Jason DeMarte’s biography:
Jason DeMarte was born in Louisiana in 1973 but spent most of his childhood in Colorado. Growing up in Colorado’s natural beauty had a profound effect on Jason, an effect that is evident in his work to this day. While Jason has been making pictures since he was 11 years old he was originally interested in biological sciences. After attending school pursuing a degree in science Jason decided he could investigate his interests in the natural world better with Photography. Jason DeMarte is now an established artist currently on leave from Mississippi State University and teaching photography at the University of New Mexico. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and then his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Oregon. Previous to teaching in Mississippi, Jason taught photography for three years at Zayed University, an all Muslim women’s University in the United Arab Emirates. Working overseas allowed Jason to travel to over a dozen countries, giving him an insightful and unique perspective to work from. DeMarte’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Chelsea Galleria in Miami, the Pacific Northwest Center for Photography in Portland OR. the Meridian Museum of Art, the New Life Gallery in Berlin Germany, the University of the Art Gallery in Philadelphia, the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography in L.A., the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Total Arts Gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His work has also appeared in journals and publications including Photography Now, Photo Review and the Wynwood Arts Magazine. He recently received honorable mention for Jen Beckman’s “Hey Hot Shots” competition, and was accepted into this years Review Santa Fe and the Photo-Eye gallery showcase in Santa Fe NM. Lastly Jason was nominated for this years PDN 30 emerging photographers.”

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