Jason A. Swift

Jason SwiftJason A. Swift
Associate Professor of Art Education
Graduate Program Coordinator for Art Education

Phone: (603) 535-2826
E-mail: jaswift2@plymouth.edu


Jason Swift earned his BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994, his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in 1997 and his EdM in 2003 and EdD in 2009 from Teachers College, Columbia University. He was Artist in Residence for the Curatorial Experiences Program at MICA from 1998 to 1999 and a lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts’ 2005 Art Education Leadership Academy in Beijing, China. In addition, he has delivered papers at the NAEA and SECAC/MACAA annual conferences on studio-based practices research and autoethnographic methodology. He has taught studio and art education courses at Teachers College, Columbia University and art education and master’s level research courses at Queens College, CUNY. Jason Swift received the 1997 Amalie Rothchild Award and was the 2005 Enid Morse Fellow. In 2004 he co-founded the Pearl Street Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited in the U.S., South Korea and China and is in collections in the U.S. and Australia. Jason Swift lives and works in New Hampshire and continues to exhibit his artwork in the US and internationally.

Degrees and Education
  • EdD, Columbia University
  • EdM, Columbia University
  • MFA, Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA)
  • BFA, University of North Carolina

Research Interests
  • Autoethnography
  • Studio-Based Practices Research

Recenet Exhibitions
  • Piece of Mind, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY-2011
  • Pool Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY-2011
  • Of House and Home, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD-2011
  • Boundaries and Borders: 2010 Korean DMZ Art Festival, Seokjang-ri Art Gallery, South Korea-2010
  • Myers Art Collection Showcase: An Exhibition of Selected Works from the Teachers College Permanent Art Collection, Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY-2010
  • Producing: Films and Videos, Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, Curator: Maurizio Pellegrin-2010
  • Art Basel: Verge Art Fair by Gitana Rosa Gallery, Miami, FL-2009
  • Visions in New York City: Short Films and Videos, Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, Curator: Maurizio Pellegrin-2009
  • Shorts: A Small Film Festival, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY-2008
  • Led by Thread, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA-2008
  • HOAST at EMC Arts, artHarlem, New York, NY-2008
  • Faces, Zakka, Beijing, China-2007
  • HOAST, artHarlem, New York, NY-2007
  • Contemporary Art in Harlem, artHarlem, New York, NY-2007

Awards and Distinctions
  • 2008 A. W. Dow Scholarship Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 2006 Outstanding Teacher Award Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 2006, 2010 VSC Artist’s Grant Vermont Studio Center
  • 2005 Enid Morse Fellowship Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 1997 Amalie Rothchild Award Maryland Institute, College of Art

Associations, Boards, and Committees
  • International Society for Education through Art
  • National Art Education Association
  • Southeastern College Art Conference
  • General Education
  • Council of Teacher Education
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee

Courses Taught
  • Fundamentals of Art: Form in 3D
  • Art Education Internship (Graduate Level)
  • Art Education Student Teaching: Elementary/Secondary Component
  • Instructional Planning and Pedagogy for Art Education
  • Methods and Materials for Art Education
  • Technology for Art Education

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