CoRK WEST, STUDIO 2
Jim Draper grew up in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the geographical center of the state and midpoint between the birthplaces of Eudora Welty, William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Fines Arts in 1974, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1978.
Based in Jacksonville, FL at CoRK Arts District, he is currently working on a site-specific installation and body of work entitled The Ditch, and is spearheading Wild Apples, a quarterly publication of art and essays on radical and organizational thought. Latest exhibitions include his seminal work Feast of Flowers at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (Jacksonville, FL) and Image Gathering + Disseminating the Natural Experience at Florida School of the Arts.
Draper’s work has been subject to countless gallery exhibitions, and today his work can be found in hundreds of corporate as well as private collections.