ARTIST BIO

Jonathan Barcan is a Portland based mixed media artist and printmaker that exhibits nationally and internationally. Noteworthy exhibitions include the Florence Biennial, Florence, Italy, and the Today Museum Printmaking Center, Beijing, China, and residencies at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, and Druckwerk Print Studios in Basel, Switzerland. Barcan is active in the local arts community as a participant, educator, curator, and volunteer. He sat on the Steering Committee for the 2014 Southern Graphics International Printmaking Conference as the Exhibitions Committee Chair, and also on the Board of Directors as the Residency Director and Exhibitions Director for the California Society of Printmakers from 2014-2017. Jonathan has taught a number of art classes and workshops at universities and arts institutions.

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Education

2009-2011 MFA Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2004-2007 BA Visual Arts, Art History, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019, “Decadence and Desire,” Gallery 114, Portland, OR
2019, “NEXT, Printmaking Biennial,” Sabine Street Studios, Houston, TX
2019, “CA Printmakers,” Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco State University, SF, CA
2019, “Pacific Arts Northwest,” Olympic Mills Commerce Center, Portland, OR
2019, “Great Hope,” Monterey Pacific College Gallery, Monterey, CA
2019, “Regional Survey,” Janet Turner Museum, CSU Chico, Chico CA
2019, “Printmaking Survey: Portland Metro Area,” Chemeketa community college, Salem, OR
2018, “CSP AIR retrospective,” Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2018, “Great Hope,” Tiny Town Gallery, Tuscon, Az 2018, “Great Hope,” The Union Gallery, UMASS-Amherst,
2018, “Contemporary Print Works,” Joshephy Center for the Arts, Joseph, Or 2018, “Print and Book Show,” ADX Gallery, Portland, OR
2017, “Pop! Printmaking Exhibition” Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA
2017, “Inked,” Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA
2016, “Death of a Clown,” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016, “Open Studios Exhibition,” Gruenwald Press, San Francisco, CA
2015, “Inspired,” CSU Stanislaus Downtown Gallery, Turlock, CA
2015, “Prints: CA, LA, and Beyond Part II,” Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015, “101st Members Exhibition, California Society of Printmakers,” Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014, “OKTP,” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014, “ Emergent 3d Visions: Tech Shop SF Artist Residency,” Asterisk SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014, “Art Clash,” New Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2013, “Les Petite Prints,” Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013, “California Society of Printmakers National Competition,” (Juried) CSU Riverside, Ca
2012, “PSBN Printmaking Biennial,”(Juried) University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hi
2012, “Open Studios Curated by Noah Lang,” Workspace Lmt., San Francisco, CA
2012, “Open Studios Preview,” SomArts, San Francisco, CA
2012, “Fibre Arts Center,” Palo Alto, CA
2012, “Asterisk Magazine, Top 20 SF Artists,” Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012, “In Print,” The Warehouse Gallery, Oakland, CA (Juried)
2012, “Consequences,” Arc Studios, San Francisco, CA (Juried)
2012, “Mission Artist United Directory Show,” (Juried) Workspace Lmt., San Francisco, CA
2012, “Translation,” The Today Museum Printmaking Center, Beijing, China
2011, “The Guerilla Show,” Arc Studios, San Francisco, CA
2011, “Translation,” SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010, “Crossing Borders,” Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2010, “Crossing Borders,” Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
2010, “Flooded”, The Vault Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010 “mART Collaborative Exhibition,” Artspace Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010, “Mini mART,” Basement Gallery, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010, “Zoetrope”, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010, “Dream Day Drawing,” University of Texas, Benton, TX
2010, “Dream Day Drawing”, University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009, “Members Show”, Big Orbit, Buffalo, NY
2009, “More Please”, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2009, “Image vs. Text”, El Rio, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2019, “Billions and Billions,” Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR (Juried)
2019, “Billions and Billions,” Mirabo Press, Buffalo, NY
2013, “Future Tense,” Crown Nine, Oakland, CA
2011, “Things Fragment, Things Merge,” Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2011, “Supervenience,” The Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Artist Mentor, Pacific Artists Northwest, AIR 2019
Commissioned Print, California Society of Printmakers, 2015
5th place, Works on Paper, Florence Biennial, 2014
Artist mentor, root division, 2014
Dean’s Fellowship, SUNY BUFFALO, 2009-2011
Best in Show, Silvia Walters Award for Printmaking, “Stillwell” Juried Exhibition, San Francisco State University, 2007
Burning Man Foundation for the Arts, 2007
Deans Scholarship, San Francisco State University, 2006/7
CalArts Summer Arts Grant, 2006

Residencies

Mirabo Press, Buffalo, NY 2019
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, Florence, MA, 2016
Druckwerk Printmaking Residency, Basel, Switzerland, 2015
Tech Shop SF, Artist Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, Collaborative Project Residency, 2011

Auctions

2015, Art for Aids, UCSF
2014, Art for Aids, UCSF
2013, Art for Aids, UCSF
2013, Loving Spoonfuls, Community Institute for Psychotherapy
2013, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Winterfest Art Auction
2013, Haight Ashbury Psychological Services Silent Art Auction

Lectures

2019, “Visiting Artist,” Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2019, “Visiting Artist,” Chemeketa CC, Salem, OR
2015, “Guest Lecturer/Visiting Artist,” CSU Stanislaus, Stanislaus, CA
2014, “Guest Lecture,” Print Department, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2013, “Artist Talk,” CSU Florence, Florence Italy
2012, “Guest Lecturer/ Artist Talk,” The Printmaking Department, San Francisco State University, CA
2011, “Studio Tour,” The People’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011, “Artist Talk,” The Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010, “Drawing on Da Vinci,” UB Green Awareness Conference, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010, “My Observations,” Printopolis Artist talk, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

Blogs/Articles

Complicated Little Things, Crown Nine Oakland, by Brit Goh, 2013
Top 20 SF Artists, Asterisk Magazine, by Dorothy Santos, 2012
SF Emerging Artists, 2 Op Collective, by Lauren Smith, 2012

Relevant Employment and Volunteer Experience

2015-2017, 2D Studio Operations Manager, California College of the Arts
2014-2017- Residency Director, California Society of Printmakers (www.caprintmakers.org)
2014-2017 Exhibitions Director, California Society of Printmakers
2014-2017 Board of Directors, California Society of Printmakers
2013-14 Exhibitions Committee Chair- Southern Graphics International Conference (www.sgcisanfrancisco.org/)
2013-2014 Steering Committee- Southern Graphics International Conference
2007-8 Art Director for Special Event- NASA, (http://bayarea.yurisnight.net/2008/)
2001-3 Gallery Assistant- Oakland Art Gallery

Areas of Specialization

Teaching, Printmaking Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Shop Management, Project Management, Project Development, Curriculum Development, Web Content Management, Writing, Oral Presentations, Art Production, Community Outreach and Community Organizing

Workshops

Intaglio, Relief, ADX Portland, 2018
Intaglio, Atelier Meridian Printmaking Shop, 2018-present
Intaglio, Flight 64 Printmaking Shop, 2018-present
Book Arts + Intaglio, Kala Institute of Fine Art, 2014-2017
Book Arts, San Leandro Public Library, 2015

Semester Classes

Graduate Thesis Seminar, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Fall 2015
Introduction to Printmaking, Academy of Art University, San Francisco Fall 2015
Advanced Printmaking Techniques (Extended Ed), City College of San Francisco, Fall 2015
Introduction to Printmaking, Academy of Art University, San Francisco Spring 2014
Advanced Printmaking Techniques (Extended Ed), City College of San Francisco, Spring 2014
Introduction to Printmaking, San Francisco State University, Spring 2014
Introduction to Printmaking, San Francisco State University Spring 2013
Introduction to Intaglio, San Francisco State University, Fall 2012
Introduction to Intaglio and Collograph, SUNY Buffalo, 2011
Introduction to Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media SUNY Buffalo, 2010
Introduction to Intaglio and Collograph, SUNY Buffalo, 2010
Introduction to Intaglio and Collograph, SUNY Buffalo, 2009

Substitute Classes

Art 105, Basic Drawing, Diablo Valley Community College, Spring 2015
Intro to Intaglio, Diablo Valley Community College, Spring 2015
Intro to Printmaking, Academy of Art, Spring, 2015
Book Arts, San Francisco State University, Spring, 2015
Intro to Printmaking, San Francisco State University, Spring, 2015