Jake Kimble is a multidisciplinary Chipewyan (Dëne Sųłıné) artist from Treaty 8 territory in the Northwest Territories whose practice focuses on acts of self-care, self-repair, and gender-based ideological refusal. Using a funny bone as a tool, Kimble excavates themes of existentialism, narcissism, and the strange. He offers an invitation to the audience to examine the absurdities that exist within the everyday so that both the artist and viewer might exhale, unclench, and even chuckle in the spaces where laughter is often lost.
Kimble currently works on the stolen territory of Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Jake Kimble’s exhibition features work created during his residency at Burrard Arts Foundation, beginning in January 2023. Since 2013, the BAF Residency Program has supported forty-eight emerging artists to develop their practices, overcome barriers, express their important points of view, and realize new ideas and work. Exhibitions are organized to showcase and promote a new body of work produced by the artist during the ten weeks preceding the date of their public exhibition.