Jonathan Schipper Bio

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Jonathan Schipper was born in Chico, California.

When asked about his work he noted that it “often derives elements from popular media culture but then transforms them. I alter these elements into something that returns media to a live, irreproducible experience. I am interested in making objects that, like a roller coaster, are beautiful and interesting through media but need to be experienced to be truly understood. I strive to create objects that wrap themselves around your gut, take hold of your imagination and move you towards new locations and thoughts”.(Jonathan Schipper, 2011)

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BORN
Chico, California. 1973

EDUCATION
2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1996-98 MFA, Sculpture
Rinehart School of Sculpture, Baltimore, MD
1993-96 BFA, Sculpture
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016
“Slow Motion Car Crash,” The Armory Show, Pier 92, New York, NY
“Rage for Art (Once Again),” Pierogi, New York, NY
2015
“Imitation of Life,” Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Canada (Sept 25, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016)
“Explosion,” Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas (March 28 – May 9)
“Moving Still | Still Moving,” Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec, Canada (March 7 – April 25)
2014
“State of the Art,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
“PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2013
“Detritus,” The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY (One-person)
“The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle,” Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
“Homeward Found,” The Wassaic Project, NY
2012
Locus+, 16 Saville Row, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Guangzhou Triennial 2012:The Unseen. Theme and artists,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China. Curated by Jiang Jiehong and Jonathan Watkins
Nostalgia Machines, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
2011
Under Destruction, to Swiss Institute, NY, NY, Curated by Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer
Slow Room, Dittrich&Schlechtriem, Berlin Germany
The Art of Deceleration, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsbug, Germany
Subjective / Objective, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (Group Exhibition)
AUTOBODY, Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, Texas
2010
“Under Destruction,” Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
“The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle,” Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
2009
“Irreversibility,” The Boiler (Pierogi), Brooklyn, NY (One-person)
“Chelsea Visits Havana,” Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba (February 28–May 17
2008
“Pieces of the Whole,” Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (Sept. 28, 2008–Jan. 25, 2009)
“The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle,” Stuks Art Centre, Leuven, Belgium
and NEXT Chicago’s Invitational
“Apocalyptic Summer,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (Group Exhibition)
2007
“Firebird,” PIEROGI Brooklyn, New York (One-person)
ARTEFACT, Stuks Art Centre, Leuven, Belgium
2006
“Factitious,” PIEROGI Brooklyn, New York (June–July) and Leipzig (Nov-Dec)
2005
Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (One-person)
Momenta, Brooklyn, NY (Performance, Invisible Jet)
2003
“Cirque de Medecine,” Paperveins Museum of Art, New York NY
2001
“Invisible Jet,” GAVS, Brooklyn, NY
2000
“Parts,” Goliath, Brooklyn, NY
1999
Ted Lawson Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Thesis Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1997
Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Juried Exhibition, Mayerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
“Options’97,” Washing Project for the Arts\Corcoran, Washington, D.C.
1996
Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1995
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Prosthetic,” Push, San Francisco, CA
“Luggage Show,” Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS
2001
Skowhegan Fellowship
1998
Amalie Rothschild Award: Awarded by jury to graduating MFA
1996-98
MICA Fellowship: Maryland Institute College of Art. Awarded by merit of work
1996
Sculpture Dept. Award of Special Recognition: San Francisco Art Institute
Awarded to graduating senior
1993-96
Sobel Memorial Scholarship: San Francisco Art Institute. Awarded by merit of work
1994, 1995
Best of Show, Sculpture: San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Gopnik, Blake. “The Armory Show is a Wreck,” Artnet News, March 4
Swanson, Carl. “At the Armory Art Show, Watch an Actual Car Commit Slow-Motion Suicide,” Vulture Magazine, March 4
2015
Terranova, Charissa. “Jonathan Schipper, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts,” Sculpture Magazine
Smart, Jennifer. “Questioning the Art Object,” Arts and Culture Texas, April 10
Lesser, Casey. “I Became a Millionaire for 10 Minutes, Thanks to Jonathan Schipper,” Artsy, March 6
2014
Fleming, Vic. “It’s Art,” Memphis Daily News, November 13
2013
Steinhauer, Jillian. “A Lont Short List of Gallery Shows to See This Fall,” Hyperallergic.com, September 13
“Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Schipper,” Bumbershoot.org, June 6.
Haines, Chelsea. “Homeward Found,” Artnet.com, June.
2012
Corbett, Rachel. “Armory Show 2012,” Artnet.com March.
Olda, Danny. “Jonathan Schipper’s Sculptures Slowly Destroy One Another,” Beautifuldecay.com, December 17.
2011
Kuhn, Nicola. “Burn-out, wilde Märkte, Turbo-Mentalität: Wolfsburg sucht ‘Die Kunst der Entschleunigung’,” Tagesspiegel, November 22, 2011. (Illus.)
2009
Cotter, Holland. “Yoon Lee, Jonathan Schipper, Tavares Strachan,” The New York
Times, April 16
Saltz, Jerry. “Energy to Burn,” New York Magazine, March 22
2008
Davis, B. “Chicago A Go-Go,” Artnet, April 21 (Illus.)
Nance, Kevin. “Crashing the Party: A cutting edge fair, NEXT, shakes up Chicago’s annual
art expo,” The Chicago Sun Times, April 20. Pp. 1D, 3D (Illus.)
Sels, Geert. “De tijd aan (auto)banden gelegd,” De Standaard, February 8. (Illus)
GS. “Kunstenaar vertraagt effect van ongeval,” Het Nieuwsblad, February 8. P.17 (Illus)
“Het langste auto-ongeval ooit,” Metro (Netherlands), February 8. P.14 (Illus)
MVS. “Aftasten en ontdekken,” Steps City Magazine, February 11. P.16 (Illus)
Van Steenkiste, Matthieu. “Tusssen kunst en crash,” Gazet van Antwerpen, February 12.
P.49 (Illus)
CDM. “Nu te zien in Leuven: de traagste crash aller tijden,” De Morgen, February 13.
(Illus)
“Artefact: The slow inevitable death of american muscle,” De Morgen, February 13.
P.6 (Illus)
KBH. “Kulturama van start met crash,” Het Laatste Nieuws, February 15. P.16 (Illus)
JDR. “Traagste ongeluk ooit,” Het Nieuwsblad, February 18. Pg.5 (Illus)
KBH. “Traagste crash voorbij,” Het Laatste Nieuws, February 19. P.15 (Illus)
Dehaen, Jelle. “The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle,” Veto, February.
2006
Zeitz, Lisa. “Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,” Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung,
July 22, 2006, Nr. 168, Seite 45
L.A.M. “New York’s Art Fairs: The Armory Show,” Art in America, Feb. 2006, P.47 (Illus)
2005
Powhida, William. “Jonathan Schipper and Simon Lee at Pierogi,” The Brooklyn Rail,
March. P. 15
2000
Critics pick (M.D.), “Elsewhere, A.K.A., Williamsburg Brooklyn,” Flash Art,
November-December, Vol.XXXIII, No.215

COLLECTIONS
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Al and Loralee West Collection. Philadelphia, PA
Progressive Corporate Art Collection. Celeveland, OH
21C. Louisville, KY