Jason Makepeace is currently the Associate Professor of Sculpture and the Program Director for the Art and Design Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. As an avid art maker, Jason Makepeace has received artist grants from the Dallas Museum of Art as well as from the Houston Art Alliance, he is an Edward Albee Foundation Fellow, his artwork has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in Italy, New York, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, and throughout Texas. Jason also has several artworks in both public and private collections.
Jason Makepeace was born in Pearisburg, Virginia in 1974. He grew-up in Charlotte, North Carolina until he attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina in 1993. After Jason received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a Minor in Art History in 1997, Jason traveled abroad to Cortona, Italy to learn to carve marble through a program with the University of Georgia. Jason received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002 from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.
He currently lives in League City, Texas and is happily married and a proud father of a beautiful daughter.