b. 1994

Jonathan Herrera Soto is a print-based studio artist and teacher from Chicago, IL and currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated with a BFA from the Minneapolis College in Art and Design in 2017.  Recent one-person exhibitions of his work have been shown at the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN; and Annex Gallery in Chicago, IL. Herrera has participated in various artist residencies and fellowships including The Studios at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA; Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago, IL; High Point Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, MN; Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; Epicenter in Green River, Utah; and is a current FY2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient.

Herrera 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
instagram: @produce.work
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