Jason Hanasik has an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA and a BFA Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Purchase. Hanasik works in a variety of media including photography, film and installation. His work has been exhibited widely and published in various journals and publications. He currently advises students in the graduate program in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts and creates videos for Gap and Gap Inc. As a lecturer, Hanasik has delivered talks on his work and other artist's artistic practice at SFMoMA and various colleges and universities nationwide. In 2009, Hanasik was shortlisted for the Aperture Portfolio Prize and in 2011, the Magenta Foundation selected him as one of the US winners for their Flash Forward Emerging Artist Exchange. In late 2012, the Smithsonian named Hanasik's piece Sharrod (Turn/Twirl) a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery's 2012 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. His video will be on display at the Smithsonian from March 2013-February 2014.
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