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I started drawing in perspective and realism in my early teens and received a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1991. Graduating Cum Laude in 1995, I settled in Phoenix, Arizona to a new and exciting art scene developing in downtown Phoenix.


My paintings and silverpoint drawings reflect my love of still life and landscape which I combine to create surrealistic desolate and isolated desert landscapes. I am a veteran and live with my wife in Phoenix.


Painting for me is an exploration. When I paint a still-life I am not just describing the objects in front of me, I am also exploring the scene as if I were going there in person. By using extremes in scale and perspective, color and light, I create drama in my paintings and silverpoint drawings. My subject matter are found and recycled items such as rusty metal bits and old broken things.


Education


BFA Cum Laude from Columbus College of Art and Design 1995


Scholarships


Albert K. Murray Scholarship, 1995

Heart of Ohio Tole Award, 1994

Heart of Ohio Tole Award, 1993

Alumni Association Scholarship, 1992

CCAD Foundation Scholarship, 1991


Selected Shows:


Grinder's Coffee Co. showing March & April 2018 


Arizona State Fair, group show, winner 2nd prize for oil painting, 2017


Group Show at The Icehouse Gallery  PHX AZ June 2017


What's Up World group show at New City Studio PHX AZ April 2017


Collision at The Icehouse Gallery with Joe HoldrenEric CoxEric Kaspar and Eddie Sparr PHX AZ January 2017


Group Show "Oh, The Places You'll Go" at ASU Downtown, PHX AZ January 2017 to May 2017


Group Show at Grinder's Coffee Co. PHX AZ January 2017 to Current


Solo Show at Stacy's at Melrose, PHX AZ January, February 2017  


Sonoran Small Works Show at the Red Truck Trading Company, Cave Creek, AZ Dec 2016-Jan-2017


The Veteran Art Show at Unexpected Art Gallery, Sponsored by The Sonoran Arts League Nov 2016 PHX AZ


"of land, sea and sky" Arizona State University Community Arts Gallery, August 15-December 10, 2016, PHX AZ 


Jason Hugger: Street Coffee, March 18 – April 11, 2016, Phoenix AZ


Artelshow presents Portmanteau A Group Show at Public Image Dec 18, 2015 – Jan 25, 2016, PHX AZ


TINY WORKS I TINY DANCES First Friday December 4, 2015 Group Show, Phoenix AZ


Tieken Gallery Grand Opening, November 2015, “The AZ45” Paradise Valley AZ


{9} The Gallery, Solo Show “Desolate Wind” September 2015, Phoenix AZ


Pita Jungle Downtown, Solo Show, August 2015 Curated by Robrt Pela Phoenix AZ

Pita Jungle Gilbert, Solo Show, July 2015. Curated by R Pela Contemporary Art Gilbert AZ

Pita Jungle Dana Point, Solo Show, Mesa, June 2015. Curated by R Pela Contemporary Art

Pita Jungle Mesa, Solo Show, May 2015. Curated by R Pela Contemporary Art


A.S.U. Downtown Center, Group Show, “Birds, Bugs, Beasts and Blooms” Phoenix AZ 2015


R.Pela Contemporary Art Gallery “Evidence of Life”, Phoenix, AZ 2014


A.E. England Gallery, “Lost and Found in Still-Life” Phoenix, AZ 2013


Urban Beans/ Tertio Wine Bar Solo Show Curated by Ted Decker 2013


Echo Coffee, Group Show, “Something More”, Curated by Ted Decker Scottsdale, AZ 2013


MonOrchid, Group Show, “Thermal Phoenix”2013


Offices of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Group Show, “Phoenix: A Creative Oasis” Curated by Ted Decker 2013


Practical Art, Solo Show, “The Silverpoint Drawings of Jason Hugger” 2013, Phoenix, AZ


Practical Art, Group Show, “Heat” 2012, Phoenix, AZ


Olney Gallery, Group Show, “MindScapes: “A Trinity of Surrealists” 2012, Phoenix AZ


MyxMedia, Group Show, 2010, Phoenix AZ


Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2008, Phoenix AZ


Contemporary Forum, Building a Collection Auction, 2008, Phoenix AZ


University of Judaism, Group Show, “Constructivism and Metaphor” 2007, Los Angeles, CA


Contemporary Forum, Auction, Phoenix, AZ 2007


Paper Heart, Group Show, 2006, Phoenix AZ

Paulina Miller Gallery, Solo Show, 2005, Phoenix AZ


Herberger Theater, Group Show, 2004, Phoenix AZ


Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2003, Phoenix AZ


Holgas Gallery, Group Show, 2002, Phoenix AZ


Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2001, Phoenix AZ


Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2000, Phoenix AZ


Art Cellar, Group Show, 1999, Mesa AZ


Artlink Second Annual Juried Show, 1998, Phoenix AZ


LauJo’s Bistro, Solo Show, 1997, Phoenix AZ


Arizona State Fair, 1997, Phoenix AZ


Artlink First Annual Juried Show, 1997, Phoenix AZ


Arizona Biennial/Tucson Museum of Art, 1997, Tucson AZ


Ashland Independent Art Space, Group Show, 1996, Phoenix AZ


Texas Fine Arts Association, Work on Tour, 1996, TX


Columbus College of Art and Design, Solo Show, 1995 Columbus OH


Ohio State Fair, won 3rd Best of Show, 1994, Columbus OH