About J. DuBois Arts
J. DuBois Arts, LLC was founded by Jarvis DuBois in November of 2012 to offer fine art consulting and curatorial services. His goals are to assist clients in acquiring and caring for their fine art collections, consult with individuals and institutions on traveling exhibitions, and also to curate and develop exhibitions, both nationally and internationally.
With over 14 years combined curatorial and collection management experience, Jarvis has always been drawn to both fine and performing arts. While attending the University of California, Los Angeles upon the recommendation of an American Literature professor, he applied and was accepted to the Getty Center Summer Grant Program, which exposed him to various careers in the arts. Later, Jarvis worked with noted artist, Artis Lane, as her studio assistant in Los Angeles upon leaving the California African American Museum in Los Angeles as Assistant Registrar in 2000. He then moved to Washington, DC in 2002 where he has independently curated and consulted on many fine art exhibitions.
Jarvis was the consulting registrar The Hartford, Connecticut based Amistad Center for Art and Culture’s Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera five-city traveling exhibition ran from 2007-2010 for which he was the consulting registrar.
Select past exhibitions have included Black Abstraction at Harmony Hall Regional Art Gallery in Fort Washington, MD for the group Black Artists of DC (2011); GA Gardner: Interconnections at the Athenaeum in Virginia (2012); In The Mix: DC Area Abstract Artists at the Children’s National Medical Center (2012); A/Way Home at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2012-13); Of a Place and Time: Photographic Memories and Imaginings at the Hillyer Art Space (2013); (in)Visible and (dis)Embodied: Repositioning the Marginalized as part of the Curatorial Initiative program at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2014); Of Present Bodies at the Arlington Arts Center, VA (2014); co-curated Looking Back/Looking Forward: 15 Years of Millennium Arts Salon at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in Maryland (2015); and most recently, Dream Ship at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in DC (2015). Jarvis has also curated the exhibition section for performance artist Sheldon Scott at the (e)merge art fair held in Washington, DC in October 2013 and 2014.
Most recently, Jarvis participated in the June 2015 panel discussion, Cultivating Taste: The Art of Curation, organized by the Artinista Art Advisory held at the Flashpoint Gallery. He has also written articles for the International Review of African American Art based at Hampton University, Virginia.