Born 1974 in Rochester, MI
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2006      MFA, Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997      BFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017       Slow Talkers, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)
               Jason Karolak, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2015       Linemaker, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
               Polyrhythm, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Jason Karolak, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2014       Jason Karolak, Harper College, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
               Jason Karolak, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2013       Jason Karolak, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2012       Night Strainer, Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2011       Jason Karolak, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
2008       Rivers of the Same Mountain, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2007       New Paintings and Drawings, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL (catalogue) 
               New Paintings, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
               Project Room, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2006       Jason Karolak, curated by John Corbett, Dusty Groove, Chicago, IL
2004       Recent Work, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016       Drawings, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Dynamic, Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, KS
               Four Colleges, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
               Construction Site, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Line Up, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY
               (Un)conditional Color, curated by Mark Wethli, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
               Ficton (With Only Daylight Between Us), Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH
2015       Full Tilt, curated by John Yau, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
               Painting Problems, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY
               Miami Project /Robischon Gallery, Miami, FL
               Microscopes and Binoculars, Hoffman Lachance, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)
               Breathing Room, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
               Space Available, 1329 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY
               DucksLA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2014       Making Space, curated by Susanne Doremus, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Color, Shape, and Form, Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY
               Miami Project /Robischon Gallery, Miami, FL
               Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Jason Karolak and Andy Vogt, C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA
               Made at Saltonstall: Art from the Residency, CAP Artspace, Ithaca, NY
               Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
               Convergence: Jason Karolak and Antoine Lefebvre, Flecker Gallery, Selden, NY (catalogue)
2013       Meta Vista, 16 Wilson, Brooklyn, NY
               Reticulate, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Future Folk, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
               Drawings, Trailer Park Proyects, San Juan, PR
               Angular Seduction, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
2012       Faculty Exhibition, Flecker Gallery, SUNY-Suffolk, Selden, NY
               Jason Karolak and Leah Patgorski: Recent Works, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL (catalogue)
2011       Group Exhibition, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
               Volta Art Fair/Imperfect Articles, New York, NY
2010       Next Art Fair/Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
2009       Big Youth, Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery, Chicago IL (catalogue)     
               Volta Art Fair /Kavi Gupta, Basel, Switzerland       
               Summer, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY  
               Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
               Faculty Exhibition, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
               Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2008       Paper Love, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
               Next Art Fair/Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2007       Group Exhibition, curated by Mary Beyer, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Drawn In, Estudiotres Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Bridge Art Fair/Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2006       Bentnames, Fifty 50 Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Moreover, curated by Michelle Grabner, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
               Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL  
2005       Love 8, Gallery X, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
               Edit, 1926 Exhibition Space, Roger Brown House, Chicago, IL     

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Michael Paglia. "Review: At Robischon, Eight Solos Add Up to a Major Look at Contemporary Abstraction,"
     Westword, January 25, 2017
Thomas Micchelli. "Painting from the Ground Up," Hyperallergic, July 9, 2016
Michael Paglia. "Ink Masters at Space Gallery," Westword, March 23, 2016
Thomas Micchelli. "The Pursuit of Art, 2015," Hyperallergic, December 26, 2015
Steven Alexander. "Some Notable Shows of 2015," Steven Alexander Journal, December 26, 2015
Michael Paglia. "Getting the Most out of Minimalism at the Robischon and Rule Galleries," Westword, June 2,
     2015
Jennifer Samet. "Beer with a Painter: Jason Karolak," Hyperallergic, May 3, 2015
Dar Dowling. "Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art," Modernnyc, February 27, 2015
Thomas Micchelli. "Dark Matter: Jason Karolak's Wayward Abstractions," Hyperallergic, February 21, 2015
Ann Landi. "Color as Structure," ARTnews, October 2014
Joanne Mattera. "Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art," Joanne Mattera Art Blog, July 25, 2014
John Haber. "Put on a Show," Haberarts, July 23, 2014
Arthur Whitman. "Urban Color Spectrum: Brooklyn Abstractionist Shines in CAP's Saltonstall Exhibit," Ithaca
     Times
, July 16, 2014
Paul D'Agostino. "4 Exhibits You Need to See," The L Magazine, July 3, 2014
Michael Paglia. "Conceptual Abstraction runs through shows at Robischon and Vertigo," Westword, February 20,
     2014
Thomas Micchelli. "Convergences: Jason Karolak and Antoine LeFebvre," catalogue essay for Convergence,
     March 2014
Sofia Leiby. "Jason Karolak: Paintings," catalogue essay for Jason Karolak, February 2014
James Panero. "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion, November 2013
David Linneweh. “Interview: Jason Karolak,” Studio Break, August 13, 2013  
John Haber. "Theme Party," Haberarts, August, 2013
Thomas Micchelli. "Spinning a Web: When Art Addresses the Infinite," Hyperallergic, July 13, 2013
Carl Gunhouse. "Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art," Searching for the Light, March 28, 2013
Joanne Mattera. “Two Solos on the Lower East Side: Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art, Sarah Walker at
     Artifact,” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, March 8, 2013
Sharon Butler. “Painting of the Day: Jason Karolak,” Two Coats of Paint, February 25, 2013
Xiomara Martinez-White. “Jason Karolak at McKenzie,” Artery, February 13, 2013
Caleb DeJong. “Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art,” Thoughts That Cure Radically, February 10, 2013
Jason Foumberg. “The Phenomenological Unconscious,” catalogue essay for Jason Karolak and Leah Patgorski:
     Recent
Works
May 2012
Valerie Brennan. “Interview: Jason Karolak,” Studio Critical, July 16, 2011
Dana Self. “’Discourse Matters’ at the Dolphin Gallery is Magnetic, Immersive,” Kansas City Star, July 13, 2011
Crystal Wiebe. “Discourse Matters,” The Pitch, July 2011
Ruth Lopez. “To Stay or not to Stay: The Creative Dilemma,” The Art Newspaper, May 2009
Ann Wiens. “5 Young Artists,” Chicago Magazine, August 2009
Robin Farrell Roulo. “New Kids on the Block,” Artslant, August 2, 2009
Laura Pearson. “Big Youth at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” Time Out Chicago, July 30, 2009
Chris Miller. “Big Youth at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” New City, July 27, 2009
Carley Demchuk. “Big Youth: New Painters from Chicago,” Art Talk Chicago, July 15, 2009
Stephen Mueller. “Jason Karolak at Massimo Audiello,” Art in America, January 2009
Roberta Smith. “Chelsea: Art Chockablock with Encyclopedic Range,” New York Times, November 14, 2008
Paddy Johnson. "Jason Karolak at Massimo Audiello," Art F City, October 20, 2008
Lauren Weinberg. “Paper Love,” Time Out Chicago, July 17, 2008
Jason Foumberg. “The Manifold World,” New City, December 13, 2007
Karissa Lang. “Tip of the Week: Jason Karolak,” New City, November 22, 2007
Michelle Grabner. “Mother Tongue,” catalogue essay for Jason Karolak: New Paintings and Drawings, November
     2007
Alan Artner. “Exhibition Review,” Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2007
Terry Myers. “Time Is On Our Side,” catalogue essay for Slowness, June 2006

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2015-Present      Visiting Assistant Professor, Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2011-2015          Lecturer, Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2010                   Instructor, Painting, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2008-2009          Instructor, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007-2009          Instructor, Foundations, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
2008                   Adjunct Assistant Professor, Studio Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2016     Visiting Artist, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2016     Artist Lecture, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
2015     Artist Lecture, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2014     Residency Fellowship, Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca, NY
2014     Visiting Artist, Harper College, Chicago, IL
2014     Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
2013     Artist Project, Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO
2013     Artist Lecture, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2012     Visiting Artist, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2011     Visiting Artist Lecture, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
2011     Visiting Artist, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2010     Visiting Artist Lecture, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2009     Visiting Artist Lecture, Depaul University, Chicago, IL
2008     Visiting Critic, Fall Critiques, Dominican University, Chicago, IL
2007     Visiting Critic, Spring Critiques, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
2007     Visiting Artist, Wells College, Aurora, NY