Photo: Mark Schmidt

Photo: Mark Schmidt


Jason Middlebrook was born in 1966 in Jackson, Michigan. He lives and works in Hudson, New York. 

Middlebrook gathers his creative inspiration from nature, art and technology, transferring their complex relationship into works of sculpture, installation, painting, large-scale drawing and site- and situation-specific projects. Despite these various mediums, his work consistently references art-historical traditions, styles, and movements. The collisions and symbiotic relationships between nature, art making, and history both inform and characterize the artist’s approach to his use of materials.

Middlebrook’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; Palazzo Delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna, Italy; Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA; Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC; Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador; the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, and other public venues and galleries. He is a recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His MTA public commission, Brooklyn Seeds, was named one of the Best Public Artworks in the United States. Middlebrook’s work is included in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. In 2013, Middlebrook unveiled a major outdoor commission at the Albright-Knox Museum. In 2014 his work will be exhibited at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, SITE Santa Fe Biennial and Savannah College of Art and Design.

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