JONATHAN LEWIS
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EDUCATION

1996-97 Certificate in Professional Photographic Practice, London College of Printing
1989-93 BA Hons History of Art, Robinson College, Cambridge University

EXHIBITIONS

2013

Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA - Ed Ruscha: Books & Co


2012


Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
- Sampled
FotoMuseum Antwerp, Belgium
- From Here On
Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Unpublished Dummy Award
Mews Project Space, London, UK
- ABCED
Pop-Up Gallery @ MuzyQ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Binding Image
King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
- ACP Photography Auction
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
- DIY- Photographers & Books
C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Photobook SLAM
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
- Mosaico

2011


The Mews Project Space, London, UK
- Dark Matter

Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA - Twin Twin Postcard Edition
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
- The New Photograph

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK - Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism
Atelier de Mécanique, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
- From Here On
Copeland Book Market @ Son Gallery, London, UK
- Stealing Books
Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA
- ABC Artists' Books Cooperative
Documenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany
- International Photobook Festival
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Amsterdam Art Book Fair
P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- After Hokusai (follow-ed)
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK - Follow-ed (after Hokusai)


2010


Sotheby's New York, NY, USA
- CCBF Annual Contemporary Art Auction
BES Arte & Finança, Lisbon, Portugal
- Jack presents BESart
Espace Kiron, Paris, France - Offprint Paris
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, London, UK
- Icons: St Joseph’s Hospice Silent Art Auction and Exhibition
MoMA PS1, New York, NY, USA
- NY Art Book Fair
Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
- Abstract
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
- 20x200 A Jen Bekman Project
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK - The London Art Book Fair
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - Spectra: New Abstract Photography
Sala do Veado, Lisbon, Portugal
- Cabinet d'Amateur
Edel Assanti Project Space, London, UK
- Mondi Colour Holidays
Schwartz Gallery, London, UK - Ralph Dorey and Jonathan Lewis


2009



Société Française de Photographie, Paris, France
- La Vitrine

X-Initiative, New York, NY, USA - Blind Spot Benefit Auction
Natural History National Museum, Lisbon, Portugal - Jack presents Sala do Veado


2008

Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
- Pixelated
Deutsche Bank, London, UK
- Jonathan Lewis and Tim Pitman
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, USA
- Stretching The Truth

2007


Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
- Ad/Agency


2006

Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, USA - WalmArt
Galerie Neguleso, Munich, Germany - Colour

2004

Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- 57 on 57th
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA - The Pixles
Photo London, London, UK
- Bonni Benrubi Gallery

2003


Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- CMYK: Contemporary Color
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, USA - Introducing…
Center of Contemporary Arts, St Louis, MO, USA - Slop Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA - Fresh StART

Paris Photo, Paris, France - Bonni Benrubi Gallery


2002

Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA - Flatfiles
Red Dot Gallery, New York, NY, USA - Living with Art
Blind Spot Editions, New York, NY, USA - The Armory Photography Show
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, USA - Post-Systemic Art
Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket, MA, USA - Dancer

2001

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, USA - Init.One
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA - Flatfiles
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA - Metropolitan Museum of Scarves
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, USA - Digital Deluxe
International Print Center New York, NY, USA - New Prints 2001
Silicon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA - Working Artists

PUBLICATIONS/ REVIEWS

2012

 

Artvoice (January 25), 'Shop Til We Drop, by Jack Foran:
"Jonathan Lewis is working in what might be called the “full monte” version of photographic digital edit imaging...In image after image, garishly colored rectangles are stacked up like boxes of product lining super-lit avenues of overabundance."


2011

ArtsCriticATL.com (October 17), Six Artists Scavenge the Internet, by Robert Stalker

Art Critiqued (October 8), When Does Minimalism Become Too Minimal?, by Bradley Hayman

Six Hands And A Cheese Sandwich, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., by Michalis Pichler

Time Out (August 26), Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism, by Nina Caplan

2010

Afterimage (Vol 37, No 6), Ruscha Rip-Off, Rip-Out, by Tom Sowden

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 6), Silver Eye photography exhibit driven to abstraction, by Mary Thomas

Pittsburgh Tribune (October 28), Unreal Reality, by Kurt Shaw:
"In the pieces by him on display here from the series "Designer Labels," Lewis used a low-megapixel camera to capture the glittering facade of a Fendi store at night. He further pixelated the images in Photoshop, abstracting them to the point where the store's window and wares morph into elegant art-like ciphers...Lewis conflates the shopping mall with venues such as galleries and museums where cultural products are similarly branded, consumed and experienced."


The Tartan, Exhibit Redefines Photography, by Shweta Suresh

2008

Extra Magazine Fotomuseum Antwerp (Summer), Space Invaders, by Steven Ceuppens

In The Loupe, Ad/Agency, by Leslie K Brown

Artscope Magazine (Jan/Feb), Ad/Agency, by Gary Duehr:
"Go into any mall and squint and you'll feel the hypnotic effect: all the candy-colored bits of vibrating color. This is what Jonathan Lewis expertly captures in his "WalmArt" series...It’s a strangely entrancing, Mr. Magoo kind of world that Lewis unveils."


2004


Picture Perfect
, Jacqui Small, by Stephanie Hoppen

Exit (May), Abstraction in Photography

House and Garden US Edition (March), Cracking the Bar Code, by Caroline Cunningham:
"It's admittedly difficult to look at his work and not think about candy-colored bar codes, those ubiquitous symbols of consumerism whose futuristic beeps record every purchase, but this shouldn't be a distraction. Lewis's prints are joyful visual confections."


2003

Norari
(June 5), Gallery 1 by 4, by Aya Harazono

Living Large in Small Spaces, Thames & Hudson, by Marisa Bartolucci

2002

Pierogi Press (Number 8), Camel printed on page 22

The Express-Times (August 9), Post-Systemic Art brings new life to the ordinary, by Tony Sienzant:
"…they are either sweet innocuous confections for the eye or pretty scary symbols of a consumerist technology that spoon-feeds us the 'candy' everybody wants…"

The Sunday Star-Ledger (July 21), A kaleidoscope of wit and whimsy, by Bydan Bischoff

Neo-Impressionism: Artists on the Edge, Points and Pixels, by Sabrina DeTurk in the catalogue for the exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, ME

2001

Art On Paper (Sept-Oct), Working Proof, review by Faye Hirsch:
"...Lots of artists are doing it (Tom Friedman and Jason Salavon are but two) - scanning in this or that and breaking it down into its basic color components, remade into abstract shapes. Jonathan Lewis has conceived an ingenious twist here, in his scans of 47 brand-name candy labels - 3 Musketeers, Jolly Rancher, Bit O'Honey, Butterfinger, etc. - which are distilled into..."

Blind Spot (Issue 18), front cover with 4 pages inside:

Philadelphia Weekly (July 4), User-Friendly Interface, by Gerard Brown:
"...Jonathan Lewis strikes an almost ideal balance of new and old media with 20 Iris prints collectively titled See Candy. In each, a super-cool abstraction of stripes - laughably derived from candy wrappers - gently mocks art-world pretense..."

COLLECTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Bank of America Collection, New York, NY, USA
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY, USA
BESart Photography Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
Cleveland Institute of Art
, Cleveland, OH, USA
Société Française de Photographie
, Paris, France
Fidelity Investments
, Boston, MA, USA
Sullivan and Cromwell, London, UK

TALKS

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 2011
Le Bal
, Paris, 2011
Whitechapel Gallery
, London, 2010
Schwartz Gallery
, London, 2010

Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, 2008, interview with Carole Troufleau
International Print Center New York, NY, 2002