Jason Middlebrook

Jason Middlebrook
With Violet's Help, 2014
acrylic on maple
27-3/4 x 21-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
We see what we want to see, 2014
acrylic on cypress
12 x 91 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
The language of the grain, 2014
acrylic on walnut
35 x 35-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
My Red Grain, 2014
spray paint on maple
27 x 25-1/2 x 3 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Inspired by the way nature builds, 2014
acrylic on walnut
24-3/4 x 22-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Inside Out #2, 2014
acrylic on maple
77-5/8 x 25-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Growing up near Big Sur, 2014
acrylic on cherry
61-3/4 x 11 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Carved, 2014
acrylic on maple
28 x 18 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Finding a piece of something left, 2014
spray paint on maple
18 x 25-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Finding What's Left, 2012–2013
acrylic and spray paint on old-growth redwood
34 x 113-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
You can take the city out of the city but you can't take the city out of the city, 2013
acrylic and spray paint on butternut
134-1/4 x 26-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Cover Up, 2013
acrylic on tulipwood
67 x 21 x 1-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
We do whatever it takes to define the land, 2014
acrylic and spray paint on black birch
101-1/4

Jason Middlebrook
Inspired by the Shape, the Grain, and History, 2014
automotive paint and poplar on maple
104-1/4 x 15-1/2 x 1-7/8 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Dividing My Time, 2013
acrylic and spray paint on cherry
101-1/4 x 17-1/4 x 1 inch

Jason Middlebrook
It's a Golden Landscape...Just Keep Looking, 2014
acrylic and ink on paper
29-3/8 x 40-7/8 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Try to Understand What's Below (Part 1), 2014
acrylic and ink on paper
41-3/8 x 30 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Rock Stars, 2014
acrylic and ink on paper
40-7/8 x 29-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Western Cover, 2014
acrylic and ink on paper
22 x 30 inches

Jason Middlebrook
My Grain, 2014
sllkscreen ink on ash
32-3/4 x 20-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
I've Been Drawing Cliffs My Whole Life #2, 2013
acrylic on maple
11-1/8 x 18-1/8 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Black and White Number 5, 2011
acrylic on bigleaf maple
84 x 28 x 2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Black Betty, 2013
spray paint on cherry
105 x 18 x 1-1/4 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Cast Concrete Plastic Bottles 2, 2008
cast concrete bottles
Dimensions variable
 

Jason Middlebrook
detail of Cast Concrete Plastic Bottles 2, 2008
cast concrete bottles
Dimensions variable
 

Jason Middlebrook
Day and Night, 2013
acrylic and spray paint on ash
126 x 23 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Disturbed Site, 2006
pencil on paper with acrylic and ink
90 x 60 inches

Jason Middlebrook
detail of Disturbed Site, 2006
pencil on paper with acrylic and ink
90 x 60 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Northern Territory, 2013
spray paint on maple
115 x 14-1/2 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Respecting the Grain, 2013
acrylic and spray paint on yellow birch
101 x 17 inches

Jason Middlebrook
Ripe on the Vine, 2013
acrylic and spray paint on maple
97 x 16 inches

Jason Middlebrook
The Great American Robin, 2008
acrylic on wood panel
22 x 60 inches

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Born 1966, Jackson, Michigan

Education
1994-95
• Whitney Independent Study Program, New York
1994
• San Francisco Art Institute, California, Master of Fine Arts
1990
• University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A. in Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions
2015
• Your General Store, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
• Gold Rush, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
• Mosaic Tree Stumps, Sculpture in the Gardern, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York
• Jason Middlebrook, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
• Sculpture in the Garden, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York
2014
• There is a map in every tree, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
• Line over Matter, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Submerged, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Geogia
2013 
• The Line That Divides Us, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• My Landscape, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
• Under Life, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2012
• Jason Middlebrook, Time Equities, Inc, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2011
• A Break from Content, DODGEgallery, New York
2010
• More Art About Buildings and Food, Art House, Austin, Texas
• LESS, Monique Meloche, Chicago, Illinois
• The Big Draw: The County Drawing Fair, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
• With the Grain, Charlotte Lund Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
2009
• Live With Less, University Art Museum, Albany, New York
2008
• Vein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
2007
• One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
• Untitled (Let San Salvador inspire the way), Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador
• Traveling Seeds, Commissioned by RxArt, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York
• Jason Middlebrook: Disturbed Sites, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, California
2006
• Live Building: The Recycling and Demolition of the Wurm's Building, California Museum of Photography, University of California at Riverside
• It's All So Black and White, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Galleria Paolo Bonzano Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
• The Night Time is the Right Time, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
2005
• Alchemical Primordiality, Curated by Gianluca Marziani Galleria Pack, Milan
• The Provider, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Past, Present, Future, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, Califonia
2004
• The Beginning of the End, Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
• Outdoor sculpture project, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
2003
• APL #1, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• APL #2, Els Hannape Underground, Athens, Greece
• Empire of Dirt, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Nylon Gallery, London; Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
2002
• (De) - Composition, Art Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida
2001
• Dig, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
• Museum Storage, Curated by Ciara Ennis, Santa Monica Museum of Art, California
• Visible Entropy, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Euston Road Hoarding Project, Wellcome Trust, London
• California is Still Falling Into the Ocean, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
1999
• Subdivision, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
• Grand Entrance at the Commons, Public Art Fund of New York City, Metro Tech, Brooklyn
• I Feel Like Making Love (Sempervirens), Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, California
• Service Entrance, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
1996
• Real Estate, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995
• Identity Props, Arena, Brooklyn, New York

Select Group Exhibitions
2016
• Shimmer Substance: Selections from Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grantees of the Hudson Valley, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, New York
• Fault Lines, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York
• More More More, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut
2015
• Into the Woods, Morris-Warren Gallery, New York
• Painting at the Very Edge of Art, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs
• Big Show 9, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York 
• Painting is Dead?!, Figure One, University of Illinois, Champaign
• Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction, Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Platz, New York
• Misappropriation, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
2014
• NOW-ism, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
• Landscape, abstracted, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
• SITElines, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Retrospective, Hudson, New York
• Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas
2013 
• Pattern: Follow the Rules, Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
• A Discourse on Plants, RH Gallery, New York
• It's the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine), Rampo College, Mahwah, New Jersey
2012
• Bad for You, Shizaru Gallery, London, United Kingdom
• Left, Right and Center: Contemporary Art and the Challenges of Democracy, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
• Selections from the Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
• A Native Hill: Artists of the Valley, Henry Hudson Studios, Hudson, New York
• What's the Point, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, New York
• Wood, Monique Meloche, Chicago, Illinois
• Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
2011
• Rain Dance, Triangle Arts, Brooklyn, New York
• Shift and Flow, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York
• Beyond the Horizon, Deutsche Bank, New York
• Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Orange Country Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
• SHAKEDOWN, DODGEgallery, New York
• Feedback, Porter College Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California
• Marie Celeste, artSPACE, New Haven, Connecticut
• Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
2010
• The Natural Order of Things, curated by William Stover, DODGEgallery, New York
• Beam Board, Breath: An Investigation of Trees, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho
• No Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
• Connectivity Lost, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Middleton, Connecticut
• Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
• Think Pink, curated by Beth Rudin De Woody, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
2009
• Almost Utopia, curated by Ciara Ennis, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, California
• Lives of The Hudson, Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
2008
• Something for Nothing, curated by Dan Cameron, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
• Trees, curated by Amy Lipton, Art OMI, Columbia County, New York
• Logan Collection, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
• 8 Repositioning the Landscape, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut
2007
• Collector's Choice III. Audacity in Art: Selected Works from Central Florida Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
• Sheldon Survey, An Invitational, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
• Material Pursuits, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
• A Serious Paradise, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, California
• What is your hobby?, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York
• Craft in Contemporary Art, curated by Evelyn C. Hankins, Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, Burlington
• Merit Badge 2, Rockland County Art Center, Rockland, New York
• Flow, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
• Green Dreams, curated by Anne Kersten and Christine Heidemann, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
• Winter Invitational, curated by Wennie Huang, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
• Petroliana (Oil Patriotism), curated by Elena Sorokina, Second Moscow Biennale of ContemporaryArt, Moscow, Russia
2006
• New York, Interrupted, curated by Dan Cameron, pkm gallery, Beijing, China
• Twice Drawn, curated by Ian Berry, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
• Prevailing Climate, curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Jeffrey Walkowiak, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Table Top, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
• Manhattan Transfer, curated by John Weber, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York
• Memory, Architecture and Place, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts
• Nature is Knocking, Jersey Art Center, Newark, New Jersey
• QED Gallery, Los Angeles, California
• Inside/Outside: TreeLines, Curated by Amy Lipton, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
• Among the Trees, curated by Kimberly Marrero, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
• Welcome Home, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• A Pictorial Point, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York
2005
• Apocalypse Soon, curated by Kristin Calabrese, QED, Los Angeles, California
• The Obligation to Endure: Art and Ecology Since ‘Silent Spring', curated by Nick Debs, New York Academy of Sciences, New York
• Five Projects, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
• Merit Badge, organized by Jason Middlebrook, Hudson, New York
• Exhibition of Visual Art 2005, curated by Dan Cameron, Limerick, Ireland
2004
• Art on Paper 2004, curated by Ron Platt, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
• Print Publishers Spotlight, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
• Crude Oil Paintings, curated by Elena Sorokina, White Columns, New York
• Cleanliness, curated by Adam Frank, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Possessed, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington
• Painting, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
• Manhattan Transfer, curated by John Weber, Weber Fine Art, Chatman, New York
2003
• The Outlaws Series 2003, curated by Lisa Kirk, New York
• Paradise/Paradox, curated by Susan M. Canning, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York
• Sidelong Glance, curated by Omar Lopez Chahoud, Im N iL Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Nature Boy, curated by Doug Wada, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
• Yard: An exhibition about the private landscape that surrounds suburban domestic architecture, curated by Robyn Donohue and Alyson Baker, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
• CHOCKERFUCKINGBLOCKED, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
• On Paper: Masterworks from the Addison Collection, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
• UnNaturally, curated by Mary Kay Lombino, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; H & R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City; Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Copia: The American Center for Wine, Foods and the Arts Napa, California; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
2002
• Hash Brown Potatoes, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Smack Mellon Studio, Brooklyn, New York
• Majority Rules: Part One, curated by Letha Wilson and Tara McDowell, Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
• Building Anxiety, Ten and One Gallery, New York
• What Exit?, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, New Jersey
• Sitelines, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
2001
• Baker's Dozen, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, California
• The Altoids Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
• Peaks, Kagan Martos, New York
• Wine, Women, and Wheels, curated by Paul Ha, White Columns, New York
2000
• La Ville / Le Jardin / La Memoire, curated by Hans Ulrich Orbist, Academie de France a Rome, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
• Substance, Organized by Robert Heckees, Neo-Images, New York
• Pastoral Pop!, curated by Debra Singer, Whitney Museum of American Art @ Philip Morris, New York
• Float, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Never, Never Land, curated by Omar Lopez Chahoud, Florida Atlantic University Gallery, Boca Raton; Tampa Museum of Contemporary Art; Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, New Jersey
• Almost, curated by Regine Basha, Living Room Project, Los Angeles, California
• San Francisco Art Institute 2000 Art Auction, Walter McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA
• Ramapo College Faculty Exhibition, Berrie Center Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey

1999
• Odd Gloss, curated by Gordon Haines, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
• A Room with a View, curated by Mike Weiss, Sixth @ Prince Fine Art, New York
• Life in Space: Phase 1: The Double-Barreled Linear Accelerator Model, California College of Arts and Crafts, Montgomery, California
• The Road Show, DFN Gallery, New York
• Office, curated by Regine Basha, Staff Gallery, New York
• Gallery Artists, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
• Friends and Neighbors, curated by John Tevis, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, California
1998
• Day in May Project, curated by Regine Basha, Christoph Gerozissis and Anton Vidokle, Cold Spring, New York
• SoHo Downtown Arts Festival, New York
• Gender Consumption Assumption of Gender, Stony Brook University Art Gallery, Stony Brook, New York
1997
• Video Series, curated by Laurie Brown, Knitting Factory, New York
• Gramercy International Art Fair, Gramercy Hotel, New York
• Chelsea, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
• Art Exchange Project, represented by Steffany Martz, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
1996
• The Future Last Forever, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
• Halloween Show, Gallery Index, Stockholm, Sweden
• Art Exchange Project, Arena, New York
• Who Do You Think You Are?, curated by William Stover, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College, Annadale, New York
1995
• Whitney Independent Study Program Studio Show, Whitney Museum Downtown Branch, New York
• Freaks, Hosted by Javier Tellez, 300 W. 43rd Street, New York
• The Joy of Painting, curators: Alix Lambert and Ami Arnault, Here, New York
• Stockholm Smart Show, Adlercreutz-Bjorkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1994
• Tiny Shoes, curator by D-L Alvarez, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California
• 6x9, Sponsored by Zyzzyza Magazine, Victoria Room, San Francisco, California
• Juror Art Exhibition, California State Fair, Sacramento, California
• Site Lines, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, California
• Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
• Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California
1993
• Object, curated by Armado Rasco, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California
• Drawing First (Third Annual Exhibition), curated by Ann Phiblin
• Group Exhibition, San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
• Lemme See Him Huck, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
• Spring Group Show, Walter Mcbean Gallery, San Francisco, California
• Inheritance / Art in the Family, San Jose Art League Gallery, San Jose, California
• Visions of the American Dream, San Francisco State University, Union Gallery, San Francisco, California
• Ninth Annual National Juror Exhibition, curated by Bill Berkson, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
1992-90
• Elvis Lives, Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, California
• Twelfth Annual Juror Exhibition, Arts Council of San Mateo County, San Francisco, California

Awards
2013
•  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 
2012 
• Best Public Artwork in the United States, American Arts Convention  
2010
• Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

Select Collections
• Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
• Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
• Altoids Collection, New York
• British Airways Art Collection, Waterside, United Kingdom
• The Contemporary, Austin, Texas
• Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
• Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
• Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
• ART in Embassies, Libreville, Gabon
• Marte Museum, San Salvador, El Salvador
• Microsoft Corporate Art Collection, Redmond, Washingotn
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
• Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
• Museum of Modern Art, New York
• NASA Art Program, Washington, D.C.
• New Museum, New York
• Pacific Bell, San Francisco, California
• Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
• Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield, Ohio
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York