Jonathan Whitfill’s sculpture titled USA Yesterday (shown above) received a Curator’s Choice Award from juror Yuko Nii, artist, philanthropist, and founder of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) in Brooklyn, NY. The sculpture was included in Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Part 2 at the WAH Center in December through January 4th.
Jonathan Whitfill received an MFA in sculpture from Texas Tech University in 2006, having received a Bachelor of Science focusing in Biology and Chemistry from Wayland Baptist University. He currently teaches AP Physics, Astronomy, and Coaches Chess at Estacado High School in Lubbock. He also teaches welding classes to the general public at The CH Foundation Metals Studio of the Charles Adams Studio Project located on the CASP-LHUCA campus in downtown Lubbock.
Whitfill exhibits his work mainly in his native Texas habitat, but he has also exhibited in seventeen other states as well as France and China. In 2014 he exhibited work at University of Michigan School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor, at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, West Virginia University, Morgantown, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, and the Dougherty Art Center in Austin, TX. He is a founder of several artist run collaborative groups including, the RJP Nomadic Gallery, Earthbound Moon, Culture Laboratory Collective, The Button Project, and the Free Range Creatives.