Education

2011 – B.A. University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Volunteer Work

2013 – 2018 – Photography and Events; Cats Anonymous; Green Bay, WI
2009 – 2016 – Darkroom assistant; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2013 – Green Bay Homeless Taskforce; Green Bay, WI
2012 – Seeds of Hope; Oneida Nation, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, United Way, Catholic Charities; Green Bay, WI
2011 – Summer Workshop, Photo Essays; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2010 – Fourth Estate News Paper, Photo Editor; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2010 – Digital photography workshop; Algoma Library; Algoma, WI
2010 – 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
2007 – 2010 – Fourth Estate News Paper, Photographer; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI

Jurying and Public Speaking

2021 – Guest Lecturer: Black and White Photography, Harvard Extension
2018 – Juror: 43rd Juried Annual, Miller Art Museum
2012 – Juror: ImageMakers National Photography Contest, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay

Publications

2020 – Various stories, Eastside news
2019 – 2020 – Various stories, Capital Times
2019 – Podcast: Performance art, menstruation, and dinner, Tone Madison
2018 – Cat Fetish: The Story of Photographer and Cat, Popular Photography China: September issue
2016 – Photographing Your Work by Jason Houge, Surface Design
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 stories, Voyageur Vol 30 no1, summer/fall, various
2011 – Occupy Chicago, Resource Magazine
2011 – Featured Research: Algoma, UW-Green Bay Alumni Magazine
2011 – Various stories, Voyageur Vol 27 no2, winter/spring, various
2010 – Various stories, Voyageur Vol 27 no1, summer/fall, various
2010 – L’Chaim, Sheepshead Review Vol 31 no2, Spring
2009 – Various stories, Voyageur Vol 25 no2, winter/spring
2008 – Michigan, Tour de Dog

Books/Monographs

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

Solo Exhibitions

2019 – Standing on the Shore, Yonder Gallery; Algoma, WI
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

2019 – Group Exhibition (Faculty Show): Faculty Exhibition, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2018 – Group Exhibition: Art of Water III, James May Gallery; Algoma, WI
2017 – Group Exhibition: PhotoCat, Schilt Publishing Gallery; Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2017 – Group Exhibition: Recent Works by UWGB Alumni, Curator: Kayla Bauer, 407 Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2015 – Group Exhibition (Faculty Show): Under Construction: Seven Views, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2014 – Group Exhibition: Group Show 41 New Cats in Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation (HAFNY); Online Exhibition
2014 – Group Exhibition: Art Agency Pop-up Gallery, 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, Juror: Sean Cocoran, South Street Seaport Museum; New York, NY
2012 – Group Exhibition: Who are the Hmong?, Neville Public Museum; Green Bay, WI
2012 – Group Exhibition: How To Read a Book – An Artists’ Book Reading Room, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2012 – Group Exhibition: Museum Place: Seeds of Hope, Neville Public Museum; Green Bay, WI
2011 – Group Exhibition: Academic Excellence Symposium, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2011 – Group Exhibition: Documentary Photography of Kayla Bauer and Jason Houge, 407 Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2010 – Group Exhibition: Hungry? Food and Art, Eclipse Gallery; Algoma, WI
2010 – Group Exhibition: Untitled, The Art Garage; Green Bay, WI
2009 – Group Exhibition: At Home With David Alan Harvey Workshop, The Kibbutz, 475 Kent Ave; Williamsburg, NY.

Collections

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

Filmmaking

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

Film Crew

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

Teaching Experience

2017 – 2019 – Creative Youth Development Specialist; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2014 – 2019 – Sr. 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

Awards and Honors

2019 – Honorable Mention; International Photo Awards, LUCIE Foundation; “Island in a Mirage” Deeper Perspective
2016 – Honorable Mention; International Photo Awards, LUCIE Foundation; “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