Jason Salavon

BIO/CV

b. 1970

Education
  • 1993

    Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. Major: Studio Art, Minor: Computer Science

  • 1997

    Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Solo Exhibitions
  • 2003

    Bootstrap the Blank Slate (Digital Gallery), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
    The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
    SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (catalogue)
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva
    Jason Salavon: Part I & Part II, 2 exhibitions, M-PROJECT, Paris
    Art Statements (catalogue), Art33 Basel, The Project, Basel
    Crossbred and Crystalline, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
    The Church of Endless Elaborate Variation, Howard House, Seattle, WA
    University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

  • 2004

    everyday coma, The Project, Los Angeles, CA
    Brainstem Still Life (catalogue), Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
    The Late Night Triad, f a projects, London

  • 2005

    Emblem, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,MA (brochure)
    Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

  • 2006

    Portraiture Now (catalogue), National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
    Art Cologne, Galerie Kusseneers, Cologne

  • 2007

    Gaain Gallery, Seoul (catalogue)

  • 2008

    Currents: Jason Salavon (tri-fold& DVD), Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
    Annex and Catalogue, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
    WIRED Nextfest, Millenium Park,Chicago, IL
    Art Chicago 2008, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2009

    Spigot (Oracle’s reflection), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

  • 2010

    Arrows & Dice, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM
    Old Codes,Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Old Codes, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Everything, All at Once (Part III), Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Echoes of the Past, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 2011

    Echoes of the Past, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
    Echoes of the Past, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

  • 2013

    Control, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

  • 2014

    The Top 100,000,000, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    Moving Image, Mark Moore Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    All The Ways, TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM
    All The Ways, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA


Select Group Exhibitions
  • 2005

    On the Scene (3-person show), The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Only Skin Deep (catalogue), San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego,CA
    The Once Over, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
    DePauw Biennial (brochure), Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
    Footcandles, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

  • 2007

    Bilingual (catalogue), Columbia College, Chicago, IL
    Inland See (catalogue), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • 2008

    Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Your Mind’s Eye, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
    Imaging by Numbers (catalogue), Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
    The Subversion of Standstill, Universal Cube, Leipzig
    Hacking IKEA, Platform 21, Amsterdam
    Palinsesti 2008, San Vito al Tagliamento

  • 2009

    Fenomen IKEA, Museum Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
    OVER/FLOW: Horror Vacui in an Age of “Information” Abundance, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
    Black & White Works, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Parse, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA
    Build-A-House/Open House, Howard House, Seattle, WA

  • 2010

    Road to Nowhere?, Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston, TX
    The Library of Babel In and Out of Place, 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London
    do i know you, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Spectra, Silver Eye Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    Nature/Culture, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
    Metadataphile, Sweeny Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA

  • 2011

    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,Washington, DC
    Archival Impulse, Gallery400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    The New Photograph, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
    Rhythms in Art, Gaain Gallery, Seoul
    The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • 2012

    After Photoshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    New Prints: Gallery Artists, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    Montage, Gaain Gallery, Seoul
    Recent Acquisitions, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

  • 2013

    Face to Face: Thirty Centuries of Portraiture, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, NY


Awards & Honors
  • 2002

    Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Veterans Monument for Soldier Field -Commission Finalist

  • 2003

    Digital Gallery Commission, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2004

    Commission, US Census Bureau headquarters, Suitland, MD

  • 2007

    Commission, McCormick Place expansion, Chicago, IL

  • 2010

    Franke Faculty Fellowship, University of Chicago,Chicago, IL
    Commission, US Census Bureau HQ, Phase II, Suitland, MD


Select Collections
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
    The Smart Museum, Chicago, IL
    The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    International Center of Photography, New York, NY
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
    The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
    Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
    Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
    Autodesk, Inc., San Rafael, CA
    Hallmark, Kansas City, MO
    Sysco Corporation, Houston, TX
    The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
    JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, NY
    Playboy Enterprises International, Chicago, IL
    Deloitte & Touche, Chicago, IL
    Cole-Taylor Bank, Wheeling, IL
    State of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
    The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
    City of Chicago, Chicago, IL


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