The nature of perception through pattern recognition and the phenomenology of light are the center of James Hart’s artistic practice. Through carefully crafted and composed paintings, James creates works which challenge pattern recognition and pure sight. He has developed a type of algorithmic compositional gesture which is both highly structured and simultaneously fluid. A rare balance of intellect and emotion is struck in these works: pattern relays sensation. 

James Hart was formally trained in photography, receiving his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, SUNY Buffalo in Rochester, New York in 1981, where he studied under Nathan Lyons. His work has been shown nationally in over 50 exhibitions. Hart has been included in national publications; his exhibitions have been reviewed by many sources, and the work is included in public and private collections, including the Graham Collection in Albuquerque, New Mexico.