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Jason Moran
Time No Changes, 2020
Pigment on Gampi paper
39 x 42 1/8 inches
(99.1 x 107 cm)

Jazz pianist, composer, and performance artist Jason Moran was born in Houston, TX in 1975 and earned a degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jaki Byard. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. Moran currently teaches at the New England Conservatory.

Moran is deeply invested in reassessing and complicating the relationship between music and language, and his extensive efforts in composition, improvisation, and performance are all geared towards challenging the status quo while respecting the accomplishments of his predecessors. His activity stretches beyond the many recordings and performances with masters of the form including Charles Lloyd, Bill Frisell, and the late Sam Rivers, and his work with his trio The Bandwagon (with drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen) has resulted in a profound discography for Blue Note Records. The scope of Moran’s partnerships and music-making with venerated and iconic visual artists is extensive. He has collaborated with such major figures as Adrian Piper, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Stan Douglas, Adam Pendleton, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker; commissioning institutions of Moran’s work include the Walker Art Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dia Art Foundation, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Harlem Stage, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Work Songs, 2015
ARENA Theatre, Central Pavilion, Giardini
56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures
Photo: Isabella Balena
Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Moran has a long-standing collaborative practice with his wife, the singer and Broadway actress Alicia Hall Moran; as named artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, they together constructed BLEED, a five-day series of live music. BLEED explored the power of performance to cross barriers and challenge assumptions, and it was widely hailed as groundbreaking in the music and performance realm.

In 2018, Moran had his first solo museum exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, which traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.  A monographic publication accompanied the exhibition.

For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, please visit Jason Moran’s website: www.jasonmoran.com.

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Jason Moran
Bathing the Room with Blues 3, 2020
Pigment on Gampi paper
25 3/8 x 38 1/4 inches
(64.5 x 97.2 cm)

Jason Moran
STAGED: Ground Work, 2020
Canvas, pigment, soil
108 x 144 inches
(274.3 x 365.8 cm)

Jason Moran
These Storms are Ancestral, 2020
Pigment on Gampi paper
40 x 78 1/4 inches
(101.6 x 198.8 cm)

Jason Moran
Dedicated to the Manual, 2020
Pigment on Gampi paper
25 3/8 x 38 1/2 inches
(64.5 x 97.8 cm)

Jason Moran
Time No Changes, 2020
Pigment on Gampi paper
39 x 42 1/8 inches
(99.1 x 107 cm)

Jason Moran
Blue Calamintha, 2020
Pigment on Indigo dyed Gampi paper
25 x 38 1/4 inches
(63.5 x 97.2 cm)

Jason Moran
Bathing the Room with Blues 2, 2020
Pigment on Gampi paper
25 1/4 x 38 inches
(64.1 x 96.5 cm)

Jason Moran
Handmade Revolution, 2020
Suite of four drawings
Pigment on dyed Gampi paper
Each: 30 x 20 3/4 inches (76.2 x 52.7 cm)

Jason Moran
Two Wings 2, 2019
Dry pigment on Gampi paper
25 1/4 x 38 inches
(64.1 x 96.5 cm)

Jason Moran
Slug's Saloon, 2018
Mixed media and sound
120 x 168 x 171 inches
(304.8 x 426.7 x 434.3 cm)
Installation view, Walker Art Center, April 26 – August 26, 2018
Photo: Galen Fletcher, Courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Jason Moran
Basin Street Run 1, 2016
Charcoal on paper
57 x 11 1/4 inches
(144.8 x 28.6 cm)

Jason Moran
Run 3, 2016
Charcoal on paper
8 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches
(21.6 x 97.2 cm)

Jason Moran
Atomic Count Basie, 2016
Meteorite, watch
2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 inches
(5.7 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm)

Jason Moran
The Temple (for Terry Adkins), 2016
Glass case, temple blocks
13 x 32 1/2 x 24 inches
(33 x 82.5 x 61 cm)

Jason Moran
STAGED: Three Deuces, 2015
Mixed media, sound
96 x 120 x 156 inches
(243.8 x 304.8 x 396.2 cm)

Jason Moran
STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1, 2015
Mixed media, sound
120 x 216 x 120 inches
(304.8 x 548.6 x 304.8 cm)

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Work Songs, 2015
ARENA Theatre, Central Pavilion, Giardini
56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures
Photo by Isabella Balena
Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia

Lorna Simpson
Chess, 2013
HD video installation with three projections, black and white, sound
Duration: 10 minutes, 25 seconds
Musical composition and performance by Jason Moran
Installation view: Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2013
Courtesy of the artist

Stan Douglas
Luanda-Kinshasa, 2013
Still
Single-channel video projection, color, sound
Duration: 6 hours, 1 minute
Performance by Jason Moran
Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York/London

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
BLEED, 2012
Five-day residency of live music featuring various artists, including resident artists Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Whitney Biennial, 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
©John Rogers
www.johnrogersnyc.com

Glenn Ligon
The Death of Tom, 2008
16mm film transferred to video, black and white
Duration: 23 minutes
Musical composition and live accompaniment by Jason Moran
Luhring Augustine, New York, 2011

Jason Moran's The Sound Will Tell You at Luhring Augustine Tribeca

Jason Moran's The Sound Will Tell You at Luhring Augustine Tribeca
January 16 – February 27, 2021

This video features the song "Follow the Light" from Moran's 2021 album "The Sound Will Tell You," and is available to purchase from Bandcamp.

For more information, please visit the exhibition page.

The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations

The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
featuring Jason Moran
October 29–November 14, 2020
Luhring Augustine Bushwick

Piano by Steinway & Sons

The Vinyl Factory documentary about Jason Moran’s STAGED at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015)

The Vinyl Factory documentary about Jason Moran’s STAGED at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015)

Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee joins jazz pianist Jason Moran in a landmark church to tell a troubling new story with an old spiritual.

Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee joins jazz pianist Jason Moran in a landmark church to tell a troubling new story with an old spiritual.

Jason Moran, STAGED at Venice Biennale

Jason Moran

STAGED at Venice Biennale

RoundO Films documentary about Jason Moran's STAGED at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015)

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran, AiR

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran

AiR
Interaction with installation by Jose Davila at Art Public sector of Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012
Musical composition and performance by Jason Moran

Joan Jonas and Jason Moran, Courtesy of RoundO Films

Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

Courtesy of RoundO Films

Jason Moran Looks of a Lot, 2014

Jason Moran
Looks of a Lot, 2014
Performance work commissioned by Chicago Symphony Orchestra
In collaboration with Theaster Gates
Featuring the Bandwagon, Katie Ernst, Ken Vandermark, and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
May 30, 2014
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Courtesy RoundO Films

Jason Moran, Looks of A Lot, 2014

Jason Moran

Looks of A Lot, 2014

Performance work commissioned by Chicago Symphony Orchestra
In collaboration with Theaster Gates
Featuring the Bandwagon, Katie Ernst, Ken Vandermark, and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
May 30, 2014
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Courtesy RoundO Films

Contact

For more information, please contact Julia Speed at julia@luhringaugustine.com.