County: King County
Jason Huff was born and raised in White Plains, New York, and in 1994 he received his BFA in art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He moved to Seattle later that year to begin his graduate studies in the ceramics program at the University of Washington, where he received his MFA in ceramics in 1996. Jason has exhibited his work regionally at SOIL, Bellevue Art Museum, King County Arts Commission Gallery, and nationally at the Contemporary Crafts Gallery, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Contemporary Arts Collective, Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, and the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery. In May 2008 his work will be featured in a group show entitled Cutism at Gray Space in Reno, Nevada. His work is deeply influenced by years of dedication to watching television, which instilled in him an appreciation of iconography and image as produced through pop culture. Through his unusual themes and traditional craft, he hopes to communicate his wonder at our absurdity while simultaneously celebrating it.
Jason received 2011 GAP Award funding for the completion of a new series of work, The Best of Times, to be exhibited at Gallery IMA in spring 2012 during the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference.
As part of his Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, Jason held a free mask-making workshop at Tacoma Art Place. The workshop, originally intended for kids only, grew to include the parents as well. The six parent/child pairs made their own ceramic masks under Jason’s instruction.