James Kuiper was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1945. He received his MFA from Michigan State University in Drawing and Painting. James taught Art at Calvin College, Michigan; University of Alaska, Fairbanks; San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, and California State University Chico from 1989 to 2016. James taught and exhibited his work in San Sebastian, Spain as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work is included in numerous private, corporate, and public collections.
The Kuiper Family wishes for donations to be made in his honor to the Museum of Northern California Art (monca) where his artwork is part of the permanent collection.