Grants/Awards

2008 TICA School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2012 Best in Sculpture – 64 Arts – America: Now and Here
2012 Award of Excellence – Art Saint Louis XXVIII: The Exhibition
2012 Finalist in Kalos Foundation Art Prize
2014 Evanston Biennial cash award
2015 ISLAND Hill House Residency – summer 2015 – Bellaire, MI

2015 Midwest Artist Studios Project – Featured Artist

Exhibitions

2011 Re-duced, Re-mused, Re-cycled, West Central Illinois Arts Center, Macomb, IL
2011 College Arts Invitational, Figge Arts Center, Davenport, IA
2012 64 Arts – America: Now and Here, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
2012 Art St. Louis XXVIII: The Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
2013 St.Charles Community College Printmaking and Sculpture Invitational, SCC St. Charles, MO
2013 Funtemporary, West Central Illinois Arts Center, Macomb, IL
2013 Honors Awards Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
2013 Play – ArtPrize 2013, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
2014 Galex 48, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
2014 Evanston+Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2014 Reclaim, Remember, Repeat, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
2014 (DIS)COMFORT ZONES -ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2015 Quincy Arts Center Biennial, Quincy Arts Center, Quincy, IL
2016 Transition – Solo Exhibition – Applebee Art Gallery – Jacksonville, IL

2017 Midwest Artists Studios Group Show, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Press
Becherers, Joseph. “Joseph Becherer’s ArtPrize 2013 Top 10: Focus on poetry of works.” MLive. MLive Media Group, 26 September 2013. Web 19 January 2015.
http://www.mlive.com/artprize/index.ssf/2013/09/joseph_becherers_artprize_2013_top_10.html

Kaczmarczyks, Jeffrey. “Art Prize 2013: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk’s top ten favorites represent works that stay with you.” MLive. MLive Media Group, 26 September 2013. Web 19 January 2015

http://www.mlive.com/artprize/index.ssf/2013/09/artprize_2013_jeffrey_kaczmarczyks_top_10_favorites.html
Wongpakdee, Patty. Art Without Waste:500 Upcycled and Earth-Friendly Designs. Beverly: Rockport Publishing, 2013. Print

Greymatter Gallery, “Jason Ackman – Rushville, Illinois”. Web blog post. 365Artists365Days. Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Galllery, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 23 Jan. 2015.
http://365artists365days.com/?s=jason+ackman

Current Employment
1999-present – High School Art Instructor, Rushville-Industry H.S., Rushville, IL