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Jamie Nares (formerly James Nares; born 1953 in London, England) is a British transgender woman artist living and working in New York City since 1974. Nares makes paintings and films (most notably the no wave film Rome 78); played guitar in the no wave groups James Chance and the Contortions and the Del-Byzanteens (the latter also including Jim Jarmusch); and was a founding member of Colab.
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Born in London, active in New York City since 1974. He was a part of the East Village art scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and made several films in this milieu from 1978-1981. He played guitar in the Contortions and percussion in the Del-Byzanteens, two downtown 'No Wave' groups active at this time, and founded CoLab (Collaborative Projects, Inc.). His paintings are abstract, usually large-scale, consisting of lone gestural strokes achieved with brushes the artist fabricates himself. He has also used mechanical means for creating works, including a rotating drum on which he attaches supports for drawings. In 2019 Nares revealed that he is transitioning to a female identity.
British, American, English
Artist, Cinematographer, Musician, Painter, Photographer, Video Artist
James Nares, Jamie Nares, Jim Nares
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