Born 1974 in Rochester, MI
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

2018       Argot, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal, Germany
2017       Night Vision, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
               Slow Talkers, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
               Prospects, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2015       Linemaker, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
               Polyrhythm, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2014       Harper College, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
               Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2013       McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2012       Night Strainer, Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2011       Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
2008       Rivers of the Same Mountain, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2007       New Paintings and Drawings, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL (catalogue) 
               New Paintings, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
               Project Room, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2006       Dusty Groove, Chicago, IL (curated by John Corbett)
2004       Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

2019 Paperfile, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany
No Coincidence, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal, Germany
Die Sprache der Formen: Jessica Buhlmann, Jason Karolak, Volker Saul, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany
Century / Idee Bauhaus, Dr. Julius, Berlin, Germany
2018       Hazy and Pure / Painting, curated by Michael Schneider, Raum für Gäste, Aachen, Germany
               Scaffold, curated by Matt Kleberg, The Garage, Charlottesville, VA
2017       Backboard, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal, Germany
               Soft Geometries, curated by Andrea Myers, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH
2016       Drawings, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Dynamic, Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, KS
               Four Colleges, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
               Construction Site, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Line Up, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY
               (Un)conditional Color, curated by Mark Wethli, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
               Ficton (With Only Daylight Between Us), Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH
2015       Full Tilt, curated by John Yau, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
               Painting Problems, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY
               Microscopes and Binoculars, Hoffman Lachance, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)
               Breathing Room, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)
               Space Available, 1329 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY
               DucksLA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2014       Making Space, curated by Susanne Doremus, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Group Exhibition, Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY
               Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Jason Karolak and Andy Vogt, C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA
               Made at Saltonstall: Art from the Residency, CAP Artspace, Ithaca, NY
               Convergence: Jason Karolak and Antoine Lefebvre, Flecker Gallery, Selden, NY (catalogue)
2013       Meta Vista, 16 Wilson, Brooklyn, NY
               Reticulate, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
               Future Folk, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
               Drawings, Trailer Park Proyects, San Juan, PR
               Angular Seduction, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
2012       Recent Works: Jason Karolak and Leah Patgorski, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL (catalogue)
2011       Group Exhibition, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
2009       Big Youth, Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery, Chicago IL (catalogue)          
               Summer Exhibition, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY  
               Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
               Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2008       Paper Love, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
2007       Group Exhibition, curated by Mary Beyer, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Drawn In, Estudiotres Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006       Bentnames, Fifty 50 Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Moreover, curated by Michelle Grabner, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
               Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL  
2005       Love 8, Gallery X, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
               Edit, 1926 Exhibition Space, Roger Brown House, Chicago, IL     

Exhibition Catalogue for (Un)conditional Color, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY. Essay by Mark Wethli,
     "(Un)conditional Color," February 2016
Exhibition Catalogue for Breathing Room, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. May 2015
Exhibition Catalogue for Microscopes and Binoculars, Hoffman LaChance Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Essay by Michael
     Wille, "Curator's Essay," March 2015
Exhibition Catalogue for Convergence: Jason Karolak and Antoine Lefebvre, Maurice Flecker Gallery, Selden, NY. 
     Essay by Thomas Michelli, "Convergences: Jason Karolak and Antoine LeFebvre," March 2014
Exhibition Catalogue for Jason Karolak, Harper College, Palatine, IL. Essay by Sofia Leiby, "Jason Karolak:
     Paintings," February 2014
Boxed suite of 12 solar plate etchings, Alembic. Produced by Oehme Graphics. Prints by Jason Karolak with selected
     text of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edition of 15, 2013
Exhibition Catalogue for Jason Karolak and Leah Patgorski: Recent Works, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage,
     Glen Ellyn, IL. Essay by Jason Foumberg, “The Phenomenological Unconscious,” May 2012
Exhibition Catalogue for Big Youth: New Painters from Chicago, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, Chicago, IL, July 2009
Exhibition Catalogue for New Painting and Drawings, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL. Essay by Michelle
     Grabner, “Mother Tongue,” November 2007
Exhibition Catalogue for Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL. Essay by Terry Myers, "Time Is On Our Side," June
Letterpress Broadside, Poetry Center of Chicago, Poem by Thomas Sayers Ellis,"Ways to be Black in a Poem,"
Drawing by Jason Karolak, edition of 50, 2006

Monika Werner Staude. "Vom Überleben im Lauten New York," Westdeutsche Zeitung, May 9, 2018
Peter Tonguette. "Covering All the Angles," The Columbus Dispatch, October 15, 2017
James Kalm. "Abstract Quartet: Motherwell, Karolak, Belag, Bellinger," James Kalm Report video survey, October 9,
James Panero“The Critics Notebook,” The New Criterion, September 26, 2017
Thomas Micchelli. "The High Drama of Hot Color in a Field of Black," Hyperallergic, September 15, 2017
Tom Pekovitch. "Jason Karolak: Slow Talkers at Devening Projects," Delicious Line, April 24, 2017
Kelly Reaves. "Electric, Eclectic Neural Nets," New City, April 21, 2017
Michael Paglia. "Review: At Robischon, Eight Solos Add Up to a Major Look at Contemporary Abstraction,"
     Westword, January 25, 2017
Thomas Micchelli. "Painting from the Ground Up," Hyperallergic, July 9, 2016
Michael Paglia. "Ink Masters at Space Gallery," Westword, March 23, 2016
Thomas Micchelli. "The Pursuit of Art, 2015," Hyperallergic, December 26, 2015
Steven Alexander. "Some Notable Shows of 2015," Steven Alexander Journal, December 26, 2015
Michael Paglia. "Getting the Most out of Minimalism at the Robischon and Rule Galleries," Westword, June 2,
Jennifer Samet. "Beer with a Painter: Jason Karolak," Hyperallergic, May 3, 2015
Dar Dowling. "Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art," Modernnyc, February 27, 2015
Thomas Micchelli. "Dark Matter: Jason Karolak's Wayward Abstractions," Hyperallergic, February 21, 2015
Ann Landi. "Color as Structure," ARTnews, October 2014
Joanne Mattera. "Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art," Joanne Mattera Art Blog, July 25, 2014
John Haber. "Put on a Show," Haberarts, July 23, 2014
Arthur Whitman. "Urban Color Spectrum: Brooklyn Abstractionist Shines in CAP's Saltonstall Exhibit," Ithaca
, July 16, 2014
Paul D'Agostino. "4 Exhibits You Need to See," The L Magazine, July 3, 2014
Michael Paglia. "Conceptual Abstraction runs through shows at Robischon and Vertigo," Westword, February 20,
James Panero. "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion, November 2013
David Linneweh. “Interview: Jason Karolak,” Studio Break, August 13, 2013  
John Haber. "Theme Party," Haberarts, August, 2013
Thomas Micchelli. "Spinning a Web: When Art Addresses the Infinite," Hyperallergic, July 13, 2013
Carl Gunhouse. "Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art," Searching for the Light, March 26, 2013
Joanne Mattera. “Two Solos on the Lower East Side: Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art, Sarah Walker at
     Artifact,” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, March 8, 2013
Sharon Butler. “Painting of the Day: Jason Karolak,” Two Coats of Paint, February 25, 2013
Xiomara Martinez-White. “Jason Karolak at McKenzie,” Artery, February 13, 2013
Caleb DeJong. “Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art,” Thoughts That Cure Radically, February 10, 2013
Valerie Brennan. “Interview: Jason Karolak,” Studio Critical, July 16, 2011
Dana Self. “’Discourse Matters’ at the Dolphin Gallery is Magnetic, Immersive,” Kansas City Star, July 13, 2011
Crystal Wiebe. “Discourse Matters,” The Pitch, July 2011
Ruth Lopez. “To Stay or not to Stay: The Creative Dilemma,” The Art Newspaper, May 2009
Ann Wiens. “5 Young Artists,” Chicago Magazine, August 2009
Robin Farrell Roulo. “New Kids on the Block,” Artslant, August 2, 2009
Laura Pearson. “Big Youth at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” Time Out Chicago, July 30, 2009
Chris Miller. “Big Youth at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” New City, July 27, 2009
Carley Demchuk. “Big Youth: New Painters from Chicago,” Art Talk Chicago, July 15, 2009
Stephen Mueller. “Jason Karolak at Massimo Audiello,” Art in America, January 2009
Roberta Smith. “Chelsea: Art Chockablock with Encyclopedic Range,” New York Times, November 14, 2008
Paddy Johnson. "Jason Karolak at Massimo Audiello," Art F City, October 20, 2008
Lauren Weinberg. “Paper Love,” Time Out Chicago, July 17, 2008
Jason Foumberg. “The Manifold World,” New City, December 13, 2007
Karissa Lang. “Tip of the Week: Jason Karolak,” New City, November 22, 2007
Alan Artner. “Exhibition Review,” Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2007

2006      MFA, Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997      BFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

2015-Present      Visiting Assistant Professor, Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2011-2015          Lecturer, Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2010                   Instructor, Painting, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2008-2009          Instructor, Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007-2009          Instructor, Foundations, Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
2008                   Adjunct Assistant Professor, Studio Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2018     Curator of the group exhibition Primary, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2017     Mellon Grant for research on color, Drew University, Madison, NJ
             Artist Lecture, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
             Artist Lecture, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2016     Visiting Artist, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
             Artist Lecture, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
2015     Artist Lecture, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
2014     Residency Fellowship, Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca, NY
             Visiting Artist, Harper College, Chicago, IL
             Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
2013     Artist Project, Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO
             Artist Lecture, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2012     Visiting Artist, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2011     Visiting Artist Lecture, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
             Visiting Artist, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2010     Visiting Artist Lecture, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2009     Visiting Artist Lecture, Depaul University, Chicago, IL
2008     Visiting Critic, Fall Critiques, Dominican University, Chicago, IL
2007     Visiting Critic, Spring Critiques, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
             Visiting Artist, Wells College, Aurora, NY
2006     Co-Curator (with James Kao) of the group exhibition Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
             Graduate Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL