University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Fine and Applied Arts
500 E Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Lower Level, Auditorium
Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar.
Join us to hear from Chicago-based new media artist Jason Salavon as part of the Art + Design Visitors Series. This marquee series of the Visitors Program is designed to showcase notable national and international artists, designers, and scholars whose work or point of view is engaging and topical.
About the Artist | Artist’s website
Though formally varied, Salavon’s projects frequently manipulate the roles of individual elements arranged in diverse visual populations. This often unearths unexpected pattern as the relationship between the part and the whole, the individual and the group, is explored. Reflecting a natural attraction to popular culture and the day-to-day, his work regularly incorporates the use of common references and source material. The final compositions are exhibited as art objects, such as photographic prints and video installations, while others exist in a real-time software context.
Born in Indiana (1970), raised in Texas, and based in Chicago, Salavon earned his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA from The University of Texas at Austin. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world. Reviews of his exhibitions have been included in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, and WIRED. Examples of his artwork are included in prominent public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago among many others.