Jake Gillespie has shown in group shows at Giant Robot in SF three times and has always supported Giant Robot. A transplant from the midwest, he lived in Oakland and now is back to the midwest. he’ll be teaching painting classes at Indiana University. Without the demeanor of a Bobby Knight, Gillespie also makes art videos which can be seen at his YouTube site.
The painted he contributed to Robots is above. The man depicted as a Transformer with grey face and all is award winner author Philip Roth. It’s called Almost Beyond Communication Range and echoes that time period of the animated robots in the 80s. It’s available here.