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American, Born in Lancaster, Ohio, 1974
Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois

Solo Exhibitions / Installations

2015
Creaturology, Galerie F, Chicago, IL

2014
Time Machines, Relics, and Portals, Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL (Solo exhibit with site-specific installation)

2013
Into The Ocean Of Being, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL (Solo exhibit with site-specific mural)
There Is An Ocean Of Boundless Calm, Union League Club Of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Into The Deep, AdventureLand Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gateways, University Club Of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012   
Perceptions Of The Parallaxis, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL (Three-person exhibition)
A Separate Reality, Harrison Center For the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Exploring Axis Mundi: The Still Point At The Center Of The Turning Universe, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL

2011
Folding Time: Explorations of Surface Reality, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
Futura Obscura, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL (Solo exhibition with site-specific installation)

2010
Perspectives From The Pasture, Envision Gallery at Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL
Finding The Future, Pop-Up Art Loop™ Gallery, Chicago, IL (Two-person exhibition with Jason Hawk)
Soundscapes, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL
Rock The Future, Site-specific installation at OhNo!Doom Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009
Eye of the Future, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
The Time Traveler’s Laboratory: 1901, Installation at “The Artist Project” Exhibition, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
American Time Machine, Installation at PilsenEast Artists’ Open Studios, 4Art Inc.Gallery, Chicago, IL  
The Artist Project, Artropolis, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL   

2007
Bright Vision, Revolution Tattoo and Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Tempo. Memoria: Daring to Dream Again, Museo Internazionale Italia Arte (MIIT), Turin, Italy
Resurrection, Aron Packer Projects at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Winter Group Show, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015
The Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roots, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
Hybrid’s Paradise, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Laluzapalooza, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(UN)SCENE Art Show, Armory Arts Week Multimedia Exhibition, New York, NY
The Art Of Victorian Futurism, 751 D-Park, Beijing, China

2014    
The Art Of Victorian Futurism, 751 D-Park, Beijing, China
The Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Stolen Property, John Molloy Gallery, New York City, NY
Artists On Board, Refuge, Portland, OR    
The Art Of Victorian Futurism, Hangaram Design Museum at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
The Season Of Spring, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2013
SCOPE Miami Beach, Red Bull Curates, Miami Beach, FL
Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler Project, Lacuna Artist Lofts, Chicago, IL (Award-winner)
The Bus: 29 Hooligans From Chitown, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Chicago’s Twelve, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
The Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Heavy Hitters, Madden Art Center, Decatur, IL
Heavy Hitters, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Chicago’s Twelve, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
Wing It! Things That Fly!, Arizona Museum For Youth, Mesa, AZ    

2011
Extract, S3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Brainstorm 2011, Governor’s State University, University Park, IL
Verge Art Brooklyn, Firecat Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Out-O-The Woodwork, OhNo!Doom Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
Flesh & Bone, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Art Loop Open, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
A Whole New Mind 2010 - Brainstorm, Governor’s State University, University Park, IL
Chicago Art Open, River East Art Center, Chicago, IL
Torn Pages, OhNo!Doom Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009
Nesting Show, A.Okay Official Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Loves CTA, A.Okay Official Gallery, Chicago, IL
Phase VII Group Show, 4Art Inc. Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
CAC Around Town Exhibition, Envision Gallery at Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL
We Need Each Other, Oh No! Doom Gallery, Chicago, IL  
Phase VI Group Show, 4Art Inc. Gallery, Chicago, IL  
Art Sharks, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

2007
Annual Halloween Art Exhibition, Revolution Tattoo and Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Art Open, Iron Studios, Chicago, IL  
Oranje 2007, Indianapolis, IN
Square Foot Show, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL

2006
Galerie Meier, Chicago, IL
May Exhibition, Open Door Gallery, Chicago, IL
Love Show, Open Door Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
The Small and Mighty Exhibition, Open Door Gallery, Chicago, IL
Let Us Introduce Ourselves, Open Door Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004
Blue Christmas, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2003
TZ Gallery, Chicago, IL

Live Painting Performances

2016
Electric Moulin Mansion, Stan Mansion, Chicago, IL

2015
RE:VISION, Live Painting with Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, and Sam Flores, Alhambra Palace, Chicago, IL

2014
RE:VISION, Live Painting with Alex and Allyson Grey, Alhambra Palace, Chicago, IL

2012
Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW Concert, Harris Theater, Chicago, IL

2011
“Groupon Presents” Live Music and Art Showcase, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL
Opening reception for Futura Obscura solo exhibition, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
Opening reception for Soundscapes solo exhibition, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL
Resonate 5.0, Congress Theater, Chicago, IL

2009
Chicago Grand Prix 2009, Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
Hennessy Private Party, Theatro Ultra-Lounge, Chicago, IL
AACC Clinical Lab Expo, Live Art Installation for Alere, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
AROMA Artist’s Edition, Sonotheque, Chicago, IL
Opening reception for Eye Of The Future solo exhibition, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cocktails and Clay, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2008
Opening Reception for American Time Machine Installation, 4Art Inc. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Artist Talks & Presentations

2015
Featured Artist Lecture, American Academy of Art, Chicago IL
Studio Visit and Talk for the Art Department of Bluffton University, visiting from Bluffton, OH
Artist Career Panel Discussion, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
Featured Artist Interview with Sergio Gomez, The Artist Next Level podcast

2014
Keynote Speaker Presentation for 2014 Regional High School Art Festival, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

2013
Artist Talk for Into The Ocean Of Being exhibition, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk for There Is An Ocean Of Boundless Calm exhibition, Union League Club Of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Featured Artist Interview with Paul Klein, Klein Artist Works webinar
Artist Talk for Gateways exhibition, University Club Of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012
Artist Talk for A Separate Reality exhibition, Harrison Center For The Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Artist Talk for Exploring Axis Mundi exhibition, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL

2011
Artist Talk for Futura Obscura exhibition, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk and Presentation, Apple Store, Chicago, IL

Selected Commissions

2015
My Morning Jacket: Lotus Pearl, Concert Poster Commission for the band My Morning Jacket, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater, San Diego, CA
Music Machine, Permanent Installation, Smokey Hollow, Chicago, IL
Window To Chicago’s Future, Permanent Installation, LinkedIn, Chicago, IL

2014    
Connecting To Chicago’s Future, Series of 3 Murals, LinkedIn, Chicago, IL
The Future Is Recording Over My Pasture, Permanent Installation, IV Lab Studios and Various Things Live, Chicago, IL

2013
Devil In The Chocolate City, Permanent Installation, Osmium Coffee Bar, Chicago, IL

2012    
The World’s Axis, Permanent Installation, LinkedIn, Chicago, IL
Dark Matter Machine, Permanent Installation (indoor) & Mural (outdoor), Dark Matter Coffee, Chicago, IL
Transmutations, Mural (indoor), Prophet, Chicago, IL

2011    
United We Flow, Mural (outdoor), City of Chicago (49th Ward), IL
My Morning Jacket: Eye To The Infinite, Concert Poster Commission for the band My Morning Jacket, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
Robert Plant: Recordings From The Pasture, Concert Poster Commission for Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH
Connecting To The Future, Permanent Installation, LinkedIn, Chicago, IL

2010    
My Morning Jacket: Powering The Future, Concert Poster Commission for the band My Morning Jacket, Terminal 5, New York, NY
My Morning Jacket As The White City, Concert Poster Commission for the band My Morning Jacket, Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL
The Path To Cellular Wellness, Permanent Installation, Alere, San Diego, CA
Eye Space, Mural (indoor), Eye Want, Chicago, IL

2009    
The Future Is Recording Over My Pasture, Permanent Installation, IV Lab Recording Studio, Chicago, IL

Awards & Honors

2013
Juror for The Machine national juried exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Winner of Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler Project, Lacuna Artist Lofts, Chicago, IL (Winners exhibited work in SCOPE at Miami Basel in December 2013)

2012  
Dean Alan Olson Purchase Award, Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
Painting purchased for permanent collection, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2010  
49th Ward Underpass Mural Project winner, Chicago, IL (Original mural design was completed on a CTA underpass wall in fall 2011).

2009  
Selected as a winner in ArtSlant’s November Juried Showcase.

2007  
Curator’s choice “Honorable Mention” for the Square Foot Show, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL.

Collections

Capital One, Chicago, IL
751 D-Park, Beijing, China
Bow & Stern, Chicago, IL
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
LinkedIn, Chicago, IL
Alere, San Diego, CA
I.V. Lab Recording Studio, Chicago, IL
Private collections across the United States and Canada.

Selected Bibliography & Press

2015
Chicago Food Magazine, “Nightlife Theater Makes Its Debut in Chicago with Smokey Hollow” (Site specific installation pictured) November 11, 2015.
Time Out, “10 Art Gallery Exhibitions to Check Out in October” by Jenny Lam (Creaturology exhibit listed), October 1, 2015.
Yay! LA, “Coasting its Way into Your Heart”, Article with photos (The Coaster Show exhibit), September 3, 2015.
Hi-Fructose, “La Luz de Jesus Turns Coasters into Art for a Third Time”, Article with photo (The Coaster Show exhibit), August 27, 2015.

2014    
Crain’s Chicago Business, “Chicago's Coolest Offices in 2014”, Article ranking LinkedIn as Chicago’s coolest office, picturing Jason’s custom murals commissioned by the company, October 18, 2014.
Condé Nast Traveler, “Steampunk in Seoul: A Futuristic City Goes Victorian”, Article with photo (The Art Of Victorian Futurism exhibit), April 10, 2014.
The Art Of Victorian Futurism, Exhibition Catalogue by Artcenter IDA and Art Donovan, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, South Korea, Pages 46-53, Published March 7, 2014.
Illumine, “Artist Profile: Jason Brammer”, Feature article, Winter 2014 issue, Page 17.

2013
Huffington Post, “Museum Quality Exhibits in 2 Chicago Galleries”, Review by Paul Klein (Into The Ocean Of Being exhibit), October 24, 2013.
Chicago Magazine, “The 13 Best Art Gallery Exhibits in Chicago This Month” by Jason Foumberg (Into The Deep exhibit listed), June 7, 2013.
New City, “Portrait Of The Artist: Jason Brammer”, Feature article by Mary A. Osborne, Page 20, June 6, 2013.
New City, Solo Exhibition Listed as #1 Show to See (Into The Deep exhibit), Page 18, June 6, 2013.
Huffington Post, “Chicago Art Seen”, Review by Paul Klein (Into The Deep exhibit), June 6, 2013.
Split Lip Magazine, Feature article and interview with photos by J. Scott Bugher, May-June 2013.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Artwork projected during “MusicNOW” concert, February 25, 2013.

2012
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Artwork projected during “MusicNOW” concerts, December & October 2012.
Huffington Post, “Art Blooms In The Fall”, Review by Paul Klein (Perceptions Of The Parallaxis exhibit), November 1, 2012.
ItaliaArte Magazine, “Chicago’s Twelve: World Earth Day”, Article with photo by Sergio Gomez, Pages 22-23, October 2012.
Cureeo, “Cureeo Artist Spotlight: Jason Brammer”, Article by Pepper Coate, October 11, 2012.
Chicago Tonight on WTTW11, Television program featured Time Machine LV (Transmissions From The Pasture) painting, “Arts Across Illinois” segment about Rockford Midwestern Biennial, June 25, 2012.
Art Centered, Artwork used for magazine cover, Published by Zhou B Art Center, Cover, June 15, 2012.
Art Centered, “Certified Organic and/or Artificially Flavored - Chicago’s Twelve: 12 Artists Mobilizing The Earth”, Feature article by Laura Brooke Hillegas, Published by Zhou B Art Center, Pages 6-11, June 15, 2012.
Rockford Register Star, “Show of Shows: Art Museum’s 2012 Midwestern Spotlights Regional Creators”, Article with photo by Georgette Braun (Rockford Art Museum’s Midwestern Biennial exhibit), Page 6B, May 22, 2012.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Artwork used for “MusicNOW” programming brochures, May 2012.
Chicago’s Twelve: Twelve Artists Mobilizing The Earth, Exhibition Catalogue by Sergio Gomez, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, May 3, 2012
NUVO, Review by Daniel Grossman (A Separate Reality exhibit), Page 26, April 23, 2012.
The Indianapolis Star, Exhibition opening announcement (listed as #1 top weekend pick) and interview by Justin Jacobs (A Separate Reality exhibit), Page 6 of Local Living, April 12, 2012.
Landfills Magazine, “All We Actually Inhabit Is The Present Moment”, Feature article and interview by Po Zimmerman, March 27, 2012.
Huffington Post, “Chicago Art Is Getting Decentralized”, Review by Paul Klein (Exploring Axis Mundi exhibit), February 24, 2012.
Huffington Post, “Got Art?”, Exhibition announcement by Elysabeth Alfano (Exploring Axis Mundi exhibit), February 9, 2012.

2011
Chicago Spaces: Inspiring Interiors, Book by Jan Parr and the editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine, Agate Publishing, Mural artwork featured, Page 214, October 11, 2011
1000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear & Art, Book by Dr. Grymm and Barbe Saint John, Quayside Publishing, Time Machines series featured, Page 29, July 1, 2011.
Huffington Post, “Breadth on View, Depth in Mind”, Review by Paul Klein (Futura Obscura exhibit), May 6, 2011
Our Urban Times, “A Porthole To Your Imagination”, Review by Carron Little (Futura Obscura exhibit), May 6, 2011.
The New Connoisseur, “Jason Brammer and the Futura Obscura Solo Exhibit”, Article and exhibition announcement by Anika Tené, May 5, 2011.
Chicago Art Magazine, “Jason Brammer: Fusing Past, Present, and Future”, Feature article and interview by René Romero Schuler, May 3, 2011.
Art In Brooklyn, “Jason Brammer”, Blog post by Michael Sorgatz, March 22, 2011.

2010
Orange Alert, “Artist Of The Week: Jason Brammer”, Article and interview by Jason Behrends, March 3, 2010.
The Fashion Journal, “Art in Focus: The Melding Of Past, Present, and Future”, Feature article by Jen Gesimondo, Pages 84-85, February 2010.

2009
Comcast Network TV, “Community Connection”, Television program featured The Future Is Recording Over My Pasture installation with interview, November 23-29, 2009.
Boing Boing, “Eyeball Matrioshke”, Blog post by Cory Doctorow, October 17, 2009.
WGN Chicago News, Television news segment featured The Future Is Recording Over My Pasture installation with interview, September 14, 2009.
Chicago Social magazine, “A Midnight Mystery”, Live painting photograph, Page 100, June 2009.
Chicago Home magazine, “Babes In Design Land”, Article by Gina Bazer and Tate Gunnerson featuring mural artwork, May/ June 2009.
Huffington Post, “OK Is The New Awesome”, Review by Paul Klein, May 8, 2009.
Digital City, “Time Machines and Live Painting, Time Travel Still Impossible”, Article and review by Hannah Brehm, May 1, 2009.

2008
ABC7 Chicago News, Painting featured in a television news segment for The Artist Project Exhibition, December 4, 2008.
Chicago Sun Times, “Jason Brammer”, Interview by Nola Akiwowo, October 14, 2008.
Centerstage Chicago, “Jason Brammer”, Interview by Nola Akiwowo, September 22, 2008.
Chicago Home magazine, “English Lessons”, Article by Lisa Cregan featuring mural artwork, Page 102-103, July/August 2008.

Education

1993   
Fine Art courses, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

1995–1997   
Fine Art courses, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN