EDUCATION

2025 M.F.A. student, 4D and Photography, University of Wisconsin – Madison
2011 B.A., Art and Visual Design, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

PUBLICATIONS

2020 Various stories, Eastside News
2019-2020 Various stories, Capital Times
2019 Photographs: Performance art, menstruation, and dinner, Tone Madison
2018 Photographs and Interview: Cat Fetish: The Story of Photographer and Cat, Popular Photography China: September issue
2016 Article: Photographing Your Work by Jason Houge, Surface Design
2016 Photographs: Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance, NPR
2015 Article: My Feral Family, Burn Magazine
2014 Photographs and Interview: Finding Inspiration in a Clowder of Feral Cats, BEHOLD the Slate Photo Blog
2014 Photographs and Interview: Family Photos of Feral Felines, New York Times LENS Blog
2014 Photographs and Interview: What Makes a Family?, The Dodo
2014 Photographs: Jason Houge’s “Family Photos of Feral Cats”, Reformer Photographer
2014 Photographs: Fascinating Photos of a Rural Feral Cat Colony, FLAVORWIRE
2014 Photographs: Jason Houge’s Intimate Look At The Lives Of Feral Cats, beautiful decay
2014 Photographs and Interview: Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony, Feature Shoot
2013 Various stories, Voyageur Vol 30 no1, summer/fall, various
2011 Photographs and Interview: Occupy Chicago, Resource Magazine
2011 Photographs and Interview: 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 Photographs: L’Chaim, Sheepshead Review Vol 31 no2, Spring
2009 Various stories, Voyageur Vol 25 no2, winter/spring
2008 Photographs: Michigan, Tour de Dog

BOOKS and MONOGRAPHS

Forthcoming My Feral Family, Publisher TBD
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 Group Exhibition: 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: 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.

GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS

2021 Grant: DANG! Grant; Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison, WI
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 Grant: Yunghi Grant (formerly: Value Your Work Grant), Yunghi Kim; “Personal Poverty, Home, Mary” Photojournalism
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

INVITED TALKS

2021 Black and White Photography [online]; Fundamentals of Digital Photography, Harvard Extension School, Harvard University; Cambridge, MA

DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2014 Inside the Camera Obscura; Intro to Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2014 Black and White Film Processing; Photography II; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2014 Color Photography and Lead Critique; Photography III, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2013 History of War Photography (Crimean War to American Civil War); History of Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2013 Inside the Camera Obscura; Intro to Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2013 Black and White Wet-bath Film Processing, Printing, Toning, Spot-correcting; Photography II, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2013 Digital Workflow, Scanning, Editing and the Nikon Lighting System; Photography III, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2011 Inside the Camera Obscura; Intro to Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2011 Photographing People; Intro to Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2010 Camera Basics and Photographing People; Intro to Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2009 History of Photojournalism; Summer Camp, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2008 History of Photojournalism; Summer Camp, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI

WORKSHOPS

2013 Black and White Photography and Wet-bath Printing for ages 10 – 15; Aldo Leopold School; Green Bay, WI
2012 Private Photography Lessons; Green Bay, WI
2010 Digital Photography; Algoma Library; Algoma, WI

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

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

2009-2016 Darkroom Technician: Black and White Wet-Bath Lab, Chromogenic Printing Lab, Digital Lab; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI

TEACHING

2014-2019 Sr. Associate Lecturer: Intro to Photography (Art 243); University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI
2017-2019 Creative Youth Development Specialist: Director of STEAM education; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay; Green Bay, WI

VOLUNTEER WORK

2013-2018 Photography and Events; Cats Anonymous; 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 Newspaper, Photo Editor; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, 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 Newspaper, Photographer; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Green Bay, WI