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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

JONATHAN WEST

JONATHAN WEST

Artist Work

The Big Easy
2007
Acrylic on Canvas
75" x 116"
Buzkashi
2006
Acrylic on Canvas
75" x 116"
English Garden
2015
acrylic on canvas
75" x 58"
Je Ne Regrette Rien
2015
acrylic on canvas
75" x 58"
Heavenly Waters
2015
acrylic on canvas - dyptych
48"x116"
ALOHA
2015
acrylic on canvas
58" x 75"

Artist Information

County
Harford County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Abstraction is an artistic interpretation of reality - one man's realism is another man's abstraction. These abstractions use color and bold brushwork to capture the mysteries of nature, spiritualism, and human emotion.

Artist Bio

Education: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota (BFA, 1980). Select Solo Exhibitions: Paintings of Heaven," Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland (2013),Paintings, JCC Arts and Culture Center, Owings Mills, MD (2009); "Tragedies and Foibles," Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD (2007); "Hallwalls I," Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD(2004);"Time To Run Like Hell Series II," Villa Julie College, Baltimore, MD (2004); "Select Solos," Delaplaine Visual Art Center, Frederick, MD (2000); "Time To Run Like Hell Series," The Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD (1999); "Recent Work," Montpelier Cultural Art Center, Laurel, MD (1998).

Select Group Exhibitions: "MD Art @ College Park, The Art Gallery," University of Maryland, College Park, MD, juried by Dan Mills, Director, Bates College Museum of Art (2013); 9/11 Commemorative Invitational Exhibit, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD (2011; "Self Portrait as a Rockstar," Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Curator, Gary Kachadorian (2011);"Signs of Our Times," Mobius Gallery, Boston, MA (2010); "Surrealestate," Mobius Gallery, Boston, MA; "Penned," Artscape, Bunting Building Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, National traveling exhibit (2009); "Ekphrasm," invitational exhibit, Gallery 1448,Baltimore,MD (2007); "HAIR," National Juried Exhibition, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD (2007); "Erotica 2006," Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD (2006);"BIKE: An Exhibition," Juried Exhibition, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD (2005);"Crabtown 2005," Public Art Project, Baltimore, MD (2005); Summer Exhibition, Gallery Francoise es ses Freres, Baltimore, MD (2005); "Erotica 2005," Gallery 1448, Baltimore,MD (2005); "Women of MAP," Invitational Exhibit, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD(20040; "Essense: Structure/Substance," Villa Julie College Gallery, Baltimore, MD, curator, Diane Disalva (2003); "Art Maryland 2002," Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD, juror, Jay Fisher (2002); "Artists Respond," Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD, curator, Katherine Janus Kahn; "Floor," ArtScape, MICA Station Building, Baltimore, MD, (2001); "All Media Juried Exhibition," Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, juror, Jane Farver (2001); "2000 Views," Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD (2000); "Post-mark Millennium," Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD (2000); "Advanced Notices," Artscape, Baltimore, MD (1998); "Mixed Messages," Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD (1998); "Playing In The Dark," ArtScape'97, Baltimore, MD, juror Chezia Thompson (1997); "Rutgers International '96" Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, NJ, jurors Leon Golub and Ann Philbin (1996); "300 Signs," Artscape'96, Baltimore, MD, jurors Richard Ellsberry, Luis Flores, and Kathy O'Dell (1996). Select Public Art Commissions: "Birds-i-View," Prince Georges County, MD (2003); "OC Beach Birds," Ocean City, MD (2003); "Party Animals," Washington, DC (2002); "Fish Out Of Water," Baltimore, MD (2001). Select Collections: The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University; numerous private collectors.