b. 1970



1997 Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1993 Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. Major: Studio Art, Minor: Computer Science


Solo Exhibitions

2016 All The Ways, TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2016 All The Ways, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

2014 The Top 100,000,000, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2014 Moving Image, Mark Moore Glaerry, New York

2013 Control, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

2011 Echoes of the Past, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

2011 Echoes of the Past,Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2010 Arrows & Dice, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Old Codes,Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

2010 Old Codes,Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Everything, Allat Once (Part III), Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010 Echoes of the Past, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009 Spigot (Oracle’s reflection), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2008 Currents: Jason Salavon (tri-fold& DVD), Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2008 Annex and Catalogue, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2008 Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2008 WIRED Nextfest, Millenium Park,Chicago, IL

2008 Art Chicago 2008, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea (catalogue)

2006 Portraiture Now(catalogue), National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

2006 Art Cologne, Galerie Kusseneers, Cologne, Germany

2005 Emblem, Inman Gallery, Houston,TX

2005 List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,MA (brochure)

2005 Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2004 everyday coma, The Project, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore. Brainstem Still Life (catalogue)

2004 The Late Night Triad, f a projects, London, UK

2003 Bootstrap the Blank Slate (Digital Gallery), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003 The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2003 SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (catalogue)

2003 Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2003 Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland

2003 Jason Salavon: Part I & Part II , 2 exhibitions, M-PROJECT,Paris, France

2003 Art Statements (catalogue), Art33 Basel, The Project, Basel, Switzerland

2003 Crossbred and Crystalline, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 The Church of Endless Elaborate Variation, Howard House, Seattle, WA

2003 University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA


Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Face to Face: Thirty Centuries of Portraiture,Katonah Museum of Art, New York, NY

2012 After Photoshop,Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2012 New Prints:Gallery Artists, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2012 Montage,Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012 Recent Acquisitions, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2011 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,Washington, DC

2011 Archival Impulse, Gallery400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2011 The New Photograph, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011 Intersection:Photography / Painting / Document, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

2011 Rythms in Art, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011 The Digital Eye:Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2010 Road to Nowhere?, Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston, TX

2010 The Library of Babel In and Out of Place, 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

2010 do i know you, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2010 Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

2010 Spectra, Silver Eye Center, Pittsburg, PA

2010 Nature/Culture, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

2010 Metadataphile, Sweeny Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA

2009 Fenomen IKEA , Museum Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

2009 OVER/FLOW: Horror Vacui in an Age of “Information” Abundance, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA

2009 Black&WhiteWorks, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

2009 Parse, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Build-A-House/Open House,Howard House, Seattle, WA

2008 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Recent Acquisitions

2008 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. Your Mind’s Eye

2008 Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Imaging by Numbers(catalogue)

2008 Universal Cube, Leipzig, Germany. The Subversion of Standstill

2008 Platform 21, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Hacking IKEA

2008 Palinsesti 2008, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy.

2007 Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Bilingual (catalogue)

2007 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Inland See (catalogue)

2006 The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Swarm (catalogue)

2006 Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX. Over & Over

2006 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Swallow Harder

2006 Museum of Contemporary Photography , Chicago, IL. In Sight

2006 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. Car Culture

2006 Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, CA. Joint Ventures(catalogue)

2006 Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY. There Not There (catalogue)

2006 Galerie Kusseneers, Antwerp, Belgium. Mind’s Matter #2

2006 Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Taking Inventory

2005 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. On the Scene (3-person show)

2005 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego,CA Only Skin Deep (catalogue)

2005 Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA. The Once Over

2005 Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. DePauw Biennial (brochure)

2005 Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN .Footcandles


Awards & Honors

2010 Franke Faculty Fellowship, University of Chicago,Chicago, IL

2010 Commission, US Census Bureau HQ, Phase II, Suitland, MD

2007 Commission, McCormick Place expansion, Chicago, IL

2004 Commission, US Census Bureau headquarters, Suitland, MD

2003 Digital Gallery Commission, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Veterans Monument for Soldier Field -Commission Finalist

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

Selected Recent Bibliography


Jacob, Wendy. “Artist Jason Salavon uses software to synthesize pop culture and modern media,” Canadian House & Home. April 2013.

Yood, James. “The Chicago Attitude,” art ltd, March/April 2012.


Lawrence,Lee. “Gaining Enlightenment Through Technology,” The Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2011.

Williams,Kevin. “Humanities Festival builds bridge to Hyde Park,” Chicago Tribune, October 20, 2011.

Upchurch, Michael.”Jason Salavon: digital-photography innovator,” The Seattle Times,September 13, 2011.

Upchurch, Michael.”‘The Digital Eye’: photographic art in the electronic age,” The Seattle Times, August 13, 2011.

“Artist Creates Digital Simulation of Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan,” PBS Newshour, July 11, 2011. (accessed Oct. 28, 2011).

Chen, Kelly and Grace Lamb-Atkinson. “Monday on the News Hour: A Digital Visit to the Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan.”

PBS News Hour: ARTSBEAT,July 11, 2011. ,Daily, Meghan. “The Local Element: Inside the Seattle Home of Art Collectors John and Shari Behnke.” ARTINFO, August 18, 2011.

Allen,Susie. “Thinking artists energize visual art at Chicago.”,October, 2011.

Furey,Meg. “Art review: Echoes of the Past: the Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan at SMU’s

Meadow’s Museum.” Pegasus News, September 1 2, 2011.

Staff. “Paris Photo 2011: JP Morgan Chase Art Collection.” La Lettre de la, November 26, 2011. 2010, Davis, Kathryn M. “Top Current Exhibitions in the

Southwest (July/August 2010),” The Huffington Post, July 20,2010.,Hall, Emily. “Spencer Finch.” Art Forum XLVII, no.6 (February) : 203-04.Thomas, Mary. “Silver Eye photography exhibit driven to abstraction ,” Pittsburg Post Gazette, October 6, 2010.

Zellen, Jody. “Reviews: Jason Salavon, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts,” Artillery Magazine, no. 4 (July/August 2010): 51-52.

McGraw, Kate. “Electronic Artwork: Jason Salavon’s computer based pieces open at Eight Modern” Santa Fe/North, June 18, 2010.

Yung, Susan. “Soho Galleries: From Josef to Jason,” Sunday Arts, Thirteen New York Public Media, April 14, 2010.

Horne, Rebecca. “Comprehensive Mammal That Might Have Been,” Visual Science, Discover, April 14, 2010.

Kinkley, Jonathan. “Jason Salavon,” Time Out Chicago, April 1-7, 201 0.


Cotner, David. “Galaxia: Lost in Space.”,Thursday March 25, 2010.

Gray, Topher. “Glencoe Harbors Hub for Contemporary Art: The Rena Sternberg Gallery gives downtown contemporary
some suburban exposure.” Winnetka-Glencoe Patch, November 1, 2010.

Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “An Ancient Impulse: Portraiture is alive and well.” The Houston Press, August 11, 2010. , Menzies, Michelle. “Jason Salavon, Tony Wight, Chicago.” Flash Art XLIII,no. 272 (May-June 2010): 125.

Montoy, Camelia. “Silver Eye Center Features New Abstract Photography.” The Globe online edition, September 14, 2010.

O’Driscoll, Bill. “Marilyn at The Warhol and Cuban Race Relations at the Mattress Factory are Among Fall’s Highlight’s”. Pittsburgh City Paper, September 23, 2010.

Sardy, Marin. “Color Me Alienated.”, June 30th, 2010.

Shaw, Kurt. “Unreal Reality: New Abstract Photography Exhibit Worth a Thousand NonRepresentational Words.” 2010, The Tribune Art Review,October 28, 2010.

Suresh, Shweta. “Exhibit redefines photography: Spectra takes an abstract perspective on traditional print”, October 25, 2010.

Thomas,Mary. “Fall Arts Preview” Pittsburgh Post Gazette online edition,September 9, 2010.

Portrait of the Artist: Jason Salavon,” Newcity, April 1, 2010.


Moere, Andrew Vande, Dietmar Offenhuber. “Beyond Ambient Display: A Contextual Taxonomy of Alternative Information Display,” International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, (April-June 2009):1(2), 39-46.

McQuaid, Cate. “Inside Squash: Art and Sport Confined,” The Boston Globe, April 29, 2009.

O’Neill, Brooke E. “Data Sets,” University of Chicago Magazine, Mar-Apr 2009.

Hall, Emily. “Cory Arcangel: Team Gallery,” Art Forum, Feb,2009.

Mickley, Dennis Foster. “Chicago artist searches for meaning in Google.” Medill Reports Chicago, November 10, 2009.

Nangle, Hilary. “No minimum stay required to rest your eyes on these hotels’ fine art.”, November 8, 2009.

Jacobs, Adam. “The pathologies of big data,” Communications of the ACM, A Blind Person’s Interaction with Technology SECTION: Practice,archive Volume 52, Issue 8 (August 2009): 36- 44.

Große-Wilde, Carola. “Ikea ist reif fürs Museum,” SÜDKURIER GMBH,August 11, 2009

Goodyear, Anne Collins. “Digitization, Genetics, and the Defacement of Portraiture,” American Art, Volume 23, Number 2 (Summer 2009): 28–31.

Smith, Lindsey. “The National Art Education Association Conference: Recharging Inspiration for Art Education,” Scope, (Spring/Summer 2009):9.


Whiteman, Doug. “Artist’s Ikea-inspired exhibition,” International Herald Tribune, May 2, 2008.

Whiteman, Doug. “Artist inspired by furniture company Ikea, ” The Boston Globe, April 28, 2008.

Artner, Alan. “A new medium emerges at resurgent Artropolis,” Chicago Tribune, April 26, 2008.

Nance, Kevin. “An Insider’s Guide: Five great galleries to see this weekend,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 24, 2008.

Ovelar, Maria. “Turner y Ducamp, en ordenador,” El País, April 14,2008.

McKeough, Tim. “Painted by Numbers,” WIRED, March, 2008.

Artner, Alan. “Feast for the eyes and mind,” Chicago Tribune, January 31, 2008.

Yates, Christopher. “Ikea idea challenges consumer behavior,”Columbus Dispatch, January 27, 2008.

Isè, Claudine. “Fine furnishing,” Columbus Alive, January 24, 2008.

Devine, John. “Reviews: National, Jason Salavon,” ARTnews,October, 2008.

Bryant, Eric. “The Indecisive Image.” ARTnews, no. 107 (March 2008): 113.

Kaufman, Jason Edward and Cristina Ruiz. “Russian capital gets new gallery in Melnikov bus depot…” The Art Newspaper, no. 192, June 2008, p. 11.

Schaffer, Amanda. “Viz Whiz,” Slate, Aug. 20, 2008.

“America in a Single Moment,” Strategic Finance, June 2008.

Whitelaw, Mitchell. “Art Against Information: Case Studies in Data Practice,” Fibreculture Journal, Issue 11 – Digital Arts and Culture Conference (Perth) Issue (2008): 5-6.

Zhao, Jack, Andrew Vande Moere. “Embodiment in data sculpture: a model of the physical visualization of information,” ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Athens, Greece, Vol. 349 archive (2008):343-350.


“Miami Mayhem” artnet Magazine, Dec 3, 2007.
Lopez, Ruth. “Hybrid transmission” Time Out Chicago,Issue 143, Nov 2007.
“Study for The Loop,” Chicago, 1848-2007 WIRED, Apr 2007.


Isaacs, Deanna. “And the Winners Are…,” The Chicago Reader,Oct 6, 2006.

Neary, Lynn. “‘Looking History in the Eye’ at Portrait Gallery,” Talk of the Nation (NPR Radio Broadcast), July 13, 2006.

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Previews of Special Exhibitions,” The Washington Post, June 30, 2006.

Rothenstein, Julian & Gooding, Mel, Eds. Redstone Diary 2007,2006.

Reas, C.E.B. “Who are the Progenitors of the Contemporary Synthesis of Software and Art?”, The Anthology of Computer Art: Sonic Acts XI,2006.

Graves, Jen. “Gulp,” The Stranger, March 2-8,2006.

Messinger, Jonathan, Ed. “Fringe Benefits,” Time Out Chicago, March 30-April 6, 2006.

Rice, Robin. “Hive Talkin’,” Philadelphia Citypaper, Feb 23-Mar 6, 2006.

Hackett, Regina. “The Frye’s ‘Swallow Harder’ is an adventure in edgy contemporary art,” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 3, 2006.

Lee, Matt. “Camera Ready,” Frontdesk, Jan 2006.


Sozanski, Edward J. “By multiplication, products of art,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 25, 2005.

White, Michelle. “Jason Salavon: Emblem,” Artlies, Issue 47, 2005.

Morlan, Kinsee. “seein’,” San Diego City Beat Nov23, 2005. Artner, Alan G. “Young, Gifted and Creative,” Chicago Tribune, Nov 17, 2005.

Boldt-Irons, Federici, & Virgulti, Eds. Images and Imagery: Frames,Borders, Limits — Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 2005.

Lipkin, Jonathan. Photography Reborn, 2005.

Tregay, Susan Webb. “Art Review: Jason Salavon,” The Rock River Times, Oct 26, 2005.

Schumacher, Mary Louise. “Video art exhibit shows what’s possible,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 9, 2005.

Hill, Joe. “Jason Salavon,” Contemporary, No. 71 (Special issue on video), 2005.