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Jason Hawk is a Chicago based sculptor originally from rural Vermont. In early 2007, after years spent working in two-dimensional media such as painting and intaglio printmaking, he enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There he developed an affinity for large scale metal work and devoted himself to gaining technical proficiency in sculpture becoming a master metalworker and mold maker. Since then Hawk has shown extensively throughout the Chicago area in venues such as the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Jackson Junge Gallery and Expo Chicago Art Exposition. Nationally Hawk’s work has been shown at the Kendall College of Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh and venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Colorado and Vermont. Hawk has work in the permanent collections of the Anderson Center for the Arts, the Peoria Public Library and the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 2011 Hawk was a recipient of a Purdue North Central’s Odyssey Sculpture Grant. His work has appeared in such publications such as Chicago Social, New City, Sixty Inches from Center, Art Slant, Public Art in Chicago as well as Brigitte Martin’s 2012 book Humor in Craft. As one of the founding members of Stairway and Red Gate studios, Hawk's mold making and sculpture fabrication company has produced major works for clients like Nike, Coca-Cola, Moss and LinkedIn as well as designers and artists all over the country.

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