James is a Filipino-American artist, illustrator, animator, and filmmaker.

Born 1983, Trenton, NJ

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Rutgers University, Engineering 2005

Mercer County Community College, Illustration/Fine Arts

School of Visual Arts, Illustration 2011

Selected Exhibitions

Slide, Jip Gallery, Harlem, NY 2019

Comforters, C’mon Everybody Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2019

Saturday Morning Cartoons, Ti Art Studios Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2019

Optimism, Endless Biennial, EFA Project Space, New York, NY 2018

Permeable Boundaries, Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, NY 2018

Whisper, Mountain Store, Chengdu, China 2018

Bundok Saints, C'mon Everybody Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2018

Melted City 4, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines 2017 (Curated by Jordin Isip and Louie Cordero)

Mercer Arts at 50, West Windsor, NJ 2016

Hronir: Un-Lost Things. Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014 (Curated by Hazel Lee Santino)

The Pond, the Mirror, & the Kaliedoscope.  The Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 2013 (Curated by Thomas Woodruff)

Old Wives Lies.  AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013 (Curated by Hazel Lee Santino)

The Violet Hour. Brooklyn College, 2012 (Solo)

Film Festivals & Screenings

Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT 2018

Cinemística Film Festival, Granada, Spain 2017

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, CA 2017

Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT 2017

Liber.Ac Cultural Festival, Slovenian National Cinematheque & University of Ljubjlana, 2016

Come Alive Festival, Yilan Museum of Art, Taiwan 2016

Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT 2015

Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, FL 2014

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Washougal, WA 2015

BendFilm Festival, Bend, OR 2015

Animation Block Party, BAM, Brooklyn, NY2015

Rooftop Films Summer Series, Brooklyn, NY2015

Cinema Sunday, Bushwick Open Studios, 2015

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, CA 2015 (Best Animated or Documentary Short Award)

Eyeworks Festival for Experimental Animation 2015

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (Eyeworks), CAKE, 2015

BilBolBul Comics Festival (Eyeworks), Bolonga, Italy 2015

Anima Mundi 2014


MoCCA Fest, New York, NY 2019

Press Play Tech Zine Fair, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY 2019

Pioneer Works Zine Exchange, Brooklyn, NY 2016