Born 1974 in Rochester, MI
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2006 MFA, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997 BFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Polyrhythm, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2014 Jason Karolak, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2014 Jason Karolak, Harper College, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
2013 Jason Karolak, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2012 Night Strainer, Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2011 Jason Karolak, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
2008 Rivers of the Same Mountain, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2007 New Paintings and Drawings, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
2007 New Paintings, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2007 Project Room, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2006 Jason Karolak, curated by John Corbett, Dusty Groove, Chicago, IL
2004 Recent Work, Beyond Words Gallery, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Full Tilt, curated by John Yau, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Painting Problems, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY
2015 Microscopes and Binoculars, Hoffman Lachance, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)
2015 Breathing Room, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 DucksLA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Color, Shape, and Form, Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY
2014 Miami Project /Robischon Gallery, Miami, FL
2014 Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2014 Jason Karolak and Andy Vogt, C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA
2014 Making Space, curated by Susanne Doremus, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Made at Saltonstall: Art from the Residency, CAP Artspace, Ithaca, NY
2014 Convergence: Jason Karolak and Antoine Lefebvre, Flecker Gallery, Selden, NY (catalogue)
2013 Meta Vista, 16 Wilson, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Reticulate, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2013 Future Folk, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Drawings, Trailer Park Proyects, San Juan, PR
2013 Angular Seduction, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Faculty Exhibition, Flecker Gallery, SUNY-Suffolk, Selden, NY
2012 Jason Karolak and Leah Patgorski: Recent Works, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL (catalogue)
2011 Group Exhibition, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
2011 Volta Art Fair/Imperfect Articles, New York, NY
2010 Next Art Fair/Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
2009 Big Youth, Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery, Chicago IL (catalogue)
2009 Volta Art Fair /Kavi Gupta, Basel, Switzerland
2009 Summer, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2009 Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
2009 Faculty Exhibition, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
2009 Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2008 Paper Love, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
2008 Next Art Fair/Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2007 Group Exhibition, curated by Mary Beyer, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Drawn In, Estudiotres Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Bridge Art Fair/Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2006 Bentnames, Fifty 50 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Moreover, curated by Michelle Grabner, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2006 Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2005 Love 8, Gallery X, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2005 Edit, 1926 Exhibition Space, Roger Brown House, Chicago, IL

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Thomas Micchelli. "Dark Matter: Jason Karolak's Wayward Abstractions," Hyperallergic, February 21, 2015
Ann Landi. "Color as Structure," ARTnews, October 2014
Joanne Mattera. "Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art," Joanne Mattera Art Blog, July 25, 2014
John Haber. "Put on a Show," Haberarts, July 23, 2014
Arthur Whitman. "Urban Color Spectrum: Brooklyn Abstractionist Shines in CAP's Saltonstall Exhibit," Ithaca
Times, July 16, 2014
Paul D'Agostino. "4 Exhibits You Need to See," The L Magazine, July 3, 2014
Michael Paglia. "Conceptual Abstraction runs through shows at Robischon and Vertigo," Denver Westword,
February 20, 2014
Thomas Micchelli. "Convergences: Jason Karolak and Antoine LeFebvre," catalogue essay for Convergence,
March 2014
Sofia Leiby. "Jason Karolak: Paintings," catalogue essay for Jason Karolak, February 2014
James Panero. "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion, November 2013
David Linneweh. "Interview: Jason Karolak," Studio Break, August 13, 2013
John Haber. "Theme Party," Haberarts, August, 2013
Thomas Micchelli. "Spinning a Web: When Art Addresses the Infinite," Hyperallergic, July 13, 2013
Joanne Mattera. "Two Solos on the Lower East Side: Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art, Sarah Walker at
Artifact," Joanne Mattera Art Blog, March 8, 2013
Sharon Butler. "Painting of the Day: Jason Karolak," Two Coats of Paint, February 25, 2013
Xiomara Martinez-White. "Jason Karolak at McKenzie," Artery, February 13, 2013
Caleb DeJong. "Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art," Thoughts That Cure Radically, February 10, 2013
Jason Foumberg. "The Phenomenological Unconscious," catalogue essay for Jason Karolak and Leah Patgorski:
Recent Works, May 2012
Valerie Brennan. "Interview: Jason Karolak," Studio Critical, July 16, 2011
Dana Self. "'Discourse Matters' at the Dolphin Gallery is Magnetic, Immersive," Kansas City Star, July 13, 2011
Crystal Wiebe. "Discourse Matters," The Pitch, July 2011
Ruth Lopez. "To Stay or not to Stay: The Creative Dilemma," The Art Newspaper, May 2009
Ann Wiens. "5 Young Artists," Chicago Magazine, August 2009
Robin Farrell Roulo. "New Kids on the Block," Artslant, August 2, 2009
Laura Pearson. "Big Youth at Corbett vs. Dempsey," Time Out Chicago, July 30, 2009
Chris Miller. "Big Youth at Corbett vs. Dempsey," New City, July 27, 2009
Carley Demchuk. "Big Youth: New Painters from Chicago," Art Talk Chicago, July 15, 2009
Stephen Mueller. "Jason Karolak at Massimo Audiello," Art in America, January 2009
Roberta Smith. "Chelsea: Art Chockablock with Encyclopedic Range," New York Times, November 14, 2008
Paddy Johnson. "Jason Karolak at Massimo Audiello," Art F City, October 20, 2008
Lauren Weinberg. "Paper Love," Time Out Chicago, July 17, 2008
Jason Foumberg. "The Manifold World," New City, December 13, 2007
Karissa Lang. "Tip of the Week: Jason Karolak," New City, November 22, 2007
Michelle Grabner. "Mother Tongue," catalogue essay for Jason Karolak: New Paintings and Drawings, November
2007
Alan Artner. "Exhibition Review," Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2007
Terry Myers. "Time Is On Our Side," catalogue essay for Slowness, June 2006

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2011-Present Lecturer, Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2010 Instructor, Painting, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2008-2009 Instructor, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007-2009 Instructor, Foundations, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
2008 Assistant Professor, Studio Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2014 Residency Fellowship, Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca, NY
2014 Visiting Artist, Harper College, Chicago, IL
2014 Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
2013 Artist Project, Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO
2013 Artist Lecture, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2012 Visiting Artist, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
2011 Visiting Artist, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2010 Visiting Artist Lecture, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Visiting Artist Lecture, Depaul University, Chicago, IL
2008 Visiting Critic, Fall Critiques, Dominican University, Chicago, IL
2007 Visiting Critic, Spring Critiques, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
2007 Visiting Artist, Wells College, Aurora, NY

 

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