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Jon Isherwood

Jon Isherwood
1. photo: courtesy of the artist

Born in Britain, Jon Isherwood studied art at Leeds College of Art in Leeds, England and earned a BA with honors from the Canterbury College of Art in Canterbury, England. He later completed his MFA at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. In the early 1980s, Isherwood constructed multi-part steel and cast concrete assemblages that drew formal parallels to the work of Anthony Caro and David Smith. By the 1990s, Isherwood turned his attention to stone. Isherwood currently resides in the United States and has participated in solo and group exhibitions at venues on three continents, some of which include: C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy; Denver City Art Museum, Denver, CO; Omi Sculpture Park, Omi, NY; Kunsthalle, Manheim, Germany; Hertogenbosch, Holland; Hualien County Cultural Center, Taiwan; and many galleries in the New York City and Chicago areas. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Plattsburgh, NY. He has also received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work is featured in the collections of the International Sculpture Center II, Washington, D.C.; Krasel Art Center, St. Joseph, MI; the Schwenfurth Museum, Auburn, NY; and in many university collections as well. Isherwood’s most recent sculptural endeavors combine the use of computer numerical control technology with hand craftsmanship to produce what are described as “tumescent vessels.”

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