Bio / CV

Jonathan Gitelson [1975] is originally from Mount Kisco, NY and currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Keene State College in NH and works in a variety of mediums that include photography, artist books, video, installation, web-based projects and public art. Jonathan’s work has been exhibited at institutions throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe such as MASS MoCA, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Galerie f5,6 in Munich. His artwork is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Fidelity Investment Collection. Jonathan’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Art in America and Art New England. 




MFA, 2004, Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
BA, 1997, Literature and Photography, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT 


FREE! Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA [2020]
Gravity Gallery, North Adams, MA [2019]
Are You Here?
Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT [2016]
Are You Here? Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA [2016]
In The World, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT [2015]
Halfway Between Somewhere and Nowhere, UVM, Burlington, VT [2013]
Everyday Indexes, Galerie f56, Munich, Germany [2012]
Jonathan Gitelson: Artist’s Books, Nelson Hancock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY [2008]
Social Studies, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL [2007]
Urbanism, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI [2006]
Dream Job, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV [2006]
The Car Project, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL [2006]
Social Studies, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL [2004] 


S L O W, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth Collge, Hanover, NH
Water, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

Trees II, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
Resident X, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Resident X, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Collective Thinking, For Freedoms,
 Aperture Foundation, NY, NY 
Literary Spirits
, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA
Project: Arrival, Gravity Gallery, North Adams, MA
Ready, Fire, Aim! Burlington City Arts in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundation, Burlington, VT

Bibliothecaphilia, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Bibliothecaphilia, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Landscape As Fetish, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
The People’s Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
Flash Forward 10, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
Wanderword, Solid Sound Festival, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
The Festival Reimagined, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

Constellation, Galerie f5.6, Munich, Germany
Seeing the Sky, The Wassaic Project Festival, Wassaic, NY
Performing for Cyclops, Pitch Projects, Milwaukee, WI
Edition Art Fair, Pitch Projects Booth, Chicago, IL
Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

Expanding The Frame, Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL
Format 13 International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
Three Ways To Draw the Landscape, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR

Indie Photo Book Library Exhibition, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA 2012
2012 Biennial, deCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA

artists tell stories (mostly about themselves), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Indie Photobook Library Exhibition, ACP Book Fair, Atlanta, GA
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Progress? Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Flash Forward Festival Boston, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA

Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Canada
Art Forum Berlin, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany
The Program, Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX
Computer Pictures, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Hamburg Fotobuchtage, Kehrer Verlag, Hamburg, Germany
Chicago Alderman Project, Johalla Projects, Chicago IL
London Art Fair, Mauger Modern Art, London, UK 

Scope Art Fair, Mauger Modern Art, Miami, FL
Lodz Photo Festival, Lodz, Poland
Photography Collection Highlights, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Harvest, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
False Proof, Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Photo LA, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Made In Chicago: Photographs from the LaSalle Bank Collection, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Hijacked, Literaturhaus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Working, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Backlight 2008, 8th International Photographic Triennial, Tampere, Finland
The Mirror Stage, Lantis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus
It's Not Easy, Exit Art, New York, NY
A Survey of New Guarde Photography, Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Hijacked, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
Hijacked, Neunplus, Berlin, Germany
NY Photo Festival, Museum of Contemporary Photography Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY
Foto Freo, Photographic Festival, Art Source, Fremantle, Australia
Focus Midwest, Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Photo Miami, Galerie f5,6 [Germany], Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
Food for Your Eyes, Curated by Nathalie Belayche, Kinokho Studio, Paris, FR
Hey Hot Shot, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY
Chicagraphy, Galerie f5.6, Munich, Germany
Innmotion Festival, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
Houston Center of Photography Membership Exhibition, Houston, TX
The Submissions Show, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Photocentric, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
People, Buildings and Cars, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Influenc-za, Allrise Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Something to Do With Failure, University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL
Car Culture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
18th Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
Unlimited ID, Dazibao Centre de Photographies Actuelles, Montreal, Quebec
Unlimited ID, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan 

Wish, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Nova Young Arts Fair, Chicago, IL
Persona, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Works on Paper, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
Visual Arts Scholarship Exhibition, Union League Foundation, Chicago, IL
17th Annual Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
FACT/FICTION, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
47th Annual International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL 


Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant [2018]
Keene State College Faculty Development Grant [2015]
Keene State College Early Career Summer Research Seed Funding Grant [2015]
Keene State College Indirect Costs Reinvestment Grant [2014]
Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant [2014]
Keene State College Faculty Development Grant [2013]
Keene State College Indirect Costs Reinvestment Grant [2013]
Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant [2012]
Keene State College Faculty Development Grant [2011]
White Columns Curated Online Registry [2011]
Nominated for a Baum Foundation Award [2011]
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2010 Award Winner [2010]
City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program [2010]
City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program [2007]
Breakout Artist 2006, New City Magazine, Chicago, IL [2006]
Honorable Mention, Review Santa Fe Project Competition [2006]
City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program [2005]
International Digital Art Award, Melbourne, Australia [2004]
Chicago Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Grant [2004]
Jurors Award, San Diego Art Institute 47th Annual International Exhibition [2004]
Puffin Foundation Grant [2004]
College Art Association Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship [2004]
Albert P. Weisman Memorial Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago [2004]


Platform 18, site specific sculptural commission, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA [2016-2017]

Map Of Artistic Influence, Commission by the Society of Photographic Education for their 50th Anniversary Conference, Chicago, IL [2013]

East To Midwest, Galerie Inkijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands [2010]

City of Chicago Arts In Transit Public Art Commission, permanent installation, Armitage Brown Line Station, Chicago, IL [2006 – 2008]

Chicago Area Billboard Project, public exhibition of 60 billboards, Chicago, IL [2003]


Resident X Exhibition Catalogue, Artspace, New Haven, CT [2017]
Ready, Fire! Aim, Exhibition Catalogue
, Burlington City Arts & the Hall Art Foundation [2017] 
Chicago Transit Authority Public Art Catalogue
, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL [2016]
Bibliothecaphilia Exhibition Catalogue, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA [2015]
10th Anniversary Publication, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada [2014]
Aspect Magazine Volume 21: A Good Place To Stop, Cambridge, MA [2013]
2012 deCordova Museum Biennial Exhibition Catalogue, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park [2013]
The Photography Issue, Art New England Magazine [2011]
Flash Forward Catalogue, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada [2011]
Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, Edited by Robert Hirsch, Elsevier’s Focal Press [2011]
The Program Exhibition Catalogue, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX [2010]
Computer Pictures Exhibition Catalogue, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA [2010]
Exit Magazine #34, Madrid, Spain [2009]
Neon Magazine, Hamburg, Germany [2008]
Hijacked Foto Book, by Mark McPherson, T&G Publishing, Sydney Australia [2008]
A Field Guide to the North American Family, by Garth Risk Hallberg [2007]
Camera Austria, essay by Karen Irvine, Graz, Austria [2007]
Intersection Magazine, London, UK [2007]
Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Edited by Robert Hirsch, Elsevier’sFocal Press [2007]
Unlimited ID Exhibition Catalogue, Dazibou Center for Photography, Montreal, Canada [2006]
Bridge Magazine, issue 14, Chicago, IL [2005]
Triangulate Magazine [2004]
Ten by Ten Magazine [2004]
Work Magazine [2004]
Buffalo Magazine [2004]
Social Studies, self-published anthology of 5 artists books, edition of 500 [2004]


Under Our Knows-es, Yale Daily News, 1/26/18
Resident X Takes the Art Out of the Studio, New Haven Independent, 1/18/18
Art Review: 'Ready. Fire! Aim.,' BCA Center, Seven Days, 5/10/17
The Shifting Meaning of Pictures, Art New England, Winter 2016
Sign of the Times Makes a Statement, Vermont Digger, 6/8/16
SPACES Parodies Natural History Museums in Edgy Spoof Built for Laughs, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12/8/15
Advertising Existentialism, Greenfield Recorder, 9/3/15
Jonathan Gitelson: The States Project, Lenscratch, 2015
Painter Locke Focuses On Tension Between Natural World & Culture, Boston Globe, 8/18/15
Landscape As Fetish, Lenscratch, 8/4/2015
MASS MoCA: From Surreal to Sexual, Greenfield Recorder, 6/3/2015
Bennington Museum Earns Acclaim, Expands With Photographs, Berkshire Eagle, 3/11/15
Power In The Pages, Times Union, 2/20/15
The Library, Illuminated Anew, in Bold Mass MoCA Show, Boston Globe, 1/27/15 
MASS MoCA Exhibit Bibliothecaphilia Explores Love of Libraries, The Rogovoy Report, 1/21/15 
Bibliothecaphilia Reveals Love of Libraries at MASS MoCA, Berkshire Eagle, 1/21/15 
How Erotic Can Art Get Before It Becomes Pornographic?, Artnet, 1/13/15 
At MASS MoCA, a Celebration of Libraries, Wall Street Journal, 12/19/14 
Video Art and the Cyclopean Eye, Milwaukee Express, 7/29/14 
Photography Review: Land’s End, Oregon Arts Watch, 2/27/13 
At The deCordova Biennial, Dreams of Disneyland, Art In America, 2/12 2012 
Biennial Features True Good Works Amis False Steps, Boston Globe, 1/27/12 
The 2012 deCordova Biennial, Boston Arts Diary, 1/12 
deCordova’s Boston Biennial, Yankee Magazine, 1/12 
SMOCA’S Latest Exhibit Gives Glimpse Into The Lives Of It’s Artists, Phoenix New Times, 12/11 
Hello Beautiful, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, 1/20/08 
To El and Back, New City, 6/17/08 
Forum, Camera Austria, 3/07 
Stuck On You, Intersection Magazine, Winter 07 
Breakout Artists: 2006, New City, 4/27/06 
Keepin’ It Random, Chicago Reader, 4/14/06 
The Car Project, UR Chicago, 4/13/06 
Artist Turns Pet Peeve into Clever Act of Defiance, Chicago Tribune, 3/31/06 
Eye Exam, New City, 3/21/06 
Fight Flyers with Fire, Gapers Block, 8/29/05 
The Litter Sweater, The Chicago Reader, 8/26/05 
Survey Art, Ten By Ten Magazine, 1/05 
Tip of the Week, New City, 9/16/04 
Two Comparative Reviews & Some Talk of Conceptualism, Panel House, 2004 
Reviews, Umbrella Magazine, 8/04 
The Vicinity of Creativity, Evanston Review, 6/10/04 
Enigmatic Imagery, New Haven Register, 6/10/04 
The Buzz: Art, Chicago Social, 6/04 
College Art Association News, 9/03 
Art People: Billboards Against Buying, Chicago Reader, 5/9/03 


Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany
Chattanooga African-American Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Columbia College Chicago Special Collections, Chicago, IL
Fidelity Investment Corporate Collection
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Indie Photobook Library, Washington, DC
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, IL
LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, RI
UCLA Arts Library Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA
University of Alberta Special Collections, Alberta, Canada
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Special Collections Library, New Haven, CT 


Boston College, Boston, MA [2018]
Clark University, Worcester, MA  [2018]
Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT [2016]
Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, NY, NY [2016]
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT [2016]
Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA [2015]
Clark University, Worcester, MA  [2015]
Milwaukee Comma, Milwaukee, WI  [2014]
Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL  [2013]
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT [2013]
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR [2012]
Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, Rochester, NY [2012]
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA [2012]
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT  [2012]
deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA [2012]
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA [2010]
Lasalle Bank, Chicago, IL [2007]
Dominican University, River Forest, IL  [2006]
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI  [2006]
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN  [2006]
Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Chicago, IL [2006]
College Art Association National Conference, Seattle, WA [2004]


Angus McCullough: Coincidence Control, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT [2019]
Caleb Charland: Scientific
, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2014]
Undergraduate Photography Now (Part 2), with Greer Muldowney,Flash Forward Festival, Boston  [2014]
Timothy Briner: Blasted Trees & Hollering Monsters, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2013]
Matthew Gamber: Preservation Management, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2012]
Cara Phillips / Women In Photography, Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH [2012]
Versionfest Invitational, with Brian Ulrich, Zhou Brothers, Chicago IL [2007]
Word, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL [2006]