Jason Hanasik has an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Purchase.
Hanasik works in a variety of media including photography, video, installation and the written word. His work has been exhibited widely and published in various journals and publications. He currently advises students in the graduate program in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts.
As a lecturer, Hanasik has delivered talks on his work and other artist's artistic practice at SFMoMA and various colleges and universities nationwide. In 2009, Hanasik was shortlisted for the Aperture Portfolio Prize and in 2011, the Magenta Foundation selected him as one of the US winners for their Flash Forward Emerging Artist Exchange. In late 2012, the Smithsonian named Hanasik's piece "Sharrod (Turn/Twirl)" a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery's 2012 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and was on display at the Smithsonian from 2013 to early 2014. In the fall of 2014, Hanasik's first monograph, "I slowly watched him disappear" will be published by Kris Graves Projects and in 2015, a selection of his photographs will be reproduced in the new peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal "Critical Military Studies" by Taylor and Francis.