1832 11th Ave. #D4, Seattle, WA 98122

Born 1968
Lives and works in Seattle, WA


1992 BA, Eastern Washington University


2010-2011 Illuvium: The Wave and Animate Existence, Retrospective: Paintings from 1999-Present
Vermillion Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Video Trailer:


2016 “In Else’s” a short film in Take Three 2016, Seattle Film Forum, Seattle, WA
2015 Out Of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
2013 Vigil Of Memory, Love City Love Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2011 VSA’s Shift, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
2011 All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA.
2010 VSA’s Revealing Culture, S. Dillon Ripley Center International Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
2008 Group show, 108 Occidental Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2007 Big Bang Bash, Henry Museum, Seattle, WA.
2006 NuArt ’06 Juried Art Exhibition curated by Rock Hushka, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA


2011 CityArts / Seattle Art Walk Consortium, Best of Art Walk Award, Spring
2009 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, Individual Artist. Video:
2006 T. Bailey Corporate Award for Latitude, Anacortes Arts Festival NuArt ’06
2006 Best in Show Award for M-Theory, Anacortes Arts Festival NuArt ’06


2014 CityArtist Project Grant $5200 for Group-Pour Canvases.
2013 Raynier Foundation Grant $15,000 for fabrication of two painting tables.
2012 4Culture project based grant. $7,500 for fabrication of two painting tables.
2012 Artist Trust GAP Grant $1,500
2009 VSA Washington, Ida’s Fund equipment grant.


2012-2016 Public Group Pour occouring monthly on Capitol Hill Art Walk, Seattle, WA.
2012 CityArts Festival, ticked performances of 6 Public Group Pours. Seattle, WA
2012 Public Group Pour and tour of Blitz Capitol Hill Anniversary Art Walk. Seattle, WA
2012 Public Group Pour with Elementary School Students. Event Video:
2011 Public Group Pour, January’s Blitz: Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Vermillion, Seattle, WA.
Event Video:
2010 Primal Symphony Macro-video projection of Illuvium Art with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
2010 Seattle Art Museum REMIX, Artist Talk/Lecture, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA.
2010 Group Pour, Art Spring, Creative Activities/VSA Arts, Seattle Center House, Seattle, WA.
2009 Symphony of the Superhero Macro-video projection of Illuvium Art with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
2009 Inside Out, Public Group Pour and exhibition curated by DK Pan and NKO at Moore Theater, Seattle, WA.
2008 Symphony Legacy Macro-video projection of Illuvium Art with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
2007 Big Bang Bash, Henry Art Gallery & Museum at University of Washington, Seattle, WA.


City Arts Magazine “Jesse Higman’s Beautiful Social Abstraction” by Amanda Manitach and Miguel Edwards 3/4/2015

Seattle Weekly “The Greatest Gift” by Trenton Flock 12/22/2014

Beautiful/Decay Magazine “Painter Jesse Higman Utilizes Mica Flakes To Unearth Micro And Macro Wonders” by Lindsey Rae Gjording 9/22/2013

CityArts Magazine cover and interview.”Jesse Higman Calls it Illuvium,” By Lea Baltus 10/1/2012

Evening Magazine Video Feature, KING 5 Seattle TV, Rock-n-Roll Artist by Kim Holcomb 2/28/12 and 11/1/10

I WANT YOU MAGAZINE, Issue 5, “Jesse Higman is a Fine Artist” by Dumb Eyes 2/24/11

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, Seattle Chanel, PBS Ch9, “In Studio Artist Jesse Higman” 1/21/11
(Video begins at :58sec)

CityArts Magazine, “Jesse Higman at Capitol hill Blitz Art walk,” by Lauren Lynch 1/13/11

Seattle Times, “Artist Jesse Higman: From rock ‘n’ roll merchandise to first gallery show,” by Jonathan Zwickel 1/6/11

Seattle Times, “Seattle Artist Included in Smithsonian Exhibition,” by Kelley Snell. 7/17/2010

Associated Press, “Largest Festival Of Disabled Artists Opens In DC,” by Brett Zongker. 6/9/2010

Seattle Office Of Arts and Cultural Affairs Video Profile. Edited by Valerie Vozza. 9/09


Seattle PI, “Seattle Artist finds the “Grille” Of His Dreams In New Heart CD,” by Gene Stout. 8/15/2010
Seattle Times 9/1/95 “Artist Gives The Seattle Sound A Face.” by Cynthia Rose.
Seattle PI 9/1/94 “By George! There’s A Whole Lolla’ Going On. A Rollickin’ Party At Lollapalooza.” by Gene Stout.
Tacoma News Tribune 8/30/94 “Rock ‘n’ Roll Artist Calls Creativity A Gift – Literally.”
Spokesman Review 5/25/94 “Art Of Life.”
Seattle Times 1/16/94 “Rock ‘Em, Shock ‘Em –Like The Music That Fuels IT, Rock Art Bucks Rules.”
Spokesman Review 9/25/93 “Painter Has Brush With Fame Creating Artwork For Rock Stars.”
Cream Magazine 9/93 Vol.2 No. 9 “Flashbacks Lollapalooza ’93.”
Associated Press 9/7/93 “Artist Gives Form, Shape To Lyrics Of Seattle Rock Band.”
Boston Globe 8/30/93 “Shake A Leg.” by Jim Sullivan.
Rolling Stone Magazine 8/5/93 “Rock & Roll Lollapalooza ’93.”
MTV Headbangers Ball 1993
MTV News 7/93 8/93
Spin Magazine 7/93


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH (Alice in Chains & Mother Love Bone Artwork)
Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA (Alice in Chains Artwork)
Seattle Public Utilities (Seattle City Hall)


2010 Heart Red Velvet Car album cover (Sony Legacy). Making-of Video:
2010 Heart Red Velvet Car tour merchandise, motion graphics for stage projections.
2007 Artwork Blind Melon world tour
2006 Artwork Alice in Chains world tour
2004 Artwork Heart world tour
1999 Alice In Chains box set CD-ROM graphic novel. Music Bank, Sony Music
1996 Artwork Candlebox Simple Lessons record cover, world tour
1995 Artwork Pearl Jam concert tickets
1995 Artwork Soundgarden Superunknown world tour
1994 Illustration Lollapalooza magazine Teeth
1994 Artwork Blind Melon world tour
1994 Lollapalooza Tour, Perry Farrell, William Morris Agency, exhibiting 5 prints in festival midway. Vancouver, BC. Seattle, WA. Los Angeles, CA.
1993 Lollapalooza Tour, Perry Farrell, William Morris Agency, exhibiting 20 paintings in festival midway. 30 US cities.
1992-97 Artwork Alice In Chains
1989 Mother Love Bone Guitar. Bruce Fairweather, guitarist


1999 Foreword. Discovery Inn, The Photographs of Danny Clinch, by Danny Clinch. Publisher: Razorfish ISBN: 0966410017