A Creative Excuse #33: Jamison Chās Banks

6/9/2020


Jamison Chās Banks is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates films, paintings, performances, and installations. His works often explore the history of war and territorial expansion, both literal and psychological. Banks appropriates and alters symbols employed in propaganda and popular culture and redeploys them in contexts that subvert their original meanings. He usually begins with an area of investigation that spawns a series of interrelated artworks in different media. 

Jamison Chās Banks is currently a Visiting Instructor in the Studio Arts Department and had been an Adjunct Instructor since 2012. He is a citizen of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma. Banks is also a descendant of Oklahoma Cherokee and Ioway Tribal members respectively. 

Banks earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2012.

Image: ”They all look the same", Acrylic serigraph on newspaper. 

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