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international painting annual 2 exhibition-in-print
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Jason John
Jacksonville, Florida


page 105, 107

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My interest as an artist is related to how people look back into his or her past to retrieve memories of certain situations.  Depending on the situation the individual has experienced can drastically alter the shape of a person's memory and furthermore, a person's identity.  As a painter, I represent particular memory situations from my own life and other people's stories that have been passed on to me.  Some or all of the figures in my paintings are partially concealed by a veil or mask. Concealing the identity of an individual takes away the personal narrative and identity attached to the represented individual or individuals.  My artwork is meant to represent each individual or group of individuals in a memory fragment that has been shifted and altered by time and situation.


born: 1980, Detroit, Michigan


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MFA, 2005
Kutztown University, BFA, 2002


selected publications

2011 Collaboration Issue, Oranges and Sardines Publication, E.I.C. Publication
2011 2011 Blue Canvas Magazine Calendar
2010 Broad Street Studio Painters at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA, The Pink Line Project Online Art Magazine, Article by Critic Kevin Mellema, Washington DC
2010 The Power of Portraits:  The Art of the Face is Making a Comeback, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Article by Mark Roth, Pittsburgh, PA

selected solo or two-person exhibits

(Upcoming) Solo Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA


selected group shows

2011 Being Human, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2011 2D-3D Exhibition:  Figurative Works, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
2011 Sylvia White 4th Annual Juried Show, Juried by Sylvia White, First Place, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
2011 Dystopia, Curated by Jon Beinart, Copro Gallery, Santa Monika, CA


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