Jason Salavon

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The Smith-Jones Checkerboard, 2012 / Digital C-print / 22 x 22 inches / edition of 12
Collection of Crocker Art Museum (CA)


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Artist Biography

Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar. Though formally varied, his projects frequently manipulate the roles of individual elements derived from diverse visual populations. This often unearths unexpected patterns in the relationship between the part and the whole, the individual and the group. Reflecting a natural attraction to popular culture and the day-to-day, his work regularly incorporates the use of common references and source material. Often, the final compositions are exhibited as art objects – such as photographic prints and video installations – while others exist in a real-time software context.

Born in 1970 in Indianapolis, Salavon obtained his MFA from Art Institute Chicago (IL). He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus, Washington D.C. Houston, Seattle, Cologne, Seoul, London, Geneva, Basel and Paris, among others, and been featured in exhibitions at venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Smithsonian Institution (D.C.), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA). Salavon's work has been acquired for the public collections of the International Center of Photography (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art (IL), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Columbus Museum of Art (OH), Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) and more. In 2013, he was named one of the "50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists" by Art + Auction Magazine. Salavon lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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Jason Salavon

Jason Salavon

Feb 25 - Apr 9, 2016

Jason Salavon

Jason Salavon

Apr 14 - May 19, 2012



Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2011

Selected Press

Artsy - Jason Salavon Taps into the Simpsons and Wikipedia to Explore our Changing Digital Landscape

Huffington Post - This Week's Guide to the LA Art Scene

Los Angeles Times - 5 million Wikipedia articles made into art? How Jason Salavon turns code into cascading color

Widewalls - Jason Salavon Exploration of the Visual Plane Soon at Mark Moore Gallery

Art ltd - Jason Salavon-The Aesthetics of Data Analysis

Veranda - An Artful Eye

Art + Auction - "50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists"

Eyes In - Video Artists Disturb and Confront at Mark Moore

Art LTD - The Chicago Attitude

Microsoft Art Collection - 25 Years of Celebrating Creativity and Inspiring Innovation

OC Art Blog - In Metadataphile, artists pirate and hijack technology for our own good

Discover - Comprehensive Mammal That Might Have Been

Sunday Arts - Soho Galleries: From Josef to Jason

Time Out Chicago - Jason Salavon

Flavorwire - Re-assembly Required: Artist on Ikea

ArtInfo - PULSE Quickens After 2008 Lull

contemporary - Jason Salavon

Ciel Variable - The Conceptual Aesthetic of Jason Salavon

Art in America - Jason Salavon at The Project

art/text - Jason Salavon at The Project

Artforum - Jason Salavon at Peter Miller Gallery

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