Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement

Jon Kinzel

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Jon Kinzel has presented his work, including numerous commissions and solo shows, in a variety of national and international venues: receiving critical praise for Responsible Ballet and What We Need Is a Bench to Put Books On (2010), The Kitchen; Someone Once Called Me A Sound Man (2013), The Chocolate Factory – ARTFORUM’s Best of 2013; COWHAND CON MAN (2015), Gibney Dance/Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center; and Atlantic Terminus (2016), The Invisible Dog Arts Center.

He feels fortunate to have performed and or collaborated with artists across several disciplines – recently with Yvonne Rainer + Emily Coates, Vicky Shick, Bob Ajar, Jarrod Beck, Nina Katan, Jody Melnick, and Cathy Weis – and he has served as a curator, movement dramaturg, mentor, and sound designer.

While at MacDowell continued developing Pacific Terminus, a project he initiated at Telematic Gallery in San Francisco: a loose collection of drawings and paintings, video, sculpture, and dance forms, which variously address technology’s effects on visual culture, social relationships, performance, and the presentation of the moving body. He has contributed to several publications and taught at universities, the Merce Cunningham Trust, Lincoln Center Education, Tsekh in Moscow, Dance House in Ireland, and Movement Research.



Jon Kinzel worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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