Jason Villegas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jason Villegas
Jason Villegas at LMCC Studio.jpg
Born (1977-08-16) August 16, 1977 (age 39)
Houston, TX, United States
Education Mason Gross School of the Arts
Known for Fine Art, Textile Art, Sculpture, and Installation Art
Movement Textile Art
Awards

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Studio

Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship
Website www.jasonvillegas.com

Jason Villegas (born August 16, 1977 in Houston, TX[1]) is currently a New York City based contemporary artist. He has exhibited across the United States and internationally. Villegas' work utilizes a wide spectrum of mediums including sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, textile, video and performance. He has created his own artistic realm and visual language in which to explore concepts such as globalism, evolution, sexuality, cosmology, and consumerism.[2] Motifs in Villegas' artworks include fashion logos, animal hybrids, weaponry, sales banners, clothing piles, anuses, cosmic debris, taxidermy, bear men, amorphous beasts, religious iconography, and party scenarios.

Phantom Sightings[edit]

Jason Villegas was a part of the traveling group exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, curated by Rita Gonzales, Howard Fox, and Chen Noriega. Beginning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2008, the exhibit toured for two years including renowned spaces such as, the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, the Phoenix Art Museum (PAM) in Arizona, Museo de Arte de Zappopan in Guadalajara, and the Museo Alameda in San Antonio. His selected work "Celestial Situation" (2006) featured a wall mural of painting and drawing depicting planetary spheres of cosmic clutter involving a video projection of animated 2D artworks onto a drawing of compressed entertainment electronics and media. The animation reveals a consumption cosmology of anuses, amorphous beasts, and a rotund man watching television.

Education[edit]

Villegas earned his MFA in 2007 at the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and his BFA in 2003 at the University of Houston in Texas.

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

  • Hunter Gatherer Receiver Gallery San Francisco, CA
  • Cosmic Slut Gescheidle Chicago, IL
  • Impish Animal Okay Mountain Austin, TX

2007[edit]

  • G*D Project Gallery New Brunswick, NJ

2006[edit]

  • Forever Developing Shrine Plush Dallas, TX
  • Repressed Burial Fantasy Okay Mountain Austin, TX

2005[edit]

  • Ultrabastard: marketing seminar Cactus Bra Space San Antonio, TX
  • Absolute Destiny Apocalypse Deborah Colton Gallery Houston, TX
  • Growth Hormone Mutation Make-Over Plush Dallas, TX

2004[edit]

  • Beast Taxidermy CSAW Houston, TX

2003[edit]

  • Romantic Poverty & Hunger Pains Montgomery College Conroe, TX

Group exhibitions[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Joni Kathleen Cullen Gallery, NYC, NY
  • Emerging Artist Fellowship Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
  • Head and Pole Western Exhibitions Chicago, IL
  • Global National Exit Art NYC, NY
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement El Museo del Barrio, NYC

2009[edit]

  • Aparaciones Fantasmales Museo de Arte de Zappopan, Guadalajara, MX
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement Phoenix Art Museum AZ
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement Alameda Museum San Antonio, TX

2008[edit]

  • Aparaciones Fantasmales Museo Ruffino Tamayo, Mexico City
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement LACMA Los Angeles, CA
  • Children in Heat Lawndale Art Center Houston, TX 2007 Art Club Gescheidle Chicago, IL
  • The Paul Nudd Curatorial Experience Western Exhibitions Chicago, IL
  • Eyes Wide Open El Museo Del Barrio / The Armory New York, NY
  • The Dams 2 / Las Represas Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Puerto Rico
  • Object UT at Dallas, TX 2006 Manic & Wasted Swing Space NYC, NY
  • Debut The Texas Firehouse LIC, NY
  • Stop Trashing Houston Versionfest Chicago, IL
  • La Frontera Gescheidle Chicago, IL

2005[edit]

  • Young Latino Artists #10 Mexic Arte Museum Austin, TX
  • Artadia Houston Diverseworks Houston, TX
  • I-10 a Postmodern Route 66 McClain Gallery Houston, TX
  • New Cartoon Deborah Colton Gallery Houston, TX
  • Woods Negative Space Houston, TX

2004[edit]

  • Temporary Contemporary The Orange Show Houston, TX
  • Sloppy Slobbering Monster The Bank Kansas City, MO
  • In Situ Allen's Landing Houston, TX
  • Camp Lucky Summer of Carnage Deborah Colton Gallery Houston, TX
  • Brothers Fresh up Club Austin, TX
  • New American Talent 19 ArtHouse Austin, TX

2004[edit]

  • Brave New World McClain Gallery Houston, TX

2003[edit]

2002[edit]

  • The Big Show Lawndale Art Center Houston, TX

2001[edit]

  • Friendly Mart Quick Stop Houston, TX

Awards[edit]

2010[edit]

2007[edit]

  • Vermont Studio Center Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship

2004[edit]

  • Artadia Houston Grant Finalist

Publications[edit]

2011[edit]

  • Boro Magazine "Art Imitates Life"

2010[edit]

  • ArtLies January

2009[edit]

  • Houston Chronicle "Jason Villegas casts animal logos as invasive species" by Douglas Britt August
  • Houston Press "Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas" by D.L. Groover October
  • Houston Press "Polo by Jason Villegas" by Kelly Klassmeyer October

2008[edit]

  • LACMA Phantom Sightings: Art After The Chicano Movement exhibition catalog by Howard Fox, Rita Fox
  • LA Times Phantom Sightings: Art After The Chicano Movement[3]

2007[edit]

2006[edit]

  • Cantanker Magazine “Okay Mountain: Jason Villegas” by Cherie Weaver May

2005[edit]

  • Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online "Tire Iron 52" by Bill Davenport July
  • Austin American-Statesman “An exhibition of latino art-whatever that may be” by Jeanne Claire van Ryzia August
  • Dallas Observer “Growth Hormone Mutation Make-over” by Charrissa N Terranova February
  • Houston Press “New Cartoon” by Kelly Klaasmeyer March
  • Houston Press “Woods” by Kelly Klaasmeyer February

2004[edit]

  • Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online "Best of 2004" by Rachel Cook
  • New American Talent, The Nineteenth Exhibition, Arthouse, Exhibition Catalog
  • Houston Press “Temporary Insanity” by Steven Devedanam November
  • Houston Press “No Virgins, No Velvet” by Josh Harkinson November
  • Houston Press “New World Order” by Steven Devedanam May

2003[edit]

  • Dallas Observer “Urban Brawl, It’s Houston vs. Dallas” by Annabelle Massey Helber April

2002[edit]

  • Houston Press “The Biggest and the Baddest” by Kelly Klaasmeyer July

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Artist 2005" "The Houston Press", Houston, 2005. Retrieved 2010-02-04
  2. ^ Dugat, Levi. "Jason Villegas", Reveiller
  3. ^ Gurza, Agustin. "Beyond Rebellion", "LA Times", Los Angeles, 6 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-04-02
  4. ^ Mitchell, Charles Dee (2007, May). "Jason Villegas at Plush", p. 207. Art in America, No. 5. Brant Art Publications Inc., New York