Jason Engelund is a San Francisco Bay Area based artist whose work has been prominently featured throughout California and exhibited nationally. Engelund received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in painting and experimental film/video at the California College of the Arts and received his Masters for Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. Merging aspects of inquires from both mediums he has been working in abstracting the photographic process and landscape for over ten years. Engelund has been described as being “distinctly aware of the conceptual and metaphorical capacities of landscape” (art writer A. Will Brown). In 2012 Engelund was awarded a Sustainable Arts Foundation Individual Artist grant for his work in photography. In 2016 he was nominated and selected as one of eleven photographic artists for the triennial exhibition “Boundless: A California Invitational”. His artwork is in many private collections and the permanent collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Engelund’s poetry has been reviewed as “sensory and subconscious language”. He has developed a personal style of slow poetry, encouraging slower, deeper ruminations promoting richer more authentic interpretations and experience in readers. His open source published exposition on temporal consciousness as a basis for new abstractions in photography is published by the Research Catalog, Society of Artistic Research, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
In addition to visual art and writing, Engelund devotes time to social arts endeavors to provide people opportunities to engage in the arts and address social and humanitarian needs, and vitalize our communities. He is a founding member of the California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life where he worked for eleven years developing and supporting programs for artists to collaborate with communities locally, and across the globe to address social and humanitarian issues. In 2016 Engelund received a grant from Crayola for his program “Contemporary Voices in Arts Education” helping schools meet state standards in the arts for all students.
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Press and Critical Review
Highlights from the 2017 AIPAD Photography Show, Collector Daily
The Photography Show by AIPAD, Art Daily
Meta-Landscapes and Visual Ambient Drones, Solo Presentation with Kopeikin Gallery opens in Los Angeles, Art Daily
Conceptual and Metaphorical Capacities of Landscape, by A. Will Brown, Daily Serving, online contemporary art magazine
Code of Process: Performance and Gesture in Photography, by Sarah Pollman3200K a publication of analog photography
Meta-Landscapes and Visual Ambient Drones, by Eiketsu Baba, Attack Ebisu, Tokyo and International Artists
Shifting the Frame, by Katie Stretton, ToneLit Photography Magazine
House of Perception, by Harry Rose, Darwin Contemporary Photography Magazine
Generous support provided by the Individual Artist grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation.