Jon Horvath
Artist's Statement and CV

Wide Eyed departs from a reactionary response to my surroundings, grounded in a sense of wonder and awe. It is approached with the spirit of the wanderer and emphasizes democracy within the project structure. Wide Eyed persists as the undercurrent of my entire photographic process, bridging the gaps between more pointed investigations. As a result, this project avoids specificity in content and conceptual motivations. Rather, it functions more analogously to an archive, a database, a repository for meditations, glimpses and passing thoughts about my relationship to anything I may encounter. Wide Eyed is intended to be a breathing body of images; a space to bounce and veer and double back while maintaining the sensation of being in a place of familiarity without specificity.


    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
        MFA: Photography, 2008
        MA: Photography, 2007
    Marquette University
        BA: English Literature, emphasis in Fiction Writing, 2001
        BA: History of Philosophy, 2001

Selected Exhibitions
    Street Scene: Hans Gindlesberger and Jon Horvath, SRO Photography Gallery,
        Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Exhibition, Haggerty Museum of
        Art, Milwaukee, WI
    Grass/Roots: Featuring William Sutton and Jon Horvath, Colorado Photographic
        Art Center, Denver, Colorado
    Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, FotoFestiwal Lodz, Poland (Curator: Alison
    SPE Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson
        University, Clemson, SC (Juror: Byron Wolfe)
    Pacific Midwest 2.0, Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI (Co-curated with
        Tara Bogart and Chris Bennett)
    DARKROOM: Auction and Benefit for the Museum of Contemporary
, Chicago, IL (Invitational)
    On the Road: Hans Gindlesberger and Jon Horvath, Longwood Center for the
        Visual Arts, Farmville, VA
    Open 2014, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror:
        Shane Lavalette)
    Pressed and Bound: The Print Center Annual Auction, The Print Center,
        Philadelphia, PA (Invitational)
    FILE Media Art, FILE 2014: Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP
        Cultural Centre, Sao Paolo, Brazil (Juror: Ruth Cardoso)
    Independent Phrases and Subordinate Clauses, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee,
        WI (Curated by John Sobzcak)
    Summer Home, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL (Curated by Nicole White and
        Tyler Blackwell)
    Everyday Mysteries, Northwestern Mutual Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University
        (Curated by Shana McCaw)
    Time Together, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
        (Curated by Nate Larson and Simone Paterson)
    The Enigmatic Object, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL (Jurors: Kyohei Abe and
        Caroline Picard)
    Well Hung: Print Center's Annual Auction, The Print Center, Philadelphia,
    Digital Billboard Artist Month, Various Milwaukee Area Locations, Milwaukee,
    Current Tendencies III, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
    Sum Total 2013, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
    Pacific Midwest, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (Curatorial
    Indiana Green, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI
    Archetype Drift, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL (Juror: Jason Lazarus)
    MARN Mentor/Mentee Group Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI
    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, Milwaukee, WI
    3rd Annual Photography Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
        (Jurors: Natasha Egan and Kathy Ryan)
    Present Music: Around 30, Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
    Forward 2012: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Museum,
        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, Garrison Arts Center, Garrison, NY (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
    Eye Candy: The Print Center Annual Auction, The Print Center, Philadelphia,
    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)
    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
    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, Gallerie M,
        Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

    2016 Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Contemporary Photography Competition
        Finalist (Juror: Sarah Stolfa and Shane Lavelette)
    2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Established Artist Fellowship
        (Jurors: Jamillah James/Hammer Museum, Eric May/Roots & Culture
        Contemporary Arts Center, and Jodi Throckmorton/Pennsylvania Academy of
        Fine Arts)
    2015 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
    2015 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Award (Shortlisted)
    2015 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Professional Development Award
    2015 UWM All Campus Academic Staff Development Award
    2015 Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Fund Fellowship Recipient
    2014 UWM Academic Staff Fine Arts Development Award
    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
    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

Public Collections
    Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Haggerty Museum of Art
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Special Collections
    Indie Photo Book Library

    Interim Associate Professor, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2015-Present
    Full-Time Lecturer in Photography, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee 2012-
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2011-2015
    Postcards from America: Milwaukee (Coordinator of student assistants; Assistant
        to Alec Soth, Martin Parr, and Jim Goldberg)

    Milwaukee Art Museum Photography Council (Board Member 2014-2015)
    Society for Photographic Education (Member)
    Culture Hall: A Curated Online Resource for Contemporary Art
    Lens Culture (Invitational Photographers Database)
    Art Photo Index (Invitational Art Photographers Database)
    Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (Mentor)

Bibliography (Interviews)
    Jon Horvath Looks at the American West Myth from the Small Town of Bliss,
        Fotographia MagazineInterview with Graziano Ferri, June 2016
    Jon Horvath: Demarcations / Dramatic Ones : Comedian Arts, Lenscratch,
        Interview with Grant Gill, December 2013
    "GPS Drawings Inspired by Jack Kerouac's On the Road,"
        Feature Shoot, Interview with Kevin Miyazaki, May 2012

Bibliography (Print)
    Coyote, Self-published Chapbook, June 2016
    Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Catalog, June 2016 (Essay by Ariel Shanberg)
    Incandescent Zine Issue 8, August 2015
    Aint-Bad Magazine, From Here On, May 2013
    Wide Eyed, Wisconsin People and Ideas, Fall 2014
    Darwin Magazine, Volume 3
    Wisconsin People & Ideas, Winter 2011
    Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers, Magenta, 2011
    Photocentric 2011, Exhibition Catalogue
    The Cream City Review, Winter 2011

Bibliography (Online)
    Altered Landscapes, Landscape Stories, October 2016
    This Is Bliss, Art Narratives, July 2016
    Lenscratch States Project: Wisconsin January 2016
    Jon Horvath's "Wide Eyed", Resource Magazine, June 2015
    Lens Culture Photographer Spotlight, February 2, 2014
    Fraction Magazine Issue 50
    Griffin Museum of Photography Critic's Pic, Stalking Michael Stipe: Another
        Prop to Occupy My Time, December 2013, October 18, 2012
    Unless You Will: Issue 22, August 2012
    Jon Horvath,, January 2012
    Jon Horvath,, January 2012, January 13, 2011

    A Photographer Turns His Lens on Small Town of Bliss, High Country News
    Artist Jon Horvath Brings a Touch of Bliss to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal
    Recommended: Summer Home/Schneider Gallery, New Art City
    First Impressions of Current Tendencies III Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
    2013 Year in Review: Art and Architecture in Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal
    Present Music's Around 30: The Dark Side of Turning 30, Express Milwaukee
    Hello, Customer Service?, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
    Nut Factory Opens to Show Artwork, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
    Portrait Society: Three Shows Change Your Outlook, Third Coast Digest
    The 84th Annual International Competition: Photography at The Print
        Center, The Art Blog


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