Founded in 1999 by Jason Karas, J.K. Kreations has since been contracting and subcontracting custom artworks worldwide. Jason now operates out of Swanton, Ohio and is teamed with several other studios over the years.
The work can be seen in museums, trade shows, amusement parks, movies and television, public and private venues, advertisements, restaurants, landscaping or simply walking down the sidewalk.
Clients, Contractors, and Artwork Locations
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum- Springfield, IL Head Sculptor, Assistant Art Director/ Project Manager American Girl - New York City, NY & Chicago, IL Window Display Set Construction Ark Encounter - Williamstown, KY Dinosaur Sculptor, Painter Art Institute of Pittsburgh -Pittsburgh, PA Elected Sculptor/ Make-up artist/ Technical Speaker for “New student” Workshops & Orientation, 2000-2001 Avampato Discovery Museum -Charleston, WV Character Sculptor, Painter, Prop Builder Cabela’s-Dundee, MI Animal Sculptor, Painter Center of Science and Industry (COSI)-Columbus, OH Sculptor, Painter, Mold-maker, Prop Builder Chisholm Trail Museum - Duncan, OK Character Sculptor, prop builder Coca-Cola/ Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City, UT Body sculptor for Winter Olympics figure skater David Copperfield: The Magician Subcontracted sculpture for his private collection Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, OH Sculptor for Children's garden Henderson Design and Production - Pittsburgh, PA Animatronics Operator, Set Construction- 2000-2001 ESPN & Detroit Pistons- Mobile Exhibit Head Sculptor, Life casting Hollywood Wax -Los Angeles, CA Body Sculptor Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant & Pub- New York, NY Designer, Character Sculptor Johnson Children’s Hospital- New Brunswick, NJ Sculptor, Painter, Set Construction Ken Feingold- Bowling Green, OH HeadSculptor for artist exhibition King’s City -Eilat, Israel Miniature Set Builder, Figure Sculptor LifeFormations-Bowling Green, OH Lead Artist, Head Sculptor, Process Coordinator 2001-2004 Create hyper-realistic historical figures, cartoony characters, educational exhibits, realistic animals, and miniature to full-sized sets and props Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center-Great Falls, MT Figure Sculptor for exhibit Marvel Adventure City- Niagara Falls, Ontario Costume detail Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum-Farmington Hills, MI Designer,Character Sculptor, Set Construction, Prop Builder National Scouting Museum- Irving, TX Head Sculptor of founding father National Underground Railroad Freedom Center- Cincinnati, OH Project Manager, Head Sculptor, Assistant Art Director Nationwide Children's Hospital - Nationwide, USA Animal Sculptures, 2012 Ottawa Hills Elementary School - Ottawa Hills, OH Bronze Sculpture of Full-sized bear for playground- 2007 Paramedia LLC- Erwin Redl- Bowling Green, OH Lead Engineer and Production Manager- 2007-2016 Create 2D and 3D architectural drawings and renderings. R&D, design, engineer, prototype, manage the production and installation of large scale exhibits around the world Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) -Pittsburgh, PA Sculpture for trade show exhibit- 2001 Port Clinton Great Lakes Welcome Center -Port Clinton, OH Animal Sculptor Portrait of the People public art project.- Bowling Green, OH Tri-Creator, Designer, Project Manager for 360’ Community- Based “Gateway” sculpture, 2005-2007 Ride & Show- San Dimas, CA Sculptor, Mold-maker, Prop Construction Rolling Hills Museum - Salina, KS Head Sculptor, Life-casting Southern Custom Exhibits- Anniston, AL Figure Sculptor, monochrome finish Starbucks - Austin, TX & Columbus, OH Set Design and Construction, 2011 Taipei Astronomical Museum- Taipei, Taiwan Mold- maker, Robot Construction, metal finish The House - Toledo, OH Special Effects Technician, Airbrush Make-up Artist Of Themed Haunted Attraction, 2003 The Magic Woods- PBSChildren’s TV show- Pittsburgh, PA Designer, Character Sculptures, Set Construction, Animatronics, On set Special Effects- 2001- present Toledo Zoo - Toledo, OH Animal Sculptures, Special Exhibit Sculptures- 2004-present Donation of Bronze Sculpture, 2006 Westwood School of Horrors - Rudolph, OH Art Directors, Special Effects Technicians, Airbrush Make-up Artists of Themed Haunted Attraction for 3 seasons 2004-2006 Designed entire layout, storyline, and characters. Directed the actors and sound effects throughout the attraction. Built special effects, and animatronic creatures Will Ryman Studio - New York, NY Portrait Sculptures, 2012
And much more...
Exhibitions, Museums & Clients working alongside Paramedia LLC: Centennial Towers, San Francisco, CA W-Hotel, Hollywood, CA Michael Straus (private museum), Birmingham, AL ZIP & VIBE Residential Towers, Liberty Village, Toronto, Canada Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA Interstate 77 Underpass, Charlotte, NC Borusan Museum, Istanbul, Turkey Ahmet Kocabiylik collection, New York, NY New York City Police Academy, New York, NY Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH Neuro Science Building, Wright State University, Dayton, OH Lane Avenue Gardens, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Van Der Donck Park, Yonkers, NY University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Central Subway Union Square / Market Street Station, San Francisco, CA ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA Emerson College, Huret and Spector Gallery, Boston, MA Galereya Dzyga, Lviv, Ukraine WSU Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, OH Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH Galerie Gottlicher, Stein/Krems, Austria Swarovski Flagship Store, Innsbruck, Austria Art Miami / Swarovski Crystal Palace, Miami FL Toledo Museum of Art - Glass Pavilion, Toledo, OH Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Milwaukee Art Museum World Expo 2008 Zaragoza, Spain Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland, OH Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada Madde Isik (Matter - Light) Borusan Music House, Istanbul, Turkey Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS Matiere-Lumiere ("Matter - Light"), Bethune, France Paramount Theater, Boston, MA National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China Haeusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany State Museum of Lower Austria, St. Polten, Austria