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Transit Nebula Disco, oil on canvas, 24 x 24, 2016

“Thrown from the Storm,” a solo exhibition, by Jason Stout, opens Nov. 5th from 7-10pm. Title taken from Arthur Rimbaud’s poem, The Drunken Boat. The line “thrown from the storm into a birdless sky,” travelled round and round the artist’s brain while creating this body of work. Read below to find out more about what inspired this vibrant, in color and content, series.

Artist’s Statement

My current body of work deals with the idea of the modern landscape, both formally and conceptually. In this series idyllic semi abstract representations of a natural environment exist. These landscapes are however altered by human’s existence, even though often no figure is visibly present. Oil derricks and boreholes accompany trees, bushes, and mountains, slowly taking over their position. In the foreground the top layer of earth is peeled back, exposing the polluted after effects of fracking and the water contamination that follows. An eerily placed path crawls through the composition as a metaphor for exploring a dangerous road ahead.

Cloud compositions deal with the idea of conflict and turbulence, both domestic and abroad. These clouds also double as nebulas, contracting and expanding energy around the idea of conflict. These works deal with notions of political strife coexisting with environmental concerns, and create compositions of smaller troubled environments happening in larger, yet equally troubled, ones. There are fragmented figurative elements playing in and outside of these clouds, as well as tools, weapons, and vices. These bits serve as visual metaphors that address specific narratives from our modern time.                                                                                                                             Jason Stout 2016

Artist Biography 

Jason Stout was born in 1977. He received his BFA in studio art from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001 and a MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004.

Stout’s work visually deals with elements of formal and figurative abstraction, while exploring such themes as power, history, and identity, especially through the guise of southern culture. His work exists in several private and public collections, including the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

During his career he has participated in several solo exhibitions and has been a part of many group exhibitions as well. Stout has won both scholarships and individual awards for his work. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee at Martin and is represented by REM gallery in San Antonio, Texas and Circuitous Succession Gallery in Memphis Tennessee. Stout was recently named TAEA Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2015-16 and Best of Show (featured artist) for the Art of the South 2016 exhibition.

Artist Resume and CV

Jason Stout MFA

Personal Information

 Professional Level: Associate Professor of Art

Campus Address: 265 Fine Arts Building, Martin TN 38238

Home Address: 1043 Pair Rd., Martin, TN 38237

Contact Information: Cell: (731) 514-2637

Email: jstout@utm.edu

Employment

 Associate Professor of Art, University of Tennessee at Martin

Education

 2004        MFA, Painting, University of Texas at San Antonio

2001        BFA, Studio, University of Tennessee at Martin

1996-98  Murray State University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 2015     Interiors and Exteriors, Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY

Domestic Turbulence, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2013     Bandits and Candidates by the Shale, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Jason Stout: Collected Drawings 2006-2013, Hopkinsville State Community College, Hopkinsville, Ky.

Quiet Histories and Futures from the Republic, Pellissippi State University, Knoxville, TN

2011     Sovereignity, Viscousity, and Reprise, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2010     Paintings and Drawings, West Georgia University, Carrollton, GA

2009     Out Here in the Middle, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2006     The Injured Façade, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2005     Bringing It Back Home, Fine Arts Gallery, UT at  Martin, TN

Burial Ground, Three Walls Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2004     Honky Tonk Angels, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX

2001     Relics from the Dynasty, Fine Arts Gallery, UT at Martin, TN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016     Politics and Power, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh New York

NAEA Member Exhibition, NAEA Gallery, Alexandria, VA

The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, The Reece Museum, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

Four Painters, Four Walls: Christopher St. John, Jason Stout, Juan Rojo, Robert Moler, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN

State of the Union, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

University of Tennessee at Martin Faculty Group Show, River Campus Art Gallery, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Giradeau, MO

2nd Annual Alabama National Biennial, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Five x Five x Five, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

 Art of the South 2016, Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Nashville/ Memphis, TN.

Connections: 5th Annual TAEA Member Exhibit, Leu Visual Art Center, Belmont Univesity, Nashville, TN

Texas National 2016, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

CLUE: 2016 VTA Faculty Exhibition, FAB Gallery, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

Equality Matters: Conversations on Gender and Race, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Willaim Woods University, Fulton, MO

29th Annual McNeese State Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

Painting and Seeing, Cultural Arts Building, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

What If: Chautauqua National, Campbell Building, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

2015     UTM Faculty Show, Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, KY

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2015, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY

Irene Rosenzweig Biennial 2015, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR

Art of the South 2015, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

36th annual Mini Works Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Visual Evidence, Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY

Mixed Martial Arts: UTM Faculty Art Show, Fine Arts Building

Gallery,University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

Connections: 5th Annual TAEA Member Show, Leu Visual Art Building, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2014     Impressions 2014, Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, KY

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY

The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, The Reece Museum, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

35th Annual Mini Works Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

27th annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, Ambercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

2013    Impressions 2013, Icehouse Gallery, Mayfield, KY

Biannual Juried Show 2013, Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, Ky

34th Annual Mini Works Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

45th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Denton, TX

Visual Evidence, Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY

Southworks: 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, OCAF Gallery, Watkinsville, GA

McNay Art Museum, Art to the Power of 10 (The McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum) San Antonio, TX

2012    Impressions 2012, Icehouse Gallery, Mayfield, KY

33rd Annual Mini Works on Paper, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Gathering 4, The Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center, Jackson, TN

Visual Evidence 2012, Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY

notBig, MS Renzy Studio Gallery, Lexington, KY

2011   Impressions 2011, Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, KY

Murray Art Guild Show, Murray, KY

32nd Annual Mini Works of Paper, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2010    31st Annual Mini-Works on Paper, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Faculty Art Show, Paul Meek Center, Martin, TN

2009    Collaborations, Six Toe Studio, Martin, TN

Faculty Group Show, Paul Meek Center, Martin, TN

For full listing of selected shows visit artist’s website

Publications/Bibliography

2009-Present      thejasonstout.com This is a website about my work and features up to date information on shows, exhibitions, and lectures. It contains images of my artwork in various media as well.

2016                 Woodley, Donna. “Interview: Jason Stout”, Number: 87 Summer (2016) 5

 TAEA CONNECTIONS member art exhibit catalog (artwork)

29th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition catalog (artwork)

Texas National Catalog 2016 (artwork)

Fredric Koeppel, “Art of the South 2016”, The Commercial Appeal, June 8, 2016

Lynette Wagster, “Stout wins Best in Show”, The Weakly County Press, May 19, 2016

The Focus, “Studio Visit: Jason Stout”, June 10, 2016, locatearts.org

Campus News, “Jason Stout named Best of Show…”, May 25, 2016, utm.edu

2015                 The Pacer,Writing Center honors faculty artists, December 10, 2015

TAEA CONNECTIONS member art exhibit catalog (artwork)

 Tennessee Alumnus Magazine, Art in the House, Fall Edition

2014                27th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition catalog (artwork)

The FL3TCH3R Exhibition catalog (Statement of work)

Mini Works of Art at JSU” Anniston Star 2014 (ADD CITATION INFO)

Tennessee Soybean Festival (Guitar as Art), Weakley County Press, August 28 (photo)

2013                 45th Annual National VAST catalog (artwork)

Flagpole Magazine, May 8 (artwork)

Tilt the Current (artist interview) jodiestokes-casey.com

VTA Annual Faculty Art Exhibition Fall 2013 Weakley County Press, Wednesday November 27, 2013

E.L. Simpson, Pellissippi State Hosts Art Exhibit Featuring Jason Stout,   Pellissippi State Community College Blog, http://www.pstcc.edu/blogs/marketing-comm/?p=4232#.U86QryjUOcN, January 23, 2013

Pellissippi State Hosts Art Exhibit Featuring Jason Stout, Knoxville Journal January 23, 2013

2011                 Scott Andrews “Intentionally or Not” The San Antonio Current, July 13,

Steve Bennett “The Surreal State of the Union” San Antonio Express News, July 27

2010                 Corryn Fraser “Artist J. Stout inspires at talk” The West Georgian, Feb. 23

Carol Eckert “The Photograph and Publication Conversing in Art” Spring 2010

2009                 Regina Emory Art faculty seizes chance to display talent, passion” The Pacer, December 2, 2009

2007                 Edna Silva “Last Words” (Artwork) San Antonio Current, April 4

Elaine Wolff “Artifacts” San Antonio Current, October 13 (artwork)

2005                 Meghan Green “Art Show Draws Conversation…” The Pacer, October 4

Elaine Wolff “More’s the People” San Antonio Current, Feb 24

Dan Goddard “Fine and Figurative Art” San Antonio Express News, Jan. 30

Elaine Wolff “Its Potluck Time Again” San Antonio Current, Jan. 8

Dan Goddard “Top Tickets” San Antonio Express, January 8

Grants/Awards/Scholarships

2016                 Honorable Mention, 2nd Annual Alabama National Biennial, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL

Best in Show, Art of the South 2016, Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Nashville/ Memphis, TN.

1st Place, Drawing and Painting, Visual Evidence 2016, Miller CVB Center, Murray KY

College of Humanities and Fine Arts “Outstanding Advisor”, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin TN

Honarable Mention, Connections: 6th Annual TAEA Member Show, Leu Visual Art Building, Belmont University, Nashville TN

2015                 TAEA Higher Education Art Educator of the Year (Tennessee)

 FY 2016 Creative Placemaking Grant (developed for and in cooperation with the city of Dresden, TN with Lauren Bean)

 3rd Place, Connections: 5th Annual TAEA Member Show, Leu Visual Art Building, Belmont University, Nashville TN

1ST Place, 36th Annual Mini Works on Paper, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville AL

2014                 JSU Department of Art Purchase Award, University Collection, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

 2nd Place, Painting, Impressions 2014, Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, Ky

 2013                 Outstanding Jr. Faculty Award, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

2nd Place, Drawing, Visual Evidence Murray Art Guild Show, Murray, Ky

Best of Show, 34th Annual Mini-Works Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Student Organization Advisor of the Year 2012-2013, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

2011                 1st Place, Drawing, Impressions 2011, Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, KY

1st Place, 32nd Annual Mini-Works Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2nd Place Painting, Murray Art Guild Show, Murray, KY

2010                 University Purchase, West Georgia University, University Collection

1st Place, 31st Annual Mini –Works Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2004                 Best of Show, Annual Student Exhibition (Juror Melissa Miller), UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2002-04                         Charles and Germaine Field Painting Scholarship

2001                 2nd Place 2-D and Peoples Choice Award, Top of the Art Show, West

Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, TN

3rd Place 2-D, Artists of the 21st Century, UTM Museum, Martin, TN

Best of Show, Annual Student Show, UTM Fine Arts Gallery, Martin, TN

2000                 1st Place 2-D, Artists of the 21st Century, UTM Museum, Martin, TN

1996                 Freshman Art Scholarship, Murray State University, Murray, KY

University Collections

2015                 University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

2015                 Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2010                 West Georgia University, Carrollton, GA

Gallery Affiliation

 2005-present      REM Gallery219 E Park Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 224-1227

Circuitous Succession Gallery, 500 South 2nd Street, Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 229-1041

For full CV visit the artist’s website at http://www.thejasonstout.com

Official Artist Registry, Locate Arts

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