Jason Reed is Texas-based artist and educator. With a background in geography, his work deals with the confluence of land, politics, and visual histories. He is a Professor of Photography and the Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies at Texas State University and holds a BA in Geography from the University of Texas and an MFA in Photography from Illinois State University.
In addition to his individual practice, much of his work involves collaboration through the art and education project Borderland Collective, which Reed co-founded in 2007 with high school history teacher Ryan Sprott. Most recently he started a printed matter project that examines histories and dilemmas of the American West called the Victory in the Wilderness Museum. The first publication is a multi-volume examination of the visual culture of the U.S. Border Patrol called, The Place Where Flags Wave.
Reed has created gallery and public space exhibitions at venues such as Artpace in San Antonio, Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, storefront windows in Miles, Texas, Galerie Reinthaler in Vienna, Austria, Dallas Contemporary, La Asamblea Legislativa in Mexico City, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
2019 Blackwell School: Images and Voices from the Archive. Public art exhibition of mural photographic prints around Marfa, Texas. Created in collaboration between Borderland Collective and the Blackwell School Alliance
2019 Losing Control: Guns, Government, and Group Think, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia
2018 One to Another: Borderland Collective. Artpace, Hudson Showroom, San Antonio, Texas
2018 La Esperanza de ser Yo. Public storefront window display of work around Miles, Texas. Created in collaboration between Borderland Collective and the Migrant Educcation Program of Region 15, Texas Education Service Center
2018 Reimagining the Third Space. KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, Missouri. With Joe Harjo and Vincent Valdez
2018 Oil-land: Borderland Collective, AP Art Lab, San Antonio, TX, Exhibition of work from collaboration between Borderland Collective and the International School of the Americas