Jamie Ross was born in Toronto in 1987 and currently lives in Montreal. He is a self-taught artist who has been working in film and video, both found and original, since he was 13 years old. Ross' work occupies a position at the boundaries but not outside of linear narrative style and explores its relationship with natural language and traditional oral narrative. Time-based art is approached as storytelling. Drawing on his background in Linguistics and his interest in language, issues of communication and comprehension feature centrally. Communication with the Numinous and the Divine, for example through trance and dream states are abiding interests which unite his works past and present. Ross has been heavily influenced by the punk scene of his youth, and draws imagery and untrained actors from that milieu. Much of his work is explicitly homoerotic in nature and he has made work dealing directly with queer themes. Ross has had his videos screened nationally and internationally.