Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
20 Jay Street, 720
Jason Saager is a painter whose work explores landscape as a site littered with scientific falsehoods, nonsense, and roads leading to nowhere. This fantastical approach investigates the genre of landscape painting while incorporating contemporary ideas that challenge traditional understandings of the relationship between humans and nature. He earned an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at Washington Project for the Arts, Life on Mars Gallery, and Paul the Apostle Church in New York. Saager has been an Artist in Residence at Pioneer Works, as well as the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy.
About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.