Jason was born in Melbourne in 1971 and had a fairly peripatetic childhood. Moving from Melbourne to Sydney to the USA to Mexico and back to Sydney for High School. At sixteen he applied and received a scholarship that took him to New York, first to The Stony Brook School to complete a diploma before being accepted into Pratt Institute in Brooklyn to focus solely on art.
From his first group show in downtown Manhattan in 1989 forward into 2016 he has had over 50 solo exhibitions in Australia, Tokyo, London, Dallas, Hong Kong, Singapore and Rome. A touring survey show Everyone Is Here toured to seven galleries throughout NSW over two years finishing at end of January 2015. Jason has been a finalist in most of the established painting prizes including The Moran Portrait Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Kings School Art Prize, The Fleurieu and The Archibald five times.
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