Jason Botkin/ Jason Botkin

Canada 1974

Street Art

www.jasonbotkin.com

Jason Botkin
Jason Botkin
Male
Canada
1974

Born in Denver, Colorado in 1974 and growing up in Winnipeg, Jason Botkin has been addicted to pushing the charcoal and ink for a long time now. Since he has received his BFA with honours at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Botkin has made a name for himself for his art and as co-creator and director of EN MASSE.

EN MASSE, under the direction of Jason Botkin and Rupert Bottenberg is best described as an ongoing exercise in irreverent, improvised collaborative drawing — a boundary-blurring cocktail of high and lowbrow culture, pop imagery fragmented like shattered glass in a spontaneous, multi-genre, black-on-white collision.

In Botkin’s words his art  “reflect reflection, looking in and looking out.  It is the essence of otherness, of being apart and yet, also of coming together.  Each image is a composite of smaller ones and the completion of the parts create the whole”.

As part of En Masse project Botkin has been exhibiting is art worldwide, the collective being invited to major large scale event with international wide coverage. He was part of Big Bang exhibition at Montreal Fine Arts Museum in 2011.

Jason Botkin’s art has found a place among many prestigious private and corporate collections. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Botkin now lives in Montreal.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Mexico’s first International Public Art FestivalHolbox Island, MexicoGroup
2013FOUNTAIN ART FAIRCHICAGO, USAGroup
2013Fountain Art FairMiami, USAGroup
2013ALL KINLNDMRK Gallery, MontrealSolo
2012Opening of Design AnnexDesign Annex, Art Gallery of Hamilton, MontrealGroup
2012STUDIOS ARTS ET EDUCATION MICHEL de la CHENELIERE ProjectMontreal Museum of Fine Arts, MontrealGroup
2012Fantasia International Film FestivalMontreal, CanadaGroup
2012Works Festival of Art and DesignEdmonton, CanadaGroup
2012SIDIM 12LE SALON INTERNATIONAL DE DESIGN D’INTERIEURS, MONTREALGroup
2012FOUNTAIN ART FAIRNew York, NYGroup
2011SCOPE AND FOUNTAIN ART FAIRMiami, USAGroup
2011  Big Bang!: Creativity Is Given Carte BlancheMontreal Museum of Fine Arts, MontrealGroup
2011San Diego Art FairSan Diego, USAGroup
2011Under the Snow: Montreal Underground Music & Arts FairLaurier Metro Station, MontrealGroup
2011THE “HENGE” PROJECTDESJARDINS COMPLEX, MontrealGroup
2010The DICE ShowHeadquarters Gallery, MontrealGroup
2010Offical launch of MOTOR FX studioMOTOR FX studio, MontrealGroup
2010Montreal's 2010 Nuit Blanche festivitiesEaton center downtown, MontrealGroup
2010Osheaga Arts and Music FestivalMontreal, QuebecGroup
2010Art SouterrainUnderground tunnels from Complexes les Ailes to Complexe Guy Favreau, MontrealGroup
2010LAST MINUTEGalerie Pangee, MontrealSolo
2009Toronto International Art FairToronto/ Montreal, CanadaGroup
2009two day drawing bonanzaSmart Design Mart, MontrealGroup
2009EN MASSE eventSid lee collective, MontrealGroup
2009CHINA TOURSHANGHAI / BEIJINGGroup