New York City), Mass MoCa (Massachusetts), Conflux Festival (Brooklyn), The Chapel of St. Cecilia (Brooklyn, NY), The Red Dawns Festival (Slovenia), This Is Not a Gateway (London), 808 Gallery (Boston), The Transmodern Festival (Baltimore, MD), Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), Porch Projects (Washington, DC), Hoffmannsgallerí (Reykjavík, Iceland) among others.
Mayhew is a directorial board member of the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, past Director of the artist residency Life After Boring Studios (Baltimore), a founding member of the collaborative art gallery project S P A C E Camp (Baltimore), and Director of the performance research group The Institute for Infinitely Small Things (everywhere, but mostly Boston).
Mayhew received a BA in Film (cum laude) from Emerson College (2006), and after working in community access television for a year, moved to Baltimore to complete an MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County (2010).
Mayhew is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the Baltimore Museum of Art Commons Collaboration (2016-17), Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award (2015), a Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland (2011-12), a Provisions Library Research Fellowship (2014), and a Parks and People Community Greening Grant (2008).
Mayhew has presented artist talks about both his solo and collaborative work at a variety of venues, including The College Art Association annual conference, Johns Hopkins University, Rhode Island School of Design, the Center for Innovation, Research and Collaboration in the Arts at UMBC, Provisions Library (DC), and The Association for Icelandic Artists, among others.