Jason Brown

Creator, Curator, Collaborator


Curriculum Vitae
Because life’s to be learned.

Education::

Bachelor’s from Wheaton College (IL) 2012
Major: International Relations
Minor: Sculpture and Placemaking
Certificate: Urban Studies

Day Jobs::

Project Facilitator, Just Builders, Evanston
Studio and Installation Assistant: Artist: Indira Johnson, Evanston
Installation Liaison, Artist: Warren Langley, Evanston
Barista, Brothers K Coffeehouse, Evanston
Managing Director, Ridgeville Foundation, Evanston
Program Assistant, Cultural Arts Division, City of Evanston

Board and Committee Service::

Evanston Public Art Committee
Member: 2013
Co-Chair: 2013-2014
Evanston Cultural Fund Grant Panel Judge
2016, 2018
One State Together in the Arts Conference Hosting Committee (2016)
The Big Draw Evanston Planning Committee

Workshops Led::

Random Access Memory (Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago)
Collective Cartography [Ongoing]
Clients including: City of Evanston
Evanston Community Foundation
McGaw YMCA Evanston
Cognitive Cartography: Exploring Justice through Vocabulary (Mystic Soul Conference)
Exploring the Body-Lands of Hope and Hurt (Trauma & Immigration: Borderlands of Hurt and Healing) [Ongoing]

Lectures Taught::

“Art +/= Placemaking,” Placemaking (Wheaton College)
”Community Art as Group Therapy,” Intro to Art Therapy (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
”Community and Collaboration as Process,” The Creative Process (SAIC)
“Localizing Student Community Partnerships,” Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement (Northwestern University)
“Keeping Cartography Common, “ Anthropology: Culture and Society (Northwestern University)

Classes Taught::

Art Encounter - Arts Education
3rd & 4th ARTiculations In-School
Linking Generations - High Schoolers and Elders
Mural Club After School - 3rd/4th Grade

Exhibitions + Installations::

Living Water Community Church 2013 : Artist in Residence
Winter HeARTh 2014 - 18 : Various Public Locations (see page)
Evanston Made 2016 - 18 : Site-Specific Installations
Downtown Evanston 2017 : Give
Downtown Evanston 2017 : It’s Just a Phase
1100 Florence (Gallery) June 2018 : Collective Cartography Residency

Publications::

“Property: Human Right or Commodity?” Co-Authored with Dr. Sandra F. Joireman, Journal of Human Rights (2013)
”Placemaking has no Off-Season” on the Metropolitan Planning Council Blog.

Programs and Installations covered in::

Chicago Tribune
Voyage Chicago
Evanston Magazine
Daily Northwestern
Evanston Roundtable