Education

2011 – B.A. University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
2009 – At Home With David Alan Harvey; Photo Essay Workshop

Awards and Honors

2016 – Honorable Mention; International Photo Awards LUCIE; “Reconciliation” Deeper Perspective
2015 – Winner; Yunghi Grant (formerly: Value Your Work Grant) Yunghi Kim; “Personal Poverty, Home, Mary” Photo Journalism
2014 – Shortlist; Emerging Photographer Fund BURN Magazine; “My Feral Family”
2011 – Certificate of Excellence; 10th annual Academic Symposium University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; “Algoma Project”
2008 – 3rd place; News Photo Award Associated Collegiate Press

Judging and Speaking

2018 – Juror: 43rd Juried Annual Miller Art Museum
2012 – Judge: ImageMakers National Photography Contest Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay

Books/Monographs

2017 – PhotoCat; 144 pages; Schilt Publishing, ISBN: 978-90-5330-896-7
2017 – HUMBLE CATS: New Cats in Art Photography; 148 pages; Yoffy Press, ISBN: 978-1-943948-09-3
2011 – Algoma, 114 pages ;Blurb Books, Out of Print
2010 – Kayla Bauer; 22 pages; Hand-made artist book – Single Copy

Publication

2018 – Cat Fetish: The Story of Photographer and Cat, Popular Photography China: September issue
2016 – Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance, NPR
2015 – My Feral Family, Burn Magazine
2014 – Finding Inspiration in a Clowder of Feral Cats, BEHOLD the Slate Photo Blog
2014 – Family Photos of Feral Felines, New York Times LENS Blog
2014 – What Makes a Family?, The Dodo
2014 – Photo Essay: Jason Houge’s “Family Photos of Feral Cats”, Reformer Photographer
2014 – Fascinating Photos of a Rural Feral Cat Colony, FLAVORWIRE
2014 – Jason Houge’s Intimate Look At The Lives Of Feral Cats, beautiful decay
2014 – Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony, Feature Shoot
2013 – various, Voyageur Vol 30 no1, summer/fall, various
2011 – Occupy Chicago, Resource Magazine
2011 – Featured Research: Algoma, UW-Green Bay Alumni Magazine
2011 – various, Voyageur Vol 27 no2, winter/spring, various
2010 – various, Voyageur Vol 27 no1, summer/fall, various
2010 – L’Chaim, Sheepshead Review Vol 31 no2, Spring
2009 – various, Voyageur Vol 25 no2, winter/spring
2008 – Michigan, Tour de Dog

Solo Exhibitions

2014 –Cat Colony, Rogue Elevator Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI;
2011 – Children Of Solidarity, Common Grounds; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2010 – Algoma Preview, 407 Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2010 – L’Chaim, 407 Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Juried and Group Exhibitions

2017 – Group Exhibition: PhotoCat, select prints from “My Feral Family”, Schilt Publishing Gallery; Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2017 – Group Exhibition: Recent Works by UWGB Alumni, various prints Curator: Kayla Bauer, 407 Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2015 – Group Exhibition: Under Construction: Seven Views, select prints from “My Feral Family”, Lawton Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2014 – Group Exhibition: Art Agency Pop-up Gallery, select prints from “My Feral Family”, Kavarna; Green Bay, WI
2013 – Andy Warhol Photographs with “Instant Portraits by Jason Houge and Kayla Bauer”, Lawton Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2013 – Juried: Street Shots/NYC, selection from the photo essay “l’chaim” “Hasidic Girl” Juror: Sean Cocoran, South Street Seaport Museum; New York, NY
2012 – Group Exhibition: Who are the Hmong?, select prints “Farmer’s Market”, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
2012 – Group Exhibition: How To Read a Book – An Artists’ Book Reading Room, artist book: “Kayla Bauer”, Lawton Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2012 – Group Exhibition: Museum Place: Seeds of Hope, “Seeds of Hope Portraits” Neville Public Museum; Green Bay, WI
2011 – Group Exhibition: Academic Excellence Symposium, book dummie and select prints from “The Algoma Project: Small Town Life in the Midwest”; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2011 – Group Exhibition: Documentary Photography of Kayla Bauer and Jason Houge, various prints, 407 Gallery; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2010 – Group Exhibition: Hungry? Food and Art, sculpture “Edgerton Fountain”, Eclipse Gallery; Algoma, WI
2010 – Group Exhibition: Untitled, “L’Chaim”, The Art Garage; Green Bay, WI
2009 – Group Exhibition: At Home With David Alan Harvey Workshop, slideshow presentation of “L’Chaim”; The Kibbutz, 475 Kent Ave; Williamsburg, NY.

Collections

Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
Private Collections

Teaching Experience

2017 – Current – Creative Youth Development Specialist; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2014 – Current – Associate Lecturer: Intro to Photography (art 243); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2014 – Guest lecturer: Intro to Photography (art 243); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2014 – Guest lecturer: Photography II (art 343); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2014 – Guest lecturer: Photography III (art 344); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2013 – After School intro to Darkroom Photography for ages 10 – 15; Aldo Leopold School, Green Bay, WI
2013 – Guest lecturer: History of Photography (art 343); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2013 – Guest lecturer: Intro to Photography (art 243); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2013 – Guest lecturer: Advanced Problems in Photography (art 343); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2012 – Private photography lessons
2011 – Camera Obscura workshop; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2011 – Photographing People Workshop; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2010 – Three-Part Photography Workshop at the Algoma Public Library; Algoma, WI
2010 – Photographing People Workshop; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2009 – Guest Lecturer: History of Photojournalism; Summer Camp; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2008 – Guest Lecturer: History of Photojournalism; Summer Camp; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Volunteer Work

2009 – 2016 – Darkroom assistant; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2013 – 2015 – Photography and Events; Cats Anonymous, Green Bay, WI
2012 – Seeds of Hope; Oneida Nation, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, Green Bay, WI
2011 – Summer Workshop, Photo Essays; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2008 – 2010 – Photography and Marketing Committee; Bay Area Humane Society, Green Bay, WI
2010 – Digital photography workshop; Algoma Library, Algoma, WI
2010 – Summer Workshop, Photo Essays; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2007 – 2010 – Fourth Estate News Paper, Photographer; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
2010 – Fourth Estate News Paper, Photo Editor; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Films

2012 – Peter Yarrow and Operation Respect, 1hr 11 min
2012 – Seeds of Hope: Interviews, 8 min
2012 – Poverty Now proposal, 2 min 30 sec
2010 – Tom Bintz: The story of an Antiques Dealer, 8 min.
2008 – REX, 5 min

Other Film Experience

2009 – Art Photographer; Wicked Wood; Autumn Night Studios; DIR: Krist Rufty
2007 – Set/Art Photographer; Damaged; Mythic Productions; DIR: Paul Rinehard
2006 – Set Photographer; Pumpkin Deed; Maroon Films; DIR: Scott McPherson