Jason A. Cina
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Studio Practice: 42-24 Orchard Street. LIC 11101 - Studio# 101 A

Phone: 917 509 1799 txt only

Email: info@jasonacina.com

Website:: http://www.jasonacina.com

Artist Bio:
Jason grew up in NYC on Roosevelt Island and has lived in nearby Queens since the late 1990's. His field of study was in stage design but after years of lighting plays in the trenches of Off Broadway Jason cared more for his 35mm stills and picked up from promising work begun in his teens.

The subsequent decade produced an esteemed portfolio which took Jason on several adventures across America accompanying actors and jazz musicians pushing his point of view towards candid and street portraiture.

On the flip side, Jason's painting skills were kept sharp as he regularly freelanced as a scenic artist Off Broadway in addition to filling up many a sketch book while idle in hotels and airports.

Back home, Jason taught art and photography for a handful of scholastic institutions including the founding of the photography program at The Harlem Children's Zone. Later on he developed a studio art and photography curricula for adults with developmental disabilities for AHRC in facilities city wide. One location in particular was conveniently around the corner from his apartment; and, with ample space allotted to the program, Jason covertly set up shop during off hours commencing a series of paintings based on materials found in-house.

The years that followed produced Jason's first cohesive series of ten large recycled wood panels entitled SLABS with several smaller pieces recently added to the inventory thanks to long term residencies granted by Topaz Arts and Bliss on Bliss Studios both located in western Queens.

Since first presenting the series as a solo exhibition in 2013 the work has been showing regularly in commercial and collective galleries in Chelsea, Long Island City, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. As of July 2019, Jason's new studio is located on Orchard Street in Long Island City.

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