Jason Simon earned a Masters of Fine Arts from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Previously he studied art at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and literature and film at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. He joined CSI’s Department of Performing and Creative Arts in 1999, and joined in the formation of our Department of Media Culture in 2002. From 1989 to 1991, as an Associate Curator, he implemented the Art and Technology Laboratory at the Wexner Center for the Arts, in Columbus Ohio, a unique media artists’ access facility within a major contemporary art museum. He was a segment producer for the PBS series Signal to Noise, and co-founded the lower east side cooperative gallery project called Orchard, from 2005-2008. Prior to joining the faculty at CSI, Jason Simon taught at Sarah Lawrence College and William Patterson University.
BA, Sarah Lawrence College
Scholarship and Publications
Jason Simon’s films and videos are experimental documents focusing on the intersection of consumption and culture. His single channel media projects are distributed by The Video Databank and First Run/Icarus Films. He has also shown videos, installations, photographs, and sound sculptures at the Pat Hearn Gallery, The Whitney Museum Biennial Exhibition, American Fine Arts Co., and many European and American group exhibitions. Reviews of his work include The New York Times, Artforum, Art & Text, Flashart and Frieze, and his writings have appeared in Artforum, Parkett, Springerin and Afterimage. He is the recipient of awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Artmatters, The Washington State Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Polaroid Foundation. In 2007, “Jason Simon: Three Videos” was issued on DVD.