Jason Sturgill, My time in Trigg County and A Retrospective of Self
On view through October 3, 2020
Janice Mason Art Museum
Cadiz, Kentucky
www.jmam.org

Jason Sturgill was born in Wise, Virginia. The son of a coal miner and independent businesswoman who learned early on of their son’s passion for art as he liked to scribble and doodle on every surface he can find. He graduated from Morehead State University in Eastern Kentucky in 2002 with his art education certification as well as an additional studio art degree and a degree in Music. In the fall of 2002, Mr. Sturgill accepted a middle school art teaching position in central Kentucky. During this tenure, Mr. Sturgill completed his Master of Arts in Education from MSU.

He is currently teaching classes in Traditional Drawing and Computer Art including illustration, painting, graphic design, digital sculpting, animation, and Game Design. Over the past four years, Jason has been working on branching out of education into freelance, gallery, and publication work. He is currently a member of Kentucky Crafted, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

This exhibition includes 15 panoramic drawings from Jason’s visit to Cadiz and Trigg County in 2019, and several pieces of new work that are a reflection on the Pandemic and Jason’s own self-reflection.

Image: Jason Sturgill, Bridge over Barkley, 2020