Frank Public Art
Jason Archer (born July 31, 1973, in Longview, TX) is an American visual artist. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor’s in Communications, then worked as an Art Director before being hired as an Animator on the feature film Waking Life. Later he began directing music videos for David Byrne, White Denim and Juanes. In 2003 he was awarded an MTV Video of the Year Award and a Latin Grammy Award for Best Music Video by directing and animating Molotov’s Frijolero. Short films include The Homeland Hodown which is featured on The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time, a Radiohead DVD. In 2006, he re-teamed with Richard Linklater, this time serving as Head of Animation on A Scanner Darkly. Jason is a published illustrator with the Austin American Statesman, teaches with the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, and is co-curator of Frank Public Art, a rotating mural project in downtown Austin, Tx.