Jason Buening


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Jason Buening

838 Whalley Ave #3
New Haven, CT 06515

Telephone: (203) 858-3699
Email: Jazione (at) gmail (dot) com
Website: www.jasonbuening.com



MFA American University, Washington, DC, 2001-2003
Recipient of Academic Merit Award and Graduate Assistantship Stipend
Accepted for the Italy Program and studied for a year in Rome
Studied painting with Don Kimes, Deborah Kahn, Hanneline Rogeberg, Glen Goldberg,
Pat Adams, Margaret Grimes and Art History with Dr. Barbara Rose and Dr. Mary Garrard

BFA Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, 1998-2000
Concentration in Painting and Art History; Focus: Postmodernism
Plan Sponsors: Cathy Osman & Felicity Ratté
Graduated With Highest Honors
Recipient of The Balthus Award in Painting 2000
Studied with Richard Ryan and Martha Armstrong

New York Studio School, New York, NY, 1995-1998
Foundation in Painting and Drawing
Awarded Certificate of Completion
Studied under Graham Nickson and Mercedes Matter
Additionally studied with:
Charles Cajori, Rosemarie Beck, Andrew Forge, Louis Finklestien, Carol Robb, Alfred Leslie,Anthony Eyton, Esteban Vicente, Ophra Shemesh, and Dorothea Hoffman

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, 2004
Awarded a full scholarship
Studied painting with Stanley Lewis and printmaking with Betsey Garand

Professional Experience

Painting and Art History Instructor
The Putney School, Putney, VT, The Putney School Summer Programs 2005 to Present
Developed painting fundamentals curriculum
Designed a drawing based Art History Class which covers painting from ancient cave art through contemporary work
Order materials, currate exhibits and lead field trips to museums

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT 2004, 2005
Assisted Master Printer Anthony Kirk
Participated in the 2005 Monothon
Learned monotype, intaglio, woodcut, encaustic and silkscreen techniques
Helped edition prints and organize shows in the gallery
Awarded Best Printer in Woodblock Printing Workshop by Mike Lyon

Art Teacher
Cambridge Montessori School, Cambridge, MA 2004

Instructor/Visiting Artist
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT 2004
Developed, organized and led a Drawing Marathon

Painting and Life Drawing Instructor
Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT 2001, 2004
Taught high school and adult painting classes, ran open figure drawing
Led field trips to the Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection
Curate student exhibits

Art Instructor and Mentor
Horizons Student Enrichment Program, New Canaan, CT 2003
A full scholarship summer program for low-income teens
Originated an acrylic painting process which simulated Italian Renaissance fresco to teach students a painting process used by the Old Masters

Teaching Assistant
American University, Washington, DC 2001-2003
Assisted Ron Haynie, Glen Goldberg & Dr. Barbara Rose
Advised and instructed undergraduate students in painting

Art Instructor
Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC 2002
Developed an art curriculum to aid dancers in visualization and design
Managed art budget, ordered materials and organized art exhibitions

Visiting Artist

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Artist Residency, December 2006

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT 2004, 2006
In 2004 led a Drawing Marathon and in 2006 painted in the landscape painting class, gave gallery talk and met with students for critique

Gordon College, Instituto San Lodovico Orvieto, Italy 2003
Drawing Workshop: taught art history as a source for investigating spatial composition and demonstrated the bridge between drawing and physical theatre

Silvermine Elementary School, Norwalk, CT 2001 - 2002
Responsible for the development of summer art program
Taught Mexican mural tradition and led students in creation of four school murals


All in the Family: A Juried Show of American University Alumni, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC, September 2007.

Organization of Independent Artists Juried Show, New York Law School, NY, NY, May 2007.

Studio Landscape and Night Paintings, Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, September 2006.

Town Hall, Darien Arts Council, Darien, CT, April 2005.

Young Talent Show, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, January 2005.

Printmaking: Process Revealed, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, July 2004.

Landscape Painting, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, June 2004.

Fountains of Rome, The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk, CT, February 2004.

Faculty Show, Rowayton Arts Center, Norwalk, CT, January 2004

Merit Show, American University of Rome, Rome, Italy, May 2003.

Strati Incorciati, Galleria ll Labirinto, Rome, Italy, April 2003.

La Sala Sulla Collina, Corciano Municipal Center, Corciano, Italy, December 2003.

MFA Exhibition, Watkins Gallery, Washington, DC, March 2003.

Paintings & Drawings, New York Studio School, NY, NY, December 2002.


Available upon request