Bly employees a trompe l’oeil style to combine visual depictions of objects that are everyday, both nostalgic and futuristic at once. Through traditional glazing methods, up to 75 thin layers of color render his works in full detail, while flattening the canvas creating a new narrative for the viewer.
Jason Bly resides in Wichita Falls, TX where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Midwestern State University, teaching painting and drawing courses since 2017. He is a board member for TASA, the Texas Association of Schools of Art. Previous experience includes teaching at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2009-2017) and Lewis and Clark Community College (2009-2017). Bly also served as Director of Exhibitions at the Edwardsville Arts Center (2013-2017). His paintings have been shown in solo, invitational, and juried shows. He holds his MFA in painting from SIUE and MA and BA degrees in painting and printmaking at Eastern Illinois University.