Jason Middlebrook | Guests | deFINE ART 2014

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Jason Middlebrook

Jason Middlebrook (b. 1966, Jackson, Michigan) is a mixed-media contemporary artist who explores the complicated relationship between humans and nature in his sculptures, installations, site-specific projects, paintings and large-scale drawings. He lives and works in Hudson, New York.

Awards and honors

  • Joan Mitchell Foundation grant
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority public commission, "Brooklyn Seeds," named one of the best public artworks in the U.S. at the Americans for the Arts Conference

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Middlebrook earned a B.F.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in California. He participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.

Notable exhibitions

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois
  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • The Contemporary Austin, Texas
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
  • Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Palazzo Delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
  • Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
  • Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Wellcome Trust, London
  • Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador
  • Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

In 2013, Middlebrook unveiled a major outdoor commission at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. In 2014 his work will be exhibited at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas, and the SITE Santa Fe biennial, New Mexico.


  • Artforum
  • Art in America
  • Modern Painters
  • The New York Times
  • Sculpture Magazine
  • The Village Voice
  • Los Angles Times
  • LA Weekly
  • Time Out New York
  • Time Out London
  • The Brooklyn Rail


  • Addison Gallery of American Art
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Denver Art Museum, Colorado
  • Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Massachusetts
  • Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • New Museum, New York
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts