My current series, As it Was, So it Goes, includes nine small watercolor and ink portraits of myself as a child with handwritten text. Referring to photographs from my family archives, I use watercolor and ink to isolate and focus on the essence of a moment from my childhood. The short, handwritten notes offer the viewer another way into the image and highlight my personality that was clearly forming when these photographs were taken. Drawing from diverse influences including comics, children’s books, and meme culture, this work enables me to reflect on my childhood with an adult, multi-dimensional perspective that embraces both humor and honesty within the work.
Jamie Reigert is graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BFA focused on painting. Born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska, her recent work focuses on narrative and storytelling through portraiture. She participated in the Doing the Arts Event and Scholarship Evening and received Best of Show Scholarship from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2017. Her work was also shown in the 35th Undergraduate Juried Exhibition in 2021.