JASON A. SCHULTZ is an award-winning landscape designer and self-taught artist living in Albany, N.Y. Jason currently works at Faddegon's Nursery doing residential design, retail sales, garden consultations and lectures. He views life from a different perspective – one that allows his innate sense of creativity to influence all aspects of his work and play. Jason is currently working with reclaimed wood, metal and stone. Whereas others may see scrap metal, refuse or everyday raw materials, Jason envisions their potential for engaging art. He welds, grinds, chainsaws and paints to transform discarded materials into fearsome warriors, robust bird baths, striking sculptures and whimsical pooches.
Jason has exhibited his work in the Albany Center Gallery, Market Place Gallery, the Visitors Center at Quackenbush Square in Albany, the Cultural Center at RPI in Troy, the "Dogs in the Park" outdoor sculpture exhibit in Altamont and the "Convergence" art show in New York. He's also shown his work in local events including Art on Lark, Art Night Schenectady, Albany's 1st Friday, September in the City Art Fair, Tulip Festival and the Home and Garden Show at Times Union Center.
Originally from rural Minnesota, Jason graduated in 1996 from the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. He and his wife have been living in the Capital Region since 1998.
In the press:
"One man's junk is another man's sculpture" - Albany Times Union, July 29, 2010