The University of the Arts, ’08 BFA in Animation and Minor in Studio Photography
Jason Chen is originally from Guangzhou, China. He received his BFA in Animation from the University of Arts in 2008. Jason is a Philadelphia based Photographer specializing in Fashion, Editorial, and Alternative Process Photography. He is the Co-Founder of Paradigm Gallery + Studio and Juggling Wolf (a film and animation production studio). Jason’s work has been displayed in galleries and venues including: Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Antler Gallery, The Print Center, Gristel Gallery, Crane Arts, The Light Room Gallery, Trust
Gallery, Kimmel Center, and Commerce Square.
In 2012, Jason shifted his long-running focus on dry plate tintypes to a new process: photo weaving. He began using two separate images of the same person, each taken within seconds of each other, then wove them together. Because of his background in film and animation, Jason experiments with ways to incorporate the “Fourth Dimension” - Time - into his work. Photo weaving allows him to do this by exploring
movement, process, and mutation.