Jonathan Prince Bio

Jonathan Prince

years with Cynthia-Reeves: 8
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

RED, public art installation, Newport Beach, CA, 2015-16
LIGHT/DARK, public art installation, Hudson River Park Trust, 2015
G2V, public art installation, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, UN, New York
Torn Steel, public art installation, 359 Madison Avenue, New York, 2013
Eli Broad Museum, acquisition, East Lansing, MI, 2013

The artist is fully committed to exploring the curvilinear possibilities of the steel and aluminum, incorporating compound curves in each new iteration. Prince recently commented: “A solitary object may be too limiting to fully investigate or communicate the complete story. I have been designing installations of object groupings that can fill a space and envelope the viewer in a type of environmental theatre — one that allows the visual stimulus to extend past the solitary object and become more of a visceral experience. The installation allows for the echoing, and rhythm of expression, of an idea to its fullest extent: a visual poem, so to speak, beyond single object.”

The undulating surfaces first appeared in the final works of the TORN STEEL series, notably a sculpture called G2V, which was installed for six months as part of the New York City Parks Public Art initiative at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Its perfect disc is sliced open, and the fractured area is highly polished, softly contoured, stainless steel – in direct contrast to the raw, patinated steel of the sculpture’s main form. Fluid yet striking, the metallic surface showed a distorted reflection of the sky, the buildings and everything around it

Jonathan Prince has exhibited his sculptures at the Cynthia-Reeves gallery in New York City; and has had a series of important, recent public art installations in New York, including TORN STEEL at the 590 Madison Avenue Sculpture Garden, where one of his black granite sculptures, LIGHT BOX is on permanent view in the lobby as part of the Edward J. Minskoff collection; an installation at the 535 Madison Avenue Sculpture Plaza; the showing of G2V at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations; and, the current exhibition of two black granite sculpture on Pier 64 in conjunction with the Hudson River Park Trust. One of the sculptures on view at Pier 64 will travel for a two year installation in San Diego, California; and an installation of his seminal work, Ellipsis, will be on view at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, beginning in August of this year.

Jonathan Prince’s Vestigial Block is on permanent view at the Ei and Edyth Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing, and was a bequeath from Julie and Edward J. Minskoff, the donors, known for their collection of 20th and 21st century artists, including Jeff Koons, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and Willem de Kooning. The monumentally sized sculpture is one of three currently on display as part of the museum’s Sculpture Garden, surrounding the Zaha Hadid designed museum in East Lansing. The Sculpture Garden also features works by Roxy Paine and Steve Miller. His work is in important collections throughout the United States.