A Coke and a Smile
2012
Bronze and Swarovski crystals
19 ¾ x 6 x 6 inches
(50.17 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Edition of 9

Jonathan Stein

Jonathan Stein is an accomplished photographer, filmmaker, mixed media installationist and emerging talent throughout the South Florida art scene.

Jonathan was born in New York but raised in Coral Springs, Florida.
It was in his formidable high school years that Jonathan’s devotion to art and community involvement secured him Miami Herald’s prestigious 1996 Silver Knight Award for Art. Throughout his education, Jonathan has graduated from The New York Film Academy and received the coveted “2003 Best Photography Portfolio” from the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale. Jonathan holds a bachelor of fine arts from Boston University in Art Education and Art History.

As a fine artist, Jonathan is driven by conceptual ideas, social issues, and the inherent personal narratives that exist in all of us. Operating in a multitude of mediums, primarily photography and film, Jonathan tries to uncover what drives humanity, what forces propel or hold back an individual from ascertaining happiness, and what is most precious in nature that should go untainted by our fast-paced, multimedia, pop-saturated culture. He may generate an entire body of work that illustrates society’s fixation with weight loss – or illustrate an unlikely intimacy between a pair of discarded mannequins. Regardless of his subject matter, each creation is meticulously considered and creatively pushed, so that the viewer becomes a part of the art process, determining for him or herself how they feel about what they have been shown.

Jonathan Stein has worked with The Palm Beach Post and numerous publications in the United States. He is currently developing a number of documentary and short film projects, as well as continuing to generate new photographic and mixed media sculpture series for national and international gallery and museum exhibitions.

 

EDUCATION
Boston University – Graduated Cum Laude. 1996-2000 Boston, Massachusetts, B.F.A. with a minor in Art History, drawing, design, printmaking, painting, photography (all aspects, including fine art and photojournalism), film, and sculpture.
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale – Graduated Cum Laude 2001-2003. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, A.S. with Special Distinction earning “BEST PORTFOLIO”. Commercial Photography & Advanced Portrait Photography, emphasis on Advertising and Styling.
The New York Film Academy. 1992. Focus in film narrative development, classic editing and 16 mm film production. Professional Courses – Film production, PhotoShop, photography, screenwriting, set design, fashion and art.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2006 Art Basel
2006 Photo Buenos Aires, Hardcore Art Gallery
2006 Autumn: Mystery, Magic and Beauty – Juried Group Show, Garnerville Art Center, NY
2006 People’s Choice Award and Judge’s Recognition Award for, “Soiled”, Broward Art Guild’s Censorship Show, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2005 “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, A Celebration of The Beatles, New Moon Bar and Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2005 “Whitebread, Crackers and Wasps- They Were Just Born That Way”, “ Pillow Talk”, “The Repeal” and “Soiled” featured in Social Intercourse – A Group Show, ArtCenter on Lincoln Road, Miami FL
2005 “Waiting”,”Judy as Dick”,”Mi Fridachica”, A Celebration of Women, New Moon Bar and Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2005 MJOJ (Innocent?), For Everyone and No One exhibit, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Miami, FL
2005 People’s Choice Award and Judge’s Recognition Award for, “Pillow Talk” video art installation, Broward Art Guild’s 2nd Annual Video/Sculpture/Photography exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2005 John Stewart’s The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Pillow Talk appears in a news segment by Ed Helms, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2005 “Pillow Talk” video art installation, Showtel 4 Art Exhibition , West Palm Beach, FL
2005 “ Larissa” black and white photography for The Great Plate Affair, Coral Springs Art Museum, Coral Springs, FL
2005 “Plate Techtonics” mixed media for The Great Plate Affair, Coral Springs Art Museum, Coral Springs, FL
2005 “ The Visitation” photograph for the Great Plate Affair, Coral Springs Art Museum, Coral Springs, FL
2005 “Bear Necessities” 3 mixed media bas relief, ArtsUnited 5th Annual Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2005 “Larissa” , Tsunami Benefit Art Auction, The Dorsch Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
2005 “Mi Frida Chica” 5 photographic stills, accepted into a Juried Online traveling tribute to Frida Khalo sponsored by Art.com
2005 “Tsunami Girl” (image and description used in Palm Beach Post article), Art Benefit Auction, Mark Schulgasser Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2004 “Men at Work”, site specific mixed media installation, Showtel 4 Art Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL
2003 Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Senior Portfolio Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2003 “Judy As Dick” Photography, ArtsUnited 3rd Annual Art Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2003 “Frank as Huck Finn” Photography, ArtsUnited 3rd Annual Art Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2003 “On My Own” an American Sign Language performance art piece, ArtsUnited 3rdAnnual Art Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2002 “On the Line” 2 Photographs from the Martyrdom Series, ArtsUnited 2rd Annual Art Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2002 “Wild Nights” an American Sign Language performance art piece, ArtsUnited 2rd Annual Art Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2001 “Larissa’s Solitude” 6 Photographs from the Larissa Series, ArtsUnited 1st Annual Art Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2000 3 Black and White photographs commissioned for Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, 1019 Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1999 Boston University School of Fine Art Juried Student Exhibition, 855 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1998 Boston University School of Fine Art Juried Student Exhibition, 855 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1997 Boston University School of Fine Art Juried Student Exhibition, 855 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1996 Coral Springs Artist Guild Award – Outstanding Efforts in the Arts, Coral Springs, FL
1996 Miami Herald Silver Knight Award for Art and Community Service, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

PUBLICATIONS
2006 “Mini Me” appearance in Distrikt Magazine, October
2006 Feature Story on “Soiled”- Express Newspaper, September 22,
2006 Staff Photographer for A Bear’s Life Magazine
2006 Esera Touaolo Cover and inserts , A Bear’s Life Magazine
2006 “Woof Fest”, First Quarter, Volume 1, A Bear’s Life Magazine
2005 “ The Great Plate Affair”, feature in the Coral Springs Forum
2005 “Tsunami,” feature in the Residences section of The Palm Beach Post
2005 – 2003 Staff Photographer for The Palm Beach Post
2004 “Doggone Fashion”, April Issue, Volume 3, Quintessential Magazine
2004 “10 Ideas to Make a House a Home”, March Issue, Volume 2 Quintessential Magazine
2004 “Don’t Go There!”, March Issue, Volume 2 Quintessential Magazine
2004 “Could It Be Magic?” , March Issue, Volume 2 Quintessential Magazine
2003 “Help Wanting”, December 3rd Issue, Editor and Publisher
2003 “A Connection”, Cover and Inside, January Issue, Volume 138, Number 2, Annals of Internal Medicine
2002 “The Kiss”, Cover, February Issue, Volume 136, Number 4, Annals of Internal Medicine
2001 “Personal Reflection”, Cover and Inside, November Issue, Volume 135, Number 9. Annals of Internal Medicine
2000 “Chinatown”, Cover and Inside, October Issue, Volume 133, Number 8, Annals of Internal Medicine
2000 “Personae”, Cover and Inside, July Issue, Volume 133, Number 2, Annals of Internal Medicine

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Fl
Coral Springs Art Museum. Coral Springs, Fl
Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts