Artist, educator, curator.
Jason has worked for American Graphic Solutions, Capitol Color, and Adobe Systems. He is a past board member of WORKS/San Jose gallery and has taught at various colleges and universities in northern California including Santa Clara University, Monterey Peninsula College, San Jose City College, and West Valley College in Saratoga, where he is a full-time instructor of art and animation art, past department chair and involved in running the school gallery.
Challas' work comments on our interaction with and use of technology (and the mass media). He takes still frames and video of news events to create collage prints and videos, where the fingerprint of the pixel is preserved as an artifact of the low-resolution images. His goal is to comment on the impact of technology and the Mass Media’s inherently abbreviated message upon (himself and) the public. His latest series juxtaposes logic symbols with imagery from the mass media and nature.