Jason Hanasik creates immersive experiences across media. His investigations focus on trauma, reintegration, addiction, the military experience, and human rights.
Hanasik has a Master of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Purchase. He is currently a Dean's Fellow focusing on Documentary Film and 360 Video/Immersive Media at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Hanasik's work has appeared at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, in various commercial, university, and municipal galleries around the world, and in the pages of Routledge's academic journal Critical Military Studies.
Hanasik's first monograph, "I slowly watched him disappear" debuted at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair in 2015.
Hanasik served as Gap's first Global Storyteller. During his tenure, he created Gap's contribution to the It Gets Better campaign, the company's first global internal iOS application, redeveloped the strategy for the American region's store sonic experience, and produced documentation of various marketing activations nationwide.
Hanasik organized an evening for the National Queer Arts Festival and co-curated an exhibition about the impact of the military experience on soldiers/veterans and civilian communities for the San Francisco Arts Commission's Gallery at the War Memorial Building in San Francisco, CA.
Hanasik's work has appeared in the The Los Angeles Times, Hello Mr., The Excellent People and The Bay Area Reporter. In 2016, Hanasik served as the first intern in 360 video at The Los Angeles Times.
Hanasik has served as an advisor to students in the graduate program in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts, taught photography classes at the ASUC Art Studio at UC Berkeley, and presented at the Society for Photographic Education's West Conference. He has also delivered talks on his work and other artists' artistic practice at SFMoMA and various colleges and universities nationwide.
In 2016, Hanasik was invited to a small workshop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to research, explore, and discuss Military Hazing and Sexual Violence.