Cara E. Jaye

Born in Solana Beach California, Cara Jaye is Professor of Art at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.  

MFA: University of Colorado in Boulder

BFA: Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Additional Studies: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

 Jaye lives with her daughter and two dogs in Bellingham, WA.


Gallery Gowoon, Gyeongnam, South Korea; PUNCH Gallery, Seattle WA; ArtsWest  Seattle; University of CO, Boulder; Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee WI; Coop Gallery, Nashville TN; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA.

Cara Jaye is a multi-faceted artist combining conventional drawing, traditional and alternative photographic processes, and various printmaking techniques together with painting and collage. She considers drawing her first and primary medium - she loves drawing for its immediacy and intimacy of marks placed directly on the page.

Jaye is interested in examining ideas of process, classification, reproduction and perfection. Treading the line between the apparent and the ambiguous, visible and invisible, sweet and repulsive, Jaye enjoys working with re-occurring dichotomies.