I started drawing in perspective and realism in my early teens and received a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1991. Graduating Cum Laude in 1995, I settled in Phoenix, Arizona to a new and exciting art scene developing in downtown Phoenix.

My paintings and silverpoint drawings reflect my love of still life and landscape which I combine to create surrealistic desolate and isolated desert landscapes. I am a veteran and live with my wife in Phoenix.

Painting for me is an exploration. When I paint a still-life I am not just describing the objects in front of me, I am also exploring the scene as if I were going there in person. By using extremes in scale and perspective, color and light, I create drama in my paintings and silverpoint drawings. My subject matter are found and recycled items such as rusty metal bits and old broken things.

Artist Member of the Sonoran Arts League

Artist Member Local First Arizona

Education

BFA Cum Laude from Columbus College of Art and Design 1995

Scholarships

Albert K. Murray Scholarship, 1995
Heart of Ohio Tole Award, 1994
Heart of Ohio Tole Award, 1993
Alumni Association Scholarship, 1992
CCAD Foundation Scholarship, 1991

Selected Shows:

Arizona State Fair, group show, winner 2nd prize for oil painting, 2017

Group Show at The Icehouse Gallery  PHX AZ June 2017

What's Up World group show at New City Studio PHX AZ April 2017

Collision at The Icehouse Gallery with Joe Holdren, Eric Cox, Eric Kaspar and Eddie Sparr PHX AZ January 2017

Group Show "Oh, The Places You'll Go" at ASU Downtown, PHX AZ January 2017 to May 2017

Group Show at Grinder's Coffee Co. PHX AZ January 2017 to Current

Solo Show at Stacy's at Melrose, PHX AZ January, February 2017  

Sonoran Small Works Show at the Red Truck Trading Company, Cave Creek, AZ Dec 2016-Jan-2017

The Veteran Art Show at Unexpected Art Gallery, Sponsored by The Sonoran Arts League Nov 2016 PHX AZ

"of land, sea and sky" Arizona State University Community Arts Gallery, August 15-December 10, 2016, PHX AZ

Jason Hugger: Street Coffee, March 18 – April 11, 2016, Phoenix AZ

Artelshow presents Portmanteau A Group Show at Public Image Dec 18, 2015 – Jan 25, 2016, PHX AZ

TINY WORKS I TINY DANCES First Friday December 4, 2015 Group Show, Phoenix AZ

Tieken Gallery Grand Opening, November 2015, “The AZ45” Paradise Valley AZ

{9} The Gallery, Solo Show “Desolate Wind” September 2015, Phoenix AZ

Pita Jungle Downtown, Solo Show, August 2015 Curated by Robrt Pela Phoenix AZ

Pita Jungle Gilbert, Solo Show, July 2015. Curated by R Pela Contemporary Art Gilbert AZ

Pita Jungle Dana Point, Solo Show, Mesa, June 2015. Curated by R Pela Contemporary Art

Pita Jungle Mesa, Solo Show, May 2015. Curated by R Pela Contemporary Art

A.S.U. Downtown Center, Group Show, “Birds, Bugs, Beasts and Blooms” Phoenix AZ 2015

R.Pela Contemporary Art Gallery “Evidence of Life”, Phoenix, AZ 2014

A.E. England Gallery, “Lost and Found in Still-Life” Phoenix, AZ 2013

Urban Beans/ Tertio Wine Bar Solo Show Curated by Ted Decker 2013

Echo Coffee, Group Show, “Something More”, Curated by Ted Decker Scottsdale, AZ 2013

MonOrchid, Group Show, “Thermal Phoenix”2013

Offices of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Group Show, “Phoenix: A Creative Oasis” Curated by Ted Decker 2013

Practical Art, Solo Show, “The Silverpoint Drawings of Jason Hugger” 2013, Phoenix, AZ

Practical Art, Group Show, “Heat” 2012, Phoenix, AZ

Olney Gallery, Group Show, “MindScapes: “A Trinity of Surrealists” 2012, Phoenix AZ

MyxMedia, Group Show, 2010, Phoenix AZ

Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2008, Phoenix AZ

Contemporary Forum, Building a Collection Auction, 2008, Phoenix AZ

University of Judaism, Group Show, “Constructivism and Metaphor” 2007, Los Angeles, CA

Contemporary Forum, Auction, Phoenix, AZ 2007

Paper Heart, Group Show, 2006, Phoenix AZ

Paulina Miller Gallery, Solo Show, 2005, Phoenix AZ

Herberger Theater, Group Show, 2004, Phoenix AZ

Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2003, Phoenix AZ

Holgas Gallery, Group Show, 2002, Phoenix AZ

Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2001, Phoenix AZ

Paulina Miller Gallery, Group Show, 2000, Phoenix AZ

Art Cellar, Group Show, 1999, Mesa AZ

Artlink Second Annual Juried Show, 1998, Phoenix AZ

LauJo’s Bistro, Solo Show, 1997, Phoenix AZ

Arizona State Fair, 1997, Phoenix AZ

Artlink First Annual Juried Show, 1997, Phoenix AZ

Arizona Biennial/Tucson Museum of Art, 1997, Tucson AZ

Ashland Independent Art Space, Group Show, 1996, Phoenix AZ

Texas Fine Arts Association, Work on Tour, 1996, TX

Columbus College of Art and Design, Solo Show, 1995 Columbus OH

Ohio State Fair, won 3rd Best of Show, 1994, Columbus OH