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Jonathan Brand
Visiting Assistant Professor
Arts & Sciences
Art & Design

    Artist Statement

    Jonathan Brand’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Queens Museum of Art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Martha Otero Gallery Los Angeles, Hosfelt Gallery New York, NURTUREart New York, Projective City and Gallerie de Roussan Paris France, The Propeller Center for the Arts Toronto. His work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, The Toronto Star, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Coolhunting, Boing Boing, Make Magazine, as well as other publications and catalogs. His collaborative work has been shown in the Venice Architecture Biennale, Freight + Volume Gallery New York, The Bronx Museum New York, New York City’s DOT Summer Streets and Urban Art Programs, the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas. He is a recipient of multiple Canada Council for the Arts Project grants, a Roberts Foundation Grant, Connecticut Commission for the Arts Grant, a Sculpture Space Residency, and the Artists in the Marketplace Residency at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. He received his BA from The University of Guelph, Ontario Canada and an MFA from Yale University. He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.



    2007                Yale University School of Art, Masters of Fine Arts

    2003                The University of Guelph, Bachelor of Art Honors

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014                The University of Hartford, See Something, Say Something, Hartford Connecticut

    2012                The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, One Piece at a Time, Ridgefield, Connecticut    

    2011                Hosfelt Gallery, One Piece at a Time, New York, New York

    2011                Projective City Hosted by Galerie de Roussan, Smaller NY, Paris France

    2008                Hosfelt Gallery, One For Another, San Francisco, California

    2007                Hosfelt Gallery, Some Day, New York, New York

    2004                Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Hard Candy, Toronto, Ontario

    2003                Sis Boom Bah, Working Index, Toronto, Ontario

    2003                Zavitz Gallery, Working Index, University of Guelph, Ontario

    2002                Zavitz Gallery, Delirium, University of Guelph, Ontario

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2014                Tracy Williams and Fitzroy Gallery, On the Blue Shore of Silence, New York, NY

    2013                Martha Otero Gallery, Vitruvius, Los Angeles, California

    2013                Heckscher Museum, Car Culture in America, Long Island, NY

    2013                Flinn Gallery, Five Years Later, Greenwich, CT

    2012                Nuartlink, In Plain View, West Port, CT

    2012                Eric Firestone Gallery, Parts and Service, East Hampton, NY

    2011                Projective City, Si le foudre tombait sur les lieux bas, Paris, France

    2011                Seton Gallery, Loss Generation, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT (Christina Vassallo, curator)

    2010                John and June Allcott Gallery, Repurpose, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    2010                Hosfelt Gallery, In Full Color Part II, New York, NY

    2009                The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bike Rides, Ridgefield, CT (David Byrne, advisor,
                            Monica Ramirez-Montagut and Richard Klein, curators)

    2009                The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Living and Dreaming: Aim 29, Bronx, NY (Micaela Giovannotti, curator)­

    2009                NURTUREart, Bushwick Biennial, Brooklyn, NY (Benjamin Evans, curator)

    2009                Queens Museum of Art, Queens International 4, Project Commission, Queens, NY

    2009                Cabernet Initiative, Cabernet Initiative presents Part I, Brooklyn, NY

    2008                Hosfelt Gallery, Outside the Box, San Francisco, CA

    2007                Hosfelt Gallery, Pattern vs Decoration, New York, NY

    2007                Yale University Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show, New Haven, CT

    2006                Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Summer Exhibit, Norfolk, CT

    2005                Yale University Art Gallery, 1st  Year MFA show, New Haven, CT

    2003                Zavitz Gallery, 2 For, University of Guelph, Ontario

    2000                The Brooks Museum of Art, Do it Invitational, Memphis, TN

    Collaborative work

    2014                Freight & Volume, Dead Lift, New York, New York (solo)

    2013                Untitled Art Fair, Moses Transpo, Miami, Florida (solo)

    2013                The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Quarter Horse, Bronx, NY 

    2013                Chicago Cultural Center, Spontaneous Interventions, Chicago, Illinois

    2012                Venice Architecture Biennale, Spontaneous Interventions, US Pavilion, Venice, Italy

    2012                NYC DOT Presents, Summer Streets, New York, NY

    2012                NYCDOT Urban Art Program, Public Sculpture Commission, Queens, NY

    2012                Mott Haven Public Library, Piazza Gratissima, Bronx, NY

    2012                Newark Open Doors, Newark Arts Council, Stack & Rack, Newark, NJ

    2012                Bogart Salon, Adrift, Brooklyn, NY

    2011                Bronx River Arts Center, Shifting Communities, Bronx NY

    2011                Urban Art Festival, Grid Scenes, New York, NY

    2011                Flux Factory, Congress of the Collectives, Queens, NY

    2011                Bushwick SITE Fest,Habeas Corpus, Brooklyn, NY (Jeanne Brasile, curator)

    2011                New Museum, Festival of Ideas for a New City, New York, NY

    2010                Art in Odd Places, Chance, New York, NY

    Awards and Residencies

    2013                Artist in Residence, The Hartford Arts School, Hartford, CT

    2013                The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Grant

    2012                Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant

    2012                Connecticut Office for the Arts, Artist Fellowship Grant

    2010                NYSAWC (New York State Artists Workspace Consortium), Visual Arts Project Grant

    2010                Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant

    2010                Sculpture Space Residency, Utica, NY

    2009                Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts. Bronx, NY

    2008                Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant

    2007                Barry Schactman Prize for Excellence in Painting, Drawing, or Printmaking

    2006                Yale School of Art Summer Teaching Fellowship

    2005-07           Yale School of Art Scholarship

    2005               Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

    2003                Du Maurier Arts Council Grant



    3D Printer World, Jonathan Brand 3D Prints a Motorcycle, Todd Halterman, Aug 8, 2013


    New York Times, Out of Many Themes, One Topic, Susan Hodara, Sept. 21, 2012, W12

    New York Times. Nothing but a Paper Trail for a Mustang Long Gone. Jim Koscs, July 8, 2012, A1-2. Jonathan Brand: One Piece at a Time opens at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,

    July 16, 2012

    Connecticut Post, What does ‘united states’ mean to you? Deb Keiser, July 30, 2012.

    NY Daily News, New 'piazza' to debut at the Mott Haven Library. Tanyanika Samuels.  June 29.

    Urban Art News, New York City Department of Transportation, Issue 2, May 23.

    Times Ledger, Jamaica Art Peaks Curiosity. Rich Bockman. May 10.

    NY Daily News, BroLab Artists to Display Humps and Bumps. Vera Chinese. Apr 19.

    Queens Chronicle, Sit on it! New art will serve purpose. AnnMarie Costella.  Mar 29.

    NY Daily NewsNew 'piazza' coming to Mott Haven Public Library. , Tanyanika Samuels. Mar 29.

    Toronto Star, Why this non-functioning Mustang is worth the paper it’s printed on. Bill Taylor, Mar. 9

    Discovery Channel Online, Artist Rebuilds His beloved 1969 Ford Mustang from Paper. Alexander

    Davies, Feb 6

    Gentside, Cette Ford Mustang de 1969 est en papier! Jan 20, 2012

    Lost at E Minor, New Art. Gerry Mak, Jan 19, 2012

    Printeresting, Jonathan Brand’s Printed Mustang. RL Tillman, Jan 18, 2012

    Inhabitat, Artist Creates Incredibly Detailed Life-Size Ford Mustang out of Paper! Brit Liggett, Jan 18

    The Daily Mail Online, Hope the bonnet doesn't crumple. Rob Waugh, Jan 17, 2012

    Journal du Design. Sculpture One Piece at a Time par Jonathan Brand. Jan 17, 2012

    Today and Tomorrow, One Piece at a Time. Jan 17,2012

    Gizmodo , Can’t Afford a Real Classic American Muscle Car? Print One Out Instead. Sam Gibbs, Jan 17

    HUMANS iNVENT, One Piece at a Time: Printing a Ford Mustang. Phil Barker, Jan 16, 2012

    It’s Nice That, Jonathan Brand: One Piece at a Time. Rob Alderson, Jan 12, 2012


    L’ACTU Auto Plus, Mustang en papier, Nov 7, 2011, p. 16-17

    Science and Engineering Magazine, The Big Picture, Nov. 2, 2011

    Chelsea Fine Arts Examiner, Details of paper made Ford Mustang. Alison Martin, Oct 25, 2011

    The Telegraph. Pictures of the Day: 7 October 2011, Laurentiu Garofeanu, Oct 7, 2011

    C-Monster. Calendar Feature, Oct. 6, 2011

    Gizmodo, Print Your Own ’69 Mustang. Alex Kidman, Oct. 4, 2011

    NY Daily News, Art group builds 'Thrust of Sorrows' catapult to relieve burdens in new show.

                Tanyanika Samuels. Sep 20.

    Popular Hot Roding Magazine. A 69 Mustang Built from Paper, Christopher Campbell, Sept. 29, 2011

    Classic Driver, One Piece at a Time: Artist recreates ’69 Mustang using paper. Jan Baedeker, Sept. 29, Un Ford Mustang del 69 fabricado pieza a pieza con papel. Sept. 24, 2011

    The Daily Mail Online. Just don’t write it off! The life-size 1969 Mustang made entirely from paper. John

    Stevens. Sept. 25, 2011 Ford Mustang: se la muscle car è di carta. Simonluca Pini, Sept. 23, 2011

    The Maddow Blog, The Week in Geek. Summer Ash. Sept. 23, 2011 Un artista canadiense construye un Ford Mustang de 1969 a tamaño real sólo con

    papel. Sept. 23, 2011

    Chromjuwelen, 1969 Ford Mustang Coupe Out of Paper. Ralf Becker, Sept. 21, 2011

    CBC Radio interview. Ontario Morning with Wei Chen, Sept. 21, 2011 Paper Ford Mustang. Ray Wert. Sept. 20, 2011., Man Create Full Scale ’69 Ford Mustang replica From Paper. Naija Pundit, Sept. 20, 2011

    Top Gear. Behold: the 1969 Mustang mad entirely from paper. Matthew Jones, Sept. 18, 2011

    Bit Rebels. Guy Builds Life-Size Ford Mustang Coupe Entirely Out of Paper. Richard Darell, Sept. 17

    Complex Art+Design. Jonathan Brand Built a 1969 Mustang Coupe From Scratch Out of Paper. Brianne

    Garcia, Sept. 17

    Artrick Playground. Jonathan Brand. Sept. 16, 2011 Ongoing 1:1 Papercraft Replica of 1969 Mustang. Sean Michael Gagan, Spet. 16, 2011

    Beautiful Decay. Jonathan Brand. Amir. Sept. 16, 2011 Jonathan Brand is Building a Papercraft 1969 Ford Mustang to Scale. James Furbush,

    Sept. 15 Papercraft 1:1 model of a 1969 Mustang, accurate to the smallest component.  

    Cory Doctorow, Sept. 15

    JUXTAPOZ.  1969 Mustang Coupe out of paper. Sept. 15, 2011

    Design You Trust, 1969 Mustang Coupe copied from paper. Designovicz, Sept. 15, 2011

    Oh Gizmo. Jonathan Brand Building Every Component of A 1969 Ford Mustang Out of Paper. Andrew

    Liszewski, Sept. 15

    Colossal Art & Design. Jonathan Brand Built Every Component of a 1969 Mustang Coupe. From Scratch. Out of Paper. Christopher Jobson, Sept. 14, 2011

    JOIN BKLYN. Jonathan Brand Built Every Component of a 1969 Mustang Coupe. From Scratch. Out of

    paper. Sept. 14, In the Spirit of a World Fair, but Greener: The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas For the

    New City. May 3

    Vingt Paris. Art By Candlelight. Aidan Mac Guill. April 5, 2011

    Art’ilt. Projective City, Rencontre Avec Benjamin Evans. Fabienne.  April 8, 2011


    Lorraine, Marian. “Why Are There Men Carrying Water Along 14th Street?”, Oct 8.

    New York Press. Finding Art in Odd Places. , Tran, Pauline, Oct 1.


    ARTnews. Creative Spins.  Jenny Brown, Sept. 2009, p36.

    Arts and Leisure. Bike Rides at the Aldrich.  Janis Gibson, Oct 01, 2009.

    The Stamford Advocate. Aldrich Museum hosting bicycle fest, exhibit.  Erik Ofgang, Sept. 29, 2009.

    New York Times. A Festive Salute to All Things Bicycle. Susan Hodara, Sept. 27, 2009, CT12. Bike Rides Exhibition. Jacob Resneck. Sept. 16,  2009

    New York Times. Young Artists Arrive, Either Rough or Ready. Ken Johnson, July 8, 2009, C5.

    The Brooklyn Rail. Brooklyn Dispatches Bushwick Biennial: Venice it Ain’t. James Kalm. July-Aug. 2009. Serious Omissions, but Biennial Brings Focus, Hrag Vartanian, July 7, 2009.

    ARTCAT Zine. Bushwick Biennial at NUTUREart, Review. Susannah Edelbaum. June 8, 2009.


    Gen Art Pulse. One For Another. Meredith Chamberlain. Oct. 23, 2008.


    New York Magazine. Critics Pick. Nov. 2007.



    Some Work Until Now, Goodman, Jonathan ed, Seton Hall University Press 2013


    High Touch. Klanten, R. ed. Hubner, M. ed. Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag. 2012, p.96

    Jonathan Brand: One Piece at a Time. Monica Ramirez-Montagut. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Brochure


    Velo. Klanten, R. ed. Ehmann, S. ed. Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2010, p.124


    Bike Rides: The Exhibition. Monica Ramirez-Montagut and Richard Klein. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Brochure

    Living & Dreaming. Micaela Giovannotti .The Bronx Museum. 2009, p6-9,16.

    2009 Bushwick Biennial, Jonathan Brand. Ben Evans. NURTUREart 2009. p32.