My father gave me my first toolbox when I was four. He cleared the trees from the land that he bought from my grandmother, then used the wood from the trees to build the house in Florida that I grew up in. Before I was fourteen, we had built five boats together. The process that I engage in with my sculpture today begins with wood and with skills that I learned as a child. From there, I add whatever material will best communicate the idea.

 

I am primarily interested in creating public works of art that are beautiful and life affirming, objects that ask to be touched as well as viewed and reward the participant with simple pleasure. I like partnering with art consultants so that the most optimal results can be achieved for their client and the artwork can be harmonious with the environment that it is set in. I work comfortably in a variety of mediums and prefer to work in a medium to large scale. 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

            1973-1975                   M.F.A. in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design

            1968-1972                   B.F.A. in Sculpture, University of Florida

 

EMPLOYMENT

            1999-Present              Marshall University

            1997-1999                   University of North Florida

            1992-1997                   Jacksonville University

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

            Charleston Area Medical Center Cancer Center:  New Life, Season of Hope, Answer of Peace, Three                               Promises, Charleston, WV

            Huntington Museum of Art   The Discovery  Huntington, WV

            Western Asset Management    The Discovery II  Pasadena, CA

            WVU College of Creative Arts    The Discovery IV  Morgantown, WV

            Avampato Discovery Museum at The Clay Center  Growth From Within Charleston, WV

            Orlando Hilton   The Discovery  VI, Orlando, FL

            City of Richmond   Beacon, Focus, Partnership, Cooperation, Diversity , Richmond, VA

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITS  

            Art Comes Alive 2014, Art Design Consultants Inc., Cincinnati OH, June 7- August  7, 2014           

            A Gallery Divided, Avampato Museum at The Clay Center, February 22-April 19, 2014

            Vestige of a Tree, Huntington Museum of Art, May 11- September 1, 2013

            Sculpture Invitational, The Art Store,January 22, 2012 - February 26, 2012

            Jonathan Cox- New Installations, Ohio University Southern, March 29, 2012- April 19, 2012

            Marshall University Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 842,November 21, 2012- December 14, 2012

            Birke Symposium Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit,Pullman Square, Huntington, WV, September-October 2006

            Faculty Exchange Exhibit,Bradley University, Peoria, IL,February 2006

            Faculty Exhibit,Birke Gallery, Huntington WV,October 2006

            Jonathan Cox – Solo Exhibit, Radford University Museum, Radford, VA, February 2005

            Jonathan Cox – Cargoes ,Avampato Discovery Museum at The Clay Center,

            Charleston, WV,April, May, June 2005

            Snowshoe Institute Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit,Snowshoe Mountain Resort,

            Showshoe, WV,July 2004

            Jonathan Cox – Solo Exhibit,University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH,March 2004

            Tools as Art,Avampato Discovery Museum at the Clay Center, Charleston, WV

            January 2004

            Snowshoe Institute Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit,Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe, WV

            July 2003

           

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITS   (cont.)

            Jonathan Cox – Sculpture & Installation, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH April 1 – 30, 2002

            Up Against the Wall Show, Sunrise Museum of Art, Charleston, WV September 14 – November16, 2001

            Jonathan Cox:  Navigations in Time

            Museum in the Community, Hurricane, WV, July 27 – September 29, 2001

            Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV, October 20 – December 30, 2001

            Mesaros Galleries, West Virginia University,Morgantown,WV,January 21-

            February 23, 2002

            New Work in the Mountain State, Museum in the Community, Hurricane, WV,

            April 13 – May 19, 2001

            Small Things, Studio 179, Morgantown, WV, September 30 – November 4, 2000

            Gropius Master Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV,

            June-July 2000

            Jonathan Cox,Birke Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

            January 2000

            Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibition

            Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL

            Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

            Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, FL

            February 2000-June 2001

Jonathan Cox |  coxj@marshall.edu |  304-972-6647

 

 

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