Jaimie Warren

Jaimie Warren

b. 1980, Waukesha, WI

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Jaimie Warren is a multidisciplinary artist and Co-Creator/Co-Director of the community arts project and fake public access tv show “Whoop Dee Doo”. Warren is a NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts, and has been awarded artist residencies with BRIC (Brooklyn), Abrons Arts Center (NYC), American Medium (Brooklyn), and Helmuth Projects (CA), among others. Warren is the recipient of the Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and Warren’s “Whoop Dee Doo” (est. 2006) is a featured artist project on the PBS Art21 series “New York Close Up”.

Whoop Dee Doo has created over 30 large-scale commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum (Chicago), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), POP Montreal & DHC/ART (Montreal, QC), The Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), and others. Whoop Dee Doo is the recipient of a 2016 Franklin Furnace Grant (NYC), a 2015 Abrons Arts Center Artist Fellowship, and was a 2016 artist-in-residence at the High Line (NYC). 

“Jaimie Warren comes across as a force of nature, or at least pop culture, whose work brims with messy promise.” – Roberta Smith, The New York Times

www.dontyoufeelbetter.com + www.whoopdeedoo.tv




BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI


Select Solo Exhibitions


THE MIRACLE, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY


One Moment in Time, american medium, New York, NY


One Sweet Day, The Hole, New York, NY


Riure #3 – Kill the Center, Lo Pati, Centre d’Art – Terres de l’Erbre, Catalonia, Spain

AIRspace, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Bargain Basement, Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY

Ann Hirsch and Jaimie Warren, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Powerful Babies: The Impact of Keith Haring, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


Somebody to Love, American Medium, New York, NY (curated by Travis Fitzgerald, Daniel Wallace & Josh Pavlacky)

I Just Called To Say I Love You, Artspace, Raleigh, NC (curated by Annah Lee)

You Are Not Alone, Higher Pictures, New York, NY (curated by Kim Bourus)


ERMAHGERD (part 1 & 2), Kennedy Museum, Athens, OH (curated by Petra Kralikova)

You Are Not Alone, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA (curated by Alexander Jarman)

That’s What Friends Are For, The Hole, NYC (curated by Kathy Grayson)

Jaimie Warren: 2014 Baum Award, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA (curated by Heather Snider)


The WHOAS of Female Tragedy II, The Hole, New York, NY


The WHOAS of Female Tragedy, Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Miami, FL


Steve Aishman and Jaimie Warren: Recent Photographs, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA


You are so Beautiful in the Face, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO


Don’t You Feel Better, Higher Pictures, New York, NY


Don’t You Feel Better, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO


Select Group Exhibitions


ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA


ALAC , The Hole , Los Angeles , CA


Riure # 3 – Kill the Censor, Lo Pati, Centre d’Art – Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia, Spain (curated by Blai Mesa)

AIRspace, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (curated by Joshua Lubin-Levy)

Bargain Basement, Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY (curated by Adam Parker Smith)

Ann Hirsch & Jaimie Warren, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico (curated by American Medium)

Powerful Babies: The Impact of Keith Haring, Spritmuseum Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Rich    Herring & Bill Arning)


How Do You Want Me, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (curated by Erin Dziedzio)

The World’s Best Ever, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (curated by David Wilfert)


Veils, Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ariana Papademetropoulos and Jhordan Dahl)

Totally Looks Like, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia (curated by Josephine Skinner)

In Your Face, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Marsea Goldberg)

Golem, Alaska projects, Sydney, Australia (curated by Thomas Arsac)

Mummies are Sittting Ducks, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS (curated by Michael Krueger)

Saints, Stars and Selfies, Artspace, Kansas City, MO (curated by Raechell Smith)


Double Portraits, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (curated by Alexander Jarman and Amy Galpin)

5 Years, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Jeanette Steinsland and Jacob Kampp           Berliner)

ArtPOP, Musee d’Art Contemporain and POP Montreal, Montreal, Canada (curated by Johanna Heldebro)

Ladies Represent, Superchief Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Bust Magazine)

Gynolandscape, Four81, New York, NY (curated by Petra Collins)

“U” for “You”, Data Gallery, Montreal, Canada (curated by Anne Bertrand)

Vice Photography Exhibition, Superchief Gallery, New York, NY and Diesel Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Vice Magazine)

Family Values, Galeria SENDA, Barcelona, Spain (curated by Michael Bevilacqua and Carlos Duran)

Cody Critcheloe & Jaimie Warren, The Focus Annex at The Armory, Ace Hotel, New York, NY (curated by Eric Shiner/Warhol Museum)

Blushing, de Player, Rotterdam; Kunstencenrum Belgie, Hasselt, Belgium; Extrapool, Nijmegen (curated by Danielle Lemaire)


Have I Been Here Before? La Esquina, Kansas City, MO (curated by Jamilee Polson Lacy)

East West Shift to the Middle Part I, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, MO (curated by Bill Brady)

Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY (curated by Kathy Grayson)

Portrait of a Generation, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Kathy Grayson)

New Research, Month of Photography Los Angeles, Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Stephanie Gonot)

The Kids Are All Right, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Ariadne Urlus)


You All Fell For My Act, MAMA Showroom for Media and Moving Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Jesse van Oosten)

Amazons, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Alexandre Stipanovich)

Acting Out, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ (curated by Stuart Horodner)

New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia (curated by Kathy Grayson and Elena Evstafieva)

Make it Strange: Developing a Medium, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (curated by Amy Duke)


100 Portraits — 100 Photographers, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (curated by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair)

RE:FORM SCHOOL, Invitational exhibition to benefit the American Public Education System, New York, NY (organized by REDU, Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman)

New Work New York, the Levi’s® Photo Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Tim Barber)

In the Moment, Carter Art Center, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO (curated by Heather Lustfeldt)

Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (curated by April Watson)

Boy – Cody Critcheloe, The Hole, New York, NY (curated by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman)

POP, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS (curated by Ben Ahlvers)

KS SHOOT: Photography of the Moment, PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland (under the auspices of the Sebastian Guinness gallery)

Black & Blue: Kansas City’s Grit & Grace, The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (curated by Michael Schonhoff)

Steve Aishman and Jaimie Warren: Recent Photographs, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Inspired, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Steven Kasher)


SHOOT: Photography of the Moment, Galeria Yautepec, Mexico City, Mexico; Wiels, Brussels, Belgium; PARCO Factory, Tokyo, Japan; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Colette, Paris, France (curated by Ken Miller)

Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (curated by Rachell Smith)

The Fine Line: Movember Art Show NYC, Openhouse Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Josh Gurrie)

Artist as Performer, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (curated by Madeline Yale) (catalogue)

New York Minute, MACRO Future, Museum of Contemporary Art, presented by the Depart Foundation, Rome, Italy (curated by Kathy Grayson, Pierpaolo Barzan and Tim Barber)

The AIPAD Photography Show New York, The Armory Show, NYC (with Higher Pictures, NY)


Vice Photobook exhibition, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France (curated by Laurent Lafon)

Troglodytes See Better in the Dark, David Castillo Annex, Miami, FL (curated by David Castillo)

IT AIN’T FAIR, O.H.W.O.W., Miami, FL (curated by Aaron Bondaroff and Kathy Grayson )

The Continuing Adventures of Our Heroine, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (curated by David Castillo)

Why + Wherefore, This One Goes Up to 11, www.whyandwherefore.com, New York, NY (curated by Summer Guthery, Hanne Mugaas, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist)

Off, Off Bowery, Colette, Paris, France (curated by Aaron Bondaroff and Jen Brill Mail)

Mail Order Monsters, Max Wigram Gallery, London, United Kingdom, and A.M.P. Gallery, Athens, Greece (curated by Kathy Grayson)

Urban Jealousy /1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey (curated by Serhat Koksal and Amirali Ghasemi)

Vice Photo Exhibition, Lecoq Gallery Berlin and Azita Showroom, Frankfurt, Germany (curated by Andy Capper)

31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY (curated by Jon Feinstein and Lumi Tan)

Best and Brightest, The Arm, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Chief Magazine)

Fun Gun, Satin Satan, Chicago, IL (curated by Brad Troemel)


Heavy Metal in Baghdad, The Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Xpace Gallery, Toronto, Canada (curated by Benjamin Pobjoy)

She Was Born to be My Unicorn, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY (curated by Amy Kellner)

Tiny Vices, traveling exhibition, The Gallery Soho, London, England; Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico; White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (curated by Tim Barber)

The End is Nigh, Higher Pictures, New York, NY (curated by Kim Bourus)


Tiny Vices, traveling exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Annex Gallery, Oshkosh, WI; Studio Bee, Tokyo, Japan; Colette, Paris, France (curated by Tim Barber)

Vice Magazine Photography Exhibition, Silverstein Photography, New York, NY (curated by Patrick O’Dell and Jesse Pearson)

Whoop Dee Doo, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL (curated by Jon Peck)

25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York, NY (curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala)

Tiny Vices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Tim Barber)

Vice Photo Exhibition, Vice Galleries, Berlin, Germany and London, United Kingdom (curated by Jesse Pearson)


Photo New York, Open Eat, New York, NY (curated by Ellen Jong)

What’s the Matter with Kansas?, RARE, New York, NY (curated by Hesse McGraw),

artLA, Santa Monica, CA (under the auspices of Telephonebooth Contemporary Art)

Y-topia, Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (curated by James Brinsfield)

Round Trip, Beida University, Beijing, China (curated by Raechell Smith)


Whoop Dee Doo (Co-Creator/Director of Collaborative Project)

Select Solo Exhibitions


Make It (6-month performance and workshop series), The High Line, New York, NY (curated by the High Line Ed. Dept.)


Jvb * 16dv ^ * ;l o U&o (Spider Game Show), San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (curated by Hesse McGraw)

Dirt Stay-cation, SPACE 538, Portland, ME (curated by Nat May)

Whoop Dee Doo’s Normal Haunted House, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (curated by Hallie Scott)

Ghost Lunch, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (curated by Millie Kapp)

The No-Singing Red & Blue Show, Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY (curated by Jake Yuzna)

An Abominable Thawt, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (curated by Millie Kapp)


Baphy Hirpday 2012, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, D.C. (curated by Amanda Jiron-Murphy)

LE MONSTRE, Pop Montreal and DHC/ART, Montreal, Canada (curated by Rafael Katigbak)

Frigerator Follies, University of Cincinnati, organized by the DAAP Program, Cincinnati, OH


Monster Stereo, Miami Dade College/Art Live Fair/Legal Art, Miami, FL (curated by Jeremy Mikolajczak and Chris Cook)

Uh-Oh: A Whoop Dee Doo Thing, City Arts & The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD (curated by Deana Haggag)


Your Body Isn’t A Wonderland. It’s Gross., PICA/Time Based Arts Festival, Portland, OR (curated by Kristan Kennedy)


Underwater Icy Cold Water Freezing Extravaganza, U. of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (curated by Jeremy Mikolajczak)


Whoop Dee Doo, Malmo Festivalen, Malmo, Sweden, with LOYAL gallery (curated by Amy Martin and Martin Lilja/Loyal Gallery)

Whoop Dee Doo, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (curated by Beth Harris and   Christopher Cook)

Whoop Dee Doo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (curated by Hesse    McGraw)


Whoop Dee Doo, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (curated by Kathy Grayson)

Whoop Dee Doo, La Esquina, Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO (curated by Kate Hackman)

Whoop Dee Doo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (curated by Hesse    McGraw)


Whoop Dee Doo, Getsumin Gallery, Osaka, Japan (curated by Naoko Wowsugi)


Whoop Dee Doo, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL (curated by Nick Cindric and Jon Peck)


Select Group Exhibitions


Meowcrowave, Luminaria, CAMH, San Antonio, TX (curated by Dean Daderko)


Cal-Doo-Ra, Caldera Arts, Sisters, OR & Portland, OR (organized by the Time Based Arts Festival)

HERE, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Julien Robson and Christopher Cook)


Untitled, Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Jenn Dierdorf)

The Young Americans, The Djurhuus Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Lef Djurhuus and Sanne Flyvbjerg)


Monsters of Fashion, Kampnagel Theatre, Hamburg, Germany (curated by Alex Murray-Leslie)

Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (curated by Rachell Smith)

Heartland, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (curated by Chalres Esche and Stephanie Smith)


Clients and Publications

Nylon, In*tandem Magazine, Wooooo Magazine, Missbehave, Vanity Fair, XLR8R, URB, I.S. Magazine, Magazine (New York), NY Arts Magazine, Vice, CMJ, Sup, Flyer Magazine, Paper Magazine, Spin, Village Voice, The Dossier Journal, The Fader, Prestgium Studio (Paris), Elle (Japan), Vogue (Brazil), H (Barcelona), Kasino A4 (Finland), WGSN (online)(London), Proximity, Neon (Munich), The Chicago Reader, NYCKfull.net, Oyster Magazine, artnet, Punk Planet, Alternative Press, Bridge Magazine, ANP Quarterly



SHOOT: Photography of the Moment, Rizzoli Press, 2009 New York Minute, O.H.W.O.W., 2009 News, Nudity & Nonsense, The Best of Vice Magazine Volume II, Nice Books, Powerhouse Books, 2009 Don’t You Feel Better, Aperture, 2008 (solo artist monograph) Various Photographs, TV Books, 2008 NEON: Unnutzes Wissen, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, Munchen, 2008 Vice Photo Book, Vice Publishing, 2007




Rocket Grant Recipient (Charlotte Street Foundation/Warhol Foundation)


Artist, INC Professional Workshop Grantee

Charlotte Street Foundation Grant Recipient


Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Grant Recipient

ArtsKC Inspiration Grant Recipient


Linda Lighton International Artists Exchange Grant

Pitch Mastermind Award



Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


Select Press


Jansen, Charlotte, “Girl on Girl: How Female Photographers are Deflecting the Male Gaze,” CNN

Steer, Emily, “Girl on Girl on Girl,” Elephant Magazine

Wagley, Catherine, “Jaimie Warren Descends on The Hole,” Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Le Gall, Pauline, “How Do Women Photograph Women?,” Cheek Magazine

Warren, Jamie, “Selfie vs. Self-Portrait,” National Galleries of Scotland


Stromberg, Matt, “Material Art Fair Review Mexico,” Contemporary Art Review

Fusaro, Joe, “Transformations an Beginnings,” Art21 Blog


The Creators Project Team, “Best of 2015: The Year in Performance Art,” The Creators Project

Renstrom, Elizabeth, “Our Favorite VICE Photos of 2015,” Vice Magazine

Davis, Ben, “Ben Davis Selects the 20 Most Memorable New York Gallery Shows of the Year,” artnet

Schwendener, “Review: Jaimie Warren at American Medium, Mashes Up Freddie Mercury and Saints,” The New York Times

Chiaverina, John, “Basically It Becomes This Love Story,” ARTnews

Wyma, Chloe, “Marina Abramovic, Meet Chelsea Handler? How Standup Comedy Became the New Performance Art,” ArtSpace


Biro, Matthew, “What Is a Photograph?,” ArtForum

Smith, Roberta, “That’s What Friends Are For,” The New York Times

Frank, Priscilla, “Meet The Photographer Who Will Save Us From Art World Snobbery,” Huffington Post


Antis, Corey, “Same Difference: A Conversation,” Temporary Art Review

Lewis, John, “Best of Baltimore: Whoop Dee Doo – Best Residency,” Baltimore Magazine

Siddell, Liv, “Championing Creativity Across the Art & Design World, Jaimie Warren”, It’s Nice That

Vaccanni, Alex, TOH!, toh-magazine.com


McGraw, Hesse, “Don’t You Feel Better: Radical Everyday,” Foam International Photography Magazine

Wilson, Kevin, “Young Artists: Leone Anne Reeves and Lee Heinemann,” Chicago Art Magazine


Bransford, Amanda, The Wild Magazine, November

Fox, Catherine, “Terrorism, Apocolypse and Food-fight Humor at the Contemporary,” ArtsCriticATL, November

Miller, Ken, “Now Publicly Accessible: Jaimie Warren,” Interview, August

Vaccani, Alex, “Jaimie Warren,” The End Magazine, Issue 17

Gaboury, Jacob, “Interview with Jaimie Warren of Whoop Dee Doo,” Rhizome, August

Gunn, Dan, “Reassessing MiddleCoast Art,” ArtSLANT

Konyha, Keehnan, “Boy Genius: Ssion’s Art of the Music Video,” Interview

Mikolajczak, Jeremy, “Larger Signs, Community Signing,” Ereview

Meltzer, Marisa, “Role Model,” Nylon Magazine

Mueller, Katja Aliss, “Don’t You Feel Better?,” Kinki Magazine, June

Saleme, Marc and Ashley d’Avignon Goodwin, “Jaimie Warren: Spontaneity or Transcendence,” The Benefactor

Trebay, Guy, “A Family Gathering, But Not for Long,” The New York Times, April

True North: Martin Lilja/ LOYAL Gallery,” Nylon Magazine


Burklow, Jennifer, “Families encouraged to “Whoop It Up” at Show,” Chicago Sun-Times

Claren, Ulf, “Pranks that go like a Train Right on Track,” Sydsvenskan

Ise, Claudine, Critics’ Pick “Chicago: Heartland: Smart Museum of Art”, Artforum.com

Jemison, Steffani, “Artist as Performer,” Art Lies, October

Malewski, Nicholas, “Jaimie Warren is More than just a Beautiful Face,” Kansas City Contemporary Art Examiner

Schimmelpenninck, Lavinia, “New Kids,” prestigium-STUDIO

Thorson, Alice, “The Break-Out Artists,” Kansas City Star

Thorson, Alice, “Good Looking, and Intelligent,” Kansas City Star

Velasco, David, “Jaimie Warren: Higher Pictures,” Artforum, March

Watrous, Monica, “Kids in the Hall: Kansas City Artists create a Trippy Variety Show,” Ink Magazine

Westerberg, Olof, “TV stars for one night,” Skånska Dagbladet


Coscarelli, Joe, “Exclusive: New Tilly and the Wall Video on Whoop Dee Doo,” SPIN Magazine

Crombie, Jason, “Jaimie Warren,” Wooooo Magazine, New York, NY, Issue # 6

Fleming, April, “Nutty Faux TV Show Merges Diverse Communities in the Name of Fun and Dance,” Lawrence Magazine

Smith, Ascot, “Swept Up from Midwestern Banality,” Review Magazine


Archias, Catherine, “Mundane Meets Beautiful,” NY Arts Magazine

Suarez de Jesus, Carlos, “Bad to the Bone: This Plains Posse Shoots Straight from the Hip,” Miami New Times

Thorson, Alice, “30 Under 30: Meet Today’s Up-and-Coming Culture-Makers,” Kansas City Star