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Jason John
Sidman, Pennsylvania


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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 and draftsman, I represent particular memory situations from my own life.  Some or all of the figures 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 awards/honors

Self Portrait Competition, 1st Place Cover Publication, 2010
2nd Place, Art Kudos Global Art Competition, 2009
Honorable Mention, In the Flesh II, Torpedo Factory Juried Competition, Alexandria, VA, 2009

selected publications

Art Calendar Magazine, Self Portrait Cover Contest, Palm Coast, FL:  Turnstile Publishing p. Front Cover, p. 14, 2010
American Art Collector Magazine, Between Realities, Scottsdale, AZ:  Vincent W. Miller Publishing  p. 128, 2010
Art Calendar Magazine, Personal Article, Palm Coast, FL:  Turnstile Publishing p. 44, 2009

selected group shows

Wet Paint Curated Exhibition, Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2010
Between Realities, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2010
In the Flesh II, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, 2009
Small Works Exhibition, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY, 2008

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