about James Buckhouse

James Buckhouse is an artist and designer practicing at the intersection of the visual and performing arts. He has exhibited his art at the Whitney Biennial, the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s Works & Process Series, The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, The Berkeley Art Museum, and the Dia Center. He has collaborated with leading choreographers at the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, LA Dance Project, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Pennsylvania Ballet.

He got his start in film, lensing shots, crafting character arcs, and punching up story for some of the biggest franchises in popular entertainment, with a total worldwide box office of $5.1 billion. He uses the invisible architecture of story as the starting place for every project, from ballets to apps to art exhibits. 

As an early Twiter employee, he co-invented the Twitter Mirror, Twtter Reverb (for news broadcast), Twitter Stories, Twitter Sports (leagues and teams), and text-to-join for World Cup. His product innovations led to a new approach for brands, media, sports, and influencers to grow new audiences. 

Starting in 2014, he founded and leads a team of designers at the Sequoia Design Lab. The lab partners with companies to create exceptional products and experiences.  Buckhouse teaches Story-Driven Design at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and d.school.

2018-2019 EVENTS

Oct 20, 2018
LADP Gala at Hauser & Wirth Gallery Los Angeles, CA USA

Jan 29th - Feb 1, 2019
Theatre Champs-Elysees, Paris, FRANCE

Feb 22-23, 2019
SOUNDBOX at SF Symphony, San Francisco, CA USA

Feb 26th, 2019
SENSORIUM at SF Ballet, San Francisco, CA USA

James Buckhouse is an artist practicing at the intersection of the visual and performing arts. He has exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s Works & Process Series, The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, The Berkeley Art Museum, and the Dia Center. He has collaborated with leading choreographers at the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, LA Dance Project, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Pennsylvania Ballet.

SELECTED PROJECTS AND EXHIBTIONS

HOMEWARD 2019
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
SOUNDBOX, SF Symphony, San Francisco

HOMEWARD 2018
LA DANCE PROJECT GALA, Hauser & Wirth

SENSORIUM 2017
San Francisco Ballet, 2017

SENSORIUM 2016
San Francisco Ballet, 2016

SENSORIUM 2015
San Francisco Ballet, 2015

SIZE MATTERS - Group Show
Walter Maciel Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2011

JAMES BUCKHOUSE: SERG RIVA
UC Berkeley Art Museum/PFA Berkeley, CA 2010

DAY FOR NIGHT
Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2009

Viewing Program - Artist Registry
The Drawing Center New York, NY 2008

Friends and Strangers - Pulse Art Fair
Walter Maciel Gallery, Miami, FL 2008

That Same Deep Water - Pulse Art Fair
Walter Maciel Gallery, Miami, FL 2008

FRIENDS AND STRANGERS
Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2008

JAMES BUCKHOUSE WESTERN MYTHOLOGY
Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2006

As Good as Your Next Gig - Group Show
Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2006

PICA - POOLSIDE
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 2005

Check in, Check Out - Poolside
Scope Art Fair, GenArt Miami, 2004

The Infinite Fill Show - Infinite Fill Paintings
Foxy Production, 547 WEST 27 ST, New York, NY, 2004

New Fangle - Poolside
GenArt, San Francisco, CA 2004

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN - FOUR SEASONS
Public Art Commission, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2005

Digital Art in Public Spaces - Tap
Harvard University, Boston University, UrbanArts Institute, 2003

WHITNEY BIENNIAL
Whitney Museum of American Art, Tap, 2002

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, WORKS & PRCOESS
Sculpting Music, with Christopher Wheeldon. 2002

Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, Tap, 2002

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, SNAPSHOT, 2002

Dia Center for the Arts, Tap, 2002

Creative Time, Tap, 2002

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts - Refresh: The Art of the Screen Saver, 2000. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 

WHO MURDERED REALITY?
Mill and Short gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999

100 PAINTINGS AND 1 VIDEO
Mill and Short gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999

PROJECT PAINTINGS
Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999

LANDSCAPE INTERFACE
Mill and Short gallery, San Francisco, CA 1998

PONG FESTIVAL OF MEDIA ART, Welcome to the Virtual Community
Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI 1996 

SITINGS
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, In Front of the Rear Window with Andrew Kossow, 1995

 SELECTED PRESS

Dance avec la plume, Jan 31, 2019

Mordernite Assumee, Jan 30, 2019

LADP in Paris, Jan 30, 2019

In Over Your Head, New York Times, Andy Port. August, 31, 2010.

James Buckhouse, DailyServing, by Allison Gibson, Feb 2009.

MODELS 306090 by Emily Abruzzo (Editor), Eric Ellingsen (Editor), Jonathan D. Solomo (Editor), November, 2007. 
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The Night Christopher Wheeldon Met Oscar Wilde New York Times, Jennifer Dunning, June 11, 2007

Creative Time: The Book by Anne Pasternak (Author), Ruth A. Peltason (Editor), Lucy Lippard (Preface)
Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (April 19, 2007). 
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New Media Art, Mark Tribe and Reena Jana, Taschen, 2006 ISBN 3-8228-3041-0
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Rain is the muse for new OBT work, Portland Tribune, Eric Bartels , Feb 25, 2005

Swan Lake Moves Inside, Décor by Degas, New York Times, Anna Kisslegoff, June 8, 2004 

Wired for Art, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, April 25, 2003

Digital Art, Christiane Paul, 2003, Thames & Hudson, 2003 ISBN 0-500-20367-9
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A return To Form, Dale Eastman, Elle Magazine, July 2002

Game Art, Suhjung Hur, Wolganmisool (Korea), April 2002

New 'Smart' Galleries, Wireless and Web-Friendly, Karen Jones, New York Times, April 24, 2002 

Tap Into the Techno Age, Judith Flanders, Evening Standard (London), September 26, 2002 

Whitney Biennial Strong in Bay Area Artists, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, April 04, 2002
 
Whitney Biennial Reaches out, connects with viewers, John Carlos Villani, Arizona Rebuplic, March 17, 2002

Catalog for the 2002 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Lawrence Rinder, 2002, ISBN: 0810968320
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'Tap' into art for a Palm, Janet Kornblum, USA Today, Mar. 07 2002

Now, Dancing Art, Paula Vogel, New York Times, Feb. 22, 2002

Tribal Counsel, ArtForum, by Nico Isreal,  Jan. 2002

Driven by a Higher Calling, Not Dot.Com Dollars, by Matthew Maripaul, New York Times, Dec.14, 2001

2002 Biennial Exhibition, By Matthew Mirapaul, New York Times, December 24, 2001

Hotlist, by Chris Finley , ARTFORUM, May, 2001 

Screen Savers as Artists' Medium, by Matthew Maripaul, New York Times, Nov.23, 2000

Screen Saver Exhibit Creates Movable Feasts, by Jack Fischer, San Jose Mercury News, Nov.5, 2000 

When Flying Toasters Were Art, by Jordan Lite, Wired News, Nov.4, 2000 

LECTURES

Story-Driven Design, Layers.is 201

Sensorium at the SFBallet, 2017

#DesignStory Stanford 2015

#DrawTogether, San Francisco, 2015

Towards A Social Art, San Frsncisco 2014

Sensorium at the SFBallet, 2015

University of California, Berkeley Advanced Painting, 2009

Architectual League, On Models, 2008

Stanford University, Digital Cinematography, 2007

Jacob's Pillow, Pillow Talks 2005

Oregon Ballet Theatre, Dance Talks, 2005

Harvard University, Boston University, UrbanArts Institute, Digital Art in Public Spaces 2003

San Francisco Art Institute, 2003

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Works & Process June 2002

New York University ITP, March 2002

The New School - Parsons, March 2002

Siggraph Educators Panel, New Orleans, LA 2000

Attraction/Distraction: Perceptual Conditions of Media Art, Stanford University 2000

San Francisco Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA 1999

Stanford University Department of Art and Art History, 1998, 1999, 2001

University of Washington Departments of Art and Computer Science 1998