Jason was born in 1971 as a native of Holliston, Massachusetts. He saw his rural town turn suburb in the short span of a decade from 1980-90 and that transformation in large part fuels his current paintings. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. After a few years away, Jason returned to Providence in 1997 and still makes his home there where he works as both a fine art painter and painting faculty at RISD and is in his first year of mentoring at New Urban Arts. Jason wants to bring an understanding of art as a language to his mentoring and to begin to realize what each person can say with their chosen language. Jason’s own language is painting and he has shown at various galleries throughout New England and has been awarded many grants and fellowships, the most recent being a summer fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.