Jason Meadows

Since the mid-1990s, Jason Meadows has explored formal notions of space, narrative, form and material through engaging sculptures that hover between abstraction and representation. Drawing from a wide range of sources including popular culture, art history and literature, the artist skillfully manipulates familiar forms and narratives in ways that challenge linear narratives and perceptions of space. Everyday materials such as wood, metal and found objects appear regularly in his assemblages, lending a rough-edged, handmade production quality to his work that is frequently offset by a painterly use of color. Layering these formal references with cultural iconography and shifting perspectives, Meadows’ sculptures filter our own perceptions of the familiar through a new lens of spatial complexity.
Born in 1972 in Indianapolis, Jason Meadows currently lives and works in Los Angeles.  He received a BFA from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1994 and an MFA from the University of California in Los Angles in 1998.
Since then, his sculptures have been exhibited at institutions worldwide, including the Tate Modern, UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, and the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco, among others. His work was also featured in the group exhibition, Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, which traveled from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, followed by the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC from 2010-12.