Jamie Griffiths is a digital artist, filmmaker, performer and photographer, working across mediums, exploring issues of identity conflict, colonialism, transparency and displacement.

Originally from the UK, Jamie spent 20+ years based in Vancouver, travelling widely with projects. After a 3 year return to the UK in 2012, Jamie returned to Canada in 2015 where she lives in the territory of Nunavut in the Qikiqtaaluk region (Baffin Island).

In 2016, Jamie began an ongoing creative collaboration with Inuk artist, Laakkuluk WIlliamson Bathory, creating new film, photography. media installations and stage collaborations.


In 2018, Jamie launched Chickweed Arts, a Nunavut-based film production company, producing short films and mini-documentaries focused on Inuit issues in Nunavut.

Jamie is a founding member of Ikumagialiit, a performance art band, formed in 2019 with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Cris Derksen and Christine Tootoo.

Early Works 1992-2001

Jamie emigrated to Canada in 1989, in her early 20's. Photographic portraits in outsider and LGBTQI+ cultures of the 1990’s in London, San Francisco & Vancouver morphed into experiments with photo-therapy technique, working over extended periods of time on projects with people living in struggle. Jamie's photographs from this period were published and exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Paris, London, Vancouver and Toronto.

Interactive Digital Art 2001-2015

In 2001, Jamie began to devise custom tools and digital systems as scalpels for extracting a therapeutic experience as part of the artistic process, by publicly dissecting ego and emotions through performance, film and interactive installations.She became known for her innovative custom stage and live projection works and stage designs, sharing her skills with workshops for digital artists and at universities across Europe, Canada and the US. Using experimental tools & custom digital environments, Jamie dug deep into humanity's failings and triumphs, through autobiographical transparency and deliberate cultural confrontations.
Commissioned works since 2001 included installations and performance designs for theatre, dance, opera and orchestra. Always innovative, her research and experimentation with new technologies and custom softwares led her to performance designs working with onstage cameras, computers,sound-analysis, wireless control systems and motion tracking. in 2009 Jamie began exploring interactive 3D projections in collaboration with 3D specialist and custom programmer, Rob Scharein.

Performance Research

  • Videmote/Wavelite Project Video spotlight, motion tracking, 3D video
  • STEIM Centre for the Arts, Amsterdam. Custom wireless instruments
  • Live projections, University of British Columbia Theatre Dept. Adjunct Professor
  • RigPad Inc. Wireless control of blue/green screens for large rigging on film sets. 


  • Interactive Technology For Artists.
  • Other Courses: Lens-based Visual Arts, Artistic Practice, Conceptual Photography


Jamie wishes to acknowledge the support of the following organisations.