The world of craft was Jonathan’s foray into art making. A foundation in fine-woodworking and ceramics cultivated his interests in thoughtfully considered works that speak to the heart and mind through the hand. With wide ranging interests, he began exploring an interdisciplinary approach toward both art making and academia. This focus was enhanced through studies in fine art, art and technology, fibers, sculpture, art history, and the humanities - culminating in an Associate's degree from Waubonsee Community College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from the University of Miami, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from SAIC.
Jonathan’s sculptures, videos, installations, and new media projects have been featured in: the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; the Torrance Art Museum in CA; the Frost Art Museum in Miami; the Union League of Chicago; Art Monaco; Scope - Basel, Miami, and New York; and ArtPulse Magazine.
He was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium for Visual Art in 2010, a fellowship and residency at the Oxbow School of Art in 2004, and an Artist’s Grant to pursue a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2013. Currently, Jonathan can be found working in his South Florida studio and teaching college part-time.