b. 1994

Jonathan Herrera Soto is a print-based studio artist originally from Chicago, IL and currently maintains a studio practice in Minneapolis and Chicago. He graduated with a BFA from the Minneapolis College in Art and Design in 2017.  Recent solo exhibitions of Herrera Soto’s work include Querida Presencia at the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN and Entre Rios y Montañas at Annex Gallery in Chicago, IL. He has participated in numerous artist residencies including Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; 33 Officia Creativia, Toffia, Italy; Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago, IL; High Point Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and Epicenter, Green River, Utah. Herrera Soto was a 2018 Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award recipient and is a current FY2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient.

Herrera Soto explores various relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies. He constructs print-based objects, installations, and environments that echo lived experiences of those who are no longer with us. Print-based processes translate the content through symbolically revealing the act of remembering in producing tracings and impressions. Slicing open wounds into wood, burning the surface of lithostone with acid, and the crushing of ink on paper under immense pressure, re-animates acts of violence that carries through an art-object’s final presentation.

Forthcoming solo exhibitions in 2019:
In Between / Underneath at the Minneapolis Insitute of Art, MN
Agua, Aceite, y Sangre at Christensen Center Gallery in Augsberg University, Minneapolis, MN

contact: jonathanherrerastudio@gmail.com
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