Jason Sims is an Australian artist who works in the realm of perceptual art. Utilising the properties of light and reflection, he creates simple illusions of space in the form of contemporary sculpture, large-scale installation and public art.

Jason was born in 1981 and he lives and works in Adelaide, Australia.

Biography
Jason Sims is an Australian artist who works in the realm of perceptual art.
Utilising the properties of light and reflection, he creates simple illusions of space in the form of contemporary sculpture, large-scale installation and public art.
Blurring the lines between reality and illusion, Sims’ captivating work defies notions of physical possibility.

Sims is most interested in producing work that serves as a vehicle to re-imagine the space encountered – to deconstruct perceived physical limitations – and facilitate a kind of meditative response allowing viewers to interpret the illusion of space created as reality.
He particularly enjoys working with illusion for its ability to evoke the sublime and its power to interrogate our understanding of the world around us.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2006, Sims has exhibited across Australia, and in Hong Kong, the USA and Europe.
His work is held in public and private collections around the world, and he recently completed his second major public artwork in Adelaide, South Australia.

Education
2007-2008 Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry), The University of South Australia
2006 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), The University of South Australia
2003-2005 Bachelor of Visual Arts, The University of South Australia / Bishops University, Canada

Solo exhibitions
2019 New Work, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2018 Spatial Acuity, Madison Gallery, Solana Beach, CA, U.S.A.
2017 Built Space, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2016 More or Less, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2015 The Collections Project, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2014 Timelines, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2013 Fragment, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2013 The Space Between, Hugo Michell Gallery, Beulah Park, SA, Australia
2013 Adelaide SA Beyond, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2012 Simulacra, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney NSW Nowhere, Aeon Arts, Syndicate Gallery,
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 BlackBox, Gaffa – Rocks Pop-up Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 Present in Absence, AP Bond Aboriginal and Contemporary Art, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2010 Suspend, Gallery 139, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Art fairs
2020 Tom Malone Prize 2020, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2019 Beyond Borders, Unit London, London, United Kingdom
2018 BOAA, Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat ,VIC, Australia
2018 Curiouser & Curiouser, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
2018 Tom Malone Prize 2018, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2018 Imagine, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC, Australia
2016 Incandescence, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Patternation, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Tom Malone Prize 2015, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2014 New Works, MARS Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2014 Young Collectors, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2013 Tom Malone Prize 2013, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2012 Tom Malone Prize 2012, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2010 SafARI, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Art fairs
2020 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Sydney Contemporary, MARS Gallery, Sydney NSW
2019 Art Market San Francisco, Madison Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
2019 KunstRAI Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Sydney Contemporary, MARS Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2018 Hong Kong Central Art Fair, MARS Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2018 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2017 Art The Hague, ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2017 Hong Kong Central Art Fair, MARS Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2015 Sydney Contemporary, MARS Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Awards
2020 Project Grant, Arts South Australia Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize
2019 Finalist, Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art
2018 Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize
2018 Building Pathways Grant, Arts SA
2017 Project Grant, Arts SA
2015 Winner, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize, SALA Festival
2015 Project Grant, Arts SA
2015 Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize
2014 Winner, People’s Choice Award, Hobart Art Prize
2013 Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize
2012 Project Grant, Arts SA
2012 Jump Mentorship, Youth Arts Queensland, supported by Australia Council
2012 Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize
2012 Finalist, Alice Prize
2011 Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize
2010 ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

Publications
2018 Ashley Crawford, What Next – Jason Sims, Art Collector Special Ed, Sydney
Contemporary, pp. 34-35
2017 Contemporary Australian Glass: The Tom Malone Prize 2003-2017, Art Gallery of Western
Australia, 2017
2016 Nick Mitzevich, The secret lives of artists, InDaily, October 05 2016
2015 Freya Herring (ed.), Don’t Miss, Vogue Living, July – August 2016, p.120
2015 Robert Reason, ‘SALA Festival: Jason Sims’, Articulate, Winter 2015, pp.12-13
2015 Jane Llewellyn, ‘Profile: Jason Sims’, The Adelaide Review, July 2015, p.31
2015 Peter McDonald, ‘Glass is half full for Jason’, The Advertiser, July 04 2015, p.21
2014 Helen McKenzie, ‘Lightbulb Moments’, Art Collector Special Ed, Melbourne Art Fair, pp.48-51
2013 Suzanne Peck, ‘On the Edge’, Craft Arts International, No. 87, 2013, pp. 30-33

Public Art & Private Commissions
2020 Landscape of Light, 660cm long wall work commissioned by AMP Capital Investors for
2020 ground floor lobby, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2019 Echo, public artwork commissioned by Unley City Council, Heywood Park, Unley,
Adelaide, SA, Australia
2018 Untitled, site-specific installation transforming unused, built-in aquarium for private
client, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2017 Golden Rhombohedron (acute), public artwork commissioned by Adelaide City Council
and Renew Adelaide for the Market to Riverbank link, Bank Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2017 Untitled, site-specific installation at MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2016 MDLU 792015 4, public artwork for M Docklands, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Collections
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gippsland Art Gallery
Artbank, National Contemporary Art Rental
Private collections national and international

Represented by
MARS Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.
ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
Unit London, London, United Kingdom