Jason Sweet is a sculptor, painter, drawer, performance and installation artist. He has exhibited his work internationally and has been awarded a number of public art commissions. To procure other professional interests, Sweet recently stepped down from teaching as Assistant Professor of Art at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He received his Master of Fine Art Degree in Sculpture from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign where he studied under renowned glass artist William Carlson and artist/critic Buzz Spector. For his Bachelor of Arts he attended the University of Northern Iowa studying under the direction of sculptor Tom Stancliffe and performance artist Jeffery Byrd, while also apprentising with artist and now emeritus professor Preston Jackson. In 2001 he moved to Atlanta of which he currently resides, continues his artistic practice, and is heavily involved with Atlanta's reknown art collective Smoke School of Art.