Self-portrait as an artist burning down the Museum of Contemporary Art  (2005)

Self-portrait as an artist burning down the Museum of Contemporary Art (2005)

Jason Lazarus (born 1975) is a Chicago based artist, curator, writer, and educator who received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. 

His work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bank of America LaSalle Photography Collection, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art among others. Major exhibitions include Black is, Black ain’t at the Renaissance Society, Love to Love You at MASS MoCA, On the Scene at the Art Institute of Chicago, Not the Way You Rememberedat the Queens Museum of Art, Image Search at PPOW Gallery in NYC, Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit, Part 3 at the Future Gallery, Berlin, Self Portrait as an Artist at Kaune Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany, and Tiny Vices at Studio Bee in Tokyo, Japan. 

Solo exhibitions include Jason Lazarus: Chicago Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,Recordings at D3 Projects in Los Angeles, “Orion over Baghdad” at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, “Your Time is Gonna Come” at Illinois State University, and an upcoming solo exhibitionLive Archive at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco 

Jason is a Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Chicago Artist Writers, an online art criticism platform. Throughout 2013 and 2014 he will be screening internationally a feature length film comprised entirely of animated GIFS calledtwohundredfiftysixcolors

Jason Lazarus is represented by: Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago.