Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida
Mentorship program with artist Paul Pfeiffer

Milton Avery Graduate School of Bard College
MFA in Sculpture

The Glasgow School of Art & The University of Glasgow, Scotland
Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow, post-baccalaureate program in studio art and the history of art

Washington and Lee University
BA in Art and Sociology, Honors in Art

Solo Exhibitions & Projects


How to Operate in a Dark Room, 1/9unosunove, Rome

The Ladder Maker, Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Special project for Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art


The Patient Eye, solo exhibition and performance, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia 


Some Were Caught Up, and Some Were Not, Loock Galerie, Berlin

The Invert, TOPS Gallery, Memphis, TN

Solo presentation, NADA New York

Self Evidence, performance, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, & Penn State University, PA


People-like shapes, performance commission, Este Arte, Punta del Este, Uruguay


L blue N black I green M orange K violet, 1/9unosunove, Rome

Movements for Monoliths, performance commission, Storm King Art Center, NY

abc berlin, solo project presented by Loock Galerie


Traunitz, Loock Galerie, Berlin

Krisen og en Krise i en Skuespillerindes Liv, exhibition and performance, Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm Højskole, Denmark

Stranger Suite, Fire Island Pines Performance Series, NY, presented by NYPAC


Oltre l’oblio, 1/9unosunove, Rome

The Painter of the Hole, Scaramouche, NYC

Syrup of the Hand, Court Square Project Space, Long Island City, NY, curated by Daisy Nam

Cordoned Area (v. 3), performance, National Academy Museum, New York


Painting Bitten By a Man, exhibition and performance, Vox Populi, Philadelphia


The Long Glance, 40-hour performance, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

With One Hand Between Us, exhibition and 40-hour performance, part of Performa 2011, NYC


The Irrigated Husband, fivesevendelle, Boston, MA


The Hole in the Palm of Your Hand, Scaramouche, NYC

Gloved Impediment, exhibition and performance, HQ Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC


What It Feels Like, exhibition and performance, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, NY

The Salon of the Covered Bride, exhibition and performance, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NYC


New Objects In Progress, exhibition, University of Chicago, Great Hall Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions


Artefiera, Bologna, Italy, special presentation on painting curated by Davide Ferri

#15, 1/9unosunove, Rome


Queer Abstraction, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, Curated by Jared Ledesma, Catalog; travels to The Nerman Museum, Kansas

The Human Stain, Real Tinsel, Minneapolis, curated by Shane McAdams


Where We Find Ourselves, Penn State Abingdon Art Gallery; and Open Lens Gallery at University of the Arts, Pennsylvania, curated by Jordan Rockford

Friends of Shandanken, Galleries at Phillips Auction House, New York, NY


Syntagma, Parsons The New School, NY

FACE TO FACE: International Emerging Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy

Draw to Perform, Crow’s Nest Gallery, London


Anxiously Attached, Essex Flowers, NYC 39 x 17, La Mama Galleria, NYC

Este Arte, Punta del Este, Uruguay


Reception of Reception, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin

Répétition Générale, 1/9unosunove, Rome

Geometries of Intimacy, curated by Jess Wilcox & Clara Halpern, Abrons Art Center, NY

Retrospective, Shandanken Residency Exhibition, NYC


NO NAME, On Stellar Rays, New York

From Here to There, Stedman Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ

The Road, Luis de Jesus Los Angeles

do it (outside), performance with Chelsea Knight, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and ICI, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY

Initial Contractions, performance and installation with Bethany Ides, Knockdown Center, New York


Coming After, performance and installation, curated by Jon Davies, The Power Plant, Toronto

Jonathan VanDyke and Brian Kokoska, installation, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, catalog

Gli amori dificili, Scaramouche, NY

Drawing from Performance, curated by Becky Kinder, 92Y Tribeca Galleries, NY

Searching for a Character, Part 1 [3-hour performance], Agape Enterprise, Brooklyn, NY


SubStainability, The Galleries at Texas State University

Skowhegan Performs, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston


Half a Self, a cave dweller, [room-size installation] curated by David Everett Howe, Project Space at the former St. Cecilia’s Convent, NYC

Lush Life, Y Gallery (part of a 9-gallery exhibition), NYC


Like A Moth to A Flame, Exile Gallery, Berlin

The Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis

I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood, Shepperd University Gallery, University of Nevada

A Momentary Fantasy, curated by David Everitt Howe, Fruit and Flower Deli, NYC


Weekend Without Make-Up, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, PS122 Gallery, NYC

Artists Respond to Louise Nevelson [documentary with interview and images of recent work], as part of Louise Nevelson retrospective, The Jewish Museum, NYC

Usufruct, Curated by Seth Nehil, Linfield College, Oregon

Investigating Secret Psychological Spaces, [room-size, site-specific installation], Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, catalogue


Frisbee, Circus of Books Gallery, LA

Casting Off: Gender Exploration Down South, IDKE 8 exhibition, Austin, TX


2005 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition [major outdoor work], Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, catalogue

Projects 05 [room-size installation], Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York

The Traveling Prophecy Project, with Matthew Morgan, Galapagos Art Space, NY


Connect the Dots, curated by David Dempewolf and Scott Rigby, Columbia University Galleries, NY

The Warm Weather is Holding [room-size installation], Bard Exhibition Center, Red Hook, New York

Strike 2, BaseKamp, Philadelphia


Strike, curated by Gavin Wade, University of Wolverhampton, England

Collaborative Projects


Staging Sex, Staging Self: An Experimental Lecture Series, co-organized by Chelsea Knight and Jonathan VanDyke, Skowhegan Space, NYC


A Guided Meditation, video by Jonathan VanDyke with sound by Julianne Swartz, for Trangressor magazine

Shirtology, re-performance of Jerome Bel work, with Chelsea Knight, organized by Independent Curators International, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC


City-wide poster project, collaboration with Gedi Sibony, NYC, as part of The Free Biennial, curated by Sal Randolph


Let’s Get to Work. Artist/curator along with Gavin Wade
Gathered 25 artist-participants from Europe and the US to contribute ideas and works towards the building of an ideal city, re- building the museum space as a “laboratory.”
University of the Arts and Base Kamp, Philadelphia, PA & Susquehanna Art Museum, PA.



“Jonathan VanDyke,” by Simone Zacchini, MIA Le Journal, March

“Arte Fiera 2020: 5 artisti per 5 gallerie,” by Alice Traforti, Art Talkers, February 7

“Arte Fiera 2020: le opinioni dei galleristi,” by Yasmin Riyahi,, January 26


“Scraps of Fabric and Fragments of Life: Jonathan VanDyke in Rome,” by Valentina Muzi, Artribune, Italy, October 15

“Il gesto e la pittura, nuove forme di vision nelle opera di Jonathan VanDyke,” by Chiara Cottone, Artecracy, Italy, October 10

“Human is as Human Does,” by Catherine Jozwik, Urban Milwaukee, May 28

“Queer Abstraction Grand Opening,” Art Beacon Des Moines, May 30


“The Inverts,” 10-page artist portfolio, Vector Magazine, Issue 8, launched at The Whitney Museum, NY

“Jonathan VanDyke Interviewed by Daisy Nam,” The Rib (

“Jonathan VanDyke: The Patient Eye,” Exhibition Catalog, with essays by Dr. Jonathan Frederick Walz and Jonathan VanDyke, published by The Columbus Museum, Georgia

“The Artist is the Art at The Columbus Museum,” WRBL News, Columbus, Georgia

“Columbus Museum Gears Up For ‘Slow Art Day’ With Live Exhibition,” WTVM News, Columbus, Georgia


“Jonathan VanDyke,” Portfolio for BOMB magazine

“High Five: 5 Shows in the South Right Now,”


Jonathan VanDyke at unosunove, Rome, Exhibition Design Club (


“Layering and Flattening in Site-Specific Photography,” by Nick Balmforth, A

“Jonathan VanDyke alla unosunove Romana,” by Eleonora Milani, Art Tribune

“L blu N black I green M oragne K violet: Jonathan VanDyke,” by Isabella Carlizzi, Art a Part of Culture

“Queer Abstraction,” by Barbara McBane, The Archive, Issue 53, Spring

“Angelina Gualdoni on Jonathan VanDyke; Jonathan VanDyke on Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Just Six Degrees

“The Artist at Work,” by Jamie Saxon, Princeton University News


“The Expanded Photograph,” by David Everitt Howe, Art Review, May

“Jonathan VanDyke in Conversation with Bradley Teal Ellis, David Rafael Botana, and J. Louise Makary,” interview, Critical Correspondence, April

“Jonathan VanDyke at Loock Galerie,” by Hannah Schraven,, Berlin

“Jonathan VanDyke: The Long Glance,” by Karina Kirnos,, Marina Abramovic Institute

“Caitlin Berrigan on Jonathan VanDyke,” uncompromising tang, June


“The New World Order: Jonathan VanDyke at unosunove,” by Carmen Stolfi, ATP Diary, October 19

“Jonathan VanDyke: Oltre l’oblio,” by Nicola Gerundina,, October

“Jonathan VanDyke: Beyond Oblivion,” by Elena Gasparri, Drome Magazine, October 13

“Jonathan VanDyke at Scaramouche,” TimeOut New York, May

“Which of These Things is Not Like the Others?,” by Dan Peyton, Art-Vetting, July 2

Transgressor Magazine Issue 3, Guest Edited by Igor Siddiqui, video contribution

Pocket Notes, contributor, Issue 2, June

“Jonathan VanDyke in Conversation with Gene VanDyke,” with portfolio of works, in Fabrika, edited by Lisa Williams, published by Court Square Project Space, New York


“Coming After at the Power Plant,” by Gabrielle Moser,

“Man Bites Painting at Vox Populi,” by Edie Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24

“Hot, Wet Paint,” by Katherine Rochester, Philadelphia Weekly, June 13

“History Brought Forward: How the early days of AIDS Shaped today’s emerging queer artists,” by Amanda Chen, Canada’s Gay and Lesbian News, February 1

“Coming After: queer time, arriving too late and the spectre of the recent past,” by Jon Davies. Exhibition catalog, published by The Power Plant, Toronto

“Painting Bitten by a Man at Vox Populi,” by Edward Epstein, Art Papers, September

“Silent, Focused, Unwavering: Jonathan VanDyke the Normal Queer,” by Lisa Liebmann, in Painting Bitten by a Man, exhibition catalog, with additional essays by Andrew Suggs and Christopher Eamon, published by Vox Populi, Philadelphia


“Performa 2011: TONY Picks,” Time Out NY, October 24

“Jonathan VanDyke’s Top Ten Films,” Performa Magazine, November 1

“Taking a Stand, 8 Hours at a stretch, for ‘Convergence’” by Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News, (review of solo exhibition and interview), May 29

“Action: Watching the Watcher” by Sal Randolph, Word Object, June 3

Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public, by Carlos Motta and Joshua Lubin-Levy, contributing artist

“Jonathan VanDyke at the Albright Knox,”

“Performa 2011: Live Wires,” by David Balzer,, November 24


“Jonathan VanDyke,” by Michael Wilson, Art Forum, January 2010

“Changing of the Garde,” by Rachel Wolff, Art + Auction, January 2010

“Drama Unfolds in York’s Abandoned Buildings,” by Erin McCracken, York Dail Record, June 8

“Decorating With Grey,” Real Simple Magazine, October


“Introducing: Jonathan VanDyke,” by Joseph Wolin, Modern Painters, April

“Jonathan VanDyke at Scaramouche,” by Marco Antonini, review, Whitehot Magazine, October

“Jonathan VanDyke at Scarmouche,” by Joseph Wolin, exhibition pick and review, Time Out New York, September 24-30

“See Here Now,” by Rachel Wolff, New York magazine, October 12, 2009

“The Bushwick Biennial,” by James Kalm, The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2009

“Art at Northside: Jonathan VanDyke at HQ,” by Benjamin Sutton, The L Magazine

“Paint by Plumbers,” by Trong Nguyen, exhibition pick and review, Artslant, May

“Jonathan VanDyke: Gloved Impediment,” by Trent Morse, exhibition pick and review, Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts, May/June 2009

“Take a Look at ‘...the Mind’s Eye’ at Slein,” by Ivy Cooper, The St. Louis Beacon, June 22nd

“The Get: Jonathan VanDyke for Artware Editions,” The New York Times Style Magazine, Fall

“Jonathan VanDyke: What It Feels Like,” by Mara Gladstone, University of Rochester Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, essay in pamphlet accompanying exhibition

“VanDyke elicits inspiration from the ordinary,” by Sam Lewis, The Campus Times, University of Rochester, NY

“Jonathan VanDyke opens Austin Thomas’ Pocket Utopia,” review,
“Jonathan VanDyke at Pocket Utopia,”

Residencies, Fellowships, Panels, Lectures


On Waiting, Lecture (with Taraneh Fazeli), Shifter Magazine, presented by MIT List Center and CAC Cincinnati

Visiting Artist, University of Houston, Texas

Visiting Artist, University of Toronto, Canada


Keynote Speaker, Crit Lab, New York

Visiting Artist, Cranbrook School of Art, MI


Visiting Artist, Mount Holyoke College and The Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, MA

Visiting Artist, Dickinson College Department of Art and Department of Dance, Carlisle, PA

“Jonathan VanDyke: Into Painting, Into Performance,” The Visual Arts Colloquium at Bryn Mawr College, PA


Residency, The Hans Scharoun House at The Ferdinand Möller Foundation, Zermützel, Germany

Visiting Artist, Fashion Insitute of Technology, MA program in Art Business, NYC


Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Visiting Artist, Parsons the New School, NY

Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, Philadelphia


Painters & Drag Queens, Lecture, Parsons The New School, NY


Visiting Artist, CalArts, LA

Self Evidence, Lecture/Performance, presented at
• Skowhegan Space, NY
• Tyler University, Rome as part of I Martedi Critici

Visiting Artist, The Corcoran School and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


Visiting Artist in Residence, Krabbesholm Hojskole, Rome

Visiting Artist, Graduate Program of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Visiting Artist Lecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Residency, The Qwatz Residency Program, Rome

“Coming Out and Going In: (Queer) Childhood in the Era of AIDS, Reagan, and the White Cube,” Presenting at 17 Lecture Series, New York; also presented at Parsons the New School, NY

Visiting Artist, Krabbesholm Academy of Art, Denmark


Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York


Mildred’s Lane, Pennsylvania, Order of the Third Bird Residency

Panelist, “Tree Time,” with PearlDamour, The Kitchen, NYC


Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts, Artists & Communities Fellow in York, Pennsylvania, in residence at William Penn

Performing Arts Institute


Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Mentorship with artist Paul Pfeiffer

Visiting Artist in Residence, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL

Awards & Honors


Artist’s Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art


Artist’s Grant, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc

Artist’s Grant, The Haven Foundation

Artist’s Grant, Change, Inc. of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Nominee, The Doctorow Prize for Painting, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art


Emergency Artist’s Grant, The Esther and Adolf Gottlieb Foundation


Artist grant, Yadoo Artist Colony


Artists & Communities grant, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation


Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant


Emerging Artist Grant, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY


Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the City of Harrisburg, PA


Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship for year-long study and travel in Scotland

 Writings & Documents


“Say Her Name: Dominique Rem’mie Fells,” The York Daily Record


“The Patient Eye,” The Columbus Museum, Georgia, essay in exhibition publication


“Jonathan VanDyke on Paul Mpagi Sepuya,” Just Six Degrees


“Jonathan VanDyke on Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay,” uncompromising tang


Contributing artist, Pocket Notes, Issue 2


“Julianne Swartz,” essay in retrospective catalogue How Deep is Your, published by Scottsdale

Museum of Art and deCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden


“The Long Glance,” essay in Switch On, the online magazine of The Power Plant, Toronto


Gloved Impediment, Artist’s Project for Drain Magazine


“Looking At Art in a Time of War,” Governor’s School Journal, University of Pittsburgh


“Keep the Link: A Discussion Between Julianne Swartz and Jonathan VanDyke,” FO_A_RM, NY  

“Surface Tension,” (photographs + text), Shifter magazine, New York

2000 “Grace Hartigan Interviewed by Jonathan VanDyke,” exhibition catalog, Susquehanna Art Museum

Related Work Experience


Lead Faculty and Master Lecturer, University of the Arts, Low Residency MFA Program, Philadelphia


Master Lecturer, Pig Iron Theatre/ University of the Arts, MFA in Devised Performance, Philadelphia


Adjunct Faculty, Christie’s MA in Art, Law, and Business, NYC


Core Faculty, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Low Residency MFA Program, Manchester, NH


Visiting Faculty, George Washington University, MFA program


Faculty, Sotheby’s Global Institute, Master’s Program in Art Business and Contemporary Art, NYC


Artist-in-Residence and Faculty, Krabbesholm Højskole, Denmark


Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Faculty Member, William Penn Performing Arts Institute, York, Pennsylvania.


Faculty, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh


Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago, Department of Visual Studies.


Studio Manager, Adam Fuss Studio, NYC


Director and Curator, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

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