Jaimie Warren was born in 1980 in Waukesha, Wisconsin; she lives and works in New York. Warren’s photography and performance practice is deeply connected to her work with Whoop Dee Doo, a traveling variety show produced in collaboration with other artists and children.
Having developed projects with hundreds of people over the years, Warren is as interested in the development of a meaningful—and fun—community as she is in her solo practice. A self-proclaimed “believer in odd characters,” Warren makes self-portraits in which she portrays personalities like Yoda, Boy George, and Freddy Krueger, to name just a few of the roles she has played since her teenage years.
“Seeing what I’m capable of with the resources that I have, it’s just fun for me… Not just covering myself up with a costume—being able to see that it’s me but that I look completely different.”