Meet New Fine Arts Faculty Member Jaime Knight

December 13, 2023


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The work of artist and educator Jaime C. Knight attempts to address the radical intricacies of queer subjectivity.


This spring, we welcome Jaime C. Knight to the Fine Arts faculty at UNM-Taos. He will teach Introduction to Photography and Introduction to Graphic Design. The Art Department is hosting a solo exhibition of his work titled Looking out the Window Above. The show runs January 17 through February 14 and features a collection of work by Knight made over the last decade. 

Knight is a multidisciplinary artist whose work exists at the intersection of print, drawing, and sculpture where his investigations attempt to address the radical intricacies of queer subjectivity. 

He was born in Albuquerque and received his BFA from The University of New Mexico. He has an MA in Art Education from San Francisco State University and an MFA from The University of Iowa where he was a Presidential Fellow.

His exhibition history includes domestic and international solo and group exhibitions, as well as screenings of his collaborative work with Jonesy. In 2005, he was an East Bay Community Foundation Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. Knight and Joney's work as die Kränken has been featured at the Austin, Texas OUTsider festival in 2015 and 2023 and as a featured artist at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Die Kränken was also featured in a chapter of Andy Campbell's Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art. Knight has been an artist in residence at the Kala Art Institute, PLAND, Wassaic Project, and most recently DRAWInternational in Caylus, France where he is a represented artist.

For many years, he lived and taught art in the San Francisco Bay Area and has recently returned to New Mexico to live near his family.