Education:

2008 - Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2007 - Master of Arts in Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2002 - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
 


Exhibitions:

2014       SPIT + SHINE: Justin Varner and Jakob Christmas, Capitol Street Gallery, Houston, TX

2013       Instructions_13, SCENE(Metrospace) Gallery, East Lansing, MI

2011        Specious Instant: Steve Hodges, Justin Varner, Jakob Christmas, Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ARTSCAN, Houston, TX

               Cries and Whispers, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               The Specious Instant: Steve Hodges, Justin Varner, Jakob Christmas, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont ,TX

2010       Oblique Patience, SCENE(Metrospace) Gallery, East Lansing, MI

2008      MFA Exhibition, University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, IA

               Handmade Movie Posters, Byron Burford Gallery, University of Iowa

2006      Three Painters, Milkmaid Gallery, Iowa City, IA

               Causes Produce Strange Effects Like Golden Eggs, Eve Drewelow Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2005      Dishman Competition Juried Exhibition, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX

2004      Shotgun: Then and Now, an Alumni Survey 1956-2004, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX

 

Publications:

“Must See Shows in Texas for Spring 2011”, Glasstire.com

“Dishman Reveals Collaborative Friendship”. Andy Coughlan, February 2011, ISSUE, Lamar University

“SPECIOUS INSTANT” Chelsea Henderson, Vol.87, No.14, January 20, 2011, The University Press, Lamar University

New American Paintings, Western Edition- no. 90 (juror- Toby Kamps), October/November 2010, Open Studios Press

 

Curatorial Experience:

Co-curated (with Justin Varner) The Specious Instant: Steve Hodges, Justin Varner, Jakob Christmas, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont ,TX

Co-curated (with Justin Varner) SPIT + SHINE: Justin Varner and Jakob Christmas, Capitol Street Gallery, Houston, TX