Jason Mena received a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts and Design in Puerto Rico and attended Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Low-Residency MFA Program in Annandale-on-Hudson.

Through artistic research and practice, Mena considers the contradictions that exist within the social formation, its visible and latent tendencies in both everyday life and its broad economic structure. His work has focused mainly on the role of informal mechanisms, its relationship with state politics, global finance, and the impact these prevalent and diverse forces have over time on modes of production across all social categories, and how these changes play out on an aesthetic level.