Born London, 1968.
Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
Jason Minsky’s work unravels and re-configures the familiar. Playfully dislocating the functioning of places and events.
With a strong interventionist strand, he has made a range of work exploring the conventions, rules and rituals within and around sporting environments.
These include working creatively for the Cultural Olympiad London 2012, English Heritage and Leeds Rugby Club.
The context of the work is often central to its interpretation. He often employs humour as a strategy to unpick these rules creating dramatic, beguiling and often absurd interventions.
The resulting artworks often have a refreshing, open-ended, limitless quality that transcends their origins.
A multi-disciplinary approach to making work means that photography, video, neons, installation, sculpture, multiples and performance are all potential creative outcomes of this way of working.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, MA RCA (1997-99) and Manchester Polytechnic BA Hons, Minsky has lectured at many colleges and universities within the UK, on a diverse range of courses, including architecture, furniture design and fine art.
He’s worked for some leading artists and designers including Ron Arad and Danny Lane. After graduating from his degree, He worked for a year as Studio assistant becoming studio manager to Alexander Beleschenko. Assisting on a complex large scale public art project for St. Johns College, Oxford.
Minskys work is in many private and public collections in Ireland, UK and around the World.
He has recently shown a photographic print edition of ‘Mare Liberum’ (Freedom of the Sea) as part of Halftone Print Fair at PhotoIreland, Dublin.
This was purchased by the Office of Public Works for the State Art Collection, Ireland.
189th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
21st May - 10th August 2019. (Showing ‘ WASH 31:12:18 ‘)
Halftone Print Fair at PhotoIreland, Dublin November,2018
‘Advantage’, Solo show, Site Gallery, Sheffield, 2012.
‘Beautiful Games’ , V & A Museum of Childhood, London. 2012
Sports Lab, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, 2011.
Something in the Pipeline, Minsky & Titley, Cube, Manchester 2011.
Visibility Good, Gallery North, Jason Minsky, Kim L Pace, William Cobbing 2010 *
‘Interfering with Play’, Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed (2009).
Artist in Residence for the Leeds Rugby Foundation, Leeds, 2007-2008.
‘Match Report’ solo show for PSL (Project Space Leeds, 2008).
Arte Grupo Forja, Valencia (2008).
Get in...Get out, Manchester Art Gallery (2004)*
Crosby Homes Manchester Art Prize ( Winner 2003), Live performance & exhibition.
A catalogue produced for this show including an essay by Henry Meyric Hughes.
‘Get in...get out’, Jason Minsky, Manchester Art Gallery, Cornerhouse Publications (2004).
‘Extraordinary Moves’ Residency, Centre for Sport & Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University, an Official Cultural Olympiad Project, London 2012. (Three Exhibitions)
Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, English Heritage, Berwick upon Tweed. 2008-09. (Solo Exhibition)
Inside Out Residency, Storey Gallery, Lancaster, 2006-2007. (Poster)
Other Exhibitions include :
‘Unrealised Potential’ Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2010.
‘This is England’ Beacon House University, Pakistan 2010.
’Plus100’, Volume Projects, London,2009, alongside Damian Hirst, Tracey Emin and Mustafa Hulusi.
‘Artheke’ Va Va Room, Hong Kong, 2009.
‘Kiss of a Lifetime’, Bearspace, London, 2009.
‘Natural Dependency’ Jerwood Gallery,London ,1999.
* Denotes a catalogue.
Minsky’s work has been reviewed in : The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, Time Out (London), and Art News (USA), Arena Magazine, Flux Magazine, Apollo Magazine, Artists Newsletter and many other publications. Catalogues available include, ‘Arcadia in the City’ English Heritage (p.74, 79, and back cover) (2002). ‘New Routes New Destinations’ Rosenthal and The Royal College of Art, (2000).
Takeaway Garden, (part of Architecture Week) Cube, Manchester (2007), Nemesis, Greenroom, Manchester (2007), Inside Out residency, Storey Gallery, Lancaster (2006), As seen onTV, Art advert and 500 artworks, Channel M and Greenroom, Manchester (2006), The Games Room (group show), Touchstones, Rochdale (2006), Arcadia in the City, Marble hill House, London (2002)*.
*Catalogues from Cornerhouse Publications and English Heritage.