Jason Sweet, a multifaceted artist whose media spans sculpture, performance, installation, painting and drawing.  He has exhibited internationally and has been awarded multiple public art commissions. To pursue other professional interests, Sweet 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 apprenticing with artist and now emeritus professor, Preston Jackson. In 2001 he moved to Atlanta, where he currently resides, continues his artistic practice, and is a participating member of Atlanta's art collective Smoke School of Art. 

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Exhibitions

2020 - 2021

Group exhibition Dashboard “PRISM: Winter Lights” Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA

Group exhibition "Forward Arts Foundation Edge Award Exhibition" Swann Coach House, Atlanta, GA

2018

Group exhibition “Pedagogical Art of Grandeur, SSA” Teachers College Columbia University New York

Dual exhibition “In Tandem: Essential Calculations” Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2017

Dual exhibition “In Tandem” Day and Night Projects, Atlanta, GA

Dual exhibition “Untitled” Expose Art House, Montgomery, AL

Group exhibition “Where My Wings” Aviation Museum, Atlanta, GA

2016

Group exhibition “Mid-South Sculpture Alliance: Select” Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA

2015

Group exhibition “Mid-South Sculpture Alliance: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” South Fulton Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2014

Group exhibition “Calculated Resentence” SSA, Aaron Davis Hall City University, New York Harlem, NY

Group collaboration exhibition “Negro Primero” SSA & Contrapunto, Boricua College, Manhattan, NY

2013

Group exhibition “Pack a Pistol: Smoke School of Art Collective” Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

Group exhibition “Smoke School of Art Collective” Rialto Theater, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Group exhibition “Pop-Up Show: Smoke School of Art Collective” Heritage Festival, Atlanta, GA

Group exhibition “Smoke School of Art Collective” Auburn Research Library, Atlanta, GA

2012

Group exhibition “Organized Noize” Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Group exhibition “Cult of Personality” The Doogallery, Atlanta, GA

2010

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD

2009

Solo exhibition, Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA

Group exhibition, Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA

2008

Group exhibition, Fine Line Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Group exhibition, Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA

American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD

2007

Group exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

American Craft Council, Charlotte, NC   

Group exhibition, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Celebrity fundraiser, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

American Arts and Craft, Baltimore, MD

2006

Solo exhibition, Apres Diem (ongoing to 2008), Atlanta, GA

Solo exhibition,191 Club, Atlanta, GA

Ongoing group exhibition, Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA

2005

Ongoing group exhibition, Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA

Faculty exhibition, Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, GA

Group outdoor sculpture exhibition, Maryville, MO

2002

Group exhibition "Southern Exposures" Kouvolan Tademusea, Kuovola, Finland

Group exhibition "Southern Exposures" Imatra Tademuseo, Imatra, Finland

2001

Faculty exhibition at Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, GA

Group exhibition Gardens to Main outdoor sculpture, Cedar Falls, IA

Solo exhibition curator Buzz Spector, 9 ½ Gallery Champaign, IL

"A View Outside" curator Preston Jackson, Parkland College Champaign, IL

2000

Solo exhibition Beef and Feet Gallery, Champaign, IL

"Temporary Services" Temporary Services Chicago, IL

1999

Faculty exhibition, Kamerick Art Building, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Riverfront Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, Peoria, IL

Graduate Thesis Show, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL

1998

Riverfront Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, Peoria, IL

Sculpture group exhibition, Link Gallery University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL

Performance Art

2010

“Secret” Decatur, GA

2009

“Sigao” International Performance Art Exhibition Waterloo Recreation Center, Waterloo, IA

2001

“No Puede Hacer a Noche” 9.5 Gallery Champaign, IL

2000

“The Haircuttin’ Stylist” Temporary Services Chicago, IL

1998

“Golden Boy” Champaign, IL

1997

“Golden Boy” Champaign, IL

1995

“Ladder to Fluxest” University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Public | Private Art Commissions

2008

“Triptych Dance” Commission for The Maslow Media Group, Inc, Washington, D.C.

2003

“Utoy  Hands” Commission for Utoy Creek Water Reclamation Treatment Center, Atlanta, GA

2003   

Got Kids Playground, Commission for Got Kids Child Development Center, Atlanta, GA

1996

“Engine of the Heartland” Commission for the Waterloo Grout Museum Waterloo, IA

1994

“Architectural and Environmental Symposium” Commission for the University of Northern Iowa’s

Industrial Technology Center, Cedar Falls, IA

Presentations

2014

"MASTERPIECES: Visual Art and Postcolonial Racial Supremacy" Auburn Ave. Research Library, Atlanta, GA

“Artist Talk” Boricua College, Manhattan, NY

2013

Smoke School of Art Collective artist review round table, Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

Smoke School of Art Collective artist review round table, Rialto Theater Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Smoke School of Art Collective artist review round table, Auburn Ave. Research Library, Atlanta, GA

Teaching 

2007 - 2017 

Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta, Georgia

Professor of Art/Interim Department Chair

Classes: Art Appreciation, Introduction to Ceramics

 

2001 - 2007

Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston/Lawrenceville, Georgia

Full-time Instructor

Classes: Art Appreciation, Drawing I, Drawing II

 

2000 - 2001

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

Adjunct Professor

Classes: Three-Dimensional Design (Sculpture Foundation/Studio)

Two-Dimensional Design (Foundation for art majors/Studio)

2000    

Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois

Teaching Assistant

1999 - 2000

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Adjunct Professor

Classes: Three Dimension Concepts (Sculpture Foundation/Studio)

Visual Perceptions (Gen. Ed. For non-art majors/Lecture)

1997 - 1999

University of Illinois C/U, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois

Graduate Assistantship

Classes: Drawing I (Foundation for art majors/Studio)

Drawing II (Foundation for art majors/Studio)

Education 

2003

Master of Fine Art                                   

University of Illinois                                   Champaign/Urbana, Illinois

Emphasis: Sculpture

 

1995

Bachelor of Art                                         

University of Northern Iowa                   Cedar Falls, Iowa

Emphasis: Sculpture

 

1997

Work Study Grant                                   

Penland School of Art                               Penland, North Carolina

 

1995 - 1996

Apprenticeship                                         

Tom Stancliffe (Sculpture)                    

New Hartford, Iowa

 

1994 - 1995

Apprenticeship                                         

Preston Jackson (Sculpture)                  Peoria, Illinois

Affiliations

Smoke School of Art Collective non-profit

Fulton County Arts Council

Iowa Arts Council

American Arts and Crafts Council

College Art Association