Similar to Warren, Jeremy’s artistic abilities manifested at an early age. A constant drawer from the time he could pick up a pencil, instead of requesting toys for Christmas, Jeremy wanted paints, brushes, pastels – whatever he could use to emulate the works of the great Masters. Throughout his primary education, Vanley exhibited a unique talent and stalwart dedication in developing a mature visual voice and perspective. This commitment to the craft culminated in receiving a Fine Arts Scholarship to the University of Arizona in 1995.
Along with pursuing a traditional Studio Art degree, Jeremy explored other avenues of artistic expression and visual representation. Vanley’s love of films such as Blade Runner, THX 1138, and Brazil, with their rich visual texture and dystopian vision of the future, lead him to pursue extensive studies in cinematic mise en scene, film history, and media semiotics. These pursuits would prove to be a source of inspiration in completing his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. There, he was one of a few graduating seniors selected for a solo exhibition at UT’s Department of Fine Art, New Gallery.
Upon Graduation, Jeremy moved to San Francisco where he found an artistic home at the Blue Studio, an artist collective in the heart of the Mission District. Also at this time, Vanley began to explore the medium of photography. Inspired be the warm coastal light of the Bay Area and the colorful people of the City, his camera became an ever-present accoutrement to his daily life. Photography was also a catalyst to explore the world, leading him on a path that included New York, London, Paris, and eventually, a four month stint in Istanbul.
After several years in professional flux that included working in Children’s Museum Industry as well as developing a career in the Logistics/Transportation, Vanley is once again reestablishing himself as an Artist. Bringing together a rich skill set that includes painting, printmaking, photography, and performance, Jeremy plans to exhibit new works in 2012. He will also be pursuing a Masters in Teaching at the University of Northern Colorado this spring.