Jeremy Drummond was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew-up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He received a MFA in Art Media Studies/Transmedia from Syracuse University and a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario. In 2005, he joined the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond where he is an Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts Practice. Drummond divides his time between Richmond, Philadelphia, and Toronto.
Rooted in single-channel film and video, Drummond’s practice extends into areas such as photography, sound, printed matter, and multimedia installation. While his early performance-based work deals with issues of gender and sexuality, his work over the past ten years involves broader explorations of mass media, manufactured landscapes, the prison industrial complex, and other forms of control in contemporary culture.
Drummond’s work has been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums worldwide. His films and videos have received awards such as the National Film Board of Canada award for Best Canadian Film or Video Maker at the Images Festival of Independent Film, Video and New Media (Toronto), Best Experimental Video at the Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, The People's Choice Award at the New Forms Festival (Vancouver), and the No Budget Award at the Cinematexas Texas Festival of International Film & Video (Austin). He has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
His project entitled 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living was featured in Prefix Photo (Toronto) and Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture (Brooklyn). His work has been critically examined in publications from Rutgers University Press, the University of Western Ontario, the University of British Columbia, Centre Des Artes Actuels Skol, and the Dunlop Art Gallery. Reviews of his work have appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Des Moines Register, Edmonton Journal, NRC Handelsblad, Canadian Architect, and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music (SEAMUS).
Drummond’s film and video works are distributed internationally through the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam), Videographe (Montreal), Video Out (Vancouver), Video Pool Inc. (Winnipeg), and Vtape (Toronto). His printed works are available through Art Metropole (Toronto), Printed Matter Inc. (New York City) and the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York City).