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JONATHAN DURHAM

b. Madison Heights, VA
lives and works in New York

EDUCATION

2005-07 CORE Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2000 MFA Sculpture UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Post Baccalaureate Program: Aunspaugh 5th Year Fellowship, UVA, Charlottesville, VA
1997 BA, Studio Art, BA Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2017 PLAYA, Summer Lake, Oregon
2016 Bemis Artist Residency, Omaha, NE, summer 2016.
2012-13 SHIFT, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY
2011 Recess, Inc. New York, NY.
2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2005-07 CORE Artist in Residence Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2007 Shortlist Finalist, Artpace Residency, San Antonio, TX
2006 Guest Slide Lecture: Contemporary Art Museum, Houston
2006 Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
2005 Guest Lecture: University of Virginia Art Dept.
2000 Artsbridge Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles
1998 Aunspaugh 5th Year Fellowship, 1 year studio & stipend, University of Virginia

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2017 Astral Oil, Global Family, Jonathan Durham and Rindon Johnson, The Java Project, Brooklyn, NY curated by Sorry Archive

2017 Jonathan Durham 01, Luke Glanton Gallery, Amsterdam, NY (June 15 - Aug 31)

2011 Them That Believe, Recess, New York.

2011 Jim’s Tail On The Head (performance), Recess/Kidd­Yellin, September 24, 2011

2006 Where Is Thy Sting?: New Sculpture and Video, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2005 Cyrus (The Younger)/Zero Degree Monumentality, Old Nature Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2005 New Sculpture & Video, Fayerweather Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 BAM Presents, The Alan Gala Brooklyn, NY

2017 Material Art Fair, Mexico City

2016 Bindle, organized by Sorry Archive, Orgy Park, Brooklyn NY

2015 From Now On (Anymore) A sculpture exhibition that documents negative space, misinformation, and lost time, organized by Sorry Archive

2013 IN GOD WE TRUST, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Curated by Maria Brewinska

2013 Videorover 5 at Press Street, New Orleans and indieScreen Cinema, Brooklyn, NY Curated by Rachel Steinberg.

2013 WHAT POSSESSED YOU, curated by George Terry, Fowler Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2013 “Thanks” curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus Gallery, NY

2011 Parts and Labor, Abrons Arts Center, NYC, NY

2011 MRE Tomorrow (performance) December 16, 2011 Abrons Arts Center, NYC, NY

2011 Jim’s Tail On The Head (performance), University of Virginia, Ruffin Gallery, VA

2011 Touched By Virginia – Sculpture from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

2010 Gimme Shelter, Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC, NY

2009 2nd Harvest, selected video screenings curated by Ana Wolovick, Michael Stickrod & Michel Auder, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Learning By Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Part II) curated by Allison de Lima Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2009 Buffet—All You Can Eat Video, in partnership with DiverseWorks and Aurora Picture show, DiverseWorks flickerlounge, Houston, TX

2008 Outpost, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX

2008 Houston Area Exhibit, Curated by Claudia Schmuckli, Blaffer Gallery Houston, TX

2008 Material Culture, Curated by Frances Colpitt, CAA Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX

2007 New American Talent, The Twenty­Second Exhibition, Curated by Anne Ellegood, Arthouse at The Jones Center, Austin, TX

2007 Core Artist in Residence Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2006 Drawing/Inside Out, Curated by Michelle White, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2006 Core Artist in Residence Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2004 Lucky 13, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2003 Last Tango, Fayerweather Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2001 Library Project, (organized by Bea Schlingelhoff), Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
From Now On (Anymore) Sorry Archive exhibition catalogue. Brooklyn, NY 2015
Simblist, Noah. “Material Culture” Art Lies, issue 58 (July 2008), illus.
Schmuckli, Claudia, Houston Area Exhibition Catalog, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX 2008
Collpitt, Francis. “Material Culture Exhibition Catalog” Fort Worth, TX 2008
Bhatnagar, Priya. “Husks of Men” Core Artist in Residence Catalog. 2007

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2016 Ryan Foerster: UNDERWROUGHT AN DE RE, Abrons, NY
2015 HOW TO TELL IF YOUR KRILL OIL SUPPLEMENTS ARE RIPPING YOU OFF, Abrons, NY
2014 GALERÍA PERDIDA: NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU PUSH THE ENVELOPE, IT’LL STILL BE
STATIONERY, Abrons, NY

2013 GUTS, co-curated with George Terry, Abrons Arts Center, NY
2012 Ian Pedigo, Eyes Fixed Upon Pictures, Abrons Arts Center, NY.
2012 Systemic Risk, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Rick Cary, CREDO, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
2010 Daniel Bejar, Get Lost, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
2009 Jayson Keeling, Behind The Green Door, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
2009 Insurance is Not Always Assured, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
2008 Insurance is Not Always Assured, SkyDive Project Space, Houston, TX
2008 Book Review - OCTAGON, Modern Painters Magazine, March ’08 pg 90-91

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TEACHING

Adjunct Instructor: Sculpture Fall: Sept - Dec 2017
Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ
Instruction in methods of making three-dimensional form and understanding sculptural space through of the concept of active armatures, clay modeling and casting, plaster carving and casting, fiber/cloth arts and an introduction to ceramics.

Adjunct Instructor: Drawing Fall: Sept - Dec 2017
Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ
Studio based drawing course with an emphasis on the creation of convincing spatial relationships through the practice of drawing still life, the figure, master copies, and integration of digital/photographic media.

Director of Visual Arts 2008 - 2016
Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
Curating and organizing annual program of gallery exhibitions in contemporary sculpture, painting, video installation, digital and new media environments as well as overseeing related exhibition events including panels, lectures, gallery performances and artist talks
Safe management and implementation of complex installations for a wide range of audiences
Writing and designing press releases, exhibition posters and descriptions for web and printed media.
Administration and management of Visual Arts Classes including bolstering enrollment, teacher training, selection and scheduling of teaching artists
Designing visual arts teaching curriculum in sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, digital photography and printmaking courses
Management and promotion of AIRspace Visual Artist in Residence Workspace Program: organizing jury selection panels, scheduling studio visitors with critics, artists, and curators; annual studio facility updates, administering artist stipends and promotion and management of Open Studio events and exhibitions

Guest Critic Hunter MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition May 2016
Guest Critic Studio Visits: Triangle Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY March 2013
Guest Critic Studio Visits: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Governors Island, NY May 2012
Guest Critic NARS Foundation International Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY Jan 2010

Beginning and Advanced Sculpture Instructor Spring 2006-2007
Rice University, Houston, TX
Teaching contemporary sculptural processes with an emphasis on spatial concepts, performance art and the body. Discussion of how ergonomics, structure and self-image correspond to the shape, movement and impact of the human form. Emphasis placed on the shifting nature of social and ecological space.
Sculptural and performance based assignments with demonstrations on video and photographic documentation as both a record and support medium
In class discussion, critique and written responses with emphasis on how student’s work interfaces with historical and cultural contexts
Studio demonstrations in modeling, carving, casting, welding(Arc) and wood construction
Sculpture Lab Demos in proper tool safety and usage
Organization of Student Exhibitions in the University Gallery

Sculpture Instructor: Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture Fall 2007
Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Teaching traditional and contemporary sculptural processes and the history of sculpture from Modernism to present day with a focus on social sculpture, installation art, digital/photographic media and hybrid forms that extend the boundaries of traditional object making.
Project assignments in silicone mold making, wood construction, welding (Arc), plaster modeling/casting/mold making and ceramics.
Group critiques, discussion and written responses, museum visits (Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston
Introduction to digital video/photography, robotics, plastics, fiber arts
Power and hand tool safety demonstrations

Intermediate Drawing Professor Fall 2007
University of Houston, TX
Demonstration and practice of drawing fundamentals including line, form, content, composition, representation, tonal value, negative and positive space and perspective
Instruction in a wide variety of 2-dimensional media. Projects given in landscape, interiors, human figure, and abstract compositions.
Attention given to digital photo-collage and mixed-media and integration of text with imagery
Group Critiques and individual student reviews

Life Drawing Instructor Spring 2007
University of Houston, TX
Focus on drawing as a tool for understanding the human form
Study of anatomy and proportion using live models
Demonstration and practice of drawing fundamentals including line, form, content, composition, representation, tonal value, negative and positive space and perspective
Individual and group critiques of student work held on a weekly basis. Handouts and short slide lectures

Adjunct Sculpture Professor Fall 2003-Spring 2005
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture
Teaching traditional and contemporary sculptural processes and the history of sculpture from Modernism to present day with a focus on social sculpture, installation art, digital/photographic media and hybrid forms that extend the boundaries of traditional object making.
Project assignments, advanced independent studies, group critiques and studio demonstrations - plaster modeling and mold making, clay, welding (MIG, TIG, Arc), metal foundry casting in bronze and aluminum, silicone molds, introductory digital video/photography, introductory kinetic/robotics, plastics and resins, woodworking, fiber arts and tool safety.
Museum Visits to NYC - weekend trips for advanced students
Visiting Artist appointment for two years including a solo exhibition

Adjunct Drawing Professor Spring 2004
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA
Drawing I:Demonstration and practice of drawing fundamentals including line, form, content, composition, representation, space (negative and positive), perspective, chiaroscuro
Development of drawing practice and techniques. Instruction in a wide variety of 2-dimensional media. Projects given in landscape, interiors, human figure, and abstract compositions.
Attention given to digital photo-collage and mixed-media and integration of text with imagery.

Art History Instructor: Art 101, 102 Fall - Spring 2002-2003
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA
(101) Survey of the Visual arts of the Western World; prehistoric through the Middle Ages.
(102) Survey of the Western World from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century.
Slide lectures, tests, group projects, and discussion.

2-D Design Instructor: Summer 2002
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA
An exploration with various forms in two dimensions serving as a process of inquiry in design principles and the role they play in shaping our physical world.
In class demonstrations, lectures, slide and video presentations.

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