Bio/Resume’

    Ronald Jason Van Hoose grew up in small towns and rural areas of Western Pennsylvania and Ohio where he spent his time hunting, fishing, trapping and working on farms. He comes from a family of coal miners, farmers, steel workers, and soldiers who helped to instill in him a deep love and respect for the American landscape. Currently, Jason is painting the landscapes of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, as well as socio-political commentary of the region.

    Oil on canvas and acrylic on panel are his preferred mediums.

    Education:

    Youngstown Sate University. 1988-1993. BFA. Painting and Ceramics. Graduated Cum Laude.

    Ohio State University. 1984-1986. Environmental Science.

    Professional Experience

    Artist in Residence. John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio. 1997.

    Exhibition Preparator. John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio. 1998.

    Career Development for disenfranchised Artists.

    Instrumental in opening several new galleries in downtown, Youngstown, Ohio.

    Consultant for new cultural business owners in Youngstown, Ohio and surrounding areas.

    Corporate Collections:

    • Columbia Gas Corporate Collection. Columbus, Ohio

      The Cafaro Corporate Collection. Warren, Ohio.

      The PNC Bank Corporate Collection. Youngstown, Ohio.

      Forum Health Corporate Collection. Liberty, Ohio.

      The Youngstown State University Collection. Youngstown, Ohio.

    Private Collections:

    • The Nanette Lepore and Robert Savage collection (New York, New York)
    • The Levy collection (New York, New York)
    • The Pavlov collection (New York, New York)
    • The Stevens Collection (Los Angeles)
    • The Schwartz collection (Seattle, Washington)
    • The Fred Martin collection (Cleveland, Ohio)
    • The Jerry Springer collection (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    • The Pergande collection (Ashtabula, Ohio)
    • EXHIBITIONS:

          2014

          -With Corn as my Witness. Solo Exhibition. University of Mount Union Gallery. Alliance, Ohio.

          -Large painting purchased by Columbia Gas, downtown Columbus, Ohio, for new corporate headquarters.

          -Featured work in art auction benefitting South East’s Fresh A.I.R. Gallery. Hilton Columbus. Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

          -Inaugural Exhibition. Nove Gato Gallery. Downtown Youngstown, Ohio.

          -Reunion 2. Youngstown State University Alumni Invitational Exhibition. John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio.

          -Area Artist Annual. Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. The painting ‘October Moonrise’ was accepted.

          -Inaugural Exhibition. DNA Gallery. Downtown Warren, Ohio. The sculpture ‘Medicine Dog’ was shown.

          -Art Now. Group Exhibition. McKelvey Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. The painting ‘Cadmium April’ was shown.

          -Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio events.

            2013

            Feathers and Fenceposts. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery. Solo Exhibition. 10-16-13. Columbus, Ohio.

            Digital Watershed. Butler Institute of American Art. Solo Exhibition. 10-20-13. Youngstown, Ohio.

            Area Artist Annual. Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. The paintings ‘Rain and Rubies’ and ‘Cadmium April’ were accepted.

            Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio Events.

          2012

            Lemon Grove ceiling mural entitled Cosmic Lemon Consciousness. Acrylic paint on vaulted ceiling. 15×15 feet. Funded by Lemon Grove Kickstarter program.

            Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
            Area Artists Annual. The painting Fukushima Moon was Accepted.

            VSA Ohio, Accessible Expressions Exhibition Tour.
            The Painting Night Storm will Travel to the venues below:
            Riffe Gallery Lobby, Ohio Arts Council. Columbus, Ohio.
            Beck Center for the Arts. Lakewood, Ohio.
            Raymond Wilkes Gallery, Ohio University. Lancaster, Ohio.
            Inner Gallery. Xenia, Ohio.
            KanDu Studios. Findlay, Ohio.
            Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center. Worthington, Ohio.
            We Care Arts. Kettering, Ohio.
            Owens Community College. Toledo, Ohio.

            Gallery Lemon Grove. Downtown Youngstown, Ohio.

          • Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio Events.

            2011

              Received the Ohio Arts Council ADAP Grant.

              Youngstown Mural Project. Sponsored by the
              Town Hall Project, John J. McDonough Museum of Art.
              Youngstown, Ohio.

            • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
              Area Artists Annual. The painting Night Storm was accepted .
            • John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
              Youngstown State Alumni Exhibition.
            • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
              Youngstown Symphony Fundraiser. Group Exhibition.
            • Gallery Lemon Grove. Downtown Youngstown, Ohio.
              Group Exhibition.

            • Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio Events.

              2010

              • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                National Midyear Exhibition. The painting Enlightenment #1 was accepted. Ronnie Landfield, Juror.
              • Gallery Lemon Grove. Downtown Youngstown, Ohio.
                Group Exhibition.

              • Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio Events.

                2009

                • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                  Area Artists Annual.
                • John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                  Youngstown State Alumni Exhibition.
                • Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio Events.
                • 2008

                  • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                    National Midyear Exhibition. Awarded 3rd Place out of 3 thousand entries
                    for the painting “Shale and Storm”. Also accepted was “Autumn Terror”. Don Eddy, Juror.
                  • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                    Area Artist Annual. The painting Autumn Terror was accepted. Thomas McNickle, Juror.

                  • Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring and Fall Open Studio Events.

                  • 2007

                    • Artists of the Mahoning Commons/ Tip Top Gallery. Solo Exhibition.
                    • 2006

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                        Area Artist Show. Awarded Best of Show. James Pernotto, Juror.
                      • Outreach Gallery. Warren, Ohio. Group Exhibition.

                      2005

                      • Delphi Executive Art Gallery. Vienna, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.
                      • Fred Martin Mercedes. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition
                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown Ohio.
                        Fine Art Sales Gallery. Group Exhibition.
                      • Tip Top Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.

                      2004

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                        Fine Art Sales Gallery. Group Exhibition.
                      • Penguin Parade. Youngstown State University. Youngstown, Ohio. Group Exhibition.
                      • Penguin Parade. Ohio State House Rotunda. Columbus, Ohio. Group Exhibition.
                      • The Mural ‘Glory of the City’ was commissioned and purchased by National City Bank for their corporate loge in Stambaugh Stadium. The mural and loge are now owned by PNC Bank and the mural is still on display.
                      • Tip Top Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.

                      2003

                      • John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                        Youngstown State University Alumni Show. Group Exhibition.
                      • Starling Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.
                      • Artists of the Mahoning Commons November Show. Youngstown, Ohio. Group Exhibition.
                      • Artists of the Mahoning Commons May Show. Youngstown, Ohio. Group Exhibition.

                      2002

                      • Commissioned by North Side Hospital for the Maternity Entry Lobby Mural. Size was 10×80 feet.
                        Mural destroyed in 2010.
                      • Starling Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.
                      • Artists of the Mahoning Commons November Show. Youngstown, Ohio. Group Exhibition.

                      1999

                      • John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                        Youngstown State University Alumni Exhibition.
                      • Pergande Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.

                      1998

                      • Pergande Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.
                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. Area Artist Annual.

                      1997

                      • John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown, Ohio. Artist in Residence.
                      • Pergande Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition.
                      • Trumbull Art Gallery. Warren, Ohio. Artists and Recycling-The Found Object.

                      1996

                      • Art Without Walls/ Fourth World. Chelsea, New York, New York.
                        The Jack or Jill Show. Group Exhibition.

                      1995

                      • John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Youngstown State University Alumni Exhibition.
                      • Cleveland Independent Art. Cleveland, Ohio. 2 Year Anniversary Group Show.
                      • Pritz Gallery. Chautauqua, New York. Group Exhibition.
                      • White Lilly Chapel Gallery. Chautauqua, New York. Group Exhibition.

                      1994

                      • Cleveland Independent Art. Cleveland, Ohio. Fantasy, Death and Dreams. Group Exhibition.
                      • Pritz Gallery. Chautauqua, New York. Group Exhibition.
                      • White Lilly Chapel Gallery. Chautauqua, New York. Group Exhibition.

                      1993

                      • Oakland Center for the Arts. Youngstown, Ohio. Solo Exhibition
                      • Youngstown State University. Kilcawley Center. The Painting ‘Burial Mound’ was leased and displayed for 2 years.

                      1992

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
                        Area Artists Annual. Awarded Honorable Mention for the Painting ’12 Minutes til Midnight’
                      • Valley Arts Guild. Sharon, Pa. Fever Dreams. Solo Exhibition.

                      1991

                      • Butler Institue of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. 445 Show. Group Exhibition. Awarded Best of Show.
                      • Jewish Community Center. Liberty, Ohio. Group Exhibition. Awarded Honorable Mention.

                      1990

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown State University Alumni Exhibition.

                      1989

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. Area Artist Annual.
                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown State University
                        Student Exhibition.

                      1988

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Area Artists Annual.
                      • Shenango Valley Art Guild. Sharon Pennsylvania. Seasons of the Mind. Group Exhibition.
                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown State University Student Exhibition.

                      1987

                      • Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown State University Student Exhibition.