2000 M.F.A. - Columbia University, New York, NY
(Photography, Video)
1997 B.F.A. - Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
(Photography, Sculpture)

Teaching Experience

7/2015 – Present   Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History

7/2013 – 6/2015 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Director: Senior Thesis Program
Full-Time Regular Faculty: Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

9/2012 - 12/2013 Columbia University, New York, NY
Lecturer in Photography: Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

1/2009 – 6/2013 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Co-Director: Senior Thesis Program
Full-Time Visiting Faculty: Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 African-American Automobility, Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery / Fisk University, Nashville, TN (April 12, 2018 – September 15, 2018)
African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road, Stanford Art Gallery / Stanford University, Stanford, CA (January 23, 2018 – March 18, 2018)

2014 Jonathan Calm: Chambers, LMAKprojects, New York, NY

2013 Jonathan Calm: Reconstruction, Painted Bride Art Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Jonathan Calm: Projects, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Jonathan Calm: Scratching Chance, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2005 Jonathan Calm: Offline and Infamous, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

2004 Up and Coming: Solo, Jonathan Calm, Arco, Madrid, Spain

2003 Jonathan Calm: Solo, Loop ’00, Barcelona, Spain
Jonathan Calm: Installation, ArtForum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2002     Jonathan Calm: Liquor, Lotto, and Chinese Food, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Portraiture, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Summer 2018)

2017 Occupancy, Gallery 808, Boston University, Boston, MA

2005 Theatre Piece No.1 X 50: Passing Time, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2014 Rooted Movements, LMAKprojects, New York, NY
The Infinite Conversation, Castle Fritzjohns, New York, NY

2013 The 2013 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Histories, Clifford Chance US Collection, New York, NY

2012 Harlem Postcards Tenth Anniversary, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2011 Streetwise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2010 Photography 2010: World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, Dakar Etoile, Senegal
Boston Does Boston IV, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
It’s The Uncertainty, Theodore:Art, New York, NY

2009 Video Studio: Psychogeography, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Black Is, Black Ain’t, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Black Is, Black Ain’t, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2008 Black Is, Black Ain’t, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Taking Shelter, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Streetwise, Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid, Spain

2007 For the Love of the Game, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Taking Possession, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Harlem Postcards: Spring/Summer, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Partners in Crime, MC Gallery, New York, NY

2006 KAPITAL, Kent Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
HRLM, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
We Are The World, Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid, Spain
The City: Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Currents: African American Video Art Today, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN
The Crystal Land, Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ
We Are The World, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Toys In The Attic, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
One Channel Only, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2003 New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Anacostia
Museum for African American Art, Washington, DC
Main Space=Project Space, Artist Space, New York, NY
Veni Vidi Video, Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY

2002 Angstrom Gallery, Art Cologne Fair, Cologne, Germany
A Moments Notice, Kerry Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Proper Villains, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT
Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
Mass Appeal, Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal, Quebec
Mass Appeal, The Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, Canada
Mass Appeal, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, Canada

2001 Respirator, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Superimposition, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
At Home, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
Flatterers, Flat Space, New York, NY

2000 Dusk I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University, New York, NY

1999 Episode One, Columbia University, Gair Building Space, New York, NY
Zero, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

1997 Love and Technology International Exhibition, Graz University, Graz, Austria
In Vito Veritas, Montclair State University Gallery One, Upper Montclair, NJ
BFA Thesis Exhibition, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

Selected Bibliography

  • Archer, Barbara, “An Insiders Tour of Chelsea,” The Record, April 19, 2002, 39
  • Bischoll, Dan, “Crystal Land Revisited: New Art In New Jersey,” The Sunday Star-Ledger, November 7, 2004, 3, (illustration)
  • Copeland, Huey, “The Blackness of Blackness”, Artforum, October, 2008, 151
  • Cote Christian, “Hip Hop Bof!,” Le Droit, September 14, 2002, A16
  • Cotter, Holland, “Cinema a la Warhol, With Cowboys, Stillness and Glamour,” New York Times, April 5, 2002, E31
  • Cotter, Holland, “Superimposition,” New York Times, July 6, 2001, E33
  • Dawson, Jessica, “African-American Art, forward and Backward,” Washington Post, November 27, 2003, C05
  • Finch, Charlie, “Video Choices, Kiki Seror, Annika Larsson, Jeremy Blake, Jonathan Calm,”, March 29, 2002 (illustration)
  • Finch, Charlie, “My Own Private Biennial,” Magazine, November 29, 2001
  • Finch, Charlie, “Greetings Friends,”, December 22, 2000
  • Genocchio, Benjamin, “Images on a Transcultural Highway,” The New York Times, December 12, 2004, 16.
  • Gladman, Randy, “Jonathan Calm,” NY Arts, July/August, 2002, 17 (illustration)
  • Goodman, Christy, “PBS Finds Reel New York in Brooklyn: Focus on Homegrown Filmmakers,” 24/7, June 7, 2004, cover illustration, 3, 18-24.
  • “Gene Heinemeyer Show,” WPAT AM/FM, New York, NY, 2004
  • Hall, Robert, “New Visions” Valentine New York, The Magazine, Vol. 1, issue IV, Winter 2003, 17-19 (illustration)
  • Harris, Jane, “Short List,” Village Voice, June 2005, 43
  • Honigman, Ana Finel, “Pinning It Down,” Sleek, Summer 2008, 214 (illustration)
  • Huester, Webke, “Da ist die Junge Kunst, die Sich der Natur Zuwendet,” Frankfurter, October 4, 2003
  • Hunt, David, “Jonathan Calm,” Artext, Fall 2002 (illustration)
  • Jenkins, Mark, ”At Anacostia, Hats & Accessories,” Washington Post, January 16, 2004
  • Joiner, Dorothy, “Taking Possession,” Art Papers, November/ December, 2007, 67-68
  • Kerr, Merrily, “David Hunt’s Superimposition,” NY Arts, September, 2001
  • Kerr Merrily, “Man Hunt”, NY Arts, November, 2001, 28
  • Levin, Kim, “Voice Choice, Jonathan Calm,” Village Voice, April, 16, 2002
  • Michel, Rita, “Loop ’00 Art Barcelona” NY Arts, Jan/Feb, 2004, 31
  • Pollack Barbara, “Frequency,” Art News, Feb. 2006, 129
  • Robinson, Walter, “Weekend Update,”, June 23, 2005, (illustration)
  • Simmons, Frank, “Jonathan Calm,” Time Out NY, April 19-25, 2002, 62, (illustration)
  • Schwendener, Martha, “Jonathan Calm,” The New Yorker, June 27, 2005
  • Schwenderer, Martha, “Superimposition,” Artforum Online, July 14, 2001
  • Trieschmann, Werner, “Taking Possession- is a strong display by black artists,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, September, 14, 2007
  • Valdez, Sarah, “Report From New York, Bling and Beyond,”, April, 2006, 63 (illustration)
  • Valdez, Sarah, “Jonathan Calm,” Paper, February, 2002, 132
  • Young, Lisa J., “Jonathan Calm,” Tema Celeste, July-August, 2002, 90 (illustration)
  • Zamudio, Raul, “Superimposition,” Tema Celeste, September-October, 2000, 84

Selected Catalogues

  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, Garza, Evan, “2013 deCordova Biennial,” October 9, 2013 – April 20, 2013, 20-21, (illustration)
  • The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Walker, Hamza, “Black Is, Black Ain’t,” April 20, 2008 – June 8, 2008, 62, 118-119, (illustration)
  • I-20 Gallery, New York, NY, Hunt, David, “Dusk,” Sept, 16-October 28, 2000, 6 (illustration)
  • Studio Museum of Art, NYC, Minto, Brooke, “Frequency,” November 9, 2005 – March 12, 2006, 34-35, (illustration)


2017    Calm, Jonathan, “A Safe Place,”, July / August Issue Inspired by a True Story, August 22, 2017

2016 Calm, Jonathan, “The Green Book – A Visual Journey,” BBC Radio 4, November 29, 2016

Selected Broadcasts and Screenings

2016 The Green Book Program, BBC Radio 4, London, UK (Premier broadcast on 11/29/2016)

2013 Thompson Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Carousel Microcinema: 10 Wondrous Motion Pictures, San Diego, CA
Brick & Mortar International Video Art Festival, Greenfield, MA

2007 Role Play, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

2006 Sagamore Video Collection: Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Role Play, Tate Britain, London, UK

2005 Poetry in Motion Screening, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2004 Reel New York: Season 9, PBS Channel 13, New York, NY

2003 Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art at Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

2002    Reel New York: Season 7, PBS Channel 13, New York, NY

Selected Lectures and Symposiums

2018    Recording a Green Book Journey, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (04/07/2018)
Art Practice Talk Series: Jonathan Calm, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA (03/08/2018) Photography Lecture Series: Jonathan Calm, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA (03/05/2018)

2017 The Pioneers of African American Cinema, with IDA, Brown & CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (4/11/2017

2016 Public Space in Iran: Murals, Graffiti, Performance with Ala Ebtekar, IDA at Stanford University, Stanford CA (10/19/2016)

2015  Seeing Race Now: The Arts, Racial Justice, and Cultural Equity, IDA & AAAS with the Nation Magazine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (11/19/2015)
Theatre Piece No.1 X 50: Passing Time, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (11/5/2015)

2013 The Role of Documentation in Art and The 2013 deCordova Biennial, Lincoln, MA Current Works, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

2012 Current Works, Union College, Schenectady, NY

2009 Grantee Panel Discussion, Art Matters, New York, NY
8 Photographers Lecture Series, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA

2008 NY Current Works, Rockland Community College, Rockland

2003 Current Works, Museum of Modern Art at Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

2001 The Grotesque Body, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Contemporary Art Scene, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Artist and Career, Rockland Community College, Rockland, NJ

2000 Contemporary Art Scene, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2012   The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: 2012 Photography Panel National Juror

Selected Awards, Grants, Fellowships

2008 Art Matters Grant
2003 MTA Poetry in Motion Award