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 (SAIC)
”Community and Collaboration as Process,” The Creative Process (SAIC)
[Upcoming] “Localizing Student Community Partnerships” (NU)
[Upcoming] “Creative Mapping in Anthropology” (NU)

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