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About Jason

Jason Secto was born in Auckland NZ. Gaining a Diploma in Graphic Art and a Bachelors in Design Arts (Conceptual Architecture). He is a self taught Artist and has been teaching painting since 1999, establishing the Secret Art Academy in 2000.

"Art should create discussion, develop new hypothesis and be political.
Artists should be messengers."







2009 Suite Gallery Wellington Solo (Variations)
2008 Blue OysterGallery Dunedin Solo-Lower Gallery (Modernlove)(6-9)
2006 Blue OysterGallery Dunedin Solo-Lower Gallery (Newmediayouth)
2005 Neut Gallery Solo (Modernlove Series(1-5)
2004 Neut Gallery Solo (Sketchbook)
2004 Grodentz Gallery (Switch/NewFibres)
2003 Neut Gallery Solo ( Bionica )
2003 One Eye Gallery Paekakariki (Charge)
2003 Blue OysterGallery Dunedin (Fruit and Flowers)
2002 Michael Hirshfeld Gallery (City Gallery)Wellington (Refresh)
2002 Neut Gallery Solo (CollectedSecto)
2001 Neut Gallery Solo (Barscene)
2001 One Eye Gallery Paekakariki (Real)
2001 One Eye Gallery Paekakariki (Group show)
2001 52 Gallery Willis St Wellington Solo (Danceformulations 2)
2001 Neut Gallery Solo (Mental Notes)
2000 One Eye Gallery Paekakariki (I Mua-I Muri)
2000 One Eye Gallery Paekakariki (Seen)
2000 Michael Hirshfeld Gallery (City Gallery) Wellington (Surprise)
1999 Neut Gallery Solo (Danceformulations)
1999 Neut gallery (Catalyst)
1999 One Eye Gallery Paekakariki Solo (99 drawings-My Own Devices)
1998 Studio show (Weymouthboys) Martin Emond, Jason Secto, Simon Morse
1996 139 Custom St Solo Exhibition (studio)
1995 139 Custom St Solo Exhibition (studio)
1994 Aotea Centre Auckland (Family of the World)
1994 CustomStStudio Group show (Auckland) Antonio Schito,Richard Ruegg,JasonSecto



2002 - 2010 [Inverlochy Art School , Te Aro, Wellington]
-Classical techniques in Oil and Acrylic
-Classical Drawing instruction
-Pastel and Conte workshops
-Senior School
-Colour mixing

Since 2007 Secret Art Academy (Director)



I directed Neut Gallery (cnr of Riddiford and Adelaide sts Wellington) for 6 years
and gave Martin Thompson his first two shows , and exhibited many
up and coming artists ( ie Wayne Youle, Andrew Irving, Chris Clements and Irene Fergussen)

Co-Installed polaroid show at Enjoy Gallery Wellington 2004



2002 Finalist James Wallace Art Trust Award

1992 Bloodstock Underwriters Scholarship (toward a Bachelor of Design Arts Degree (Conceptual Architecture)

1987 Sir David Beattie Award (toward the Whitecliffe Art School Graphic Design Diploma course)

1988 1st prize 'Forest Flower' wine label award (Villa Maria Wines)

1981 - 1986 1st Prize (Art class -teacher Peter Boggs) Dilworth College



1987 Gallery visits/Art study: Tokyo, Japan
1998 Gallery visits/Art study: London, Paris, Rome/Treviso/Belluno/Bologna/Venice (Italy)


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