Jonathan Durham is a sculptor, performance artist and curator based in New York. Taking ecological, social and personal points of reference as inspiration, he creates works exploring the intersection of libidinal economies, capitalism and the body. He received his MFA in sculpture from UCLA and in 2007 completed a two-year residency at the CORE Program Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been exhibited internationally including Zacheta–National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Recess, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany among others. He is the recipient of an Aunspaugh Fellowship from the University of Virginia where he received a dual BA in Studio Art and Psychology. From 2004 - 2007 he taught Sculpture, Drawing and Performance courses at the University of Virginia, Rice University and the University of Houston
Durham has participated in processed based artist residencies in NYC including Session - Recess, Inc., SHIFT -The Elizabeth Foundation, and Socrates Sculpture Park EFA Program. Most recently he participated in the summer 2016 residency at Bemis Arts Center, Omaha, NE.
From 2008 - 2016 Durham served as of Director of Visual Arts at Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan’s Lower East Side where he curated numerous solo and group exhibitions and was instrumental in the selection and support of artists for the 11 month studio & curatorial program AIRspace. Most recently he curated the solo exhibition Ryan Foerster, UNDERWROUGHT AN DE RE (2016) and the group exhibition How To Tell If Your Krill Oil Supplements Are Ripping You Off. (2015).