James Westwater (b. 1962, Salvador, Brazil)
works primarily in painting and sculpture. He studied art and design in the UK at what are now Suffolk New College and Manchester
Metropolitan University. More recently, he attended professional workshops at the Santa Fe Art Institute and Creative Capitol
in New York City.
Westwater's work explores the liminal and the ineffable
through the organization of images and objects, modular environments, and the use of a Hard-edge geometric shape that evokes numerous references,
from heraldry to Shiva linga Tantric paintings that represent
the Hindu concept of the "egg-shaped cosmos" or "golden womb."
For the last seven years he has lived and worked in New York City and Beacon, New York. He is currently in College Station, Texas, exploring
computer graphics and interactive techniques as both an instructor
and MFA candidate in the Department of Visualization at Texas