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藝術家介紹

杰森梅喆(頭像照)

Jason Cole Mager 杰森梅喆

以台灣的政治和文化歷史為題材,創作視覺語言鮮明的政治波普作品。

藝術媒材複合媒材
所在地台灣
訪問量
336
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Jason Cole Mager是一位紐約市藝術家,目前在台灣台北工作。在2013年訪問台北後,Mager開始研究台灣的政治和文化歷史,並允許這些新的發現和見解徹底改變他的工作。

Jason Cole Mager 來到台灣後,個人藝術面貌產生劇烈的轉變——從原本寫實的人像繪畫、風景畫跟錄像等,一躍到如今結合拓印等手法,視覺語言鮮明的政治波普創作。從落腳處向外延伸,他發現台北監獄圍牆遺跡就在附近,也促使他開始探究台灣歷史,發展出與先前截然有別的創作樣態。

“我把自己的興趣放在歷史上,這通常是從家庭的角度來看,並將它們重新定向到用來表示政黨或家庭封印/嵴(日本卡蒙)的巨大圖像和圖標。”主要集中於Mager是荷蘭人和日本人對台灣的兩個主要現代殖民地,通過在旁邊放置一個符號,或者完全取代另一個符號來說明文化的來來往往。這些是歷史繪畫,可能只是裝飾或壁紙如果一個人對這些符號的歷史意義並不十分熟悉,那麼Mager認為政治是歷史的一部分,不應該將文化分化,而是把它們聚集在一起。“這些是我們相互學習,表現出同情和理解的機會。雖然歷史充滿了悲劇,但我們應該從中吸取教訓,並且應該接受我們現在的生活和藝術。“

Mager最近獲得了台灣政府頒發的藝術家簽證,並將在未來幾年內將台灣稱為家園,希望擴大他的工作並進一步融入文化。

Work Experience藝術家簡歷

Born in Indianapolis, IN
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Taipei, Taiwan

Education:
2005   Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, New York
2001   Post Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2000   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Exhibitions:
(*solo)

*2023   "To Taiwan” 99 Degrees Art Center (99度藝術中心), Taipei, Taiwan
2021   "Current Mindset," The Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
2020   "繁星冬夜" 嘉俬房 & other Art things, Taipei, Taiwan
2019   "Anniversary" Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018   "Just the Fax" Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL
2017   "Nuit Blanche" Taipei Hakka Culture Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2017   "Postcards From the Edge" Metro Pictures, New York, NY
2016   "To Benefit III" Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015   "Not Big Issue" Invisible Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2014   "To Benefit II" Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014   "Narcissism and the Self-Portrait" Anne St. Gallery, Newburgh, NY
*2012   "Flesh and Bone" Blanc Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2012   "To Benefit" Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   "Proof of Purchase" Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
2011   "The Pager Turners" Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2009   "Insight: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing" Anne St. Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2009   "Everybody" Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
2008   "Death Is Not The End" 31Grand, New York, NY
2008   "Drawing the Line" Center Against Domestic Violence, New York NY
2008   "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" 31Grand, New York, NY
2007   "Just A Ghostly Paper Sigh" 31Grand, New York, NY
2006   "Ignite San Francisco"; Gen Art, San Francisco, CA
2006   "Leave New York" Sweet Home Gallery, New York, NY
*2005   "Bad Hare Day" Brooklyn Fire Proof Inc.Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005   "Williamsburg Summarts Festival" Galapogos Arts Space, Brooklyn, NY
2005   "Friends of Kris"; McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
*2005   "MFA Thesis Show" Hunter Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2005   "Island Art Film & Video Festival" Prenelle Gallery, London, England
2005   "Every Little Bit Counts" Anatomy, New York, NY
2004   "Moving Images –Ides of March" ABC NO RIO, New York,NY
2003   "Open Hearts" 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001   "Boston Drawing Project" Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
2001   "The Sweatshop" Fifth Stop Studios. Brooklyn, NY
2001   "Surface Deep" Little White Box Gallery, Boston, MA
2001   "Art in Context" Gallery First Expression, Boston, MA
2001   "Annual Juried Exhibition" SMFA, Boston, MA
2001   "Collective Progressions" Katherine Weems Gallery, Boston, MA
2001   "Toys" Gallery First Expression, Boston, MA
*2000   "Multiples and Repetition" Gallery First Expression, Boston, MA
2000   BFA Show, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
*1999   "Future Reflections" Oxbow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
1998-1995   Herron Gallery (juried exhibitions). Indianapolis, IN
1997   "Selected Works" Faris Building of Fine Arts Indianapolis, IN

Curatorial Work:
2006   "Leave New York" Sweet Home Gallery, New York, New York

Collections:
American Institute in Taiwan
BNP Media
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Gibson Dunn and Crutcher
Illinois State Museum
Indiana State University
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Selected Bibliography :
Sean Scanlan, American Artist Agitates Taiwan's Uncomfortable Past, Taiwan News, Jan. 2023
SETNEWS 三立新聞 Taiwan, Jason Cole Mager : Bravo Taiwan, March 2023
Jerry Russo, Artists During the Time of Covid Project, National Archives Washington, DC 2021
Steven Crook, Jason Cole Mager: An American Artist Inspired by Taiwan, LifeOfTaiwan.com, Sept. 2019
Zhang Lihao 张礼豪, To Taiwan 藝術是面對歷史的另一種方式:美國藝術家眼中的「台北大空襲,everylittled.com, August 2019
Zhang Lihao 张礼豪, Jason Cole Mager:成為藝術家,是因為你不得不, KaiAk.tw, July 2019
The Pager Turners, L Magazine, March 2011
Melanie White, With Narrative Artwork..., Prospect Heights Patch, February 2011
James Wagner, Death Is Not The End, JamesWagner.com, December 2008
J O'Shea, Ghost of the Lower East Side, Supertouch, December 2007
James Wagner, Leave New York?, JamesWagner.com, April 2006
William Powhida, Bad Hare Day, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2005
Keane Pepper, Art Crawl, Free Williamsburg, November 2003
Home & Design Magazine, Fall 2002

Selected Bibliography
Sean Scanlan, American Artist Agitates Taiwan's Uncomfortable Past, Taiwan News, Jan. 2023
SETNEWS 三立新聞 Taiwan, Jason Cole Mager : Bravo Taiwan, March 2023
Jerry Russo, Artists During the Time of Covid Project, National Archives Washington, DC 2021
Steven Crook, Jason Cole Mager: An American Artist Inspired by Taiwan, LifeOfTaiwan.com, Sept. 2019
Zhang Lihao 张礼豪, To Taiwan 藝術是面對歷史的另一種方式:美國藝術家眼中的「台北大空襲,everylittled.com, August 2019
Zhang Lihao 张礼豪, Jason Cole Mager:成為藝術家,是因為你不得不, KaiAk.tw, July 2019
The Pager Turners, L Magazine, March 2011
Melanie White, With Narrative Artwork..., Prospect Heights Patch, February 2011
James Wagner, Death Is Not The End, JamesWagner.com, December 2008
J O'Shea, Ghost of the Lower East Side, Supertouch, December 2007
James Wagner, Leave New York?, JamesWagner.com, April 2006
William Powhida, Bad Hare Day, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2005
Keane Pepper, Art Crawl, Free Williamsburg, November 2003
Home & Design Magazine, Fall 2002

Awards:
1999   The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's "Oxbow School of Painting Fellowship"
1998-1999 Donald M. Mattison Scholarship
1998   "Honors" Herron Exhibition
1997-1998   Charles Yeager Scholarship
1996-1997   Herron General Scholarship

Professional Affiliations:
The Drawing Center, New York, New York
Flatfile Project: Pierogi Gallery. Brooklyn, New York
Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery. Boston, MA

Teaching:
2003   Advanced Painting Teaching Assistant, Hunter College, New York, NY
1998-1999 Figure Drawing, Herron School of Art Saturday School Program, Indianapolis, IN

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