Jason Engelund's artworks evoke visceral, contemplative responses by depicting psychological events with landscape. Engelund uses abstractive processes to create his compositions, pushing and incorporating the photographic medium as a metaphor for vision, cognition and experience.
Born 1971, California
Jason Engelund is a photographer, painter, poet and social artist. In 2000 Engelund received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in painting and experimental film/video at the California College of the Arts. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. He is a founding member of the California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life where he worked for eleven years developing and supporting programs for artists to collaborate with communities locally, and across the globe to address social and humanitarian issues. Through his work supporting the flamenco arts community in the Bay Area Engelund was invited to work with the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum. In 2012 Engelund was awarded a Sustainable Arts Foundation Individual Artist grant for his work in photography. In 2016 Engelund was selected as one of eleven artists in California working in photography for the Museum of Photographic Arts invitational. These exhibitions held every three years showcase the talent and diverse scope of artwork by photographers living within the museum’s home state.