Fine Art Biography
Jaami Waali, (pronounced Jay-Me Wall-Lee) considers herself an artist in most aspects of her life. She is a painter, dancer, and innovator. Mrs. Waali has been a painter for almost 30 years, and currently holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Dance from San Diego State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from California State University Long Beach.
Her paintings are a mixture of realism and surrealism, as she enjoys exploring the relationship between visual sight and an active imagination. Through her use of mixed medias, she focuses on relationships, nature, struggle, and the human body. Even though some of her piece are a bit dreary, painting these subjects have always brought her an inexplicable sense of peace.
Originally from Seattle, Jaami has always used her artistic abilities – both in painting and dancing – to express herself in ways that she couldn’t while growing up. Mrs. Waali creates art that allows her to release her frustrations and learn from her realizations. For onlookers, her artwork inspires, intrigues, and entertains. In addition to teaching dance and painting, she also has a history of ten years working in the social services field, providing care to youths, at risk teens, adults with developmental disabilities and seniors.
Mrs. Waali’s commission work includes several murals, specific paintings, City of San Diego electrical boxes, which she also has experience teaching classes and making promotional signs for a large company in Los Angeles. She has since had three solo art shows, numerous group art shows and actively participated in one live art show. She plans to expand her art to the public in the near future! Be on the lookout!!!
To produce quality and significant pieces of art and teach others to freely and successfully express themselves.
ART TEACHER JULY 2015 – CURRENT
Bayfront Charter High School Chula Vista, CA.
Instruct Studio Art, geared for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students, which meet A-G requirements for high school graduation. Focus on 7 elements of art in regards to drawing and painting.
MURALIST AUGUST 2007
Electrical Boxes (4) Normal Heights, CA.
Hired to design and paint uplifting images in an art based community.
SIGN MAKER FEBRUARY 2007- JUNE 2007
Shelly’s Dancewear Los Angeles, CA.
Designed and constructed artistic signs on the spot as new merchandise was received.
MURALIST JANUARY 1998
Mountlake Terrace City Hall Mountlake Terrace, WA.
Successfully facilitated a large mural on the main wall of the City Hall building. Designed the format and coordinated students to paint the layout of the mural.
MURALIST NOVEMBER 1998
Private Commission Mountlake Terrace, WA.
Hired to paint several cartoon sea-animal images in a youth’s private bathroom.
Bothell High School – Bothell, Washington Diploma (Honors)
Everett Community College – Everett, Washington Associate of Arts and Science (Honors)
San Diego State University – San Diego Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Honors)
San Diego State University – San Diego Bachelor of Arts in Art (Honors)
California State University – Long Beach Master of Arts in Dance (Honors)
SOLO ART SHOW JANUARY 1998
Twiggs San Diego, CA.
GROUP ART SHOW JANUARY 1998
Capricorn Studios San Diego, CA.
LIVE ART SHOW JANUARY 2006
Honey Bee Hive San Diego, CA.
GROUP ART SHOW NOVEMBER 2006
Visual Stimulus San Diego, CA.
GROUP ART SHOW MARCH 2007
Visual Stimulus II San Diego, CA.
GROUP ART SHOW MAY 2007
Weirdo Art Gallery San Diego, CA.
GROUP ART SHOW AUGUST 2007
Emerge Fundraiser San Diego, CA.
GROUP ART SHOW OCTOBER 2007
Grand Opening of Morgan Square Plaza-National City Week National City, CA.