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Biography

I am a visual artist from Vallejo CA. I've been creating art ever since I can remember. I first realized it was my calling when I was about the age of three and drew a mural on the kitchen wall in crayon. My mother walked by, saw my most recent work and to my surprise, I didn't get in trouble. I've been creating art ever since.

Early on, my fascination with people has greatly influenced my art. I noticed that facial expressions as well as body language said just as much if not more than words. I made it my mission to include those complex emotions and expressions in my paintings.

In 1993 I went into the U.S Air Force and served for four years while stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha NE. During my time there I did several fine art shows, free-lance artwork for the U.S Air Force as well as for companies in Omaha. After being refused a transfer to a base closer to home, I decided not to re-enlist but to return home to dedicate more time to family and art.

I�m currently working on a new body of work and loving that fact that I have the Bay Area as my backdrop. My artwork has been featured in Art Business News and has been shown throughout the U.S. including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York.

Jason E. Austin


Selected Exhibitions:


� Stoneridge Gallery Group Show Featuring artist of T.A.O.L.B, Oakland, CA. March 2010

� Mills College Group Show, Oakland, CA. Feb. 27 - 28,2010

� Satellite Exhibit at San Pablo Arts Gallery, San Pablo, CA. Jan. 30 � March 7, 2010

� 14th Annual The Art of Living Black 2010 Exhibition, Richmond, CA. Jan. 26 - March 13, 2010

�Art at the Barber Lounge! Group Show, San Francisco, CA. Dec. 5, 2009 -Feb. 28, 2010

� "Juneteenth to City Hall" Group Show
S.F City Hall, Room 282 San Francisco, CA 94102. June 19 - August 17, 2009

� "The way I see it" Solo Exhibition San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin Street. March 28 - May 21, 2009

� Stoneridge Gallery Group Show Featured artist of T.A.O.L.B, Oakland, CA. March - April 2009

� "Turbulent Times" Group show,Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Photo Central, 1099 E Street Hayward, CA 94541, Sept. 2008

� BABA: Black Artists' Expressions of Father Group Show @Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery in Harlem, NY. May 28th - June 21/2008

� "Reflections" Featured artist at EBMUD Oakland Admin. Building, Oakland, CA. February 6 - April 4, 2008

� "Changing Visions" (various works) Pacific Place Main Lobby (Downtown San Francisco) SF, CA. December 1, 2007 - December 31, 2010

� The Color(')s Within-(The Inner Splendor of the Black Female) Sargent Johnson Gallery and Hall of Culture, SF, CA. October 19, 2007 - January 6, 2008

�Push Rewind: Maafa 2007 Art Exhibit Group Show @The Oakpod in Oakland CA, October 5,2007

� BABA: Black Artists' Expressions of Father Group Show @Morehouse in Atlanta GA. June 21/2007

� Art for Darfur- Benefit show for the women & children of Darfur- Houston, TX. - Berkeley CA. - New York, NY., April 2007

� Four Artist at the Giorgi- Berkeley, Ca April. 2007

� GAP Inc Group Show- San Francisco, Ca Feb. 2007

� Women's Cancer Resource Center "Take Six" group - Oakland Ca. Feb. 2007

� T.A.O.L.B/ Ethnic Notions Satellite Exhibition "New Beginnings" - Vallejo, Ca. Jan. 2007

� Au Coquelet solo show "Recent Works" - Berkeley, Ca. Dec. 2006

� Ethnic Notions solo show "Works from the Vault" - Vallejo, Ca. August 2006

� Comcast "Art& Soul 2006"- Oakland Ca. Sept. 2006

� Linen Life Gallery on Park Ave.- Emeryville Ca. March 2006

� Sargent Johnson Gallery-San Francisco Ca. 94102, Jan. 2006

� Ethnic Notions- Benicia, Ca. Dec. 2005

� Celebrate! -State of California Office Building, Oakland, Ca. Nov. 2005

� Berkeley's Spice of Life Festival-Berkeley, Ca. Oct. 2005

� Jahva House/ Solo Show- Oakland Ca. Sept. 2005

� Comcast "Art& Soul 2005"- Oakland Ca. Sept. 2005

� Fetterly Gallery- Vallejo, Ca. February 2005

� Arts & Antiques Show- Vallejo, Ca. April 2004,2005

� New Beginnings Art Show- Vallejo, Ca. April 2004

� Jahva House/ Solo Show- Oakland Ca. March 2004

� Nexus Gallery- Berkeley Ca. March 2004

� 6th Annual Art in the Convent Exhibition- Oakland Ca. Dec. 2004

� Catacula Lake Winery- St. Helena, Ca. Nov. 2003

� T.A.O.L.B Open Studios Tours- Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca. Feb. 2002-2006

� Ethnic Notions/ Solo Show- Benicia, Ca. Nov. 2002

� Fine Arts 2002- Jack London Sq. Oakland, Ca. Aug. 2002

� International Dragon Boat Festival- Jack London Sq, Oakland, Ca. 2001

� The Pan African Film Festival- Los Angles Ca. 2001

� Oprah Winfrey's "Color" Art Show- Chicago, IL. May 2000

� The National Black Gallery Fine Art Show- The Puck Building, Soho, NY. Feb. 2000

� The National Black Gallery Fine Art Show- Philadelphia 1999



Affiliations:

� T.A.O.L.B

� Richmond art center

� Oakland Artisans

� Red Umbrellas

� Pacific Fine Artist

� Vallejo Artist Guild- 2004

� Pro Arts- 2000





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