In a Nutshell

Since the late 90’s, my work has been featured in collaborative art shows in American galleries such as C-Pop in Detroit and Los Angeles and in conjunction with Les Barany’s Carnivora Exhibit, Echo in Chicago, IL, Galerie Luna in Salem, MA, Dark Secrets in Philadelphia, PA and as one of the Guest Artists at The Dirty Show Erotic Art Exhibit in Detroit in 2008. I have two pieces in permanent collections at the Centre Jean D’Arc in Orleans, France and the Brothers Grimm museum in Germany. My work has won a variety of illustration awards in several genres, and been featured on Bram Stoker award-winning book covers and interiors.

In 2008 I moved to New York City, doing freelance design projects and illustration, supplying services to clients in the entertainment industry. It was a great opportunity to expand my portfolio, but ultimately I came back to Montana to continue work at an advertising agency.

After taking a hiatus from teaching, in 2010, I was asked to be an instructor at Great Falls College – MSU in their Graphic Design program. My focus was primarily Typography classes, but have also instructed classes on graphic design principals and new web technologies. It’s important for me to work in the field while teaching graphic design, so I am fortunate enough to have done both. I am “retired” from the art and advertising field – my wife and I have opened a restaurant, where I can be creative in other ways. I am thankful for 20 years of prosperity in the digital art field, and happy I got to meet so many great people in a variety of industries. Thank you for looking at my work – there is nothing for sale here any longer, it just serves as my portfolio.

Jason Beam Self Portrait - 2008

Art Exhibits
The Dirty Show, February 2009 – Detroit, Michigan
The Halloween Show, October 2008 – Chicago, Illinois
1901 Gallery, May 2008 – Chicago, Illinois
La Imagerie, May 2008 – Hollywood, California
The Dirty Show, February 2008 – Detroit, Michigan
CPop, February 2008 – Detroit, Michigan
SpookyArt Charity Auction July 2006 – Chicago, Illinois
DS Gallery, January 2005 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Galerie Luna, October/November 2004 – Salem, Massachusetts
Convergence X, 2004 – Chicago, Illinois
Echo Gallery, March 2003 – Chicago, Illinois
Renaissance 2K travelling exhibition

Permanent Displays
‘Red Riding Hood’ – Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel, Germany
‘Militaire De Dieu’ – Centre Jean D’Arc in Orleans, France