Born in South Korea, Lives and works in Adelaide. Jonathan's practice is motivated by the interest of the Korean Dansaekhwa and Japanese Mono-ha movements that coincided with the Western Post-minimal movement. Although related to his Far Eastern background, with his Western educational background, Jonathan is aiming to make his artworks global. In the methodology of Phenomenology, Jonathan's art practice provides a spatial experience through physical structures created using materials found in everyday life. Jonathan's proposed phenomenological exploration means that the body perceives interactions between the properties of materials, such as elasticity, density, mass, colour, texture, and environmental factors, including light, gravity, friction and the structure of the buildings in which the work is displayed, without the mediation of the brain. His artworks take the form of painting, sculpture, and installation.
Education 2018 Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours), University of South Australia, Adelaide 2017 Bachelor of Visual Art (Sculpture), University of South Australia, Adelaide 2015 Diploma of International Business, TAFE SA, Adelaide 2015 Certificate IV in International Trade, TAFE SA, Adelaide 2004 Bachelor of International Trade and Economy, Shanghai University of Finance and Economy, Shanghai, China Voluntary Works 2013 – 2018 Graduation Photographer, English Language Centre, TAFE SA, Adelaide Awards and Grant 2019 Emerging Artist Development Grants, Arts South Australia, Adelaide 2019 British School at Rome Residency, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide 2019 Linden New Art Award, Linden New Art, Melbourne 2019 Guildhouse Office Space Award, Guildhouse, Adelaide 2018 University Merit Award, University of South Australia, Adelaide 2018 Judge’s Commendation, Korean Australian Art Foundation Art Prize, Sydney 2018 Vacation Research Scholarship (Studio project), University of South Australia Adelaide 2017 The Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture Prize, University of South Australia, Adelaide 2016 UniSA Participation Support Scholarship, University of South Australia, Adelaide 2016 Uni SA Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation, University of South Australia, Adelaide 2015 Uni SA Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation, University of South Australia, Adelaide Residency *Sauerbier House culture exchange Artist in Residence (AiR) program, Port Noarlunga (Oct-Dec 2019) British School at Rome Residency, Rome, Italy (Apr-Jul 2019) Solo Exhibitions * 2020 Non Titled, Linden New Art, Melbourne (not yet decided 2020) *2020 Density (working title), FELT Space, Adelaide (Feb 2020) *2019 The Inbetween, Sauerbier House, City of Onkaparinga (Dec 2019) 2019 Guildhouse Office Space Exhibition, Guildhouse, Adelaide (Jul-Sep) Selected Group Exhibitions 2019 Paper Contemporary 2019, Sydney Contemporary, Sydney (12-15 Sep) 2019 Extra Virgin, West Gallery Thebarton, Adelaide (26 Jul-25 Aug) 2019 Guildhouse Office Space Exhibition, Guildhouse, Adelaide (Jul-Sep) 2019 A Place Where Things Join, Studio 127, Aelaide (3 – 11 Aug) 2019 June Mostra 2019, The British School at Rome, Rome (15 June-22 June) 2019 Spazi Aperti XVII 2019, Accademia di Romania in Roma, Rome (31 May-10 June) 2019 HATCHED: National Graduate Show 2019, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth (4 May-7 Jul) 2019 The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Drill Hall, Adelaide (14 Feb-11 Mar) 2018 KAAF Art Prize Exhibition, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney (25 Nov 2018 -27 Jan) 2018 FACADE, SASA Gallery, Adelaide (5-13 Dec 2018) 2017 A Walk in the Park - and other calamities, Kaurna – Building, Uni SA, Adelaide (6-14 Dec) * Upcoming