Jaime Brett Treadwell was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia. Treadwell completed his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Cortland in 1999, and earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Treadwell’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including New York, Miami, Boston, South Korea, Vancouver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, and Chicago. Publications, artist features, and interviews include Juxtapoz Magazine, High-Fructose, New Contemporary (Gingko Press), Blue Canvas Magazine, New American Paintings, JPEOPLE Magazine, Carne Magazine, Direct Art Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami New Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper. Jaime Brett Treadwell lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a full-time Assistant Professor of Art at Delaware County Community College.
Much of my source material comes from my social surroundings ranging from small neighborhood cultural identities to grander differences among rural, urban, and suburban life. I find humor when I am able to successfully create odd relationships by fusing found imagery and design. I often use vivid, synthetic colors to masquerade or obscure the realities within my paintings. Recent paintings suggest gypsy-like carnival communities or constructions isolated from others, prepared to travel, re-settle, and re-create their own versions of utopia.