Jason Covert

BROOKLYN, NY

Jason Covert
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

In 1974 Jason Covert was born on the peninsula known as Cape Cod between a harbor and a marsh.

Schooled in Connecticut at the liberal arts edifice of Connecticut College he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Covert worked for a time with the controversial Vermont based artist Barre Pinske before deploying himself unto the world at large. Having lived in Boston, San Francisco, Tasmania and Portugal Jason landed in New York City in 2000.

Striving to become a recognized artist Covert found himself sleeping in doorways, his car and on the couches of friends and acquaintances for months on end. And so, it was not without considerable struggle that these past years have come and gone allowing Covert to enjoy a sizable clientele of collectors that literally span the globe. His fine artwork is found in several private collections.

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is built upon the universal foundation of the inevitable occurrence of loss and how that impacts us as individuals and a species.

My work serves as a lens through which the viewer's attention is refocused on the losses we all face - be that in dealing with the loss of our cultural identities, our gender identities, the very literal loss of information (digital or otherwise) or through the ultimate loss experienced via death.

JASON COVERT

b. 1974, Barnstable, MA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1996Connecticut College, BFA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2015The Forest Through The Trees, Gitler & _____ Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2014Excavation, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012The Bridge, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010Carnivora, 528 W 28th + ART, New York, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2016THE 4SONS, Gitler & _____ Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2015The Hunt of the Unicorn, Gitler & _____ Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2015Electron Salon, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014An Aberrant View, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
  • 2014Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Festival Hall, York, United Kingdom
  • 2014The Halloween Show, Gitler & _____ Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2014SCOPE NYC 2014, SCOPE Pavillion (chashama booth), New York, NY
  • 2013Electron Salon, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013A Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
  • 2013Collorgy II, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013SCOPE NYC 2013, SCOPE Pavilion (chashama booth), New York, NY
  • 2012Tomorrow Stars, VERGE Fair, Miami, FL
  • 2012International Art Festival 2012, Museum of Russian Art (MoRA)
  • 2012Is It The Way Forward? II, Is It The Way Forward? II, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012SCOPE NYC 2012, SCOPE Pavilion (chashama booth), New York, NY
  • 2011Words, Spoken, Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010Brooklyn Talent, Design Within Reach, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010Water's Edge, Harlem Studios (chashama), New York, NY
  • 2010Make Believe, Make Believe
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2011Works in Progress (ArtBridge), Barclay Center, Brooklyn, NY
AWARDS
  • 2015Aesthetica Art Prize - long listed Artist, Aesthetica
  • 2014Official Selection, Aesthetica Film Festival
  • 2014Public Photo Mural Selection, Kings County Goverment
  • 2013Showcase Winner, Artslant
RESIDENCIES
  • 2009chashama North, Pine Plains, NY, United States