at the intersection of art, information technology, and daily life.
Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates
and reconfigures large collections of communal data to present new
perspectives on familiar objects. Though formally varied, the results
of his operations tend to transform the role of discrete elements
(individuals) in various orderings (populations). This often unearths
unexpected properties as the relationship between the part and the
whole, the individual and the collective, is explored. His work
often incorporates the use of common references and source material
as a means to the intuitive accessibility of these investigations.
The final compositions are frequently exhibited as art objects,
such as photographic prints and video installations, while others
exist in a real-time software context.
A Chicago-based artist, 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 throughout
the United States as well as Europe. Reviews of his exhibitions
have been included in such publications as Artforum, Art in America,
The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Examples of his
artwork are included in a number of prominent public and private
collections. He has taught at The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago and was employed for numerous years as an artist and programmer
in the video game industry.