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Jonathan Beer

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Birth year

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New York

Works in
New York


New York Academy of Art, 2012, MFA Painting
SVA (School of Visual Arts New York)

conceptual, figurative, traditional, surrealism, landscape, realism


As humans we exist as membranes between the world of memory and of external experience. The intricate connections between exterior and interior; between a constructed, architectural space and an interior, biological space are in constant flux, at times blurry and at others distinct. At some points the threads become entangled and fused, past and present existing simultaneously as one fluid structure.

I seek to explore the geography of that membrane in my work, to observe and depict my mental processes that are constantly in transition. Working with the contents of my private mental universe I become both cartographer and naturalist, exploring and documenting the dislocated, quasi-architectural planes of memory. Actions associated with cognition and memories are of particular interest to me. The dichotomy between decay and instantiation of these worlds serves as a starting point for my vision. 

Recent Exhibits

Jonathan Beer participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 Poetics of Space: Jonathan Beer and Michael Chiarello
Tripoli Gallery
New York Academy of Art
Dec, 2012 Put A Bow On It
Kraine Gallery
Nov, 2012 Alumni Reunion
New York Academy of Art
Sep, 2012 Happening & History
Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts
Mar, 2012 Seeing Ourselves: The Science and Art of Diagnostic Medical Imaging
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