Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: BFA, Art Institute of Boston; MFA, Tufts University
Jonathan Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work ranges from stenciled markers that triangulate mapping, statistics and fatal street aggression, to collapsible sculptures that explore the function and dysfunction of blue poly tarps in the contemporary culture of impermanence.
He has been awarded a Public Art, Architecture, and Design Grant from the LEF Foundation and an EdCo Research Grant from the Boston Architectural College to research the intersection between art and design and teach an advanced studio. He has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture with a full fellowship from the William and Marguerite Zorach Foundation. He has worked with various urban-youth art programs, such as Artists for Humanity, Dot Art, and the Cloud Foundation. He is a co-founder of Ltd, an international artist initiative that seeks to create site-responsive projects limited to twenty dollars. He is also a core member of the Department of Micro-Urbanism, an art and design collective aimed at mapping terrains, discovering relationships, addressing issues and exploiting opportunities at the pedestrian urban scale. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Boston Phoenix, among others. He received his MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University.
Recent exhibitions include: Hopeless and Otherwise, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (2008); Interruptions: Art as Social Practice, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA (2008); Stencils: Public Space and Social Intervention, NESAD, Boston, MA (2007); Don't Know Much About History, artSPACE, New Haven, CT (2006); Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (2006); Social History of Objects, Triple Candie, Harlem, NY (2006); Strategic Design, G.A.S.P., Brookline, MA. (2005).