Jason Simon

Office: Center for the Arts 1P Room 104
Phone : 718.982.2517
Fax : 718.982.2710
Jason.Simon (at) csi.cuny.edu

Jason Simon is a media artist working across disciplines of film/video and alternative exhibitions. His videos and installations are experimental documents focusing on the intersection of consumption and culture. In 2007, "Jason Simon: Three Videos" was issued on DVD, and in 2005 he co-founded the influential, three-year Lower East Side cooperative gallery project called Orchard. His single channel media projects are distributed by The Video Databank and First Run/Icarus Films, while he has shown videos, installations, photographs, and sound sculptures at the Pat Hearn Gallery, The Whitney Museum Biennial Exhibition, American Fine Arts Co., and many European and American fine art institutions. His writings have appeared in Artforum, Parkett, Springerin and Afterimage and he is the recipient of awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Artmatters, The Washington State Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Polaroid Foundation. He earned a Masters of Fine Arts from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, and previously studied art at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He implemented the Art and Technology Laboratory at the Wexner Center for the Arts, in Columbus Ohio, a unique media artists' access facility within a major contemporary art museum, was a segment producer for the PBS series Signal to Noise, and also taught at Sarah Lawrence College, William Patterson University and the Royal Danish Fine Art Academy.