Originally from South Florida, Jamie Crooke now reside in Los Angeles, California. She holds a bachelors degree in studio art from Florida Atlantic University, and has also studied art therapy on a graduate level at Lesley University in Cambridge. Over the years she has worked with various non-profits such as Arts for Learning, VSA Arts of Massachusetts, Young at Art, United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Cambridge Public School system, Tewksbury State Hospital and MoCA of Miami.
Crooke's roles have included working as: a teaching artist, arts facilitator, art therapist, festival coordinator and museum monitor. Some of the communities that she has worked with include homeless families, children and teens with serve physical disabilities, at risk youth, early childhood in Little Haiti, adults with severe disabilities in the mental health department and teachers of a early learning center in Chelsea, MA. Working primarily with arts education and integration, her interests also include social and political issues around access and equality.
Crooke's artwork is concerned with expressing ideas through various mediums such as: ceramics, illustrations, sculptures, installation and performance. She has exhibited in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boston area, France and Japan.