Jonathan Allen works in painting, collage, video, and performance. He holds a B.A. in Visual Arts / Art History from Columbia University, and in New York has exhibited at BRIC, Lu Magnus, PS122, Exit Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, Artists Space, Bravin Lee, FiveMyles, and Caren Golden, among others. He has participated in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)’s Workspace, Process Space, and Swing Space residency programs, the Bronx Museum of Art’s Artist in the Marketplace program, and has been awarded residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy, Cill Rialaig in Ireland, Milvus Artistic Research Center in Sweden, and Blue Mountain Center. He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner, Chenven, Puffin, George Sugarman Foundations and Brooklyn Arts Council.
Allen frequently collaborates with poets and performers, and is currently working on ABOUT A MINUTE, a series of short videos with New York poets, FOUNDERS, a series of pop-up performances at NYC contemporary art museums, and INTERRUPTIONS, a series of ad interventions in New York City subway stations, seeks to interrupt the language of advertising with imagery from our current political predicament. INTERRUPTIONS is viewable on instagram @jonathanallenstudio.
Allen is also performing in Joanna Kotze's What will we be like when we get there, that premiered at New York Live Arts in March 2018; where he exhibited a new group of paintings in conjunction with the performance, at the NYLA gallery. He is on the Programming Committee of VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art), and regularly curates at Repair The World NYC in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Allen lives and works in New York City.