James Waite is an interdisciplinary artist who is currently an MFA candidate at The Ohio State University. They graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Drawing and an Emphasis in Visual Culture. They hold a Certificate from Case Western Reserve University for completing a six-month Fullstack Coding Bootcamp. They also have a curatorial practice as part of the nomadic curatorial collective, OOO, which received a Satellite Fund grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, administered by SPACES Gallery. Their work is in the collection of Progressive Insurance. They have exhibited in many galleries in the Great Lakes region, including Transformer Station, Reinberger Gallery, and Forum Art Space.
Waite’s studio work explores the metaphors of technological interfaces and the social behaviors they reinforce, as well as the visual semiology they employ to impart meaning. They create work that attempts to bridge the analogue-digital divides, either by incorporating screen-based content – such as computer programs and time-based media – into sculptural work or by simulating the function of certain computer systems with participatory group performances or interactive installations.