Mr. Jeremy Drummond
Associate Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Art and Art History
Profile

Areas of Expertise:

Film, Video and Sound, Media Art Theory & Practice

Additional Areas of Interest:

Performance, Photography, Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice, Environmental Art, Art & Activism/Protest, Art & Mass Media, Gender & Sexuality, Punk History/Subculture, Noise and Experimental Music


Jeremy Drummond was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew-up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 2005, he joined the Department of Art & Art History to develop a program in Digital/Media Art as an extension of the Studio Art curriculum. Prior to the University of Richmond, Jeremy taught in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University, the Visual Art Department at Western University, and the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University. He now serves as Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Richmond and divides his time between Richmond, Philadelphia, and Toronto.

As a professor, Jeremy is interested in Contemporary Art as a mechanism to critically examine the dominant culture in which we live. Jeremy’s interest in teaching at the University to Richmond stems from a desire to work with students who are creative, interdisciplinary thinkers, capable of channeling complex ideas through a variety of media.

Rooted in single-channel film and video, Jeremy’s practice extends into areas such as photography, sound, printed matter, and multimedia installation. While his early performance-based work deals with issues of gender and sexuality, his work over the past ten years involves broader explorations of mass media, manufactured landscapes, the prison industrial complex, and other forms of control in contemporary culture.

Jeremy’s work has been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums worldwide. His films and videos have received awards such as the National Film Board of Canada award for Best Canadian Film or Video Maker at the Images Festival of Independent Film, Video and New Media (Toronto), Best Experimental Video at the Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, The People's Choice Award at the New Forms Festival (Vancouver), and the No Budget Award at the Cinematexas Texas Festival of International Film & Video (Austin). He has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

His project entitled 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living was featured in Prefix Photo (Toronto) and Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture (Brooklyn). His work has been critically examined in publications from Rutgers University Press, the University of Western Ontario, the University of British Columbia, Skol Centre for the Arts Actuel, and the Dunlop Art Gallery. Reviews of his work have appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Des Moines Register, Edmonton Journal, NRC Handelsblad, Canadian Architect, and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music (SEAMUS).

Drummond’s film and video works are distributed internationally through the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam), Videographe (Montreal), Video Out (Vancouver), Video Pool Inc. (Winnipeg), and Vtape (Toronto).  His printed works are available through Art Metropole (Toronto), Printed Matter Inc. (New York City) and the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York City).

Selected festival exhibitions:

Moscow International Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)

WRO Media Art Biennial (Wroclaw, Poland)

Transmediale: International Media Art Festival (Berlin, Germany)

Interfilm International Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)

Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-Und Videofest (Kassel, Germany)

Lausanne Underground Film Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland)

MedFilm Festival (Rome, Italy)

International Thessaloniki Film Festival (Athens, Greece)

Split Film Festival (Split, Croatia)

Annual Singapore Shorts Film Festival (Singapore)

SeNef: Annual Seoul Film Festival (Seoul. South Korea)

Images Festival of Independent Film, Video and New Media (Toronto, ON)

HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, ON)

International Festival of Film on Art (Montreal, QC)

Antimatter Festival of Underground Film & Video (Victoria, BC)

Anthology Film Archives, Lincoln Center (New York, NY)

MIX: Annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (New York, NY)

LA Freewaves (Los Angeles, CA)

New York Underground Film Festival (New York, NY)

Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, IL)

CinemaTexas Annual Short Film & Video Festival (Austin, TX)

International Biennial of Video and New Media (Santiago, Chile)

Itau Cultural (Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Selected gallery and museum exhibitions:

Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu (Helsinki, Finland)

Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Kunsthalle Lophem/Center for Contemporary Art (Loppem, Belgium)

Cold Creation (Barcelona, Spain)

N.O. Gallery (Milan, Italy)

Pearson Toronto International Airport (Toronto, ON)

Blackwood Galleries, University of Toronto (Mississauga, ON)

Cambridge Galleries (Cambridge, ON)

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture (Edmonton, AB)

Skol Centre Des Artes Actuels (Montreal, QC)

McMaster Museum of Fine Arts (Hamilton, ON)

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)

Maryland Art Place (Baltimore, MD)

McLean Project for the Arts (McLean, VA)

Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA)

1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA)

Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

The Front (New Orleans, LA)

Selected artist lectures:

Media Arts Department, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University (Halifax, NS)

Intermedia & Cyber Arts Department, Concordia University (Montreal, QC)

Department of Animation Arts & Design, Sheridan College (Oakville, ON)

Studio Art Department, Drake University (Des Moines, IA)

Kansas City Art Institute, (Kansas City, MO)

Visual Arts Department, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Time Arts – AFO, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Photography Department, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)

Select curatorial projects:

Video Drive-In, Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre

FEEDBACK: Video By Artists, University of Richmond

Open-Ended Festival of Time-Based Media, University of Richmond/VCU

Start As You Will Go On, Museum London (London, ON)

The Process of Weeding Out, Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg, MB)

Spark Video Canada Monthly Screening Series, Forest City Gallery (London, ON)

Spark Video International Monthly Screening Series, Spark Gallery (Syracuse. NY)

Publications
Additional Publications
McLeod, Scott. "Portfolio: 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living," Prefix Photo 19: Image Banks, Volume 10, Number 4, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada. Front Cover, Inside Cover, Pgs 1-7. PDF

Education
M.F.A., Syracuse University
Art Media Studies/Transmedia: Art Video
B.F.A., Western University
Studio Arts: Printmaking & Time-Based Media
Contact Information
226 Visual Arts Building
(804) 484-1551
(804) 287-6006 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Film, Video and Sound, Digital/Media Art Theory & Practice