(b. 1965) Bridging the gap between fine and commercial art, Jason Pickleman has created a body of work both conceptual and popular, applying media as varied as neon, offset printing, silkscreen, collage and photography. Pickleman’s studio, the JNL graphic design, was begun in 1992 and specializes in the creation of graphic ephemera of unique cultural significance. Exhibition catalogues, art objects, informational propaganda and generally exotic cultural paraphernalia for clients such as Blackbird, Avec, Publican, The Wit, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Renaissance Society and the Steppenwolf Theater bear the imprint of the studio’s unique vision. Pickleman was included in the 2007 exhibition Young Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his work has subsequently been placed into the museum’s permanent collection.