Solo Exhibitions:

2007: Inheritance, Raab Galerie, Berlin
2007: Gewalt in der Familie, Studio DuMont, Cologne, Germany
2006: Searching Sierra Madre, Raab Galerie, Berlin
2005: I LOVE YOU: Portraits Against Violence, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2005: Recollections, Sala Museale del Baraccano, Bologna, Italy
2003: Portraits of Violence, & Mendings, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2003: POV: Sacrifice, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
2002: POV: The Story of Shelley, Post, Los Angeles, California
2001: Nachdenken/Ponderance, MillerDurazo Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2000: Shapes & Compositions, MillerDurazo Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1992: The China Paintings, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
1992:The Continuation of Life Series, Bevery Hills Library, California
1990: o.u. being, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
1989: The China Paintings, Grand Hall, Guilin, P.R.China.
1987: Brethern, Eilat Gordin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2007: Like There is no Tomorrow, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin
2007: Berlin-LA Interface, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin
2005: DEFENSE: Body and Nobody in Self Protection, UC at Riverside, CA.
2004: Aufruhr der Gefuehle, Museum of Photography, Braunschweig, Germany
2004: Aufruhr der Gefuehle, Kunsthalle Goeppingen, Goeppingen, Germany
2002: Gallery Kobo Chika, Tokyo, Japan
2002: Post, Los Angeles, California
2001: Post, Los Angeles, California
1999: Art & Democracy II, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1999: Big Wave 2, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1999: Scapeland, Post, Los Angeles, California
1994: Symbolic Garments, Cypress College Gallery, Cypress, California
1993: Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
1992: FarBazaar, Los Angeles, CA
1989: Art & Democracy, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Selected Performances:

2007: Lao Niao: Dance with the light, Berlin, Germany
2003: Lao Niao: A Walk with Light to Love, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1999: Lao Niao, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1998: Lao Niao, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
1994: o.u.being, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
1990: A HUNGER, igLoo Theater, Los Angeles Festival for Freedom of Expression
1990: o.u.being, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1989: John Woodall’s Gim Crack, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1989: The Goat Story, LACE Rough Cuts & UCLA Works in Progress, Los Angeles, CA
1988: The Goat Story, Drama Workshop, Sydney, Australia.

Selected Bibliography:

Karl Edward Johnson, EYEMAZING, Issue 03, 2006
Marina Coden, Omaggio a James Higginson, I Martedi, May 2005.
Barbara Vecchio, Recollection Higginson per beneficenza, Art Journal, May-June 2005.
James Higginson, Interview, VIVATV-Budapest, Kepben, May 3, 2005.
James Higginson, Interview, TV2-Budapest, Aktiv, April 26, 2005.
Valaczkay Gabriella, Leharapott fuel a hamutalban, Nepszabadsag, April 25, 2005.
James Higginson, Interview, MTV2-Budapest, Kulturhaz, April 21, 2005.
James Higginson, Recollection, 64 pp, Stampa Marchesi, Rome Italy, 2005.
James Higginson, POV: Portraits of Violence, 160 pp, d3G Press, Los Angeles, 2004.
Aufruhr der Gefuehle: Leidenschaften in der Zeitgenoessischen Fotografie und
Videokunst, 112 pp, Museumfur Photographie, Braunschweig, 2004.
Allison Williams, Family Secrets: A Photographic Journey, “AufBau,” October, 2003.
Enno Kaufhold, Schattenseiten Menschlichen Seins, “Photonews,” September 2003.
Franziske Richter, Hinglucken bis der Arzt kommt, Der Tagesspiegel,” September 16, 2003.
Cathy Curtis, Dealing with Pain of Oppression in Abstract,
“Los Angeles Times,” July 26, 1993.
J.S.M.Willette, Why Art is Powrful: Censorship and the Painting of China in the Time
of Tienanmen Square, “Visions,” Spring, 1993.
Sue Spaid, Covert Politics, Overt Politesse, “Visions,” Spring, 1993.
M.A.Greenstein, Ritual Violations, “Artweek,” Vol. 21 No.27, August 30, 1990.
Tom Provenzano, New Reviews, “LA Weekly,” July 13-19, 1990.
Peter Frank, Art Pick of the Week: Art & Democracy, “LA Weekly,” January 5-11, 1990.
Joseph Jarrell, Art-James Higginson: To China and Back, “Village View,” Dec. 22, 1989.
Cathy Curtis, Review, “Los Angeles Times,” December 15, 1989.
Review, “Lijang River Newspaper,” P.R.China, July 1989.
Review, “Gunagxi Newspaper,” P.R. China, July 1989.
Jane Honchell, Focus: An Award Winning Performance, “Scranton Times,” July 8, 1988.
Kristine McKenna, Review, “Los Angeles Times,” July 16, 1987.


1987-8 Daytime Emmy Award- Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic design.
1990 LA Weekly Award Nomination-Costume Design-A HUNGER


FAR (Foundation for Art Resources)-Board of Directors 1991-1993.
Visual Artists Guild-Board of Directors 2000-2003.


Aufruhr der Gefuehle, Catalogue, hardcover, 112 pgs, Appelhans Verlag, Germany, 2004
POV: Portraits of Violence, hardcover, 160pgs/108 color plates,
d3G Press, Los Angeles, 2004
RECOLLECTION, Catalogue, 64 pgs/22 color plates, Stampa Marchesi, Rome, Italy, 2005


Laguna Art Museum, CA, Otis School of Art, CA, Claremont Graduate University, CA,
Keystone College, PA, C/O Berlin, Germany, BTK, Germany, FHTW, Germany


BTK, BTK-FH, Dozent for Photography, 2006-present


Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1975-78
Art Center College of Design, 1982-84
Claremont Graduate University, M.F.A., 1988-90