James Weed was born in Chicago in 1964. He grew up in Tucson, AZ., where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Arizona. He studied under professors Chuck Hitner, Robert Colescott, and Alfred Quiroz. 

James is a painter that applies and removes multiple layers of paint on stretched canvas until the painting reveals itself from within. His solo and group exhibitions include Seattle, Kirkland, And Bremerton WA., Portland, OR., Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, AZ. 

For the past thirteen years James has maintained an art studio with his identical twin brother in the Tashiro Kaplan Artist building located in Seattle's historic "Pioneer Square" neighborhood.

Artist Resume

James W. Weed

3022 W. Raye St.

Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 348-2615



Art Studio

2008-Present David & James Weed Studio, Seattle, WA


1991 BFA in Painting, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Gary Manuel Salon, Seattle, WA

2017 The Bakeree, Seattle, WA

2017 The James Moore, Seattle, WA

2016 Magnolia Museum Quality Framing, Seattle, WA

2006 Cafe Flore, Seattle, WA

2005 Juniper Java, Portland, OR

2000 DV Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

2000 Steve Mahar Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

2000 Open Studios, Flagstaff, AZ

Group Exhibitions

2020 The CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2017 EAFA Juried Exhibition, EAFA Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2016 Fusion Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2013 Center on Contemporary Art. Seattle, WA

2012 Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

2007 Angle Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005 Artists for Animals Benefit Show, Seattle, WA

2005 Affiliate for Animals Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2004 Artists for Animals Benefit Show, Seattle, WA

2000 Northern Arizona University Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

1999 M.A.R.S. Gallery, Phoenix, AZ


Mel Ritter, served as president of the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ


2012 Ballard New-Tribune

2001 Cover Article, Flagstaff Live

2000 Flagstaff Live


2021-present Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA