Jamie Durant is a versatile artist with the knack for detailed portraiture. He primarily works in oil but explore other media including acrylic paint, spray paint, and pastel. Jamie resides in Oakland, California where he is currently pursuing his MFA at Mills College. He attended Jackson State University where he exceeded in drawing and oil painting, and practiced photography and sculpture.
As an artist growing up in a small town in Mississippi, Jamie's objective is to peacefully bridge history with modernism as his works focuses on aspects of southern African American history and its relationship with modernity. Driven by passion, he projects his knowledge and experience through his artwork to reveal the growth and prosperity of black and brown people.