Jason Baerg is a Cree Métis curator, educator, and visual artist. As a visual artist, he pushes new boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting and new media installation. Often through means of visual abstraction, Baerg’s projects work with various themes such as language, the Anthropocene, and Indigenous connections to land and the environment.
Dedicated to community development, Baerg founded Métis Artist Collective and has served as volunteer Chair for organizations such as the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition.
Baerg is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Practices in Contemporary Painting and Media Art at OCAD University. Recent international solo exhibitions include the Illuminato Festival in Toronto, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and the Digital Dome at the Institute of the American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Baerg has also adjudicated numerous art juries and won several awards through Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and The Toronto Arts Council.