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Jonathan Gitelson
Brattleboro VT US
Updated: 2021-05-29 07:44:42


Jonathan Gitelson [1975] is originally from Mount Kisco, NY and currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Keene State College in NH and works in a variety of mediums that include photography, artist books, video, installation, web based projects and public art.

Jonathan’s work has been exhibited at institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with highlights being MASS MoCA, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Galerie f5,6 in Munich. His artwork is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions that include the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art New York.

As an artist, Jonathan works in a variety of mediums that include photography,artist books, video, installation, web based projects and public art. His work can be viewed at:



MFA, 2004, Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
BA, 1997, Literature and Photography, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT



Free! Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA [2020]
Free! Gravity Gallery, North Adams, MA [2019]
Are You Here? Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT [2016] 

Are You Here? Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA [2016]

In The World, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT [2015] 

Halfway Between Somewhere and Nowhere, Colburn Gallery of Art, UVM, Burlington VT [2013]

Everyday Indexes, Galerie f56, Munich, Germany [2012]

Jonathan Gitelson: Artist’s Books, Nelson Hancock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY [2008]
Social Studies, O’Connor Gallery of Art, Dominican University, River Forest, IL [2007] 

Urbanism, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Photography Gallery, Milwaukee, WI [2006] 

Dream Job, Community College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV [2006] 
The Car Project, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL [2006] 
Social Studies, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL [2004]



S L O W, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth Collge, Hanover, NH
Water, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

Resident X, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Trees II, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

Resident X, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Collective Thinking, For Freedoms, Aperture Foundation, NY, NY
Literary Spirits, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA
Project: Arrival, Gravity Gallery, North Adams, MA
Ready, Fire!, Aim. Burlington City Arts in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundation, Burlington, VT


Bibliothecaphilia, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


Bibliothecaphilia, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

The People’s Museum of Revisionist Itstory, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

Landscape As Fetish, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA 

The Festival Reimagined, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

Flash Forward 10, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA 

Wanderword, Solid Sound Festival, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


Seeing the Sky, The Wassaic Project Festival, Wassaic, NY

Performing for Cyclops, Pitch Projects, Milwaukee, WI

Constellation, Galerie f5.6, Munich, Germany

Edition Art Fair, Pitch Projects Booth, Chicago, IL

Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens, The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion, Marylhurst ! U!niversity, Marylhurst, OR

Expanding The Frame, Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL

Piece of Cake Exhibition, Format 13: International Photography Festival, Derby, UK 

Three Ways To Draw the Landscape, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR!

Indie Photo Book Library Exhibition, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA 
2012 Biennial, deCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA

artists tell stories (mostly about themselves), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Indie Photobook Library Exhibition, ACP Book Fair, Atlanta, GA
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Progress? Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Flash Forward Festival Boston, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA

Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Canada
Art Forum Berlin, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany
The Program, Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX
Computer Pictures, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Hamburg Fotobuchtage, Kehrer Verlag, Hamburg, Germany
Chicago Alderman Project, Johalla Projects, Chicago IL
London Art Fair, Mauger Modern Art, London, UK

Scope Art Fair, Mauger Modern Art, Miami, FL 
Lodz Photo Festival, Lodz, Poland
Highlights from the Photography Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI  
Harvest, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 
False Proof, Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, WA 
Photo LA, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Made In Chicago: Photographs from the LaSalle Bank Collection, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Hijacked, Literaturhaus, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Working, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
Backlight 2008, 8th International Photographic Triennial, Tampere, Finland 
The Mirror Stage, Lantis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus 
It's Not Easy, Exit Art, New York, NY 
Hic et Nunc: A Survey of New Guarde Photography, Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Hijacked, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia 
Hijacked, Neunplus, Berlin, Germany 
NY Photo Festival, Museum of Contemporary Photography Pavillion, Brooklyn, NY
Foto Freo Photographic Festival, Art Source Exhibition Space, Fremantle, Australia
Focus Midwest, Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Photo Miami, Galerie f5,6 [Munich], Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL 
Food for Your Eyes, Kinokho Studio, Paris, FR
Hey Hot Shot, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY 
Chicagraphy, Galerie f5.6, Munich, Germany
Innmotion Festival, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain 
The Submissions Show, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Photocentric, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
People, Buildings and Cars, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT 
Influenc-za, Allrise Gallery, Chicago, IL

Something to Do With Failure, University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL 
Car Culture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
18th Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL 

Unlimited ID, Dazibao Centre de Photographies Actuelles, Montreal, Quebec
Unlimited ID, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan

Wish, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Nova Young Arts Fair, Chicago, IL
Persona, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Works on Paper, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI 
FACT/FICTION, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
MFA thesis exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL 



Keene State College Faculty Development Grant
Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant 


Keene State College Early Career Summer Research Seed Funding Grant
Keene State College Faculty Development Grant


Keene State College Indirect Costs Reinvestment Grant 

Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant 


Keene State College Faculty Development Grant 
 Keene State College
Indirect Costs Reinvestment Grant


Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant

Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2010 Award Winner
US Council in the Hague Cultural Grant
City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program 
Netherlands-America Foundation Cultural Grant

City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program!

Honorable Mention, Review Santa Fe Project Competition

City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program

Chicago Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Grant 
Puffin Foundation Grant 
College Art Association Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship 
Albert P. Weisman Memorial Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago


For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, Keene State College, Keene, NH (2018)
Are You Here? commissioned sculpture, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA [2016-2017]

Map Of Artistic Influence, Commission by the Society of Photographic Education, Chicago [2013]
East To Midwest, public art commission, Galerie Inkijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands [2010]
City of Chicago Arts In Transit Public Art Commission, permanent installation, Armitage Brown Line Station, Chicago, IL [2007]
Chicago Area Billboard Project, public exhibition of 60 billboards, Chicago, IL [2003]



Chicago Transit Authority Public Art Catalogue, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL


Magenta Foundation 10th Anniversary Publication, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada

Bibliothecaphilia Exhibition Catalogue, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

The Quitter, Aspect Magazine Volume 21: A Good Place To Stop (with commentary by Dina Deitsch)


2012 deCordova Museum Biennial Catalogue, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

The Photography Issue, Art New England Magazine
Flash Forward Catalogue, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, Fifth Edition, Edited by Robert Hirsch,! Elsevier’s Focal Press

Computer Pictures Exhibition Catalogue, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

The Program Exhibition Catalogue, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

Exit Magazine #34, Madrid, Spain

Neon Magazine, Hamburg, Germany [November Issue]!
Hijacked Foto Book, by Mark McPherson, T&G Publishing, Sydney Australia

A FIeld Guide to the North American Family, by Garth Risk Hallberg, Mark Batty Publisher
Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Edited by Robert Hirsch, Elsevier’s Focal Press
Camera Austria, essay by Karen Irvine, Graz, Austria 

Intersection Magazine, London, UK

Unlimited ID Exhibition Catalogue, Dazibou Center for Photography, Montreal, Canada

Bridge Magazine, issue 14, Chicago, IL

Triangulate Magazine 
Ten by Ten Magazine 
Work Magazine 
Buffalo Magazine
Social Studies, self-published anthology of 5 artists books, edition of 500



Under Our Knows-es, Yale Daily New, 1/26/18
Resident X Takes The Art Out Of The Studio,New Haven Independent, 1/18/18
Sign of the Times Makes a Statement, Vermont Digger, 6/8/16
Spaces Parodies Natural History Museums in Edgy Spoof Built for Laughs, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12/8/15
Advertising Existentialism, Greenfield Recorder, 9/3/15
Jonathan Gitelson: The States Project, Lenscratch 2015
Painter Locke Focuses On Tension Between Natural World & Culture, Boston Globe, 8/18/15

Landscape As Fetish, Lenscratch, 8/4/2015

MASS MoCA: From Surreal to Sexual, Greenfield Recorder, 6/3/2015

The Library, Illuminated Anew, in Bold Mass MoCA Show, Boston Globe, 1/27/15 

MASS MoCA Exhibit Bibliothecaphilia Explores Love of Libraries, The Rogovoy Report, 1/21/15 

Spaces Parodies Natural History Museums in Edgy Spoof Built for Laughs, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12/8/15

Advertising Existentialism, Greenfield Recorder, 9/3/15

Jonathan Gitelson: The States Project, Lenscratch 2015

Bibliothecaphilia Reveals Love of Libraries at MASS MoCA, Berkshire Eagle, 1/21/15 

How Erotic Can Art Get Before It Becomes Pornographic?, Artnet, 1/13/15 

At MASS MoCA, a Celebration of Libraries, Wall Street Journal, 12/19/14 

Video Art and the Cyclopean Eye, Milwaukee Express, 7/29/14 

Photography Review: Land’s End, Oregon Arts Watch, 2/27/13
At The deCordova Biennial, Dreams of Disneyland, Art In America, February 2012

2012 Biennial Features True Good Works Amis False Steps, Boston Globe, January 27, 2012

The 2012 deCordova Biennial, Boston Arts Diary, January, 2012
deCordova’s Boston Biennial, Yankee Magazine, January, 2012
SMOCA’S Latest Exhibit Gives Glimpse Into The Lives Of It’s Artists, Phoenix New Times, December, 2011
Hello Beautiful, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, June 20, 2008
To El and Back, New City, June 17, 2008 
Forum, Camera Austria, March 2007 
Stuck On You, Intersection Magazine, Winter 2007 
Breakout Artists: 2006, New City, April 27, 2006 
Keepin’ It Random, Chicago Reader, April 14, 2006 
The Car Project, UR Chicago, April 13, 2006 
Artist Turns Pet Peeve into Clever Act of Defiance, Chicago Tribune, March 31, 2006

Eye Exam, New City, March 21, 2006 New City
Fight Flyers with Fire, Gapers Block, August 29, 2005 
The Litter Sweater, The Chicago Reader, August 26, 2005 
Survey Art, Ten By Ten Magazine, January, 2005 
Two Comparative Reviews & Some Talk of Conceptualism, Panel House, 2004
Umbrella Magazine, August, 2004, p. 67 
The Vicinity of Creativity, Evanston Review, June 10, 2004, Section B, p. 4
Enigmatic Imagery, New Haven Register, June 10, 2004 
College Art Association News, September 2003 
Art People: Billboards Against Buying, Chicago Reader, May 9, 2003, Section 1, p. 34



Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany
Columbia College Chicago Special Collections, Chicago, IL
Fidelity Investment Corporate Collection
Indie Photobook Library, Washington, DC
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, IL 
LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL 

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario 
Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, RI
UCLA Arts Library Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA
University of Alberta Special Collections, Alberta, Canada
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 
Yale University Special Collections Library, New Haven, CT


2019 Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, Providence, RI
2019 Insight Photography Project, Brattleboro, VT
2018 Boston College, Boston, MA
2018 Clark University, Worcester, MA
2017 Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
2016 Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, NY, NY
2016 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

2015 Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA 

2015 Clark University, Worcester, MA 

2014 Milwaukee Comma, Milwaukee, WI

2013 “Expanding The Frame Panel Discussion,” Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL

2013 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2013 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2012 SPE Regional Conference, Rochester, NY
2012 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2012 Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
2012 deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2010 University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
2007 Lasalle Bank, Chicago, IL 2007 
2006 Dominican University, River Forest, IL 
2006 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2006 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2006 SPE National Conference, Chicago, IL
2!004 College Art Association National Conference, Seattle, WA



Angus McCullough: Coincidence Control, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT (2019)
Caleb Charland: Scientific, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2014] 

Undergraduate Photography Now (Part 2), Curated with Greer Muldowney, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA [2014]
Timothy Briner: Blasted Trees & Hollering Monsters, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2013]

Matthew Gamber: Preservation Management, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2012]

Cara Phillips / Women In Photography, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2012]

Versionfest Invitational, Curated with Brian Ulrich, Zhou Brothers, Chicago IL [2007] 
Word, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL [2006]