Bio

Jon Duff (b. 1986, Oconomowoc, WI) received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2012, and his BFA from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He is a 2011 alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and he attended the Triangle Artists’ Workshop in 2012. After graduating from MICA, Duff was a finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Award in 2012. He has exhibited his work along the east coast in Georgia, Virginia, Baltimore, Delaware and New York, and his work was published in New American Paintings in 2013. Duff moved to New York in 2014 and was named as one of “8 artists to watch from the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios” by Hyperallergic. In 2016 he presented a solo exhibition at Current Space called Panspermia on Amazon Prime, which drew parallels between science fiction and our current consumerist experience. Duff is continuing his art career concurrently with a position as Curator at Adelphi University in New York.


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Born 1986, Oconomowoc, WI

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2012 — MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

2008 — BFA, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities


Exhibitions

Solo

2016 — Panspermia on Amazon PrimeCurrent Space, MD

2014 — Radical SabbaticalMINT Gallery, GA

2014 — Lowest Bidder, Bedford Gallery, VA

2009 — Jon Duff and Contemporary, 1419 Gallery, MN

Selected Group

2018 — Undercurrent, Hunter College, NY

2017 — Unnatural HistorySpartanburg Art Museum, SC

2017 — Dog and Pony ShowArea 405, MD

2017 — NOW: SEE US, HEAR USSediment Arts, VA

2016 — Paying AttentionSediment Arts, VA

2016 — Spooky Action, Lazy Susan Gallery, NY

2016 — Fabled Mechanisms, Altered Esthetics, MN

2016 — Landscapes, BFP Creative, NY

2016 — Flat File: Year ThreeTiger Strikes Asteroid, NY

2015 — The Soul & The Pawn ShopSediment Arts, VA

2015 — Mind The GapsSediment Arts, VA

2014 — Seeking Space, Be Electric, NY

2014 — Live AmateursMINT Gallery, GA

2013 — Body Dirt, The Refrigerator Artspace, VA

2013 — From Joy To Terror, Delaware Center For Contemporary Art, DE

2013 — From Joy To Terror, School 33, MD

2012 — Sondheim Finalist Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

2012 — A-Tent-ion, Artscape, MD

2011 — Strength In Numbers, Scope Miami, FL

2011 — Reformation, ME

2011 — The Crunch, City Arts, MD

2010 — Valley Peasant, MD

2010 — Waste/Loss, Gallery 500, MD

2010 — Foot in the Door 4, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

2009 — Walls Were So Last Year, 1419 Gallery, MN

2008 — Minneapolis Center For Photography, MN

2007 — UMN Scholarship Exhibition, Regis Art Center MN


Residencies

2012 — Triangle Artists' Workshop

2011 — Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


Awards and Recognitions

2014 — Best In Show, Live AmatuersMINT Gallery

2013 — Barbara Bishop Emerging Artist Award

2012 — Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist

2011 — MICA Graduate Research Grant

2010 — Mt. Royal Graduate Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art

2007 — Katherine E. Nash Studio Art Scholarship, Katherine E. Nash Foundation

2004 — Jim Dowd Scholarship, Jim Dowd Foundation

2003 — Rod Rahn Scholarship, Rod Rahn Foundation

Press

2016 — We Went to Baltimore, Art F City

2015 — 8 Artists to Watch from the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios, Hyperallergic

2012 — The Omitted CP Sondheim Review, There Were Ten Tigers

2012 — State of The Art, Baltimore City Paper

2012 — Discussion With The 2012 Sondheim Finalists, BmoreArt

Publications

2018 — ArtMaze Mag: Spring Issue 7

2017 — NOW: SEE US, HEAR US

2016 — Ambit Magazine, Issue 226

2016 — Making History Bushwick

2015 — The Soul & The Pawn Shop

2013 — New American Paintings, No. 105, MFA Annual

2012 — Skowhegan Print Publication, SENSORIUM


Interviews

2013 — Pursuit of Purpose: Artist Jon Duff

2012 — Oconomowoc Enterprise

Teaching Experience

2012 — 14   Lecturer at Longwood University, Art History and Studio courses

2010 — 12   Teaching Intern at MICA, Art History and Studio courses

2007 — 10   Art Instructor University of Minnesota, Youth Programs