BIOGRAPHY

Jon Horvath is an artist and educator residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries including: The Print Center (Philadelphia), Macy Gallery at Columbia University (New York), and The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. His work is currently held in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is included in the Midwest Photographers Project at MoCP . Horvath was a finalist for the The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's 2009 and 2010 Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellowship.  In 2011, he was named a US Flash Forward winner by The Magenta Foundation.  Horvath currently teaches at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

 

Self-Portrait with Beard and Neck Mole, 2013

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
            MFA: Photography, 2008
            MA: Photography, 2007

Marquette University
            BA: English Literature, emphasis in fictional writing, 2001
            BA: History of Philosophy, 2001

Awards/Fellowships

  • 2012 Review Santa Fe 100 (Selection Committee: Lesley Meyer, Aline Smithson, Lisa Sutcliffe)
  • 2011 Magenta Flash Forward US Winner (Jurors: Andy Adams, Larissa Leclair, Shane Lavalette, George Slade)
  • 2010 Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award
  • 2010 Emerging Artist Finalist, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2009 Emerging Artist Finalist, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2007-2008 Chancellor’s Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2006 Best in Show, Consumerism and Contemporary Culture
  • 2006-2007 Chancellor’s Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Collections

Editions

Press

Online

Exhibitions

 

2013

  • Current Tendencies III (upcoming), Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
  • To Be Titled (upcoming), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
  • MARN Mentors Exhibition (upcoming), Vanguard Sculpture Services, Milwaukee, WI
  • Archetype Drift, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL (Juror: Jason Lazarus)

2012

  • Prints Charming: The Print Center Annual Auction, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Stamina, Work:Detroit, University of Michigan, Detroit, MI
  • Wisconsin Photography, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI (Juror: Dean Otto)
  • Continuum, INOVA Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • 3rd Annual Photography Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Jurors: Natasha Egan and Kathy Ryan)
  • MIAD Faculty Exhibition, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Present Music: Around 30, Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
  • Forward 2012: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2011

  • Everyday, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
  • Do Your Bidding: The Print Center Annual Auction, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1st Annual Juried Exhibition, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, MI (Juror: Nancy Barr)
  • Photocentric 2011, Garrison Arts Center, Garrison, New York (Juror: Larry Fink and Stephen Perloff)
  • Ritual/Active, EFFJAY Projekts, Sheboygan, WI
  • Game Show NYC, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Suburbia, IHC Platform Gallery, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Cabinet, The Gallery at Chai Point, Milwaukee, WI

2010

  • Eye Candy: The Print Center Annual Auction, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Seventh Annual Snap to Grid: The UN-Juried Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Carousel: 4th Annual Milwaukee Invitational Slideshow, Woodland Pattern Bookstore, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2010 PhotoMidwest, Porter Butts and the Class of 1925 Galleries, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (Juror: Russell Joslin)
  • MIAD Faculty Exhibition, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • 84th Annual International Competition: Photography,The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (Catalog) Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award (Juror: Ingrid Schaffner)
    • Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey
  • Studio 731, Studio 731, Milwaukee, WI
  • MARN Mentor/Mentee Group Exhibition, Brooks Stevens Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Featured Photographer: Jon Horvath, NOVA Gallery, Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom, and http://www.novagallery.co.uk
  • Projekt 30: January 2010, Online Juried Exhibition, www.projekt30.com

2009

  • Water Source (in collaboration with Mary Osmundsen and Maria Bolivar), INSITE Park East Corridor Project, Knapp Street Bridge House, Milwaukee, WI
  • Stalking Michael Stipe: Another Prop to Occupy My Time
    • Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
    • Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

2008 

  • In Your Community, Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, INOVA Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Make Your Own History, The Blatz Building, Temporary Art Site, Milwaukee, WI (Co- curator)            

2007 

  • Sculpture Garden & Emerging Artists, Uihlein Peters Gallery: St. John's on the Lake, Milwaukee, WI
  • MA Thesis Exhibition, INOVA Gallery 3, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2006

  • Crossing Over:  UWM Department of Visual Art Invitational Scholarship/Fellowship Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
  • Consumerism and Contemporary Culture, Best in Show Recipient, UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2005

  • The Ceiling Fan:  Between Two Moments, Bucketworks Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Bibliography

Teaching Experience

  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Part-Time Faculty
  • Senior Thesis, Spring 2013
  • Photography and the Book, Spring 2013
  • Photography and Narrative, Fall 2012
  • Seriously Funny, Summer 2012
  • Photographic Voice, Spring 2012
  • Historical Perspectives, Fall 2011-Present
  • Printing Processes, Spring 2011
  • Principles of Photography (4 x 5 View Camera), Fall 2010, Fall 2011
  • Humor in Contemporary Practice, Spring 2010
  • Elements of Digital Photography, Fall 2009-Spring 2010, Spring 2011
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Associate Lecturer
  • Places in Common, Fall 2012
  • Tactics of Play, Spring 2012
  • Collaborative Public Art, Fall 2011
  • Color Photography, Fall 2010-Present
  • Introduction to Photography, Fall 2011-Present
  • Visual Art Workshop: Digital Photography, Spring 2011
  • Introduction to Imaging,  Summer 2009
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Instructor of Record/TA
  • Introduction to Photography,  Fall 2006-Fall 2008